The table below looks at the statistics 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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 399 390 392
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 40 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.13% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 23
Average daily rate £363 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £291 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £558 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
-2.25% +7.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +100.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
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
21803 21594 22168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.80% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 15765 14842 15472
Average daily rate £463 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 393 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +47 10 £403 +1.89% 2
Twickenham - 1 £160 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 24 (34.29%) Finance
2 14 (20.00%) Windows
3 11 (15.71%) SQL
4 10 (14.29%) Banking
4 10 (14.29%) vSphere
5 9 (12.86%) Unix
6 8 (11.43%) Java
6 8 (11.43%) Oracle
6 8 (11.43%) Problem Management
6 8 (11.43%) Cloud Foundry
7 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
7 7 (10.00%) Perl
7 7 (10.00%) SAP
7 7 (10.00%) Linux
7 7 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 7 (10.00%) OpenText
8 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
8 6 (8.57%) VMware
8 6 (8.57%) Nagios
8 6 (8.57%) Cisco
8 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
8 6 (8.57%) ITIL
8 6 (8.57%) DV Cleared
8 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.57%) Electronic Trading
9 5 (7.14%) Degree
9 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
9 5 (7.14%) Firewall
9 5 (7.14%) Front Office

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 8 (11.43%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (4.29%) IIS
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) CMS
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.29%) MS Office
2 3 (4.29%) MS Project
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.43%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.43%) ION MarketView
1 1 (1.43%) Maximo
1 1 (1.43%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.43%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 2 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.86%) SoftLayer
2 1 (1.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.14%) Firewall
2 4 (5.71%) DNS
2 4 (5.71%) SAN
2 4 (5.71%) SSL
3 3 (4.29%) Wireless
4 2 (2.86%) BGP
4 2 (2.86%) DHCP
4 2 (2.86%) EIGRP
4 2 (2.86%) IPsec
4 2 (2.86%) Junos
4 2 (2.86%) LDAP
4 2 (2.86%) MPLS
4 2 (2.86%) OSPF
4 2 (2.86%) SMTP
4 2 (2.86%) SNMP
4 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.86%) VLAN
4 2 (2.86%) VPN
4 2 (2.86%) VRRP
4 2 (2.86%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.86%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (2.86%) FileMaker
2 2 (2.86%) InfluxDB
2 2 (2.86%) MS Access
2 2 (2.86%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.43%) GIS
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Toad
General
1 24 (34.29%) Finance
2 10 (14.29%) Banking
3 5 (7.14%) Front Office
4 4 (5.71%) Publishing
5 3 (4.29%) Law
6 2 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Legal
6 2 (2.86%) Marketing
7 1 (1.43%) German Language
7 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (1.43%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
1 4 (5.71%) XML
2 2 (2.86%) CSS
2 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 2 (2.86%) XSLT
3 1 (1.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.43%) HTML
3 1 (1.43%) HTML5
3 1 (1.43%) OAuth
3 1 (1.43%) OAuth2
3 1 (1.43%) OpenID
3 1 (1.43%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (1.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 5 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.29%) Equities
3 3 (4.29%) Fintech
3 3 (4.29%) iPhone
3 3 (4.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.86%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.86%) FMCG
4 2 (2.86%) Hedge funds
4 2 (2.86%) iPad
5 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.43%) Credit Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.43%) Derivative
5 1 (1.43%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.43%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (20.00%) Windows
2 9 (12.86%) Unix
3 7 (10.00%) Linux
4 6 (8.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.86%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.43%) Android
7 1 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.43%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.43%) Problem Management
2 6 (8.57%) Electronic Trading
2 6 (8.57%) ITIL
3 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.71%) Risk Management
4 3 (4.29%) Change Management
4 3 (4.29%) DevOps
4 3 (4.29%) Document Management
4 3 (4.29%) High Availability
4 3 (4.29%) Workflow
5 2 (2.86%) Data Migration
5 2 (2.86%) Issue Tracking
5 2 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.86%) Migration
5 2 (2.86%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.86%) Network Architecture
5 2 (2.86%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (2.86%) Scrum
5 2 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.71%) SQL
2 8 (11.43%) Java
3 7 (10.00%) Perl
4 2 (2.86%) C#
4 2 (2.86%) VBA
4 2 (2.86%) XPath
5 1 (1.43%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.43%) PHP
5 1 (1.43%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.43%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) DV Cleared
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 5 (7.14%) Degree
3 2 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.43%) CCNA
4 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.71%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) QA
3 1 (1.43%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (14.29%) vSphere
2 6 (8.57%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (8.57%) Nagios
2 3 (4.29%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (2.86%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (2.86%) Grafana
4 1 (1.43%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.43%) Casper Suite
4 1 (1.43%) Graphite
4 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.43%) Opsview
4 1 (1.43%) SCOM
4 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 8 (11.43%) Oracle
2 7 (10.00%) OpenText
2 7 (10.00%) SAP
3 6 (8.57%) Cisco
3 6 (8.57%) VMware
4 5 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.71%) Apple
5 4 (5.71%) Citrix
6 3 (4.29%) Sybase
7 2 (2.86%) Adobe
7 2 (2.86%) Brocade
7 2 (2.86%) CA
7 2 (2.86%) Charles River
7 2 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.86%) F5
7 2 (2.86%) IBM
7 2 (2.86%) Juniper
7 2 (2.86%) NetApp
7 2 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.86%) Splunk