The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Specialist
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 120 134
Rank change year-on-year +31 +14  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 0.041% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.044% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Median daily rate £215 - £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £332 £325 £305
% change year-on-year +2.07% +6.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -53.48% +22.85%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1696 2282 2765
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.69% 92.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 792 1178 1419
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 75 85
Median hourly rate £15.70 £21.33 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.39% +21.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Berkshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Reading - 5 £215 -
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
4 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
4 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 3 (27.27%) MS Office
5 3 (27.27%) Linux
5 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
5 3 (27.27%) PMP
5 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Six Sigma
5 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
6 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
6 2 (18.18%) Eloqua
6 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (18.18%) Order to Cash
6 2 (18.18%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (18.18%) Lead Generation
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (18.18%) Marketing
6 2 (18.18%) Degree
6 2 (18.18%) JIRA
6 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (18.18%) VPN
6 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
6 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
6 2 (18.18%) Apple

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (27.27%) MS Excel
1 3 (27.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Eloqua
2 1 (9.09%) Changepoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) French Language
2 1 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (18.18%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) Project Management
3 4 (36.36%) Service Delivery
4 3 (27.27%) Six Sigma
5 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (18.18%) Lead Generation
5 2 (18.18%) Order to Cash
5 2 (18.18%) Process Improvement
5 2 (18.18%) Programme Management
5 2 (18.18%) Remediation Plan
6 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
6 1 (9.09%) Change Management
6 1 (9.09%) CRM
6 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (9.09%) Validation
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) PMI Certification
1 3 (27.27%) PMP
2 2 (18.18%) A+ Certification
2 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (18.18%) MCSA
2 2 (18.18%) MCSE
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
1 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
1 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) SCOM
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Apple
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
3 1 (9.09%) Citrix
3 1 (9.09%) EMC
3 1 (9.09%) VMware