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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 359 359 344
Rank change year-on-year
0 -15
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 39 34 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.16% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 14
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £225 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £326 £325
% change year-on-year
-44.82% +0.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £120.50 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.10% +418.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £10.65 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- -50.46%
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
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 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +11 8 £187 -42.46% 1
Hammersmith - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Romford - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (29.73%) Windows
2 18 (24.32%) Oracle
2 18 (24.32%) Finance
3 15 (20.27%) MS Office
3 15 (20.27%) UNIX
4 14 (18.92%) SQL
5 13 (17.57%) Middleware
6 12 (16.22%) WebSphere
6 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (14.86%) Banking
7 11 (14.86%) Mac OS X
7 11 (14.86%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (14.86%) Linux
7 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
8 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
8 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
9 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (10.81%) Degree
9 8 (10.81%) Front Office
10 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
10 7 (9.46%) Control-M
10 7 (9.46%) Apple
10 7 (9.46%) WebLogic
10 7 (9.46%) Cisco
10 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
10 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
10 7 (9.46%) Asset Management
10 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (16.22%) WebSphere
2 7 (9.46%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.11%) MS Exchange
4 5 (6.76%) TIBCO EMS
5 3 (4.05%) Lync
6 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.35%) Apache
7 1 (1.35%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.35%) WorkSite
7 1 (1.35%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (20.27%) MS Office
2 6 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 5 (6.76%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (4.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (4.05%) MS Project
4 3 (4.05%) Quicktime
5 2 (2.70%) Maya
5 2 (2.70%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (1.35%) Shockwave
6 1 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (5.41%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (5.41%) Markit EDM
2 3 (4.05%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (4.05%) Summit
2 3 (4.05%) Cerner Millennium
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.35%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.35%) SimCorp Dimension
4 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.35%) SAP EHS
4 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.35%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.76%) VoIP
2 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
3 4 (5.41%) Firewall
4 3 (4.05%) VPN
4 3 (4.05%) LAN
5 2 (2.70%) NAS
5 2 (2.70%) MPLS
5 2 (2.70%) WAN
6 1 (1.35%) LDAP
6 1 (1.35%) HTTP
6 1 (1.35%) ISDN
6 1 (1.35%) SAN
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) DSL
6 1 (1.35%) 3G
6 1 (1.35%) Wireless
6 1 (1.35%) VLAN
6 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.35%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (5.41%) Informix
4 3 (4.05%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.05%) PowerMart
5 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.35%) DataStage
5 1 (1.35%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.35%) Toad
2 1 (1.35%) Introscope
2 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 11 (14.86%) Banking
3 8 (10.81%) Front Office
4 4 (5.41%) Retail
4 4 (5.41%) Legal
5 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (4.05%) Publishing
6 2 (2.70%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.70%) Retail Banking
6 2 (2.70%) Law
7 1 (1.35%) Back Office
7 1 (1.35%) Advertising
7 1 (1.35%) Marketing
7 1 (1.35%) French Language
7 1 (1.35%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) Middleware
2 11 (14.86%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (8.11%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.70%) RESTful
4 2 (2.70%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.35%) Flash
5 1 (1.35%) SOAP
5 1 (1.35%) Web Services
5 1 (1.35%) J2EE
5 1 (1.35%) Rendezvous
5 1 (1.35%) Java EE
5 1 (1.35%) JSON
5 1 (1.35%) OpenID
5 1 (1.35%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.35%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (6.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.41%) SWIFT
3 4 (5.41%) iPad
3 4 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.41%) Equities
3 4 (5.41%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.05%) NHS
4 3 (4.05%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.70%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.70%) iSeries
5 2 (2.70%) Video Editing
5 2 (2.70%) User Experience
6 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.35%) Clustering
6 1 (1.35%) Derivative
6 1 (1.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.35%) SecurID
6 1 (1.35%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Windows
2 15 (20.27%) UNIX
3 11 (14.86%) Mac OS X
3 11 (14.86%) Linux
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.11%) Mac OS X Server
7 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.41%) AIX
9 3 (4.05%) Windows Vista
9 3 (4.05%) Android
10 2 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.35%) Solaris
11 1 (1.35%) CentOS
11 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (9.46%) Asset Management
1 7 (9.46%) DevOps
2 6 (8.11%) E-Commerce
3 5 (6.76%) ITIL
3 5 (6.76%) Project Management
3 5 (6.76%) Scrum
3 5 (6.76%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (6.76%) Migration
4 4 (5.41%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 4 (5.41%) Data Migration
4 4 (5.41%) Data Cleansing
4 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
4 4 (5.41%) Validation
4 4 (5.41%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.05%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.05%) Workflow
5 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.05%) Data Management
5 3 (4.05%) Content Management
5 3 (4.05%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.92%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) Shell Script
3 3 (4.05%) Java
3 3 (4.05%) Perl
4 2 (2.70%) AWK
4 2 (2.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (2.70%) RPG
4 2 (2.70%) COBOL
5 1 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.35%) VBA
5 1 (1.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (10.81%) Security Cleared
1 8 (10.81%) Degree
2 7 (9.46%) DV Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) MOS
5 1 (1.35%) CCNA
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.35%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Firmware
3 1 (1.35%) Xen
3 1 (1.35%) NLBS
3 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.35%) XenApp
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (9.46%) Control-M
1 7 (9.46%) Puppet
2 3 (4.05%) Casper Suite
3 2 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.35%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.35%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 18 (24.32%) Oracle
2 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (9.46%) Red Hat
3 7 (9.46%) Apple
3 7 (9.46%) Cisco
4 6 (8.11%) Adobe
5 5 (6.76%) TIBCO
5 5 (6.76%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.05%) Cerner
6 3 (4.05%) Informatica
6 3 (4.05%) Bloomberg
6 3 (4.05%) Symantec
6 3 (4.05%) MKS
6 3 (4.05%) VMware
6 3 (4.05%) thinkFolio
7 2 (2.70%) Remedy
7 2 (2.70%) webMethods
7 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.35%) AppDynamics
8 1 (1.35%) Cognos
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