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 17 January 2017 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / London
Rank 374 377 356
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 22 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 10 17
Median daily rate £400 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £455 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £207
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +45.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.40% -44.16%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £12.50 £23.20
% change year-on-year
- -46.12%

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
18377 19532 19691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.92% 95.15% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 13128 13704 14023
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 305 343
Median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.80% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £36.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

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 17 January 2017.

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 17 January 2017. 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 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 -5 3 £400 -11.11% 2
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, 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 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 9 (19.57%) Windows
4 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
5 7 (15.22%) Linux
5 7 (15.22%) HTML
5 7 (15.22%) SQL
5 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
5 7 (15.22%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (13.04%) Smartphone
6 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
6 6 (13.04%) Perl
6 6 (13.04%) Unix
6 6 (13.04%) Law
6 6 (13.04%) Legal
6 6 (13.04%) Investment Banking
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL
7 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
7 5 (10.87%) Cisco
7 5 (10.87%) Apple
7 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
7 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (8.70%) Statistics
8 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
8 4 (8.70%) SAN
8 4 (8.70%) Java
8 4 (8.70%) CSS
8 4 (8.70%) SOAP
8 4 (8.70%) VMware

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 (6.52%) CMS
2 2 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.35%) IIS
2 2 (4.35%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.17%) Drupal
3 1 (2.17%) GemFire
3 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (2.17%) InDesign
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Google Drive
2 1 (2.17%) G Suite
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) SAN
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (6.52%) Firewall
2 3 (6.52%) LAN
2 3 (6.52%) Network Security
2 3 (6.52%) WAN
2 3 (6.52%) WLAN
3 2 (4.35%) DHCP
3 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.35%) VSAN
4 1 (2.17%) 2G
4 1 (2.17%) DMZ
4 1 (2.17%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) NetScaler
4 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (2.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.17%) KDB
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (45.65%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Investment Banking
3 6 (13.04%) Law
3 6 (13.04%) Legal
4 4 (8.70%) Front Office
5 1 (2.17%) German Language
5 1 (2.17%) Publishing
5 1 (2.17%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) CSS
2 4 (8.70%) SOAP
3 3 (6.52%) .NET
4 2 (4.35%) Ajax
4 2 (4.35%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.35%) MSMQ
4 2 (4.35%) Regular Expression
4 2 (4.35%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XHTML
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.17%) CSS3
5 1 (2.17%) HTML5
5 1 (2.17%) JMS
5 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (13.04%) Smartphone
3 4 (8.70%) Statistics
4 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.52%) EMC VNX
4 3 (6.52%) Equities
4 3 (6.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.35%) Derivative
5 2 (4.35%) Fixed Income
5 2 (4.35%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.35%) SWIFT
6 1 (2.17%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.17%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) User Experience
6 1 (2.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (19.57%) Windows
2 7 (15.22%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) Unix
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server
5 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
5 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.17%) Solaris
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Service Delivery
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
2 5 (10.87%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (6.52%) DevOps
4 3 (6.52%) High-Frequency Trading
4 3 (6.52%) Investment Management
4 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
4 3 (6.52%) Migration
4 3 (6.52%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (6.52%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.35%) Asset Management
5 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Release Management
5 2 (4.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.22%) SQL
2 6 (13.04%) Perl
3 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.70%) Java
5 3 (6.52%) Python
6 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.35%) C
6 2 (4.35%) C++
6 2 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (4.35%) Ruby
6 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.17%) C#
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) CCNA
1 3 (6.52%) CCNP
1 3 (6.52%) CCVP
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.17%) CISSP
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (15.22%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.17%) DFS Replication
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Snort
4 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.17%) vSphere
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (6.52%) Nagios
2 1 (2.17%) Graphite
2 1 (2.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (13.04%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Apple
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco
3 4 (8.70%) VMware
4 3 (6.52%) 3PAR
4 3 (6.52%) EMC
4 3 (6.52%) Fidessa
4 3 (6.52%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Palo Alto
4 3 (6.52%) ServiceNow
4 3 (6.52%) Speakerbus
5 2 (4.35%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) Google
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle
5 2 (4.35%) Sybase
6 1 (2.17%) Adobe
6 1 (2.17%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.17%) CommVault
6 1 (2.17%) Murex
6 1 (2.17%) Reuters