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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Specialist
Rank 398 404 391
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 33 30 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 25
Median daily rate £400 £384 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.23% -4.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £228 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
-16.42% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -11.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.39 £16.88 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+109.71% -21.51%
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
20419 21560 22362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 95.11% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 14600 15240 16105
Median daily rate £475 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 350 445
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 0 4 £435 -3.33% 2
Twickenham - 1 £165 -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 12 (23.08%) Windows
3 11 (21.15%) Banking
4 9 (17.31%) SQL
4 9 (17.31%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (15.38%) Smartphone
5 8 (15.38%) HTML
5 8 (15.38%) Unix
5 8 (15.38%) Cisco
5 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
6 7 (13.46%) Law
6 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
7 6 (11.54%) Citrix
7 6 (11.54%) Linux
7 6 (11.54%) Legal
7 6 (11.54%) Investment Banking
7 6 (11.54%) Statistics
8 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
8 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
8 5 (9.62%) Front Office
8 5 (9.62%) CSS
8 5 (9.62%) Java
8 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.62%) Perl
8 5 (9.62%) Apple
9 4 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (7.69%) SAN
9 4 (7.69%) Oracle

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 (5.77%) CMS
2 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.92%) Apache
3 1 (1.92%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.92%) Drupal
3 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.92%) GemFire
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.92%) IIS
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.92%) InDesign
3 1 (1.92%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.92%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Google Drive
2 1 (1.92%) G Suite
2 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.69%) Firewall
1 4 (7.69%) SAN
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco IOS
2 3 (5.77%) DHCP
2 3 (5.77%) LAN
2 3 (5.77%) Network Security
2 3 (5.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (5.77%) VoIP
2 3 (5.77%) WAN
2 3 (5.77%) WLAN
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) ISDN
4 1 (1.92%) 2G
4 1 (1.92%) DMZ
4 1 (1.92%) Internet
4 1 (1.92%) Intranet
4 1 (1.92%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.92%) SNMP
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (1.92%) DataStage
1 1 (1.92%) KDB
1 1 (1.92%) MySQL
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle ODI
1 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 21 (40.38%) Finance
2 11 (21.15%) Banking
3 7 (13.46%) Law
4 6 (11.54%) Investment Banking
4 6 (11.54%) Legal
5 5 (9.62%) Front Office
6 1 (1.92%) Advertising
6 1 (1.92%) German Language
6 1 (1.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.38%) HTML
2 5 (9.62%) CSS
3 3 (5.77%) .NET
3 3 (5.77%) Ajax
3 3 (5.77%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (5.77%) SOAP
3 3 (5.77%) XHTML
3 3 (5.77%) XML
4 2 (3.85%) Middleware
4 2 (3.85%) Regular Expression
4 2 (3.85%) Web Services
5 1 (1.92%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.92%) CSS3
5 1 (1.92%) HTML5
5 1 (1.92%) JMS
5 1 (1.92%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.92%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (15.38%) Smartphone
3 6 (11.54%) Statistics
4 4 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.77%) EMC VNX
5 3 (5.77%) Equities
6 2 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.85%) Derivative
6 2 (3.85%) Fixed Income
6 2 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.92%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.92%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.92%) User Experience
7 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (23.08%) Windows
2 8 (15.38%) Unix
3 6 (11.54%) Linux
4 5 (9.62%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.77%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.85%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.92%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.92%) Solaris
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (15.38%) Service Delivery
2 5 (9.62%) Problem Management
2 5 (9.62%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (7.69%) Migration
3 4 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (7.69%) Risk Management
4 3 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (5.77%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (5.77%) DevOps
4 3 (5.77%) High-Frequency Trading
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL
4 3 (5.77%) Low Latency
5 2 (3.85%) Asset Management
5 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 2 (3.85%) Investment Management
5 2 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
5 2 (3.85%) Prototyping
5 2 (3.85%) Release Management
5 2 (3.85%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 5 (9.62%) Java
2 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
2 5 (9.62%) Perl
3 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.85%) C
3 2 (3.85%) C#
3 2 (3.85%) C++
3 2 (3.85%) PHP
3 2 (3.85%) Python
3 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.92%) Ruby
4 1 (1.92%) Tcl
4 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (5.77%) CCNA
1 3 (5.77%) CCNP
1 3 (5.77%) CCVP
1 3 (5.77%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.77%) Hyper-V
2 3 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) DFS Replication
3 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (1.92%) vSphere
4 1 (1.92%) XenApp
4 1 (1.92%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.77%) ITRS Geneos
1 3 (5.77%) Nagios
2 1 (1.92%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 1 (1.92%) Graphite
2 1 (1.92%) Opsview
Vendors
1 8 (15.38%) Cisco
2 7 (13.46%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.54%) Citrix
4 5 (9.62%) Apple
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle
5 4 (7.69%) VMware
6 3 (5.77%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.77%) EMC
6 3 (5.77%) Fidessa
6 3 (5.77%) HP
6 3 (5.77%) Palo Alto
6 3 (5.77%) Speakerbus
7 2 (3.85%) Bloomberg
7 2 (3.85%) Google
7 2 (3.85%) ServiceNow
7 2 (3.85%) Sybase
8 1 (1.92%) Maconomy
8 1 (1.92%) Murex
8 1 (1.92%) Reuters
8 1 (1.92%) SAP