The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had IT Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 8 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support Specialist
Rank 617 634 625
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 4 10 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.018% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.019% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £155 £244 £164
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.41% +48.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £250 £164
% change year-on-year
-52.00% +52.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £12.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47057 52332 52807
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.56% 94.77% 93.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 30804 33337 33423
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1653 2041 2162
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.41 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

IT Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured IT Support Specialist in the job title.

IT Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the UK.

IT Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 8 December 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +17 4 £155 -36.41% 6
South West +14 2 £120 -
London -4 2 £190 -20.00% 3
Gloucestershire - 2 £120 -
Cirencester - 2 £120 -

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, IT Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring IT Support Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) DNS
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (14.29%) Law

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (14.29%) SAN
1 1 (14.29%) SNMP
1 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Law
2 1 (14.29%) Legal
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Apple