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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Specialist
Rank 377 382 375
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 37 49 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.20% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 30 16
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£408 £375 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.66% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £214 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 5
Average hourly rate £19.85 £18.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.27% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £11.43
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +74.97%
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
22500 23238 24253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.48% 92.90% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15318 15932 15951
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 451 618
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.13 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.49% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.80 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +17 16 £375 -11.76% 8
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Romford - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (55.22%) SQL
2 30 (44.78%) Oracle
3 29 (43.28%) Finance
4 18 (26.87%) Banking
4 18 (26.87%) UNIX
5 17 (25.37%) Windows
6 15 (22.39%) Middleware
6 15 (22.39%) Linux
7 13 (19.40%) Java
8 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
8 11 (16.42%) ITIL
9 10 (14.93%) PL/SQL
9 10 (14.93%) Shell Script
9 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
10 9 (13.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
11 8 (11.94%) Crystal Reports
11 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
12 7 (10.45%) TIBCO
12 7 (10.45%) WebSphere MQ
12 7 (10.45%) Tivoli
12 7 (10.45%) Perl
12 7 (10.45%) SunGard
12 7 (10.45%) Cash Management
12 7 (10.45%) SunGard AvantGard
12 7 (10.45%) WebSphere
12 7 (10.45%) Root Cause Analysis
13 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (8.96%) TIBCO EMS
14 5 (7.46%) FIX Protocol

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 7 (10.45%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.96%) TIBCO EMS
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Service Bus
3 3 (4.48%) Apache
3 3 (4.48%) MQSeries
3 3 (4.48%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (2.99%) IIS
4 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.49%) Lync
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) WorkSite
5 1 (1.49%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.49%) InfoPath
3 1 (1.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (10.45%) SunGard AvantGard
2 3 (4.48%) Cerner Millennium
2 3 (4.48%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (4.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.49%) LatentZero
3 1 (1.49%) SimCorp Dimension
3 1 (1.49%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) SaaS
2 1 (1.49%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.46%) HTTP
2 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.97%) Firewall
2 4 (5.97%) NetScaler
3 3 (4.48%) WAN
3 3 (4.48%) LAN
4 2 (2.99%) WLAN
4 2 (2.99%) MPLS
5 1 (1.49%) Bluetooth
5 1 (1.49%) Broadband
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) DNS
5 1 (1.49%) SMTP
5 1 (1.49%) DHCP
5 1 (1.49%) Multicast
5 1 (1.49%) Wireless
5 1 (1.49%) SSH
5 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (14.93%) Oracle Database
3 8 (11.94%) Crystal Reports
4 6 (8.96%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.49%) DataStage
8 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Toad
1 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 29 (43.28%) Finance
2 18 (26.87%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (5.97%) Front Office
5 3 (4.48%) Back Office
5 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
5 3 (4.48%) French Language
6 2 (2.99%) Retail
7 1 (1.49%) Legal
7 1 (1.49%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (22.39%) Middleware
2 7 (10.45%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (7.46%) Web Services
3 5 (7.46%) J2EE
3 5 (7.46%) FIX Protocol
4 4 (5.97%) Django
4 4 (5.97%) HTML
4 4 (5.97%) Rendezvous
5 3 (4.48%) XML
5 3 (4.48%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) WSDL
7 1 (1.49%) .NET
7 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.48%) NHS
2 3 (4.48%) Kindle
2 3 (4.48%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.99%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Derivative
4 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
4 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) Equities
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) UNIX
2 17 (25.37%) Windows
3 15 (22.39%) Linux
4 9 (13.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.99%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.49%) Solaris
9 1 (1.49%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.49%) Android
9 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (16.42%) ITIL
2 8 (11.94%) Risk Management
3 7 (10.45%) Cash Management
3 7 (10.45%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (7.46%) Change Control
4 5 (7.46%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (7.46%) SOA
5 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
5 4 (5.97%) Incident Management
5 4 (5.97%) Web Development
5 4 (5.97%) Performance Analysis
6 3 (4.48%) ETRM
6 3 (4.48%) Release Management
6 3 (4.48%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.48%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 3 (4.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.48%) ERP
6 3 (4.48%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.48%) Project Management
6 3 (4.48%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 37 (55.22%) SQL
2 13 (19.40%) Java
3 10 (14.93%) PL/SQL
3 10 (14.93%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.45%) Perl
5 5 (7.46%) Python
6 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.99%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.97%) Degree
2 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) CCNA
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.49%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.49%) MCITP
4 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.97%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.49%) RHEV
2 1 (1.49%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.97%) BMC PATROL
2 4 (5.97%) Control-M
2 4 (5.97%) Nagios
2 4 (5.97%) ITRS Geneos
3 3 (4.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.49%) SCOM
5 1 (1.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Oracle
2 9 (13.43%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) TIBCO
3 7 (10.45%) SunGard
4 5 (7.46%) Sybase
4 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.97%) Reuters
6 3 (4.48%) Cerner
6 3 (4.48%) Symantec
6 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.99%) Remedy
7 2 (2.99%) 29West
7 2 (2.99%) Cisco
7 2 (2.99%) Charles River
7 2 (2.99%) VMware
7 2 (2.99%) Altiris
7 2 (2.99%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.49%) SimCorp
8 1 (1.49%) thinkFolio
8 1 (1.49%) Trayport
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