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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 368 375 378
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 34 30 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.13% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 13
Average daily rate
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£500 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £315 £301
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 £10.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
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
20188 21161 20446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.06% 92.87% 92.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13983 14901 13771
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 £270 £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 376 380 457
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.88% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.25 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 May 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 May 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 +16 9 £395 -7.05%
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 22 (32.35%) UNIX
2 19 (27.94%) Windows
2 19 (27.94%) SQL
3 16 (23.53%) Finance
3 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 15 (22.06%) Oracle
5 12 (17.65%) Banking
6 11 (16.18%) Front Office
7 10 (14.71%) Java
8 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
8 9 (13.24%) MS Office
8 9 (13.24%) ITIL
8 9 (13.24%) WebSphere
9 8 (11.76%) Investment Banking
9 8 (11.76%) Degree
9 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
9 8 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
10 7 (10.29%) IBM
10 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
10 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
10 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
11 6 (8.82%) XML
11 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
12 5 (7.35%) Apple
12 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (7.35%) Middleware
12 5 (7.35%) Bloomberg
12 5 (7.35%) Firewall

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (13.24%) WebSphere
2 4 (5.88%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.94%) Lync
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (13.24%) MS Excel
1 9 (13.24%) MS Office
2 3 (4.41%) Final Cut Pro
3 1 (1.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.47%) Shockwave
3 1 (1.47%) Quicktime
3 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (2.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (2.94%) Eikon
2 2 (2.94%) Summit
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (1.47%) SAP HR
3 1 (1.47%) SAP EHS
3 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (1.47%) SAP GRC
3 1 (1.47%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.35%) Firewall
3 4 (5.88%) DNS
3 4 (5.88%) VPN
3 4 (5.88%) VoIP
3 4 (5.88%) LDAP
4 3 (4.41%) LAN
4 3 (4.41%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.41%) IP Telephony
5 2 (2.94%) VLAN
5 2 (2.94%) WAN
5 2 (2.94%) HTTP
5 2 (2.94%) Kerberos
5 2 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (2.94%) Internet
5 2 (2.94%) DMZ
5 2 (2.94%) WebEx
6 1 (1.47%) SAN
6 1 (1.47%) MPLS
6 1 (1.47%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) Informix
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.41%) DataStage
4 2 (2.94%) QlikView
4 2 (2.94%) KDB
4 2 (2.94%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.47%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.47%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.47%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Maven
2 1 (1.47%) Introscope
2 1 (1.47%) Toad
2 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 16 (23.53%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Banking
3 11 (16.18%) Front Office
4 8 (11.76%) Investment Banking
5 5 (7.35%) Publishing
6 3 (4.41%) Legal
6 3 (4.41%) Retail
7 2 (2.94%) General Ledger
7 2 (2.94%) Law
8 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
8 1 (1.47%) Back Office
8 1 (1.47%) Advertising
8 1 (1.47%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.47%) Retail Banking
8 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.76%) WebSphere MQ
2 6 (8.82%) XML
3 5 (7.35%) Middleware
3 5 (7.35%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (5.88%) TIBCO EMS
4 4 (5.88%) .NET
4 4 (5.88%) HTML
5 2 (2.94%) Spring
5 2 (2.94%) JSON
5 2 (2.94%) SAML
6 1 (1.47%) Flash
6 1 (1.47%) Java EE
6 1 (1.47%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.47%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.41%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.41%) Equities
3 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.94%) iPad
3 2 (2.94%) Derivative
3 2 (2.94%) Equity Derivative
3 2 (2.94%) Replication
3 2 (2.94%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.47%) BYOD
4 1 (1.47%) Clustering
4 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.47%) SecurID
4 1 (1.47%) PKI
4 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.47%) iSeries
4 1 (1.47%) iPhone
4 1 (1.47%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) UNIX
2 19 (27.94%) Windows
3 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 7 (10.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.82%) Mac OS X
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (7.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.88%) Android
7 4 (5.88%) Mac OS X Server
7 4 (5.88%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.88%) AIX
8 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.94%) Solaris
10 1 (1.47%) CentOS
10 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.24%) ITIL
2 5 (7.35%) Migration
2 5 (7.35%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (5.88%) Data Migration
3 4 (5.88%) Data Cleansing
3 4 (5.88%) Validation
3 4 (5.88%) Scrum
3 4 (5.88%) Workflow
3 4 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 4 (5.88%) DevOps
4 3 (4.41%) Low Latency
4 3 (4.41%) Configuration Management
4 3 (4.41%) Service Management
4 3 (4.41%) Content Management
4 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Multithreading
5 2 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.94%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (27.94%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) Java
3 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.88%) Python
4 4 (5.88%) VBA
4 4 (5.88%) Perl
4 4 (5.88%) C#
5 3 (4.41%) C++
5 3 (4.41%) AWK
6 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.94%) VB
7 1 (1.47%) Tcl
7 1 (1.47%) RPG
7 1 (1.47%) COBOL
7 1 (1.47%) C
7 1 (1.47%) Scala
7 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (11.76%) Degree
2 4 (5.88%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) MOS
3 2 (2.94%) CCNA
3 2 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
4 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.94%) Firmware
2 2 (2.94%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.47%) NFS
3 1 (1.47%) Samba
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Puppet
2 2 (2.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.47%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.47%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (1.47%) MOM
3 1 (1.47%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.47%) Control-M
3 1 (1.47%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.47%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (22.06%) Oracle
2 7 (10.29%) IBM
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) Apple
3 5 (7.35%) Bloomberg
3 5 (7.35%) Cisco
4 4 (5.88%) Atlassian
4 4 (5.88%) webMethods
4 4 (5.88%) TIBCO
4 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.41%) Reuters
5 3 (4.41%) VMware
6 2 (2.94%) Portware
6 2 (2.94%) Sophis
6 2 (2.94%) Adobe
6 2 (2.94%) Fidessa
6 2 (2.94%) HP
6 2 (2.94%) Sybase
6 2 (2.94%) SAP
6 2 (2.94%) Remedy
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