Period
to 1 December 2020

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

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
6 months to
1 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 162 295 375
Rank change year-on-year +133 +80 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 13 32 24
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.24% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.26% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 18 13
Median daily rate £350 £225 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.56% -32.84% -2.90%
10th Percentile £300 £137 £200
90th Percentile £480 £449 £415
England median daily rate £363 £270 £338
% change year-on-year +34.26% -20.00% -7.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -
England median hourly rate £19.75 £26.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -25.47% +65.63% -11.11%

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 3,669 12,272 15,586
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.41% 93.78% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,163 7,249 9,395
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +1.80%
10th Percentile £213 £212 £256
90th Percentile £619 £600 £588
England median daily rate £475 £465 £455
% change year-on-year +2.15% +2.20% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 296 632 603
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% +5.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £10.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £57.34 £59.62 £51.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £19.31 £18.50
% change year-on-year +55.36% +4.38% -1.03%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the South East

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Support Specialist in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Support Specialist in the South East

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Support Specialist in the South East over the 6 months to 1 December 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Support Specialist in the South East

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Support Specialist in the South East.

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 6 months to 1 December 2020. 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
West Sussex - 5 £300 -
Thames Valley +89 4 - -
Berkshire +69 4 - -
Surrey +70 2 £455 +1.11% 1
Hampshire +68 2 £480 +58.68%
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 December 2020, 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 South East region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (38.46%) Hyperion
1 5 (38.46%) Baan
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
1 5 (38.46%) ERP
2 4 (30.77%) VC++
3 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 3 (23.08%) EDI
3 3 (23.08%) Tripwire
3 3 (23.08%) Concur
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 3 (23.08%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (15.38%) Apache Geronimo
4 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 2 (15.38%) Data Management
4 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
4 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Azure
4 2 (15.38%) Open Source
4 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell

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 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Apache Geronimo
2 2 (15.38%) Apache TomEE
2 2 (15.38%) JBoss
2 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Power Platform
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (15.38%) BusinessObjects
1 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 2 (15.38%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle Forms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) EDI
2 2 (15.38%) IBM Integration Bus
2 2 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
2 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) ERP
2 2 (15.38%) Analytics
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) CRM
2 2 (15.38%) Dashboard Development
2 2 (15.38%) Data Management
2 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
2 2 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) VC++
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Bash Shell
3 2 (15.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Baan
1 5 (38.46%) Hyperion
1 5 (38.46%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Concur
2 3 (23.08%) Tripwire
3 2 (15.38%) IBM
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Red Hat