The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 27 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 209 207 184
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 46 63 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.59% 0.70% 0.85%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.74% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 28 27
Median daily rate £145 £200 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £122 £92
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £408 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £150 £158
% change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 22 28
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.86% -3.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £10.55 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £22.50 £18.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.14 £14.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.98% +0.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7336 8545 8844
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.60% 95.02% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4290 5092 5052
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 318 386 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.62 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.24% +21.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured IT Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in the South East

IT Support
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 in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in the South East

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in the South East

IT Support
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 in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in the South East

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in the South East over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Support in the South East

IT Support
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 within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Oxfordshire -5 11 £145 -58.57% 5
Hampshire +8 10 £175 -5.40% 19
Berkshire +18 9 £130 -10.34% 12
Surrey +5 7 £163 -36.27% 5
Buckinghamshire -11 6 £125 -9.09% 12
Kent -1 2 £138 -8.33% 2
West Sussex +7 1 - - 4
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT Support 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 in the job title.

1 72 (63.16%) Windows
2 53 (46.49%) Active Directory
3 49 (42.98%) Microsoft
4 38 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 37 (32.46%) Microsoft Office
6 23 (20.18%) ITIL
7 21 (18.42%) Windows 10
8 20 (17.54%) Windows Server
9 18 (15.79%) Office 365
9 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
10 15 (13.16%) VMware
11 13 (11.40%) VPN
12 12 (10.53%) Android
13 11 (9.65%) Windows XP
13 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
14 10 (8.77%) SharePoint
14 10 (8.77%) SLA
14 10 (8.77%) Incident Management
15 9 (7.89%) HP
15 9 (7.89%) Apple
15 9 (7.89%) Finance
15 9 (7.89%) Windows 8
16 8 (7.02%) Linux
16 8 (7.02%) SQL
16 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
17 7 (6.14%) SCCM
17 7 (6.14%) Smartphone
17 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
17 7 (6.14%) Dell
17 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP

IT Support 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 18 (15.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.26%) IIS
4 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.51%) Apache
5 4 (3.51%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.75%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.88%) CMS
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (32.46%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (3.51%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.88%) Northgate Housing
2 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 18 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (1.75%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.40%) VPN
2 7 (6.14%) TCP/IP
3 6 (5.26%) Wireless
4 5 (4.39%) Firewall
4 5 (4.39%) Network Security
4 5 (4.39%) WAN
5 4 (3.51%) LAN
5 4 (3.51%) Skype
5 4 (3.51%) VoIP
6 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.75%) DHCP
7 2 (1.75%) DNS
8 1 (0.88%) 2G
8 1 (0.88%) ATM
8 1 (0.88%) Broadband
8 1 (0.88%) FTP
8 1 (0.88%) Internet
8 1 (0.88%) Intranet
8 1 (0.88%) LDAP
8 1 (0.88%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.63%) Advertising
3 3 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (1.75%) Electronics
4 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.88%) Banking
5 1 (0.88%) French Language
5 1 (0.88%) German Language
5 1 (0.88%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.88%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Portuguese Language
5 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.75%) .NET
1 2 (1.75%) WAP
2 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.14%) Smartphone
3 4 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 4 (3.51%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (2.63%) CCTV
4 3 (2.63%) EPoS
4 3 (2.63%) iPhone
5 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.75%) iPad
5 2 (1.75%) Life Science
5 2 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.88%) Clustering
6 1 (0.88%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
6 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 72 (63.16%) Windows
2 38 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 21 (18.42%) Windows 10
4 20 (17.54%) Windows Server
5 12 (10.53%) Android
6 11 (9.65%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.89%) Windows 8
8 8 (7.02%) Linux
8 8 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.63%) SUSE
12 2 (1.75%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.88%) Debian
13 1 (0.88%) OpenBSD
13 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.88%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.88%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.18%) ITIL
2 10 (8.77%) Incident Management
3 7 (6.14%) Service Management
4 6 (5.26%) Break/Fix
5 5 (4.39%) Business Continuity
5 5 (4.39%) Change Management
5 5 (4.39%) Coaching
5 5 (4.39%) Time Management
6 4 (3.51%) CRM
6 4 (3.51%) DNA
7 3 (2.63%) Change Control
7 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.75%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 2 (1.75%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.75%) ITSM
8 2 (1.75%) Migration
8 2 (1.75%) Portfolio Management
8 2 (1.75%) Programme Management
8 2 (1.75%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.75%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.02%) SQL
2 3 (2.63%) VBScript
3 2 (1.75%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.88%) C
4 1 (0.88%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.88%) Perl
4 1 (0.88%) PHP
4 1 (0.88%) Python
4 1 (0.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.39%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.51%) MCSE
4 3 (2.63%) MCTS
5 1 (0.88%) CCNA
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Degree
5 1 (0.88%) MCITP
5 1 (0.88%) MCPD
5 1 (0.88%) MCSA
5 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.77%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PMO
3 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 53 (46.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.63%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.75%) VMware Server
5 2 (1.75%) vSphere
6 1 (0.88%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (6.14%) SCCM
2 4 (3.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.63%) Unicenter
4 2 (1.75%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.75%) WSUS
5 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 49 (42.98%) Microsoft
2 15 (13.16%) VMware
3 9 (7.89%) Apple
3 9 (7.89%) HP
4 7 (6.14%) Dell
5 6 (5.26%) Cisco
5 6 (5.26%) Remedy
6 5 (4.39%) Citrix
6 5 (4.39%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.51%) Lotus
7 4 (3.51%) Sophos
7 4 (3.51%) Toshiba
8 3 (2.63%) Adobe
8 3 (2.63%) CA
8 3 (2.63%) Peregrine
8 3 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.63%) Spiceworks
9 2 (1.75%) Northgate
9 2 (1.75%) Samsung
9 2 (1.75%) Symantec
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £485.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago