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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
UK
Rank 533 550 533
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 62 68 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 31 35
Median daily rate £288 £313 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +7.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £207
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +45.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 5
Median hourly rate £13.50 £12.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -58.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £23.20
% change year-on-year
- -46.12%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 +3 54 £263 -17.96% 28
London +3 22 £400 +5.26% 6
South East +16 16 £218 -27.50% 10
East of England +11 7 £288 +19.79% 6
Hampshire +19 6 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £325 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £325 -
North East - 5 £325 -
Scotland +30 4 £425 +125.16% 1
Crawley +11 4 £250 -16.66% 1
Berkshire +6 4 £175 -57.31% 3
Essex +3 4 £300 +25.00% 1
West Sussex -1 4 £250 -16.66% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Winchester +2 3 - -
City of London -5 3 £400 -11.11% 2
Reading - 3 £180 - 1
Colchester - 3 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 3 £225 -
Wales - 2 £173 -
North West - 2 - - 1
South Wales - 2 £173 -
Oldham - 2 - -
Cardiff - 2 £173 -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Surrey +12 1 £215 -38.57% 2
Yorkshire +12 1 £250 +40.84% 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £326 - 1
County Antrim - 1 £326 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 1 £218 - 1

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 52 (35.62%) Windows
2 48 (32.88%) Microsoft
3 36 (24.66%) ITIL
4 32 (21.92%) Finance
5 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
6 30 (20.55%) Unix
7 28 (19.18%) Windows Server
8 26 (17.81%) VMware
8 26 (17.81%) Linux
9 24 (16.44%) SQL
10 22 (15.07%) Oracle
10 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (14.38%) MS Office
12 18 (12.33%) Service Delivery
13 17 (11.64%) Service Management
13 17 (11.64%) Problem Management
14 16 (10.96%) Change Management
14 16 (10.96%) HP
15 15 (10.27%) Citrix
15 15 (10.27%) SOA
15 15 (10.27%) Root Cause Analysis
15 15 (10.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 14 (9.59%) Incident Management
16 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (9.59%) Firewall
17 13 (8.90%) Banking
17 13 (8.90%) AIX
17 13 (8.90%) Solaris
17 13 (8.90%) ServiceNow

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 15 (10.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 10 (6.85%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.16%) WebSphere
4 8 (5.48%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (4.11%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.42%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.74%) JBoss
7 4 (2.74%) Skype for Business
8 3 (2.05%) Apache
8 3 (2.05%) CMS
9 2 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.37%) IIS
9 2 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.68%) Drupal
10 1 (0.68%) GemFire
10 1 (0.68%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.68%) Moodle
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.68%) WordPress
Applications
1 21 (14.38%) MS Office
2 9 (6.16%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.68%) InDesign
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (4.79%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (3.42%) Maximo
2 5 (3.42%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.05%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.37%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.37%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.37%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.37%) SAP FI/CO
5 1 (0.68%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.68%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.68%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.68%) Summit
5 1 (0.68%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.79%) Office 365
2 5 (3.42%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (3.42%) SoftLayer
3 4 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.37%) Google Drive
4 2 (1.37%) IaaS
4 2 (1.37%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.37%) PaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.68%) G Suite
5 1 (0.68%) GitHub
5 1 (0.68%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.59%) Firewall
2 10 (6.85%) DNS
3 8 (5.48%) DHCP
3 8 (5.48%) WAN
4 7 (4.79%) LAN
4 7 (4.79%) SAN
5 6 (4.11%) Internet
5 6 (4.11%) SNMP
6 5 (3.42%) VPN
7 4 (2.74%) NetScaler
7 4 (2.74%) OpenLDAP
7 4 (2.74%) Skype
7 4 (2.74%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.05%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (2.05%) LDAP
8 3 (2.05%) Network Security
8 3 (2.05%) SSH
8 3 (2.05%) WLAN
9 2 (1.37%) Intranet
9 2 (1.37%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.16%) Oracle Database
2 6 (4.11%) SQL Server
3 5 (3.42%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (3.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.74%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.05%) DB2
6 2 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.68%) KDB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.74%) JIRA
2 3 (2.05%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.05%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
4 1 (0.68%) MSI
4 1 (0.68%) Subversion
General
1 32 (21.92%) Finance
2 13 (8.90%) Banking
3 7 (4.79%) Billing
4 6 (4.11%) Front Office
4 6 (4.11%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.11%) Law
4 6 (4.11%) Legal
