Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 229 237
Rank change year-on-year -10 +8 +32
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 10 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 0.080% 0.098%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.084% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
City of London median daily rate £475 £418 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.77% -12.11% +46.15%
10th Percentile £196 £375 £384
90th Percentile £550 £463 £544
Central London median daily rate £438 £338 £450
% change year-on-year +29.63% -25.00% +38.46%
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 6,661 5,962 6,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.58% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 4,726 5,371
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.95% +19.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.96
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.05% +18.18%

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 18 January 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 18 January 2018, Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 3 (30.00%) Sybase
2 3 (30.00%) HP
2 3 (30.00%) FIX Protocol
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 3 (30.00%) Client Onboarding
2 3 (30.00%) FIX Connectivity
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Thomson Reuters DACS
3 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) HP ASE
3 2 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
3 2 (20.00%) Kondor
3 2 (20.00%) Front Office
3 2 (20.00%) Back Office
3 2 (20.00%) Hitachi
3 2 (20.00%) Veritas
3 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
3 2 (20.00%) Rendezvous
3 2 (20.00%) Reuters
3 2 (20.00%) SNMP

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 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) FIX Connectivity
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) SNMP
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (20.00%) Back Office
1 2 (20.00%) Front Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (10.00%) Law
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (20.00%) Rendezvous
2 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Fixed Income
2 1 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 1 (10.00%) iPad
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Client Onboarding
1 3 (30.00%) Translating Business Requirements
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (10.00%) Document Management
3 1 (10.00%) Proactive Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Java
1 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) HP ASE
2 1 (10.00%) MCDBA
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) OpenView
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) Thomson Reuters DACS
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) HP
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Sybase
2 2 (20.00%) Hitachi
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Reuters
2 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (20.00%) Veritas
3 1 (10.00%) Canon
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) ION Trading
3 1 (10.00%) Murex
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow