The first table below looks at the demand for the Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Technical Support
Rank 197 188 193
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 13 9 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.14% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.16% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 14
Average daily rate £180 £275 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.54% -29.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £271 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £385 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £170 £258
% change year-on-year
+47.05% -33.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £13.73 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+18.35% +5.61%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5961 5787 7412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.36% 92.86% 91.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4311 4275 5242
Average daily rate £438 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 120 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £135.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Technical Support
London

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Technical Support across the City of London region.

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Technical Support across the City of London region.

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Technical Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title.

1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 12 (52.17%) Finance
3 10 (43.48%) UNIX
4 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) SQL
5 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
6 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
7 5 (21.74%) Oracle
7 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
7 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
7 5 (21.74%) Degree
8 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
8 4 (17.39%) MS Office
8 4 (17.39%) Java
8 4 (17.39%) Citrix
8 4 (17.39%) Lync
9 3 (13.04%) Apple
9 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
9 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
9 3 (13.04%) Perl
9 3 (13.04%) HTML
9 3 (13.04%) ITIL
9 3 (13.04%) Banking
9 3 (13.04%) Legal
9 3 (13.04%) Marketing
9 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle General Ledger
10 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12

Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited Technical Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
2 4 (17.39%) Lync
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (8.70%) ColdFusion
3 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (8.70%) SAS
3 2 (8.70%) MQSeries
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.35%) Apache
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Payables
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Cash Management
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Assets
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (8.70%) Oracle iProcurement
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 2 (8.70%) VPN
2 2 (8.70%) LDAP
2 2 (8.70%) WAN
2 2 (8.70%) HTTP
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) Intranet
3 1 (4.35%) LAN
3 1 (4.35%) DNS
3 1 (4.35%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.70%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (8.70%) RDBMS
2 2 (8.70%) SQLPlus
3 1 (4.35%) MySQL
3 1 (4.35%) OLAP
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (4.35%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (52.17%) Finance
2 3 (13.04%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
2 3 (13.04%) Marketing
3 2 (8.70%) International Banking
3 2 (8.70%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.70%) Front Office
3 2 (8.70%) Back Office
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.35%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) JSON
2 2 (8.70%) .NET
2 2 (8.70%) J2EE
2 2 (8.70%) SOAP
2 2 (8.70%) Web Services
2 2 (8.70%) XML
2 2 (8.70%) JMS
2 2 (8.70%) REST
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 2 (8.70%) iPhone
2 2 (8.70%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.35%) Data Integration
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) UNIX
3 7 (30.43%) Linux
4 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.35%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) HPUX
6 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Database Tuning
2 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (8.70%) Procure-to-pay
2 2 (8.70%) Investment Management
2 2 (8.70%) Test Scripting
2 2 (8.70%) Risk Management
2 2 (8.70%) Asset Management
2 2 (8.70%) E-Commerce
3 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Operations Management
3 1 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) PHP
4 2 (8.70%) VB.NET
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) C#
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Python
5 1 (4.35%) VBA
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) MCSA
3 1 (4.35%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.35%) MOM
1 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (21.74%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Apple
5 2 (8.70%) JBoss
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) HP
5 2 (8.70%) Reuters
5 2 (8.70%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.35%) Remedy
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
6 1 (4.35%) Siemens
6 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) Sage
6 1 (4.35%) Sun
6 1 (4.35%) VMware
6 1 (4.35%) Teradata
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