The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. 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 25 July 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 advertised for the Watford region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 24 - 24
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 0.92% - 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £336 £225
% change year-on-year
-6.12% +49.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £16.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
+0.62% +28.00%
Job Titles Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
107 87 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 98.17% 97.75% 98.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 22 27
Average daily rate £325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £195 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +89.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £50.00 £18.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Support Specialist
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Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Support Specialist
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) SCVMM
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Junos
1 1 (100.00%) F5
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Junos
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (100.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Juniper
1 1 (100.00%) F5