The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 10 July 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 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 377 371 374
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 31 46 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.19% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.21% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 26 14
Average daily rate
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£415 £375 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% +19.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £288 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £331 £225
% change year-on-year
-4.86% +47.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Average hourly rate £10.00 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.44% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.10 £19.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-15.26% +52.00%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21167 21997 24240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.81% 92.33% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 14614 14966 15702
Average daily rate £425 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 476 629
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.86 £43.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Support Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014.

Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 10 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +20 10 £400 -5.88% 7
Chessington - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Romford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title.

1 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 25 (40.32%) Oracle
3 22 (35.48%) Finance
4 19 (30.65%) Windows
5 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
5 14 (22.58%) Linux
6 13 (20.97%) Banking
7 11 (17.74%) UNIX
8 10 (16.13%) T-SQL
8 10 (16.13%) Java
9 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
10 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (12.90%) ITIL
10 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
11 7 (11.29%) SunGard
11 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
11 7 (11.29%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (11.29%) Perl
11 7 (11.29%) Cash Management
11 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 7 (11.29%) SunGard AvantGard
12 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (9.68%) Middleware
12 6 (9.68%) Tivoli
13 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (8.06%) Python
13 5 (8.06%) DTS

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Support Specialist 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 Support Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.45%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.84%) IIS
2 3 (4.84%) Apache
2 3 (4.84%) MQSeries
2 3 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (3.23%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.61%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.61%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.61%) MS Project
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
2 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 7 (11.29%) SunGard AvantGard
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.61%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.61%) SAP SD
3 1 (1.61%) SAP FI
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.45%) HTTP
1 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
1 4 (6.45%) Firewall
2 3 (4.84%) NetScaler
2 3 (4.84%) LAN
2 3 (4.84%) WAN
3 2 (3.23%) WLAN
3 2 (3.23%) MPLS
4 1 (1.61%) Bluetooth
4 1 (1.61%) Broadband
4 1 (1.61%) SMTP
4 1 (1.61%) DHCP
4 1 (1.61%) FTP
4 1 (1.61%) Multicast
4 1 (1.61%) SSH
4 1 (1.61%) Network Security
4 1 (1.61%) VPN
4 1 (1.61%) DNS
4 1 (1.61%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 9 (14.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
3 7 (11.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (11.29%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 6 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (8.06%) DTS
6 1 (1.61%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.61%) DataStage
6 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.61%) Toad
1 1 (1.61%) JIRA
General
1 22 (35.48%) Finance
2 13 (20.97%) Banking
3 4 (6.45%) Retail
4 3 (4.84%) Front Office
4 3 (4.84%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.23%) French Language
5 2 (3.23%) Back Office
5 2 (3.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.61%) Billing
6 1 (1.61%) Legal
6 1 (1.61%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.68%) Middleware
2 4 (6.45%) HTML
2 4 (6.45%) XML
2 4 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (4.84%) Web Services
3 3 (4.84%) Django
4 2 (3.23%) WSDL
4 2 (3.23%) .NET
4 2 (3.23%) J2EE
4 2 (3.23%) Rendezvous
4 2 (3.23%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (1.61%) Classic ASP
5 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
5 1 (1.61%) XSLT
5 1 (1.61%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.61%) jQuery
5 1 (1.61%) Kafka
5 1 (1.61%) Windows SharePoint Services
5 1 (1.61%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
1 3 (4.84%) Derivative
1 3 (4.84%) Kindle
2 2 (3.23%) SWIFT
2 2 (3.23%) Clustering
2 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.23%) Replication
3 1 (1.61%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Equity Derivative
3 1 (1.61%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.61%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Linux
3 11 (17.74%) UNIX
4 8 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.84%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.61%) Solaris
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.90%) ITIL
2 7 (11.29%) Cash Management
3 5 (8.06%) Change Control
3 5 (8.06%) Risk Management
4 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
4 4 (6.45%) Electronic Trading
4 4 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.84%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (4.84%) Web Development
5 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.84%) ERP
5 3 (4.84%) ETL
5 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.84%) Project Management
6 2 (3.23%) Data Modelling
6 2 (3.23%) SOA
6 2 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (58.06%) SQL
2 10 (16.13%) T-SQL
2 10 (16.13%) Java
3 7 (11.29%) Perl
4 5 (8.06%) Python
5 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.45%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.61%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) VBScript
6 1 (1.61%) VB
6 1 (1.61%) VBA
6 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.61%) sed
6 1 (1.61%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 2 (3.23%) CCNA
2 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.61%) Sun Certification
3 1 (1.61%) MCITP
3 1 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) ISO 9001
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
2 2 (3.23%) QA
3 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (11.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.84%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) XenApp
3 1 (1.61%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.61%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.61%) RHEV
3 1 (1.61%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.84%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (4.84%) ITRS Geneos
2 3 (4.84%) Nagios
3 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.61%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.61%) SCOM
4 1 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.61%) Control-M
Vendors
1 25 (40.32%) Oracle
2 8 (12.90%) Red Hat
3 7 (11.29%) SunGard
4 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
5 3 (4.84%) Reuters
6 2 (3.23%) Cisco
6 2 (3.23%) TIBCO
6 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
6 2 (3.23%) Sybase
6 2 (3.23%) SAP
6 2 (3.23%) Symantec
7 1 (1.61%) Remedy
7 1 (1.61%) McAfee
7 1 (1.61%) Charles River
7 1 (1.61%) Open Text
7 1 (1.61%) RedDot
7 1 (1.61%) VMware
7 1 (1.61%) Sophis
7 1 (1.61%) Altiris
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