Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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 > Yorkshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 175 188 213
Rank change year-on-year +13 +25 -40
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 7 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.16% 0.062% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.064% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £345 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +91.67% -28.00%
10th Percentile £313 £249 £163
90th Percentile £411 £480 £229
England median daily rate £365 £325 £350
% change year-on-year +12.31% -7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £19.03 - £21.50
10th Percentile £18.05 - £20.75
90th Percentile £20.02 - £22.25
England median hourly rate £18.00 £27.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -34.55% +64.18% -33.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,311 4,669 5,680
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.23% 96.11% 95.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,837 2,995 3,722
Yorkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £250
90th Percentile £544 £538 £540
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 209 299
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.92 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.80% -0.61% +7.69%
10th Percentile £9.87 £9.50 £9.14
90th Percentile £40.00 £26.50 £25.00
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in Yorkshire

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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 Yorkshire +12 7 £338 -2.17% 1
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 Yorkshire region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) ERP
1 4 (57.14%) Business Continuity
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle ERP
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (57.14%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (14.29%) Time Management
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 1 (14.29%) Confluence
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) JIRA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
2 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Business Continuity
1 4 (57.14%) Continuous Improvement
1 4 (57.14%) Customer Requirements
1 4 (57.14%) ERP
1 4 (57.14%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Business Continuity Planning
2 3 (42.86%) Business Intelligence
2 3 (42.86%) Operations Management
2 3 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (14.29%) Strategic Thinking
3 1 (14.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware