The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
England / South East
Rank 171 161 181
Rank change year-on-year -10 +20  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 70 104 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.91% 1.13% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 1.19% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 53 24
Median daily rate £150 £175 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £350 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 25
Median hourly rate £14.40 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £9.88 £11.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £22.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

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 7272 8761 9239
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.01% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 4116 5354 4947
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 377 446
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 26 March 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
Hampshire +6 20 £131 -18.60% 11
Oxfordshire -17 15 £150 -14.28% 8
Berkshire +22 12 £275 +57.14% 10
Buckinghamshire -8 10 £210 +90.90% 8
Surrey +3 9 £134 -7.75% 10
West Sussex -3 2 £155 -17.33% 1
Kent +8 1 £100 -46.66% 2
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 80 (61.07%) Windows
2 59 (45.04%) Active Directory
3 50 (38.17%) Microsoft
4 45 (34.35%) MS Office
5 44 (33.59%) Windows 7
6 29 (22.14%) MS Excel
7 26 (19.85%) ITIL
8 20 (15.27%) Windows 10
9 19 (14.50%) Windows Server
10 17 (12.98%) Office 365
11 16 (12.21%) MS Exchange
12 15 (11.45%) Android
13 13 (9.92%) Apple
14 12 (9.16%) Windows 8
14 12 (9.16%) SLA
14 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
15 11 (8.40%) VMware
15 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
16 10 (7.63%) Smartphone
17 9 (6.87%) Incident Management
17 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
17 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
17 9 (6.87%) Service Management
17 9 (6.87%) VPN
18 8 (6.11%) ServiceNow
18 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
18 8 (6.11%) SQL
18 8 (6.11%) Finance
18 8 (6.11%) Time Management
19 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 16 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.11%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (3.05%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.29%) IIS
5 2 (1.53%) Apache
5 2 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.76%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 45 (34.35%) MS Office
2 29 (22.14%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.05%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.53%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.53%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (12.98%) Office 365
2 2 (1.53%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (6.87%) VPN
2 6 (4.58%) Firewall
3 5 (3.82%) SNMP
3 5 (3.82%) Wireless
4 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.05%) WAN
5 3 (2.29%) Broadband
5 3 (2.29%) Internet
5 3 (2.29%) LAN
5 3 (2.29%) Network Security
5 3 (2.29%) SSL
6 2 (1.53%) DHCP
6 2 (1.53%) DNS
6 2 (1.53%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.53%) Skype
6 2 (1.53%) VoIP
7 1 (0.76%) Extranet
7 1 (0.76%) FTP
7 1 (0.76%) Softphone
7 1 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.53%) MySQL
2 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (6.11%) Finance
2 6 (4.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Advertising
4 3 (2.29%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.53%) German Language
5 2 (1.53%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.53%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Back Office
6 1 (0.76%) French Language
6 1 (0.76%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.76%) Legal
6 1 (0.76%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Portuguese Language
6 1 (0.76%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.29%) .NET
2 2 (1.53%) WAP
2 2 (1.53%) XML
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.63%) Smartphone
3 6 (4.58%) Blackberry
4 5 (3.82%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.82%) iPad
5 4 (3.05%) iPhone
5 4 (3.05%) RSA SecurID
6 3 (2.29%) CMDB
6 3 (2.29%) Handset
7 2 (1.53%) CCTV
7 2 (1.53%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.53%) EPoS
7 2 (1.53%) Life Science
7 2 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.76%) Clustering
8 1 (0.76%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.76%) NHS
8 1 (0.76%) Replication
8 1 (0.76%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 80 (61.07%) Windows
2 44 (33.59%) Windows 7
3 20 (15.27%) Windows 10
4 19 (14.50%) Windows Server
5 15 (11.45%) Android
6 12 (9.16%) Windows 8
6 12 (9.16%) Windows XP
7 7 (5.34%) Apple iOS
7 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.82%) Windows Mobile
9 4 (3.05%) Linux
10 3 (2.29%) SUSE
10 3 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.76%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.85%) ITIL
2 9 (6.87%) Incident Management
2 9 (6.87%) Service Management
3 8 (6.11%) Time Management
4 6 (4.58%) Configuration Management
4 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (3.82%) Coaching
5 5 (3.82%) Fault Management
6 4 (3.05%) Business Continuity
6 4 (3.05%) Change Management
6 4 (3.05%) CRM
6 4 (3.05%) DNA
7 3 (2.29%) Asset Management
7 3 (2.29%) Change Control
7 3 (2.29%) Migration
7 3 (2.29%) PRINCE2
7 3 (2.29%) Service Delivery
8 2 (1.53%) Budgeting and Forecasting
8 2 (1.53%) Programme Management
8 2 (1.53%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (6.11%) SQL
2 2 (1.53%) C
2 2 (1.53%) VBScript
3 1 (0.76%) C#
3 1 (0.76%) PHP
3 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (6.87%) SC Cleared
1 9 (6.87%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
4 4 (3.05%) MCSE
5 3 (2.29%) MCTS
6 2 (1.53%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.76%) CCNA
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.76%) Degree
7 1 (0.76%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) MCPD
7 1 (0.76%) MCSA
7 1 (0.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.16%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) PMO
3 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
System Software
1 59 (45.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.53%) VMware Server
4 1 (0.76%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.76%) vSphere
4 1 (0.76%) XenApp
4 1 (0.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (3.82%) SCCM
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (2.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.29%) Unicenter
3 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.53%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.53%) WSUS
4 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 50 (38.17%) Microsoft
2 13 (9.92%) Apple
3 11 (8.40%) VMware
4 8 (6.11%) ServiceNow
5 7 (5.34%) Citrix
5 7 (5.34%) HP
6 6 (4.58%) Dell
6 6 (4.58%) Remedy
7 5 (3.82%) Lotus
8 4 (3.05%) Cisco
8 4 (3.05%) Toshiba
9 3 (2.29%) CA
9 3 (2.29%) Peregrine
9 3 (2.29%) Spiceworks
10 2 (1.53%) Adobe
10 2 (1.53%) Samsung
10 2 (1.53%) Sophos
11 1 (0.76%) BMC
11 1 (0.76%) IBM
11 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
Weybridge, Surrey
onezeero.
Rate: £100 - £110 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £20000 - £25250 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago