Period
to 12 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

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 > North West
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 214 196 219
Rank change year-on-year -18 +23 +21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 6 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.10% 0.11% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.11% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
North West median daily rate £443 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +121.25% -38.46% -7.14%
10th Percentile £223 £130 £174
90th Percentile £498 £400 £348
England median daily rate £335 £350 £340
% change year-on-year -4.29% +2.94% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £101.25 - -
England median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £35.39
% change year-on-year -11.11% -49.14% +86.26%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,570 5,376 6,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.70% 94.92% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,485 3,379 4,234
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £240 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £579 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 244 239
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £17.62 £16.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.25% +8.66% -20.90%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.25 £11.03
90th Percentile £45.60 £47.50 £45.15
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.25
% change year-on-year -1.07% +2.47% +2.01%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the North West over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the North West over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Support Specialist in the North West

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 12 November 2018. 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
Lancashire - 3 £443 -
Manchester -14 2 £160 -50.77% 1
Cheshire -8 1 £505 +339.13% 2
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (33.33%) CA
1 2 (33.33%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
2 1 (16.67%) SafeCom
2 1 (16.67%) Fintech
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Anaconda
2 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Degree

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (33.33%) Apache
1 2 (33.33%) JBoss
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
1 2 (33.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (33.33%) WebLogic
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Hadoop
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
1 1 (16.67%) Law
1 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) Anaconda
2 1 (16.67%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Fintech
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Analytics
2 1 (16.67%) CAPA
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analytics
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) CA Single Sign-On
2 1 (16.67%) SafeCom
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) CA
1 2 (33.33%) IBM
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) MobileIron
2 1 (16.67%) ServiceNow