Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support Specialist was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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.

IT Support Specialist
England > South East
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 368 376 397
Rank change year-on-year +8 +21 -15
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.024% 0.012% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.013% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
South East median daily rate £175 - -
England median daily rate £283 £150 £238
% change year-on-year +88.33% -36.84% -26.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £18.00 - £15.75

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15802 15500 18416
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 93.97% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 9382 9237 10813
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 769 921
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

IT Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Specialist in the South East

IT Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Specialist in the South East

IT Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support Specialist in the South East

IT Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Specialist in the South East

IT Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist within the South East 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
Berkshire +4 3 £145 -
Thames Valley -7 3 £145 -
Hampshire - 1 £430 -
IT Support Specialist
England

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT 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 South East region featuring IT Support Specialist in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (25.00%) VMware NSX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
1 1 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (25.00%) VMware NSX
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) VMware