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 3 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 532 579 541
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -38
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 88 78 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.15% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 49
Median daily rate £328 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £480 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Median hourly rate £27.50 £16.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+71.87% -14.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £26.45 £26.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £21.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+66.54% +8.97%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
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 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
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 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 3 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Histogram 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 3 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
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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 84 £343 -2.14% 31
London -7 34 £400 +4.23% 7
South East +21 21 £250 -28.57% 12
East of England +18 12 £431 +23.21% 4
Hertfordshire +7 10 £438 - 1
Hampshire +30 8 £330 -12.00% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £325 -
North East - 7 £325 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £325 -
Berkshire +5 4 £135 -55.00% 4
City of London -3 4 £435 -3.33% 2
West Midlands -5 4 £190 -36.66% 1
Surrey +21 3 £320 -
Buckinghamshire +15 3 £325 -7.14%
Crawley +12 3 £250 -23.07% 3
Winchester +8 3 - - 2
Reading +6 3 - -
West Sussex +6 3 £250 -23.07% 4
Milton Keynes - 3 £325 -
North West +8 2 - - 1
Manchester +5 2 - -
South West +4 2 £120 -71.76% 3
Essex -2 2 £288 -17.85%
Wales - 2 £173 -
Solihull - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £173 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £120 -
South Wales - 2 £173 -
Oldham - 2 - -
Colchester - 2 £288 -

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 67 (37.22%) Windows
2 61 (33.89%) Microsoft
3 42 (23.33%) Unix
3 42 (23.33%) Oracle
4 41 (22.78%) Windows Server
5 40 (22.22%) ITIL
6 35 (19.44%) Active Directory
7 34 (18.89%) Linux
7 34 (18.89%) Service Delivery
8 30 (16.67%) Finance
8 30 (16.67%) AIX
8 30 (16.67%) SQL
9 29 (16.11%) HP
10 26 (14.44%) VMware
11 25 (13.89%) Problem Management
12 24 (13.33%) Change Management
13 23 (12.78%) SOA
13 23 (12.78%) Incident Management
13 23 (12.78%) Root Cause Analysis
13 23 (12.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (12.22%) Security Cleared
14 22 (12.22%) Solaris
14 22 (12.22%) MS Office
15 21 (11.67%) ServiceNow
16 20 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (10.56%) WebLogic
18 18 (10.00%) Citrix
18 18 (10.00%) SLA
18 18 (10.00%) Service Management
18 18 (10.00%) Release Management

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 23 (12.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 19 (10.56%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.56%) WebSphere
4 9 (5.00%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (4.44%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.89%) MS Exchange
7 5 (2.78%) Apache
7 5 (2.78%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.22%) JBoss
9 3 (1.67%) CMS
10 2 (1.11%) Alfresco
10 2 (1.11%) Apache Solr
10 2 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (1.11%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.11%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.56%) Moodle
11 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (12.22%) MS Office
2 12 (6.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.11%) MS Project
5 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.56%) InDesign
5 1 (0.56%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 6 (3.33%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (2.78%) Maximo
4 3 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (1.11%) assyst
5 2 (1.11%) Cognos TM1
5 2 (1.11%) Hyperion Planning
5 2 (1.11%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.56%) Changepoint
6 1 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.56%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.56%) Summit
6 1 (0.56%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.89%) Office 365
2 5 (2.78%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (2.78%) SoftLayer
3 4 (2.22%) G Suite
4 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.11%) Google Drive
5 2 (1.11%) IaaS
5 2 (1.11%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.11%) PaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.56%) GitHub
6 1 (0.56%) SaaS
6 1 (0.56%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 16 (8.89%) Firewall
2 13 (7.22%) SAN
3 9 (5.00%) LAN
3 9 (5.00%) WAN
4 8 (4.44%) DNS
5 7 (3.89%) SNMP
6 6 (3.33%) DHCP
6 6 (3.33%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
7 5 (2.78%) Skype
7 5 (2.78%) VoIP
8 4 (2.22%) Internet
8 4 (2.22%) Intranet
8 4 (2.22%) SSL
8 4 (2.22%) VPN
9 3 (1.67%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (1.67%) LDAP
9 3 (1.67%) Network Security
9 3 (1.67%) SSH
9 3 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.11%) Oracle Database
2 10 (5.56%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (1.67%) DB2
4 3 (1.67%) MySQL
4 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.11%) Essbase
5 2 (1.11%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.11%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.56%) DataStage
6 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.56%) KDB
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.67%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.11%) JIRA
2 2 (1.11%) Oracle APEX
2 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.56%) MSI
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Xcode
General
1 30 (16.67%) Finance
2 13 (7.22%) Banking
3 7 (3.89%) Front Office
3 7 (3.89%) Law
4 6 (3.33%) Advertising
4 6 (3.33%) Billing
4 6 (3.33%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.33%) Legal
5 2 (1.11%) German Language
5 2 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.11%) HTML
2 9 (5.00%) Middleware
3 8 (4.44%) CSS
4 7 (3.89%) XML
5 6 (3.33%) .NET
6 4 (2.22%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.67%) Ajax
7 3 (1.67%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (1.67%) JSON
7 3 (1.67%) SOAP
7 3 (1.67%) XHTML
8 2 (1.11%) CSS3
8 2 (1.11%) HTML5
8 2 (1.11%) Java EE
8 2 (1.11%) JSTL
8 2 (1.11%) LAPP Stack
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (1.11%) Regular Expression
8 2 (1.11%) Spring
8 2 (1.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (5.56%) Clustering
1 10 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 9 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (4.44%) Smartphone
4 7 (3.89%) Data Centre
4 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.89%) Statistics
5 4 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (2.22%) User Experience
6 3 (1.67%) EMC VNX
6 3 (1.67%) Equities
6 3 (1.67%) NHS
7 2 (1.11%) Derivative
7 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.11%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.11%) iPhone
7 2 (1.11%) Replication
7 2 (1.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 67 (37.22%) Windows
2 42 (23.33%) Unix
3 41 (22.78%) Windows Server
4 34 (18.89%) Linux
5 30 (16.67%) AIX
6 22 (12.22%) Solaris
7 15 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 14 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.67%) Windows 7
9 12 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.33%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.33%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.78%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.67%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.11%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.56%) Android
15 1 (0.56%) OS/390
15 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.22%) ITIL
2 34 (18.89%) Service Delivery
3 25 (13.89%) Problem Management
4 24 (13.33%) Change Management
5 23 (12.78%) Incident Management
5 23 (12.78%) Root Cause Analysis
5 23 (12.78%) SOA
6 18 (10.00%) Release Management
6 18 (10.00%) Service Management
7 13 (7.22%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (7.22%) QMS
7 13 (7.22%) Quality Management
8 10 (5.56%) DevOps
9 8 (4.44%) CRM
9 8 (4.44%) High Availability
10 6 (3.33%) Compliance Management
10 6 (3.33%) Migration
11 5 (2.78%) ITSM
11 5 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
11 5 (2.78%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (16.67%) SQL
2 15 (8.33%) Java
3 13 (7.22%) Perl
4 8 (4.44%) JavaScript
5 7 (3.89%) PowerShell
6 5 (2.78%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
6 5 (2.78%) T-SQL
7 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
7 4 (2.22%) VBA
8 3 (1.67%) Korn
8 3 (1.67%) PHP
9 2 (1.11%) C
9 2 (1.11%) C#
9 2 (1.11%) C++
9 2 (1.11%) Python
10 1 (0.56%) ECMAScript
10 1 (0.56%) ES6
10 1 (0.56%) Ruby
10 1 (0.56%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 22 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 14 (7.78%) BPSS Clearance
2 14 (7.78%) Degree
3 12 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 12 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.33%) MOS
4 6 (3.33%) RHCE
5 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.67%) CCNA
6 3 (1.67%) CCNP
6 3 (1.67%) CCVP
6 3 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.11%) ACCA
7 2 (1.11%) CIMA
7 2 (1.11%) MCSE
8 1 (0.56%) CNE
8 1 (0.56%) MCP
8 1 (0.56%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.56%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (10.00%) SLA
2 15 (8.33%) ISO 9001
3 13 (7.22%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.11%) QA
5 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.56%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (19.44%) Active Directory
2 20 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.89%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (3.33%) KVM
6 4 (2.22%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (2.22%) XenApp
7 3 (1.67%) NFS
7 3 (1.67%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.11%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.56%) Shibboleth
9 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.56%) vSphere
9 1 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
1 10 (5.56%) SCCM
2 7 (3.89%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.33%) SCOM
4 5 (2.78%) AppManager
4 5 (2.78%) Puppet
4 5 (2.78%) WSUS
5 3 (1.67%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (1.67%) Nagios
6 2 (1.11%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.11%) Ambari
6 2 (1.11%) Casper Suite
6 2 (1.11%) MOM
6 2 (1.11%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.56%) Graphite
7 1 (0.56%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.56%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (0.56%) Packer
7 1 (0.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 61 (33.89%) Microsoft
2 42 (23.33%) Oracle
3 29 (16.11%) HP
4 26 (14.44%) VMware
5 21 (11.67%) ServiceNow
6 18 (10.00%) Citrix
7 17 (9.44%) Cisco
8 13 (7.22%) CA
8 13 (7.22%) EMC
8 13 (7.22%) IBM
9 11 (6.11%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.33%) Comptel
10 6 (3.33%) NetCracker
11 5 (2.78%) Apple
11 5 (2.78%) Google
11 5 (2.78%) NetIQ
11 5 (2.78%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.22%) SAP
13 3 (1.67%) Cognos
13 3 (1.67%) Fidessa
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