The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 482 484 501
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 105 60 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 27 46
Average daily rate £319 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £140 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £441 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £245 £283
% change year-on-year
+26.53% -13.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £32.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.87% +77.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.55 £23.60 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.40 £48.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £32.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-50.00% +42.22%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -45 91 £315 -3.07% 32
London -9 34 £350 -3.78% 16
South East +6 29 £300 -27.27% 6
Surrey -6 8 £125 -70.58% 3
City of London -13 8 £425 -2.85% 7
East of England -22 8 - - 2
Berkshire -2 7 £150 - 1
Scotland -6 7 - - 1
North West -11 7 £340 -21.83% 2
Buckinghamshire - 6 £300 -
Reading +1 5 - -
West Midlands -16 4 £305 +53.45%
South West -19 4 £319 - 1
Yorkshire -22 4 £371 - 3
Hertfordshire - 4 - -
Stevenage - 4 - -
Manchester - 4 £425 - 2
Hampshire +5 3 £343 -16.96%
Bedfordshire -14 3 - - 1
West Yorkshire -18 3 £371 - 1
Bristol -11 2 - -
Edinburgh -28 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £300 -
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 1
Merseyside +4 1 £340 -
Camberley 0 1 - -
East Sussex -8 1 - -
Essex - 1 - -
North East - 1 £281 - 1
Wales - 1 £375 -

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title.

1 74 (41.57%) Windows
2 50 (28.09%) SQL
3 43 (24.16%) Microsoft
4 37 (20.79%) Finance
4 37 (20.79%) Active Directory
5 33 (18.54%) Oracle
6 28 (15.73%) SQL Server
7 25 (14.04%) ITIL
8 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (11.80%) MS Excel
10 21 (11.80%) Windows 7
11 20 (11.24%) UNIX
11 20 (11.24%) MS Office
12 19 (10.67%) TCP/IP
12 19 (10.67%) Firewall
13 18 (10.11%) VMware
14 17 (9.55%) Linux
14 17 (9.55%) SharePoint
15 14 (7.87%) IIS
15 14 (7.87%) Citrix
16 13 (7.30%) Internet
16 13 (7.30%) T-SQL
16 13 (7.30%) Java
16 13 (7.30%) LAN
16 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
16 13 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (6.18%) Blackberry
17 11 (6.18%) AS400