5 5 (3.42%) Advertising
6 2 (1.37%) German Language
6 2 (1.37%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Publishing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.53%) HTML
2 7 (4.79%) CSS
3 5 (3.42%) .NET
4 4 (2.74%) Middleware
4 4 (2.74%) SOAP
5 3 (2.05%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (2.05%) XML
6 2 (1.37%) Ajax
6 2 (1.37%) CSS3
6 2 (1.37%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (1.37%) HTML5
6 2 (1.37%) JSTL
6 2 (1.37%) MSMQ
6 2 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.37%) Regular Expression
6 2 (1.37%) Web Services
6 2 (1.37%) XHTML
7 1 (0.68%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.68%) jQuery
7 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.16%) Video Conferencing
2 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.11%) Smartphone
4 5 (3.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.42%) Statistics
5 4 (2.74%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.05%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.05%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.05%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.05%) Equities
6 3 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (2.05%) NHS
6 3 (2.05%) SWIFT
7 2 (1.37%) Derivative
7 2 (1.37%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.37%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.37%) iPad
7 2 (1.37%) iPhone
7 2 (1.37%) Replication
7 2 (1.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (35.62%) Windows
2 30 (20.55%) Unix
3 28 (19.18%) Windows Server
4 26 (17.81%) Linux
5 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (9.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (8.90%) AIX
6 13 (8.90%) Solaris
7 11 (7.53%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.42%) Apple iOS
9 5 (3.42%) Windows 10
9 5 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.05%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.68%) Android
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.68%) OS/390
11 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.66%) ITIL
2 18 (12.33%) Service Delivery
3 17 (11.64%) Problem Management
3 17 (11.64%) Service Management
4 16 (10.96%) Change Management
5 15 (10.27%) Root Cause Analysis
5 15 (10.27%) SOA
6 14 (9.59%) Incident Management
7 10 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (6.85%) CRM
7 10 (6.85%) Release Management
8 9 (6.16%) DevOps
9 5 (3.42%) Capacity Management
9 5 (3.42%) ITSM
9 5 (3.42%) QMS
9 5 (3.42%) Quality Management
9 5 (3.42%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.74%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.74%) Migration
10 4 (2.74%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.44%) SQL
2 11 (7.53%) Perl
3 10 (6.85%) Java
4 6 (4.11%) JavaScript
4 6 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.74%) PHP
5 4 (2.74%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.74%) Shell Script
6 3 (2.05%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.05%) Korn
6 3 (2.05%) Python
6 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.05%) VBA
7 2 (1.37%) C
7 2 (1.37%) C#
7 2 (1.37%) C++
7 2 (1.37%) Ruby
8 1 (0.68%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.68%) Tcl
8 1 (0.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (8.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.79%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.42%) Degree
4 5 (3.42%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (2.74%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.74%) MOS
6 3 (2.05%) CCNA
6 3 (2.05%) CCNP
6 3 (2.05%) CCVP
6 3 (2.05%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.05%) MCSE
7 2 (1.37%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.37%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.37%) MCSA
8 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.68%) PMP
8 1 (0.68%) SAP Certification
8 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.53%) SLA
2 7 (4.79%) ISO 9001
3 6 (4.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.37%) QA
5 1 (0.68%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.68%) ISO22301
System Software
1 31 (21.23%) Active Directory
2 22 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.79%) XenApp
4 5 (3.42%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (3.42%) VMware ESX
4 5 (3.42%) XenDesktop
5 4 (2.74%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.05%) NFS
7 1 (0.68%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.68%) Firmware
7 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.68%) Snort
7 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.16%) SCCM
2 7 (4.79%) Tivoli
3 5 (3.42%) AppManager
4 4 (2.74%) Puppet
5 3 (2.05%) ITRS Geneos
5 3 (2.05%) Nagios
5 3 (2.05%) WSUS
6 2 (1.37%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.37%) Ambari
6 2 (1.37%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.37%) MOM
6 2 (1.37%) SCOM
6 2 (1.37%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.68%) Ansible
7 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.68%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.68%) Graphite
7 1 (0.68%) HP SiteScope
7 1 (0.68%) Opsview
7 1 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 48 (32.88%) Microsoft
2 26 (17.81%) VMware
3 22 (15.07%) Oracle
4 16 (10.96%) HP
5 15 (10.27%) Citrix
6 13 (8.90%) ServiceNow
7 12 (8.22%) Cisco
8 10 (6.85%) IBM
9 7 (4.79%) Apple
10 6 (4.11%) CA
10 6 (4.11%) Comptel
10 6 (4.11%) NetCracker
11 5 (3.42%) EMC
11 5 (3.42%) NetIQ
11 5 (3.42%) SAP
11 5 (3.42%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.74%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.05%) 3PAR
13 3 (2.05%) Palo Alto
13 3 (2.05%) Speakerbus
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