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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 371 386 356
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -30
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 31 39 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.16% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 19 21
Average daily rate
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£345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £494 £505 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £388 £319
% change year-on-year
-25.80% +21.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.71 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+6.92% -27.35%
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
21339 22648 19961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.23% 93.06% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15381 15601 13363
Average daily rate £435 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 386 546
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £39.51 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 +3 4 £325 -10.34% 6
Hammersmith - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 21 (30.88%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Oracle
3 19 (27.94%) SQL
4 17 (25.00%) Finance
5 16 (23.53%) Middleware
6 15 (22.06%) UNIX
6 15 (22.06%) Banking
7 13 (19.12%) Linux
7 13 (19.12%) MS Office
8 11 (16.18%) FIX Protocol
9 10 (14.71%) WebSphere
9 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
9 10 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
10 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
10 9 (13.24%) Front Office
10 9 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (11.76%) Shell Script
11 8 (11.76%) PL/SQL
12 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (10.29%) TIBCO
12 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
13 6 (8.82%) TIBCO EMS
13 6 (8.82%) Degree
13 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (8.82%) Control-M
13 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
13 6 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 10 (14.71%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.82%) TIBCO EMS
2 6 (8.82%) MS Exchange
3 5 (7.35%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.41%) Lync
4 3 (4.41%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (2.94%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.94%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.47%) Apache
6 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.47%) WorkSite
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) MS Project
2 3 (4.41%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.94%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (2.94%) Final Cut Pro
3 2 (2.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (2.94%) Maya
3 2 (2.94%) Quicktime
4 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Markit EDM
2 3 (4.41%) Summit
2 3 (4.41%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (4.41%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.47%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) SaaS
3 1 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 3 (4.41%) VoIP
2 3 (4.41%) Ethernet
2 3 (4.41%) Firewall
3 2 (2.94%) NAS
3 2 (2.94%) HTTP
3 2 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (1.47%) WAN
4 1 (1.47%) VPN
4 1 (1.47%) SAN
4 1 (1.47%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) DSL
4 1 (1.47%) MPLS
4 1 (1.47%) 3G
4 1 (1.47%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.47%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.41%) PowerMart
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (25.00%) Finance
2 15 (22.06%) Banking
3 9 (13.24%) Front Office
4 4 (5.88%) Investment Banking
5 3 (4.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.41%) Retail
6 2 (2.94%) French Language
6 2 (2.94%) Legal
6 2 (2.94%) Back Office
7 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.53%) Middleware
2 11 (16.18%) FIX Protocol
3 10 (14.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (5.88%) Rendezvous
5 3 (4.41%) J2EE
5 3 (4.41%) SOAP
5 3 (4.41%) Web Services
6 2 (2.94%) X-Windows
7 1 (1.47%) XML
7 1 (1.47%) HTML
7 1 (1.47%) .NET
7 1 (1.47%) OpenID
7 1 (1.47%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.47%) RESTful
7 1 (1.47%) JSON
7 1 (1.47%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.71%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.35%) Equities
3 5 (7.35%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.41%) NHS
4 3 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (4.41%) iPad
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) Video Editing
5 2 (2.94%) User Experience
5 2 (2.94%) Kindle
5 2 (2.94%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.47%) iSeries
6 1 (1.47%) Derivative
6 1 (1.47%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.88%) Windows
2 15 (22.06%) UNIX
3 13 (19.12%) Linux
4 9 (13.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
7 5 (7.35%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.41%) Mac OS X Server
9 3 (4.41%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (8.82%) Root Cause Analysis
1 6 (8.82%) Risk Management
1 6 (8.82%) E-Commerce
2 5 (7.35%) ITIL
2 5 (7.35%) Asset Management
2 5 (7.35%) Project Management
2 5 (7.35%) DevOps
2 5 (7.35%) Incident Management
3 4 (5.88%) ITSM
4 3 (4.41%) SOA
4 3 (4.41%) Data Management
4 3 (4.41%) Scrum
4 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.41%) User Acceptance Testing
4 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 3 (4.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.94%) Business Development
5 2 (2.94%) Operations Management
5 2 (2.94%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) Shell Script
2 8 (11.76%) PL/SQL
3 6 (8.82%) Java
3 6 (8.82%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) Python
5 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.47%) COBOL
5 1 (1.47%) RPG
5 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
1 6 (8.82%) Degree
2 5 (7.35%) DV Cleared
3 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.47%) QA
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) NLBS
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.47%) Xen
3 1 (1.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Control-M
2 5 (7.35%) Puppet
3 3 (4.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (4.41%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.41%) Casper Suite
4 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.47%) Nagios
5 1 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 20 (29.41%) Oracle
2 10 (14.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.24%) Red Hat
4 7 (10.29%) TIBCO
5 6 (8.82%) Cisco
6 5 (7.35%) Sybase
6 5 (7.35%) Adobe
6 5 (7.35%) Apple
7 3 (4.41%) Cerner
7 3 (4.41%) Informatica
7 3 (4.41%) MKS
7 3 (4.41%) VMware
7 3 (4.41%) Symantec
7 3 (4.41%) Bloomberg
7 3 (4.41%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.41%) thinkFolio
8 2 (2.94%) AppDynamics
8 2 (2.94%) 29West
8 2 (2.94%) Reuters
8 2 (2.94%) CheckPoint
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