Period
to 26 July 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support Specialist was £195 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 26 July 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
UK
6 months to
26 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 829 894 882
Rank change year-on-year +65 -12 -30
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Specialist 15 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.016% 0.007% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.008% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 4
UK median daily rate £195 £200 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +45.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £146 £160 £116
90th Percentile £374 £240 £176
UK excluding London median daily rate £233 - £138
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +16.79% -13.29%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £19.50 £16.50 £15.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.00 £13.70
% change year-on-year +18.75% +16.79% -11.61%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90298 104385 106998
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.01% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 58587 67947 66244
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% +6.25% +1.01%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £233
90th Percentile £620 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2889 3090 4140
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.40 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.60 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -6.47% +11.76% +1.49%

IT Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Specialist in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Specialist in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support Specialist over the 6 months to 26 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support Specialist in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Specialist in the UK

IT Support Specialist
Top 8 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 26 July 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
England +56 13 £200 - 5
UK excluding London +71 11 £233 - 5
South East +51 5 £175 - 1
London +23 4 £188 -6.25%
South West - 3 £300 -
Scotland +41 2 £190 -
East Midlands - 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 - - 2

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 featuring IT Support Specialist in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 3 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
5 2 (13.33%) Finance
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (13.33%) Cisco
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) DHCP
5 2 (13.33%) VPN
5 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 1 (6.67%) SLA
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) MCSA
6 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (6.67%) LAN
6 1 (6.67%) WAN
6 1 (6.67%) HP

IT Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Skype
3 1 (6.67%) VSAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (6.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.67%) CentOS
3 1 (6.67%) Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
3 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X Server
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Coaching
2 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) CCNA
2 1 (6.67%) CCNP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.67%) MCSA
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) Cisco
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Avaya
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) HP
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
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