The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £351 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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.

Support Specialist
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 240 238 265
Rank change year-on-year -2 +27  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 14 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.18% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 9
Median daily rate £351 £375 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +38.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £363 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £550 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £300 £285
% change year-on-year +21.66% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £23.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.25 £13.70
% change year-on-year - +69.70%  

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 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
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 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the South East

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 Support Specialist in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in the South East

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Specialist in the South East

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 Support Specialist in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in the South East

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 Support Specialist within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +12 3 - - 1
Hampshire +5 3 £330 -12.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £240 -40.00% 1
Kent - 3 £365 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £365 - 1
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) ITIL
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (26.67%) VMware
5 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
6 7 (23.33%) Citrix
6 7 (23.33%) Oracle
7 6 (20.00%) MCSE
7 6 (20.00%) HP
8 5 (16.67%) Project Management
8 5 (16.67%) Linux
8 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (16.67%) Marketing
8 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
9 4 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (13.33%) SCCM
9 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
9 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
9 4 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (13.33%) OVSD
9 4 (13.33%) Cisco
9 4 (13.33%) MCSA

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 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.67%) Drupal
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.67%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) Apache
3 1 (3.33%) EPiServer
3 1 (3.33%) FileNet
3 1 (3.33%) IIS
3 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.33%) InfoPath
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (3.33%) MySQL
3 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 5 (16.67%) Marketing
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (3.33%) French Language
4 1 (3.33%) German Language
4 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) .NET
1 1 (3.33%) ActiveMQ
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Camel
1 1 (3.33%) REST
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
4 1 (3.33%) Clustering
4 1 (3.33%) Life Science
4 1 (3.33%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.33%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Windows
2 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Unix
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.33%) AIX
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (43.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Service Delivery
3 5 (16.67%) Project Management
4 4 (13.33%) Change Management
4 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
4 4 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (10.00%) Information Management
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (6.67%) Data Encryption
6 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.67%) ITSM
6 2 (6.67%) Lead Generation
6 2 (6.67%) Order to Cash
6 2 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
6 2 (6.67%) Remediation Plan
6 2 (6.67%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (3.33%) Java
3 1 (3.33%) JCL
3 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) MCSE
4 4 (13.33%) MCP
4 4 (13.33%) MCSA
5 2 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 2 (6.67%) CCDP
5 2 (6.67%) CCNA
5 2 (6.67%) CCNP
5 2 (6.67%) CCSA
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
5 2 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (6.67%) Master's Degree
5 2 (6.67%) MCDBA
5 2 (6.67%) PMI Certification
5 2 (6.67%) PMP
6 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
2 2 (6.67%) Data Quality
3 1 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (6.67%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (13.33%) OVSD
1 4 (13.33%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) OpenView
2 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) Ansible
3 1 (3.33%) Cobbler
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Citrix
3 7 (23.33%) Oracle
4 6 (20.00%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco
6 3 (10.00%) NetApp
7 2 (6.67%) Apple
7 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
7 2 (6.67%) Hitachi
7 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (3.33%) Genesys
8 1 (3.33%) Informatica
8 1 (3.33%) Remedy
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