The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 23 April 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
England / East Midlands
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 102 87 -
Rank change year-on-year -15 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 4 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.25% 0.37% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £300 £290 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £338 £328
% change year-on-year - +3.05%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -37.50% -8.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1543 1567 1675
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 95.60% 96.37% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 947 932 951
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 56 95
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £43.50 £21.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the East Midlands

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in the East Midlands

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in the East Midlands

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Nottinghamshire +7 4 £300 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 12 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 East Midlands region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) MySQL
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
1 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft