The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 118 109 116
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.16% 0.41% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.43% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
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£250 £300 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £363 £319
% change year-on-year
-16.55% +13.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.10 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+7.71% -8.34%
Support Specialist
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2263 2076 2440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 91.73% 93.47% 95.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1357 1169 1229
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 122 129
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.10 £10.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Yorkshire -4 2 £250 -20.63% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Yorkshire - - - - 1
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Puppet
3 1 (16.67%) Splunk
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Nagios
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) CentOS
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Workflow
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Splunk
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 1 (16.67%) Sophos
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco