The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 108 112 98
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 7 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.28% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 4
Average daily rate
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£320 £315 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% -8.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £315 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £315 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £351
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -10.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £15.80 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-13.29% -16.84%
Support Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2175 2153 1651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.07% 90.73% 91.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1326 1104 764
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 198 134
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.08 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+2.61% -8.11%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Specialist across the West Midlands region.

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 7 July 2015. 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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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 3 £354 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £250 - 1
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (16.67%) PDA
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
5 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 1 (8.33%) Finance
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) SAP R/3
5 1 (8.33%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) McAfee
5 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Informatica
5 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) WAN

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (41.67%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
1 1 (8.33%) DHCP
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (8.33%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) PDA
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) ABAP
2 1 (8.33%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Informatica
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy
2 1 (8.33%) McAfee
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
Coventry
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Rate: £408.50 - £420.50 per day
Posted: 25 days ago