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 29 June 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 387 383 368
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 42 35 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.15% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 22 20
Average daily rate
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£500 £420 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +18.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £266 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £315 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £10.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.37% -15.78%
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
21516 21606 21259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 91.92% 92.92% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 15038 15032 14412
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 378 453
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015. 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
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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 -7 12 £315 -25.88% 6
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 26 (35.62%) UNIX
2 23 (31.51%) SQL
3 21 (28.77%) Finance
4 19 (26.03%) Windows
5 16 (21.92%) Banking
5 16 (21.92%) Linux
5 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
6 15 (20.55%) Oracle
6 15 (20.55%) Front Office
7 13 (17.81%) ITIL
7 13 (17.81%) Investment Banking
8 12 (16.44%) Java
9 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
9 10 (13.70%) MS Office
10 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
10 9 (12.33%) Degree
10 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (10.96%) WebSphere
12 7 (9.59%) FIX Protocol
12 7 (9.59%) Android
12 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
12 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
12 7 (9.59%) IBM
12 7 (9.59%) Mac OS X
12 7 (9.59%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
13 6 (8.22%) Bloomberg
13 6 (8.22%) XML
13 6 (8.22%) Apple iOS
13 6 (8.22%) Asset Management

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 (10.96%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.11%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.74%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.37%) WorkSite
4 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.37%) Apache
4 1 (1.37%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.37%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 16 (21.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (13.70%) MS Office
3 2 (2.74%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.74%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.74%) Final Cut Pro
4 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.37%) Shockwave
4 1 (1.37%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.74%) Eikon
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (2.74%) Summit
2 2 (2.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.74%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (1.37%) BASE24
3 1 (1.37%) thinkFolio
3 1 (1.37%) ION MarketView
3 1 (1.37%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
1 5 (6.85%) Firewall
2 4 (5.48%) DNS
2 4 (5.48%) LDAP
3 3 (4.11%) LAN
3 3 (4.11%) VoIP
3 3 (4.11%) VPN
3 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.74%) VLAN
4 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (2.74%) HTTP
4 2 (2.74%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.74%) DMZ
4 2 (2.74%) Internet
4 2 (2.74%) WAN
4 2 (2.74%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.37%) FTP
5 1 (1.37%) ATM
5 1 (1.37%) ISDN
5 1 (1.37%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.48%) Informix
2 4 (5.48%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.11%) DataStage
4 2 (2.74%) QlikView
4 2 (2.74%) KDB
4 2 (2.74%) IBM InfoSphere
4 2 (2.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.37%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Maven
2 1 (1.37%) JIRA
2 1 (1.37%) Toad
2 1 (1.37%) Introscope
General
1 21 (28.77%) Finance
2 16 (21.92%) Banking
3 15 (20.55%) Front Office
4 13 (17.81%) Investment Banking
5 5 (6.85%) Publishing
6 3 (4.11%) Law
6 3 (4.11%) Legal
7 2 (2.74%) Back Office
7 2 (2.74%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.74%) Retail
8 1 (1.37%) Marketing
8 1 (1.37%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.59%) WebSphere MQ
1 7 (9.59%) FIX Protocol
2 6 (8.22%) XML
3 5 (6.85%) .NET
4 4 (5.48%) HTML
4 4 (5.48%) Middleware
4 4 (5.48%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (2.74%) JSON
5 2 (2.74%) SAML
5 2 (2.74%) Spring
6 1 (1.37%) Java EE
6 1 (1.37%) Flash
6 1 (1.37%) RESTful
6 1 (1.37%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.22%) Equities
3 5 (6.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.74%) Handset
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
5 2 (2.74%) iPhone
5 2 (2.74%) Derivative
5 2 (2.74%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Clustering
6 1 (1.37%) EMV
6 1 (1.37%) Tandem
6 1 (1.37%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) UNIX
2 19 (26.03%) Windows
3 16 (21.92%) Linux
4 7 (9.59%) Mac OS X
4 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
4 7 (9.59%) Android
5 6 (8.22%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.48%) AIX
7 2 (2.74%) Solaris
7 2 (2.74%) Mac OS X Server
7 2 (2.74%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.37%) CentOS
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.81%) ITIL
2 6 (8.22%) Asset Management
3 5 (6.85%) Migration
3 5 (6.85%) Capacity Planning
4 4 (5.48%) Data Migration
4 4 (5.48%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (5.48%) Low Latency
4 4 (5.48%) Service Management
4 4 (5.48%) Validation
5 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.11%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (4.11%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.11%) Scrum
5 3 (4.11%) Workflow
5 3 (4.11%) DevOps
5 3 (4.11%) Analytics
6 2 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.74%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.74%) Procure-to-pay
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.51%) SQL
2 12 (16.44%) Java
3 7 (9.59%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.85%) VBA
4 5 (6.85%) Python
4 5 (6.85%) C#
4 5 (6.85%) Perl
5 3 (4.11%) C++
5 3 (4.11%) AWK
6 2 (2.74%) Tcl
6 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.74%) VB
7 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.37%) COBOL
7 1 (1.37%) C
7 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 9 (12.33%) Degree
2 3 (4.11%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) MOS
3 2 (2.74%) CCNA
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) Firmware
2 2 (2.74%) Terminal Services
2 2 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.74%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) NFS
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.37%) Samba
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Puppet
2 2 (2.74%) FortiGate
2 2 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (2.74%) Control-M
2 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.37%) SCOM
3 1 (1.37%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.37%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.37%) MOM
3 1 (1.37%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.37%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 15 (20.55%) Oracle
2 9 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.59%) IBM
4 6 (8.22%) Bloomberg
5 4 (5.48%) VMware
5 4 (5.48%) Sybase
5 4 (5.48%) Citrix
5 4 (5.48%) Apple
5 4 (5.48%) TIBCO
5 4 (5.48%) webMethods
6 3 (4.11%) Reuters
6 3 (4.11%) Fidessa
6 3 (4.11%) Cisco
6 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.11%) Atlassian
7 2 (2.74%) Portware
7 2 (2.74%) Sophis
7 2 (2.74%) Symantec
7 2 (2.74%) Remedy
7 2 (2.74%) Charles River
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