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Support Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 17 (9.55%) SharePoint
2 14 (7.87%) IIS
3 8 (4.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (3.93%) MS Exchange
4 7 (3.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (3.93%) SharePoint Server
5 6 (3.37%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.81%) Apache
6 5 (2.81%) Oracle Service Bus
6 5 (2.81%) Lync
7 4 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (2.25%) Liferay
7 4 (2.25%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (1.69%) SAS
8 3 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.69%) Oracle Coherence
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 21 (11.80%) MS Excel
2 20 (11.24%) MS Office
3 7 (3.93%) MS Project
4 3 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.56%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (4.49%) Oracle Applications
3 4 (2.25%) SunGard AvantGard
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.56%) LatentZero
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.56%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.56%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.56%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.56%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle E-Business Tax
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (10.67%) TCP/IP
1 19 (10.67%) Firewall
2 13 (7.30%) Internet
2 13 (7.30%) LAN
3 11 (6.18%) WAN
4 9 (5.06%) DNS
5 8 (4.49%) Intranet
6 6 (3.37%) DHCP
6 6 (3.37%) SAN
7 5 (2.81%) LDAP
7 5 (2.81%) SMTP
7 5 (2.81%) VPN
8 4 (2.25%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.25%) PABX
8 4 (2.25%) NAS
8 4 (2.25%) SSL
8 4 (2.25%) ICMP
9 3 (1.69%) Wireless
9 3 (1.69%) VoIP
9 3 (1.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.73%) SQL Server
2 13 (7.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 11 (6.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (5.62%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.62%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (5.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (3.93%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (3.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.37%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (3.37%) DTS
7 6 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
8 5 (2.81%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (2.25%) Relational Database
10 3 (1.69%) MS Access
10 3 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.56%) MSDE
11 1 (0.56%) Adabas
11 1 (0.56%) SAP BW
11 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.12%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) NWDI
3 1 (0.56%) NWDS
3 1 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (20.79%) Finance
2 10 (5.62%) Banking
3 9 (5.06%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.06%) Retail
4 6 (3.37%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (3.37%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.69%) Law
6 2 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.56%) Billing
7 1 (0.56%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Advertising
7 1 (0.56%) Legal
7 1 (0.56%) Italian Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.18%) Web Services
2 8 (4.49%) .NET
3 7 (3.93%) XML
4 6 (3.37%) Middleware
5 5 (2.81%) J2EE
5 5 (2.81%) WSDL
6 4 (2.25%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (2.25%) Spring
7 3 (1.69%) MSMQ
8 2 (1.12%) Windows SharePoint Services
8 2 (1.12%) HTML
8 2 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.12%) CSS
9 1 (0.56%) Web Dynpro
9 1 (0.56%) WinForms
9 1 (0.56%) JDBC
9 1 (0.56%) XSLT
9 1 (0.56%) Classic ASP
9 1 (0.56%) JMS
9 1 (0.56%) EntireX
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.18%) Blackberry
1 11 (6.18%) AS400
2 7 (3.93%) Clustering
3 6 (3.37%) iSeries
3 6 (3.37%) Replication
3 6 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.25%) Statistics
4 4 (2.25%) Firmware
4 4 (2.25%) Cryptography
4 4 (2.25%) PKI
4 4 (2.25%) CESG
5 3 (1.69%) Handset
5 3 (1.69%) Derivative
6 2 (1.12%) Informatics
6 2 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.12%) e-Health
7 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.56%) GIS
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 74 (41.57%) Windows
2 23 (12.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (11.80%) Windows 7
5 20 (11.24%) UNIX
6 17 (9.55%) Linux
7 8 (4.49%) Windows XP
8 5 (2.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.25%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.69%) CentOS
10 3 (1.69%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.12%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.56%) OS/400
12 1 (0.56%) AIX
12 1 (0.56%) Solaris
12 1 (0.56%) MVS
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (14.04%) ITIL
2 10 (5.62%) CRM
2 10 (5.62%) Risk Management
2 10 (5.62%) Migration
3 9 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (5.06%) Problem Management
4 8 (4.49%) ERP
4 8 (4.49%) Configuration Management
4 8 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.93%) Incident Management
6 6 (3.37%) Project Management
6 6 (3.37%) Document Management
7 5 (2.81%) Risk Assessment
7 5 (2.81%) Content Management
7 5 (2.81%) MVC
7 5 (2.81%) SOA
7 5 (2.81%) Change Control
7 5 (2.81%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.25%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (28.09%) SQL
2 13 (7.30%) T-SQL
2 13 (7.30%) Java
3 8 (4.49%) C#
4 6 (3.37%) PL/SQL
5 4 (2.25%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.25%) Perl
6 3 (1.69%) C++
6 3 (1.69%) Python
7 2 (1.12%) C
7 2 (1.12%) VB
8 1 (0.56%) VB6
8 1 (0.56%) Jython
8 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.56%) ABAP
8 1 (0.56%) VBA
8 1 (0.56%) VBScript
8 1 (0.56%) COBOL
8 1 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.56%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (7.30%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.62%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.06%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.49%) Degree
4 8 (4.49%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (3.93%) MCP
6 4 (2.25%) DV Cleared
6 4 (2.25%) MCSE
6 4 (2.25%) MCDST
7 2 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.56%) MCITP
8 1 (0.56%) IBM Certification
8 1 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.62%) SLA
2 7 (3.93%) QA
3 2 (1.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (1.12%) GAMP
3 2 (1.12%) GMP
3 2 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 37 (20.79%) Active Directory
2 13 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.81%) XenApp
4 4 (2.25%) vSphere
4 4 (2.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (1.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.56%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (5.06%) SCCM
2 6 (3.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (2.81%) SCOM
4 3 (1.69%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.56%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.56%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.56%) Cacti
5 1 (0.56%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.56%) BMC Performance Manager
5 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.56%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.56%) SCSM
5 1 (0.56%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 43 (24.16%) Microsoft
2 33 (18.54%) Oracle
3 18 (10.11%) VMware
4 14 (7.87%) Citrix
5 10 (5.62%) Cisco
6 8 (4.49%) HP
7 7 (3.93%) IBM
8 6 (3.37%) WatchGuard
8 6 (3.37%) Kaspersky
8 6 (3.37%) Remedy
9 5 (2.81%) Sun
10 4 (2.25%) Lumension
10 4 (2.25%) SunGard
10 4 (2.25%) StorageTek
10 4 (2.25%) SAP
11 3 (1.69%) Altiris
11 3 (1.69%) Hyperion
11 3 (1.69%) EMC
11 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds
12 2 (1.12%) Retalix
Slough, Berkshire
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Dundee
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Posted: 15 days ago
Yorkshire
Eden Brown
Salary: £15.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £28 - £40 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £10 per week + MARKET RATE
Posted: 22 days ago