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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
UK
Rank 550 549 539
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 47 80 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.16% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 33
Median daily rate £348 £350 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £225 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £338 £250
% change year-on-year
-18.51% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Median hourly rate £10.00 £15.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £12.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -28.57%

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
42416 49363 49659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 95.02% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 27693 31769 30532
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1526 1656 1924
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +4.52%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 -9 41 £300 -14.28% 13
London -6 13 £450 +19.20% 7
South East +14 12 £225 -35.71% 3
East of England -1 8 £250 +8.69% 1
Scotland +28 4 £425 +54.54% 1
Hampshire +10 4 £263 -32.25%
City of London +1 4 £550 +22.22% 1
Edinburgh - 4 £425 -
Yorkshire +21 3 £348 -
Berkshire +15 3 £180 - 2
Surrey +1 3 £275 -21.42%
Essex 0 3 £350 +16.66%
Hertfordshire -4 3 £218 -5.43%
Reading - 3 £180 - 1
West Yorkshire +16 2 £355 -
North West +15 2 £380 -24.00%
Cambridge +10 2 - -
Cambridgeshire +7 2 - -
Crawley +7 2 £238 -20.83%
Leeds +1 2 £355 -
West Sussex -8 2 £238 -20.83%
Colchester - 2 £350 -
Cheshire +33 1 - -
Manchester +9 1 £380 -
Winchester +3 1 - -
Gloucestershire 0 1 £350 +30.23%
South West -5 1 £350 +2.18%
North East - 1 £375 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £250 -
Woking - 1 £275 -

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 45 (34.09%) Windows
2 39 (29.55%) Microsoft
3 32 (24.24%) ITIL
4 30 (22.73%) Finance
5 28 (21.21%) Active Directory
6 24 (18.18%) Linux
7 21 (15.91%) SQL
7 21 (15.91%) MS Office
8 20 (15.15%) Unix
8 20 (15.15%) Windows Server
9 17 (12.88%) VMware
9 17 (12.88%) Service Delivery
10 16 (12.12%) Oracle
11 15 (11.36%) Firewall
11 15 (11.36%) Banking
11 15 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (10.61%) Service Management
13 13 (9.85%) Change Management
13 13 (9.85%) Citrix
13 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
14 12 (9.09%) Windows 7
14 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
15 11 (8.33%) DNS
16 10 (7.58%) SOA
16 10 (7.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 10 (7.58%) SC Cleared
16 10 (7.58%) Problem Management
17 9 (6.82%) Video Conferencing

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 10 (7.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 8 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.06%) WebSphere
3 7 (5.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (4.55%) JBoss
4 6 (4.55%) WebLogic
5 5 (3.79%) IIS
5 5 (3.79%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.03%) Apache
7 3 (2.27%) Drupal
7 3 (2.27%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.52%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.76%) AquaLogic
9 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.76%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.76%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 21 (15.91%) MS Office
2 11 (8.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.76%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.76%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 5 (3.79%) Maximo
2 5 (3.79%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (2.27%) ION MarketView
4 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.52%) SAP CO
4 2 (1.52%) SAP FI
4 2 (1.52%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (1.52%) Summit
5 1 (0.76%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.76%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.76%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.76%) Orchestrade
5 1 (0.76%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.76%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Office 365
2 5 (3.79%) IBM Cloud
2 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.79%) SoftLayer
3 2 (1.52%) IaaS
3 2 (1.52%) Mimecast
3 2 (1.52%) PaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.76%) G Suite
4 1 (0.76%) Google Drive
4 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.36%) Firewall
2 11 (8.33%) DNS
3 9 (6.82%) DHCP
4 7 (5.30%) Internet
4 7 (5.30%) SAN
4 7 (5.30%) VPN
5 5 (3.79%) NetScaler
6 4 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.03%) WAN
7 3 (2.27%) LAN
7 3 (2.27%) LDAP
7 3 (2.27%) NAS
7 3 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (2.27%) Skype
7 3 (2.27%) SSH
8 2 (1.52%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (1.52%) Network Security
8 2 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.52%) VSAN
8 2 (1.52%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.06%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.79%) BusinessObjects
2 5 (3.79%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.76%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.76%) KDB
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) JIRA
2 2 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.76%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 30 (22.73%) Finance
2 15 (11.36%) Banking
3 9 (6.82%) Front Office
4 8 (6.06%) Legal
5 7 (5.30%) Billing
5 7 (5.30%) Investment Banking
6 6 (4.55%) Law
7 5 (3.79%) Advertising
8 2 (1.52%) German Language
8 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
8 2 (1.52%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.76%) Electronics
9 1 (0.76%) Publishing
9 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.30%) HTML
1 7 (5.30%) XML
2 6 (4.55%) .NET
2 6 (4.55%) SOAP
3 4 (3.03%) MSMQ
4 3 (2.27%) ActiveMQ
4 3 (2.27%) CSS
4 3 (2.27%) Middleware
5 2 (1.52%) Ajax
5 2 (1.52%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.52%) JSTL
5 2 (1.52%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.52%) Regular Expression
5 2 (1.52%) REST
5 2 (1.52%) Web Services
5 2 (1.52%) XHTML
6 1 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.76%) XML Messaging
6 1 (0.76%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.82%) Smartphone
1 9 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.79%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (3.03%) User Experience
5 3 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.27%) Derivative
5 3 (2.27%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.27%) Equities
5 3 (2.27%) NHS
6 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.52%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.52%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.52%) iPad
6 2 (1.52%) iPhone
6 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.09%) Windows
2 24 (18.18%) Linux
3 20 (15.15%) Unix
3 20 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 13 (9.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 12 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.55%) Windows 10
7 5 (3.79%) AIX
7 5 (3.79%) Solaris
7 5 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.79%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.03%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.52%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.76%) OS/390
10 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.24%) ITIL
2 17 (12.88%) Service Delivery
3 14 (10.61%) Service Management
4 13 (9.85%) Change Management
5 10 (7.58%) Problem Management
5 10 (7.58%) SOA
6 8 (6.06%) CRM
6 8 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (5.30%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (5.30%) Risk Management
8 6 (4.55%) DevOps
9 5 (3.79%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.79%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.79%) ITSM
9 5 (3.79%) Statistics
10 4 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (3.03%) Electronic Trading
10 4 (3.03%) Migration
10 4 (3.03%) Project Management
10 4 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (15.91%) SQL
2 9 (6.82%) Java
2 9 (6.82%) Perl
3 4 (3.03%) C#
3 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.03%) PHP
3 4 (3.03%) PL/SQL
3 4 (3.03%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.27%) Korn
4 3 (2.27%) Python
5 2 (1.52%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.52%) C
5 2 (1.52%) C++
5 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.76%) Ruby
6 1 (0.76%) Tcl
6 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 12 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 10 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.55%) Degree
4 5 (3.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.03%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.27%) MCSE
7 2 (1.52%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.52%) CCNA
7 2 (1.52%) CCNP
7 2 (1.52%) CCVP
7 2 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.52%) MCSA
7 2 (1.52%) MOS
7 2 (1.52%) PMI Certification
7 2 (1.52%) PMP
8 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.76%) CISSP
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) SLA
2 2 (1.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.52%) QA
3 1 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.76%) PMO
System Software
1 28 (21.21%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.30%) XenApp
4 6 (4.55%) VMware ESX
4 6 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 5 (3.79%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.27%) NFS
7 3 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.76%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Snort
8 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.82%) SCCM
2 6 (4.55%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.03%) Puppet
4 3 (2.27%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.27%) SCOM
4 3 (2.27%) WSUS
5 2 (1.52%) Ansible
5 2 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.52%) Nagios
6 1 (0.76%) Ambari
6 1 (0.76%) AppManager
6 1 (0.76%) Cobbler
6 1 (0.76%) Control-M
6 1 (0.76%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.76%) OVSD
6 1 (0.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 39 (29.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (12.88%) VMware
3 16 (12.12%) Oracle
4 13 (9.85%) Citrix
5 9 (6.82%) HP
6 8 (6.06%) Apple
7 7 (5.30%) Cisco
7 7 (5.30%) IBM
7 7 (5.30%) ServiceNow
8 6 (4.55%) Comptel
8 6 (4.55%) NetCracker
8 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.79%) EMC
10 4 (3.03%) Remedy
11 3 (2.27%) 3PAR
11 3 (2.27%) Fidessa
11 3 (2.27%) ION Trading
11 3 (2.27%) SAP
12 2 (1.52%) F5
12 2 (1.52%) Splunk
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