The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 540 564 509
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -55
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 107 72 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 44 50
Median daily rate £330 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
-9.77% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
Median hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.45 £19.25 £22.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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
52732 52894 51448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.87% 94.71% 94.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34355 32133 31426
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1512 2114 2112
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 2016.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Support Specialist
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 4 May 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 +10 96 £330 -5.71% 25
London +1 40 £350 -17.64% 11
South East -10 15 £375 +13.63% 6
East of England +20 14 £228 -39.20% 1
Hertfordshire +16 11 £200 -50.00% 1
City of London +43 10 £403 +1.89% 6
Scotland -9 9 £365 +28.07%
Hampshire +7 7 £375 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £285 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 6 £285 - 1
North East - 6 £285 - 1
North West - 6 £364 -
South West 0 5 £373 -12.35% 3
Edinburgh -8 5 £365 +192.00%
East Midlands - 5 £290 -
Manchester - 5 £364 -
Birmingham +2 4 £200 +60.00%
West Midlands -12 4 £200 -2.43% 2
Leicestershire - 4 £290 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £200 -
Winchester - 3 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £225 -
Milton Keynes +11 2 £413 +65.00%
Buckinghamshire +8 2 £413 +17.85%
Potters Bar 0 2 £230 -
Surrey -9 2 £350 +21.73% 1
Bristol - 2 £373 - 1
St Albans - 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 2 - -
Hinckley - 2 £290 -

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, 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 Support Specialist in the job title.

1 65 (35.14%) Windows
2 46 (24.86%) Finance
3 38 (20.54%) Windows Server
4 35 (18.92%) ITIL
5 34 (18.38%) Microsoft
6 30 (16.22%) SQL
7 28 (15.14%) Oracle
8 24 (12.97%) Linux
9 22 (11.89%) Active Directory
9 22 (11.89%) VMware
10 21 (11.35%) Unix
11 20 (10.81%) SQL Server
12 19 (10.27%) vSphere
13 18 (9.73%) Security Cleared
13 18 (9.73%) Cisco
14 17 (9.19%) MS Office
14 17 (9.19%) LAN
14 17 (9.19%) Problem Management
15 16 (8.65%) Banking
15 16 (8.65%) SLA
16 15 (8.11%) WAN
16 15 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 14 (7.57%) Apple
18 13 (7.03%) Java
18 13 (7.03%) Firewall
19 12 (6.49%) Windows 7
19 12 (6.49%) Degree
19 12 (6.49%) IIS
19 12 (6.49%) HP

