Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £230 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 November 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 109 130
Rank change year-on-year -20 +21 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 9 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.38% 0.17% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.19% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £230 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.23% -7.14% -
10th Percentile £206 £230 £302
90th Percentile £326 £348 £413
South East median daily rate £328 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -18.13% +14.29% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate - £43.28 £28.13
% change year-on-year - +53.88% +70.45%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2243 1614 2541
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 93.19% 95.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 995 840 1279
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £226 £213 £229
90th Percentile £525 £538 £513
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 76 107
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.00 £9.00 £9.14
90th Percentile £42.62 £39.38 £31.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured Support Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Buckinghamshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -26 5 £370 +13.85%
Wycombe - 3 £230 -
Support Specialist
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL V3
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (55.56%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 4 (44.44%) Service Management
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) VMware Workstation
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) HP
3 4 (44.44%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (33.33%) SLA
4 3 (33.33%) .NET
4 3 (33.33%) Oracle
4 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 3 (33.33%) IIS

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Dynamics GP
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (22.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (33.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) ITIL
2 5 (55.56%) ITIL V3
2 5 (55.56%) Virtual Environments
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
3 4 (44.44%) Service Management
4 3 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (33.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (22.22%) CRM
5 2 (22.22%) ITSM
5 2 (22.22%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) SC Cleared
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) MCP
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (44.44%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) OpenView
1 2 (22.22%) OVSD
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Citrix
1 4 (44.44%) HP
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) ServiceNow