Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £265 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Support Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 251 237 233
Rank change year-on-year -14 -4 +43
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 10 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.11% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 10
City of London median daily rate £265 £356 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.61% -11.49% +1.90%
10th Percentile £225 £203 £262
90th Percentile £410 £556 £625
Central London median daily rate £265 £288 £403
% change year-on-year -7.83% -28.57% +26.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,689 6,313 6,476
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.54% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,245 4,850 5,200
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £681 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £495 £455
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.79% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 75 70
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.31% -4.74% +2.70%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £28.55 £30.45 £35.86
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.69 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.05% -1.63% +5.56%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Support Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in the City of London

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Support Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in the City of London

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the City of London over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Specialist in the City of London

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in the City of London

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (50.00%) Finance
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
2 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (30.00%) Apple
2 3 (30.00%) Project Management
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Wiki
3 2 (20.00%) MaaS360
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (20.00%) User Experience
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (10.00%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) User Experience
1 2 (20.00%) Wiki
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Unix
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
1 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
1 3 (30.00%) Project Management
1 3 (30.00%) Project Planning
1 3 (30.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) MaaS360
2 1 (10.00%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) Netcool
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (30.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (10.00%) McAfee
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas