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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 406 386 389
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 30 48 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.14% 0.20% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 28 26
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £244 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.39 £13.70 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+143.72% -14.90%
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
21057 22355 22117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.05% 94.75% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15093 15692 15165
Median daily rate £450 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 222 374 414
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.17 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +42 3 £500 +66.66% 3
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 (25.37%) SQL
2 16 (23.88%) Finance
3 15 (22.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 15 (22.39%) Java
3 15 (22.39%) Oracle
4 14 (20.90%) Banking
5 13 (19.40%) Unix
6 12 (17.91%) Linux
7 11 (16.42%) Windows
8 10 (14.93%) XML
8 10 (14.93%) Electronic Trading
9 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
9 8 (11.94%) Perl
10 7 (10.45%) ITIL
10 7 (10.45%) Citrix
10 7 (10.45%) Nagios
10 7 (10.45%) Front Office
11 6 (8.96%) Firewall
11 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
11 6 (8.96%) Cisco
11 6 (8.96%) Sybase
11 6 (8.96%) DevOps
12 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
12 5 (7.46%) FIX Protocol
12 5 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (7.46%) MS Office
12 5 (7.46%) HTML
12 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
12 5 (7.46%) Law
12 5 (7.46%) Migration

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 2 (2.99%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
2 1 (1.49%) CMS
2 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Office
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.49%) Maximo
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.49%) Adobe Creative Cloud
1 1 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.96%) Firewall
2 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.48%) DHCP
3 3 (4.48%) DNS
3 3 (4.48%) VoIP
4 2 (2.99%) ISDN
4 2 (2.99%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.49%) HTTP
5 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.49%) NAS
5 1 (1.49%) Skype
5 1 (1.49%) tcpdump
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
5 1 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
1 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.48%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (4.48%) InfluxDB
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle BI EE
3 1 (1.49%) DataStage
3 1 (1.49%) GIS
3 1 (1.49%) MS Access
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Toad
1 1 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 16 (23.88%) Finance
2 14 (20.90%) Banking
3 7 (10.45%) Front Office
4 5 (7.46%) Law
5 4 (5.97%) Publishing
6 3 (4.48%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Advertising
7 1 (1.49%) German Language
7 1 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.93%) XML
2 5 (7.46%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (7.46%) HTML
3 4 (5.97%) CSS
4 3 (4.48%) .NET
5 2 (2.99%) HTML5
5 2 (2.99%) J2EE
5 2 (2.99%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 2 (2.99%) XSLT
6 1 (1.49%) Ajax
6 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.49%) CSS3
6 1 (1.49%) Middleware
6 1 (1.49%) OAuth
6 1 (1.49%) OAuth2
6 1 (1.49%) OpenID
6 1 (1.49%) RESTful
6 1 (1.49%) SonicMQ
6 1 (1.49%) XHTML
6 1 (1.49%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Equities
2 3 (4.48%) Fintech
2 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
2 3 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.99%) Hedge funds
3 2 (2.99%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.99%) Statistics
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.49%) Credit Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.49%) Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.49%) NHS
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 13 (19.40%) Unix
2 12 (17.91%) Linux
3 11 (16.42%) Windows
4 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.99%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.49%) Android
7 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Electronic Trading
2 8 (11.94%) Problem Management
3 7 (10.45%) ITIL
4 6 (8.96%) DevOps
5 5 (7.46%) Migration
5 5 (7.46%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (4.48%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.48%) Document Management
6 3 (4.48%) Scrum
6 3 (4.48%) Workflow
7 2 (2.99%) Change Management
7 2 (2.99%) CRM
7 2 (2.99%) High Availability
7 2 (2.99%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.99%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.99%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.49%) ERP
8 1 (1.49%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 17 (25.37%) SQL
2 15 (22.39%) Java
3 8 (11.94%) Perl
4 4 (5.97%) C#
4 4 (5.97%) VBA
5 3 (4.48%) PHP
5 3 (4.48%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) XPath
7 1 (1.49%) C++
7 1 (1.49%) Python
7 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
1 4 (5.97%) DV Cleared
1 4 (5.97%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.49%) CCNA
3 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) HL7
3 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.49%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Nagios
2 4 (5.97%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (4.48%) Grafana
4 2 (2.99%) Casper Suite
4 2 (2.99%) Graphite
5 1 (1.49%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.49%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.49%) Opsview
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Oracle
2 7 (10.45%) Citrix
3 6 (8.96%) Cisco
3 6 (8.96%) Sybase
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 5 (7.46%) OpenText
5 4 (5.97%) ION Trading
6 3 (4.48%) iManage
7 2 (2.99%) Apple
7 2 (2.99%) Bloomberg
7 2 (2.99%) Charles River
7 2 (2.99%) Splunk
8 1 (1.49%) Adobe
8 1 (1.49%) Dell
8 1 (1.49%) IBM
8 1 (1.49%) Informatica
8 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.49%) Sun
8 1 (1.49%) Veritas