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 12 (6.49%) IIS
2 8 (4.32%) Cloud Foundry
2 8 (4.32%) MS Exchange
3 5 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.62%) Apache
5 3 (1.62%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.62%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.62%) WebLogic
5 3 (1.62%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.08%) CMS
6 2 (1.08%) IBM Domino
6 2 (1.08%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.08%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.54%) JBoss
7 1 (0.54%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.54%) SAS
Applications
1 17 (9.19%) MS Office
2 11 (5.95%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.16%) MS Project
4 2 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.08%) QuarkXPress
5 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (2.70%) HFM
1 5 (2.70%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (1.62%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.08%) Primavera
4 1 (0.54%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.54%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.54%) Maximo
4 1 (0.54%) Northgate Housing
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.54%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.54%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.54%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.54%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.24%) Office 365
2 4 (2.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 4 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.08%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.54%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.54%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.19%) LAN
2 15 (8.11%) WAN
3 13 (7.03%) Firewall
4 10 (5.41%) SAN
5 8 (4.32%) Wireless
6 7 (3.78%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.24%) DNS
7 6 (3.24%) Internet
7 6 (3.24%) SSL
8 4 (2.16%) Intranet
9 3 (1.62%) DHCP
9 3 (1.62%) Extranet
9 3 (1.62%) HTTP
9 3 (1.62%) NAS
9 3 (1.62%) NetScaler
9 3 (1.62%) VLAN
9 3 (1.62%) VoIP
10 2 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (1.08%) DMVPN
10 2 (1.08%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.32%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.16%) FileMaker
4 3 (1.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.62%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.08%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.08%) InfluxDB
5 2 (1.08%) MS Access
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.08%) Spotfire
5 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.54%) Electronic Patient Records
6 1 (0.54%) GIS
6 1 (0.54%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (0.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.08%) Subversion
2 1 (0.54%) LSMW
2 1 (0.54%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.54%) Toad
2 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (24.86%) Finance
2 16 (8.65%) Banking
3 5 (2.70%) Front Office
4 4 (2.16%) German Language
4 4 (2.16%) Publishing
5 3 (1.62%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.62%) Law
5 3 (1.62%) Local Government
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Games
6 2 (1.08%) Legal
6 2 (1.08%) Marketing
6 2 (1.08%) Retail
6 2 (1.08%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.54%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.54%) Korean Language
7 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.86%) CSS
1 9 (4.86%) HTML
1 9 (4.86%) XML
2 6 (3.24%) .NET
3 4 (2.16%) FIX Protocol
3 4 (2.16%) XSLT
4 3 (1.62%) HTML5
4 3 (1.62%) Middleware
4 3 (1.62%) Web Services
5 2 (1.08%) Classic ASP
6 1 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.54%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.54%) Ajax
6 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.54%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.54%) OAuth
6 1 (0.54%) OAuth2
6 1 (0.54%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.54%) RESTful
6 1 (0.54%) SAP BC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.78%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.78%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (3.78%) iPhone
2 7 (3.78%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (3.24%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.70%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.16%) iPad
5 4 (2.16%) Replication
6 3 (1.62%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.62%) Contactless
6 3 (1.62%) Equities
6 3 (1.62%) Fintech
7 2 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.08%) FMCG
7 2 (1.08%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.08%) NHS
7 2 (1.08%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 65 (35.14%) Windows
2 38 (20.54%) Windows Server
3 24 (12.97%) Linux
4 21 (11.35%) Unix
5 14 (7.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (6.49%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (4.32%) Android
9 7 (3.78%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.24%) Solaris
10 6 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.70%) AIX
11 5 (2.70%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (2.16%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.16%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.08%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.54%) CentOS
14 1 (0.54%) OS/390
14 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (18.92%) ITIL
2 17 (9.19%) Problem Management
3 9 (4.86%) Incident Management
4 8 (4.32%) CRM
4 8 (4.32%) Risk Management
5 7 (3.78%) Change Management
5 7 (3.78%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.24%) Electronic Trading
6 6 (3.24%) High Availability
6 6 (3.24%) Migration
6 6 (3.24%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (2.70%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (2.70%) ERP
7 5 (2.70%) Project Management
7 5 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.16%) Functional Testing
8 4 (2.16%) Information Security
8 4 (2.16%) Service Management
8 4 (2.16%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.22%) SQL
2 13 (7.03%) Java
3 8 (4.32%) PowerShell
4 7 (3.78%) Perl
5 6 (3.24%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.70%) C#
7 3 (1.62%) PHP
7 3 (1.62%) Python
7 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.62%) VBA
8 2 (1.08%) C++
8 2 (1.08%) XPath
9 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (9.73%) Security Cleared
2 12 (6.49%) Degree
3 10 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.78%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (3.24%) HND
6 5 (2.70%) MCSE
6 5 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.62%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.62%) MCSA
8 2 (1.08%) CCNA
8 2 (1.08%) CISSP
8 2 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.54%) CCNP
9 1 (0.54%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (8.65%) SLA
2 5 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (2.16%) QA
4 3 (1.62%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.08%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.54%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (11.89%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.27%) vSphere
3 15 (8.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.62%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.08%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.54%) NFS
6 1 (0.54%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.54%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (3.24%) Nagios
2 5 (2.70%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.62%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.62%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (1.62%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (1.62%) NetBackup
3 3 (1.62%) WSUS
4 2 (1.08%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.08%) Grafana
4 2 (1.08%) vRealize
5 1 (0.54%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.54%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.54%) Graphite
5 1 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.54%) Opsview
5 1 (0.54%) SCOM
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (18.38%) Microsoft
2 28 (15.14%) Oracle
3 22 (11.89%) VMware
4 18 (9.73%) Cisco
5 14 (7.57%) Apple
6 12 (6.49%) Citrix
6 12 (6.49%) HP
7 9 (4.86%) SAP
8 7 (3.78%) IBM
8 7 (3.78%) OpenText
9 5 (2.70%) Adobe
9 5 (2.70%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.70%) F5
9 5 (2.70%) Google
9 5 (2.70%) Hyperion
9 5 (2.70%) Juniper
9 5 (2.70%) NetApp
10 4 (2.16%) Northgate
10 4 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.16%) ServiceNow
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