The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London region that had Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 417 393 407
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 24 42 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.10% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 23 21
Median daily rate £381 £320 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £242 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £328 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.42% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £18.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £23.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+53.86% +3.37%
Support Specialist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21700 21910 22982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.78% 94.98% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15416 15458 15936
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 275 348 435
Median hourly rate £17.37 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the London region that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 3 £450 +1.40% 2
Twickenham - 1 £165 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 London region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 16 (28.07%) Java
3 15 (26.32%) Oracle
4 13 (22.81%) Linux
4 13 (22.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 12 (21.05%) Unix
5 12 (21.05%) Banking
6 11 (19.30%) SQL
7 9 (15.79%) Windows
7 9 (15.79%) Cisco
7 9 (15.79%) Firewall
8 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
8 8 (14.04%) HTML
9 7 (12.28%) ITIL
9 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
10 6 (10.53%) Migration
10 6 (10.53%) Citrix
10 6 (10.53%) XML
10 6 (10.53%) Sybase
10 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
10 6 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
10 6 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (10.53%) DevOps
11 5 (8.77%) Technical Architecture
11 5 (8.77%) MS Office
11 5 (8.77%) CSS
11 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
11 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
11 5 (8.77%) Nagios
12 4 (7.02%) Apple

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (3.51%) IIS
2 2 (3.51%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.51%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.75%) Apache
3 1 (1.75%) Drupal
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) GemFire
3 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.75%) InDesign
2 1 (1.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (7.02%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.75%) Google Drive
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.79%) Firewall
2 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.02%) SAN
4 3 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (5.26%) LAN
4 3 (5.26%) Network Security
4 3 (5.26%) VoIP
4 3 (5.26%) WAN
4 3 (5.26%) WLAN
5 2 (3.51%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) DNS
5 2 (3.51%) ISDN
6 1 (1.75%) DMZ
6 1 (1.75%) HTTP
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
6 1 (1.75%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.26%) InfluxDB
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.75%) DataStage
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Toad
1 1 (1.75%) Xcode
General
1 17 (29.82%) Finance
2 12 (21.05%) Banking
3 4 (7.02%) Front Office
4 3 (5.26%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Advertising
5 1 (1.75%) German Language
5 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) HTML
2 6 (10.53%) XML
3 5 (8.77%) CSS
4 3 (5.26%) .NET
4 3 (5.26%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (3.51%) HTML5
5 2 (3.51%) J2EE
5 2 (3.51%) Middleware
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (1.75%) Ajax
6 1 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.75%) CSS3
6 1 (1.75%) JMS
6 1 (1.75%) OAuth
6 1 (1.75%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.75%) OpenID
6 1 (1.75%) RESTful
6 1 (1.75%) SonicMQ
6 1 (1.75%) XHTML
6 1 (1.75%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) EMC VNX
3 3 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (3.51%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.51%) Statistics
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.75%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.75%) Derivative
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Fintech
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.75%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (22.81%) Linux
2 12 (21.05%) Unix
3 9 (15.79%) Windows
4 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.75%) Android
7 1 (1.75%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.75%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) ITIL
2 6 (10.53%) DevOps
2 6 (10.53%) Electronic Trading
2 6 (10.53%) Migration
2 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
2 6 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
3 5 (8.77%) Service Delivery
3 5 (8.77%) Technical Architecture
4 3 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (5.26%) Scrum
5 2 (3.51%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.51%) Data Protection
5 2 (3.51%) Document Management
5 2 (3.51%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.51%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.51%) Release Management
5 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.75%) Change Management
6 1 (1.75%) ITSM
6 1 (1.75%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
2 11 (19.30%) SQL
3 3 (5.26%) PHP
3 3 (5.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) VBA
5 1 (1.75%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.75%) C++
5 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.75%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) Ruby
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.26%) CCNA
1 3 (5.26%) CCNP
1 3 (5.26%) CCVP
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.75%) HL7
2 1 (1.75%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (14.04%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.51%) DFS Replication
2 2 (3.51%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.51%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
2 2 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Nagios
2 4 (7.02%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (5.26%) Grafana
3 3 (5.26%) Graphite
4 2 (3.51%) Casper Suite
5 1 (1.75%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.75%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.75%) Opsview
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (26.32%) Oracle
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) Citrix
4 6 (10.53%) Sybase
5 4 (7.02%) Apple
5 4 (7.02%) ION Trading
6 3 (5.26%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.26%) EMC
6 3 (5.26%) HP
6 3 (5.26%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.26%) Speakerbus
6 3 (5.26%) VMware
7 2 (3.51%) Adobe
7 2 (3.51%) Google
7 2 (3.51%) iManage
7 2 (3.51%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.51%) Splunk
8 1 (1.75%) CommVault
8 1 (1.75%) Sun
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