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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Specialist
Rank 353 353 357
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 34 31 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.15% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 23 13
Average daily rate
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£450 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £230 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £298 £263
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £71.75 £23.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% +208.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £13.33 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+31.33% -38.02%
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
19003 19763 18521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.50% 93.07% 93.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13210 13394 12655
Average daily rate £450 £425 £430
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 315 376 415
Average hourly rate £18.70 £18.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% -2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
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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 7 £187 -62.60% 5
Wembley - - - -
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 19 (28.36%) Windows
2 17 (25.37%) Finance
3 16 (23.88%) UNIX
4 15 (22.39%) MS Office
4 15 (22.39%) Oracle
4 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (20.90%) Linux
6 12 (17.91%) SQL
6 12 (17.91%) WebSphere
7 11 (16.42%) Mac OS X
7 11 (16.42%) WebSphere MQ
8 10 (14.93%) Front Office
8 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
8 10 (14.93%) Degree
9 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (11.94%) Middleware
10 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
10 8 (11.94%) Banking
11 7 (10.45%) Asset Management
11 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
11 7 (10.45%) Puppet
11 7 (10.45%) DevOps
11 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
11 7 (10.45%) Apple
11 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
11 7 (10.45%) Cisco
11 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
11 7 (10.45%) WebLogic

Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 (17.91%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.45%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.96%) MS Exchange
4 4 (5.97%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (2.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.99%) Lync
6 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.49%) WorkSite
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.49%) Apache
6 1 (1.49%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (22.39%) MS Office
2 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
3 5 (7.46%) Final Cut Pro
4 3 (4.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (4.48%) MS Project
4 3 (4.48%) Quicktime
5 2 (2.99%) Maya
5 2 (2.99%) CINEMA 4D
6 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (1.49%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (4.48%) Markit EDM
2 3 (4.48%) thinkFolio
2 3 (4.48%) Summit
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle General Ledger
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (1.49%) SAP GRC
4 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (1.49%) SAP EHS
4 1 (1.49%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (1.49%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.46%) VoIP
2 5 (7.46%) Ethernet
3 4 (5.97%) Firewall
4 3 (4.48%) VPN
4 3 (4.48%) LAN
5 2 (2.99%) NAS
5 2 (2.99%) WAN
5 2 (2.99%) MPLS
6 1 (1.49%) DSL
6 1 (1.49%) HTTP
6 1 (1.49%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.49%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.49%) VLAN
6 1 (1.49%) LDAP
6 1 (1.49%) ISDN
6 1 (1.49%) SAN
6 1 (1.49%) Internet
6 1 (1.49%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.45%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) Informix
2 4 (5.97%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (4.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (4.48%) PowerMart
3 3 (4.48%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.49%) KDB
4 1 (1.49%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.49%) Toad
2 1 (1.49%) Introscope
2 1 (1.49%) JIRA
General
1 17 (25.37%) Finance
2 10 (14.93%) Front Office
3 8 (11.94%) Banking
4 4 (5.97%) Retail
4 4 (5.97%) Legal
5 3 (4.48%) Publishing
6 2 (2.99%) Law
6 2 (2.99%) General Ledger
6 2 (2.99%) Retail Banking
7 1 (1.49%) Marketing
7 1 (1.49%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.49%) Advertising
7 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.42%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (11.94%) Middleware
3 5 (7.46%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (2.99%) RESTful
4 2 (2.99%) X-Windows
5 1 (1.49%) Java EE
5 1 (1.49%) JSON
5 1 (1.49%) OpenID
5 1 (1.49%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.49%) OAuth2
5 1 (1.49%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (22.39%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (7.46%) Equities
3 4 (5.97%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (5.97%) iPad
3 4 (5.97%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (5.97%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.48%) Derivative
4 3 (4.48%) SWIFT
5 2 (2.99%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.99%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (2.99%) Video Editing
5 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.99%) iSeries
5 2 (2.99%) User Experience
6 1 (1.49%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.49%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.49%) Clustering
6 1 (1.49%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.49%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.49%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Windows
2 16 (23.88%) UNIX
3 14 (20.90%) Linux
4 11 (16.42%) Mac OS X
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (13.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.96%) Mac OS X Server
8 5 (7.46%) Windows XP
8 5 (7.46%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.46%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.97%) AIX
10 3 (4.48%) Android
10 3 (4.48%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.49%) Solaris
11 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (10.45%) Asset Management
1 7 (10.45%) DevOps
2 6 (8.96%) ITIL
2 6 (8.96%) Migration
3 5 (7.46%) Scrum
3 5 (7.46%) E-Commerce
3 5 (7.46%) Project Management
3 5 (7.46%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (5.97%) Validation
4 4 (5.97%) Data Migration
4 4 (5.97%) Data Cleansing
5 3 (4.48%) Data Management
5 3 (4.48%) Content Management
5 3 (4.48%) Risk Management
5 3 (4.48%) Workflow
5 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.99%) Web Design
6 2 (2.99%) Android Development
6 2 (2.99%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.91%) SQL
2 4 (5.97%) Perl
3 3 (4.48%) AWK
3 3 (4.48%) Java
4 2 (2.99%) COBOL
4 2 (2.99%) RPG
5 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.49%) Scala
5 1 (1.49%) C++
5 1 (1.49%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.49%) VBA
5 1 (1.49%) Tcl
5 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
4 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.99%) MOS
6 1 (1.49%) VCP4
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) SLA
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.49%) QA
2 1 (1.49%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.49%) XenApp
3 1 (1.49%) Firmware
3 1 (1.49%) Xen
3 1 (1.49%) NLBS
3 1 (1.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Puppet
2 4 (5.97%) Control-M
3 3 (4.48%) Casper Suite
4 2 (2.99%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.49%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.49%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Oracle
2 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
3 7 (10.45%) Cisco
3 7 (10.45%) Red Hat
3 7 (10.45%) Apple
4 6 (8.96%) Adobe
5 5 (7.46%) Atlassian
6 4 (5.97%) IBM
6 4 (5.97%) TIBCO
6 4 (5.97%) webMethods
7 3 (4.48%) Bloomberg
7 3 (4.48%) MKS
7 3 (4.48%) Informatica
8 2 (2.99%) VMware
8 2 (2.99%) Sophis
8 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec
9 1 (1.49%) Remedy
9 1 (1.49%) McAfee
9 1 (1.49%) Websense
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