The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 82 75 85
Rank change year-on-year -7 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.19% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.20% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £423 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.34% +20.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £313 £305
% change year-on-year +4.32% +2.45%  
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 Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 966 997 1148
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 93.79% 95.59% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 522 520
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 32 37
Median hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.88% +21.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £38.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
Milton Keynes -2 2 £500 +18.34% 1
Support Specialist
South East

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) ITSM
3 3 (60.00%) OVSD
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (40.00%) MS Office
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CRM
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (40.00%) Service Management

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
2 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) XML
1 1 (20.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (60.00%) ITIL V3
2 3 (60.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) CRM
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Disk Encryption
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) MCDBA
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
3 2 (40.00%) MCSA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) OVSD
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (20.00%) Lumension
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft