Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £385 per day in advertised job vacancies in Hampshire 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 > Hampshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 146 151 188
Rank change year-on-year +5 +37 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 12 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.34% 0.42% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.45% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Hampshire median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.67% - +2.04%
10th Percentile £314 £312 £363
90th Percentile £425 £444 £432
South East median daily rate £328 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -18.13% +14.29% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Hampshire median hourly rate - £12.25 -
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 Hampshire. 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
Hampshire
Contract vacancies in Hampshire with a recognized job title 3356 3556 4247
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.21% 92.44% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1989 2216 2603
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +2.65% +7.86%
10th Percentile £213 £235 £258
90th Percentile £536 £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 158 245 281
Hampshire median hourly rate £23.07 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.72% +25.00% +11.86%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.68 £53.25 £47.83
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 Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Hampshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Hampshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Hampshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire 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
Southampton +13 5 £328 -
Winchester +10 4 £385 -12.00%
Portsmouth -2 2 £400 +6.67%
Basingstoke -25 2 £430 +37.60%
Support Specialist
South East

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

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 Hampshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (33.33%) Windows
1 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Cisco
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) CCSA
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
3 2 (16.67%) SQL
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCDP
3 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) NetApp
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) Finance
3 2 (16.67%) BitLocker

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (8.33%) Apache
3 1 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Firewall
1 2 (16.67%) SAN
1 2 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
1 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (8.33%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (8.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 1 (8.33%) Smart Meter
1 1 (8.33%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Data Encryption
3 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (8.33%) Biometrics
3 1 (8.33%) Break/Fix
3 1 (8.33%) Case Management
3 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Operations Management
3 1 (8.33%) Patch Management
3 1 (8.33%) Records Management
3 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
3 1 (8.33%) Service Management
3 1 (8.33%) SOA
3 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) Korn
2 1 (8.33%) Perl
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCDP
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) CCSA
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) BitLocker
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Ambari
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
1 1 (8.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Cisco
1 3 (25.00%) Citrix
1 3 (25.00%) VMware
2 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) NetApp
2 2 (16.67%) Polycom
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Veeam