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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 371 384 374
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 42 31 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 25 29
Average daily rate
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£500 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £277 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £605 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -1.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £19.85 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.70 £16.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-14.90% +0.62%
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
21610 21787 22472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.18% 92.83% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 15114 14878 15294
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 £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 401 469
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -17 7 £300 -20.00% 4
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 24 (33.80%) UNIX
2 23 (32.39%) SQL
3 18 (25.35%) Windows
3 18 (25.35%) Front Office
3 18 (25.35%) Finance
3 18 (25.35%) Banking
4 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
5 16 (22.54%) Investment Banking
6 14 (19.72%) ITIL
6 14 (19.72%) Java
7 13 (18.31%) Linux
8 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
9 11 (15.49%) MS Office
9 11 (15.49%) FIX Protocol
10 9 (12.68%) Oracle
10 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
11 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
11 8 (11.27%) Bloomberg
11 8 (11.27%) Degree
11 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
12 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
12 7 (9.86%) Asset Management
12 7 (9.86%) Equities
12 7 (9.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 7 (9.86%) .NET
12 7 (9.86%) Perl
12 7 (9.86%) C#
13 6 (8.45%) VBA
13 6 (8.45%) XML
13 6 (8.45%) IBM

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
2 3 (4.23%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (1.41%) WorkSite
3 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.49%) MS Office
3 3 (4.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.41%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Summit
1 2 (2.82%) Eikon
2 1 (1.41%) Agresso
2 1 (1.41%) BASE24
2 1 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.41%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.41%) ION MarketView
2 1 (1.41%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.63%) DNS
2 3 (4.23%) LDAP
2 3 (4.23%) Firewall
3 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (2.82%) DMZ
3 2 (2.82%) LAN
3 2 (2.82%) HTTP
3 2 (2.82%) Kerberos
3 2 (2.82%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
4 1 (1.41%) VLAN
4 1 (1.41%) NAS
4 1 (1.41%) tcpdump
4 1 (1.41%) VPN
4 1 (1.41%) VoIP
4 1 (1.41%) WAN
4 1 (1.41%) SMTP
4 1 (1.41%) DHCP
4 1 (1.41%) FTP
4 1 (1.41%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.82%) IBM InfoSphere
3 2 (2.82%) DataStage
3 2 (2.82%) QlikView
3 2 (2.82%) KDB
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle BI EE
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.41%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Maven
General
1 18 (25.35%) Front Office
1 18 (25.35%) Finance
1 18 (25.35%) Banking
2 16 (22.54%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.23%) Publishing
4 2 (2.82%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Back Office
5 1 (1.41%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.41%) Law
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.49%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (9.86%) .NET
3 6 (8.45%) XML
4 4 (5.63%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (5.63%) HTML
5 3 (4.23%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (2.82%) JSON
6 2 (2.82%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.82%) Middleware
6 2 (2.82%) Spring
6 2 (2.82%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 7 (9.86%) Equities
3 3 (4.23%) Handset
3 3 (4.23%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.82%) Derivative
4 2 (2.82%) Equity Derivative
4 2 (2.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.41%) Tandem
5 1 (1.41%) EMV
5 1 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.41%) Statistics
5 1 (1.41%) iPhone
5 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 24 (33.80%) UNIX
2 18 (25.35%) Windows
3 13 (18.31%) Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Android
5 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.04%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.41%) Solaris
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) ITIL
2 7 (9.86%) Asset Management
3 6 (8.45%) Low Latency
4 5 (7.04%) Service Management
5 4 (5.63%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (5.63%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (5.63%) Electronic Trading
6 3 (4.23%) Test Scripting
6 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
6 3 (4.23%) Analytics
7 2 (2.82%) Identity Management
7 2 (2.82%) Multithreading
7 2 (2.82%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.82%) Algorithmic Trading
7 2 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (1.41%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.41%) Portfolio Management
8 1 (1.41%) Change Control
8 1 (1.41%) Technical Analysis
8 1 (1.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) SQL
2 14 (19.72%) Java
3 7 (9.86%) C#
3 7 (9.86%) Perl
3 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
4 6 (8.45%) VBA
4 6 (8.45%) Python
5 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.23%) C++
6 2 (2.82%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.82%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.82%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.82%) VB
6 2 (2.82%) Tcl
7 1 (1.41%) C
7 1 (1.41%) AWK
7 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.41%) Scala
7 1 (1.41%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (11.27%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) MCSE
2 1 (1.41%) CCNA
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) SLA
1 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.23%) XenApp
3 2 (2.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.82%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (1.41%) Samba
4 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.41%) NFS
4 1 (1.41%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (5.63%) NetBackup
1 4 (5.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (1.41%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (1.41%) SCOM
2 1 (1.41%) Puppet
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.41%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (1.41%) MOM
2 1 (1.41%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (1.41%) Control-M
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 9 (12.68%) Oracle
3 8 (11.27%) Bloomberg
4 6 (8.45%) Citrix
4 6 (8.45%) IBM
5 5 (7.04%) Sybase
6 4 (5.63%) VMware
6 4 (5.63%) Symantec
7 3 (4.23%) Cisco
7 3 (4.23%) Fidessa
7 3 (4.23%) TIBCO
7 3 (4.23%) webMethods
7 3 (4.23%) Reuters
8 2 (2.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.82%) Apple
8 2 (2.82%) HP
8 2 (2.82%) SAP
8 2 (2.82%) Charles River
8 2 (2.82%) Sophis
8 2 (2.82%) Portware