Period
to 22 January 2019

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 22 January 2019.

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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 222 239 227
Rank change year-on-year +17 -12 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 18 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.26% 0.16% 0.082%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.16% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 4
City of London median daily rate £265 £475 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -44.21% +13.77% -12.11%
10th Percentile £228 £198 £375
90th Percentile £331 £550 £463
Central London median daily rate £266 £450 £338
% change year-on-year -40.83% +33.33% -25.00%
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 6,477 6,677 5,853
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 94.40% 95.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,059 5,308 4,649
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.32%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 91 65
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.52% -12.78%
10th Percentile £12.83 £11.25 £12.81
90th Percentile £33.53 £31.00 £53.05
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.31% +6.47% -12.82%

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 22 January 2019.

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 22 January 2019, 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 8 (44.44%) Java
2 7 (38.89%) Citrix
3 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
3 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (33.33%) Apple
3 6 (33.33%) Project Management
3 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 6 (33.33%) Finance
3 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (33.33%) Linux
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (33.33%) DHCP
3 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (27.78%) Datadog
4 5 (27.78%) SonarQube
4 5 (27.78%) Dashboard Development
4 5 (27.78%) Sonatype
4 5 (27.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (27.78%) Node.js
4 5 (27.78%) Splunk
4 5 (27.78%) Task Automation
4 5 (27.78%) Python
4 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) PHP
4 5 (27.78%) SQL
4 5 (27.78%) MySQL
4 5 (27.78%) Migration

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 5 (27.78%) Confluence
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) Big Data
1 5 (27.78%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (27.78%) FishEye
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
1 5 (27.78%) JIRA
1 5 (27.78%) SonarQube
1 5 (27.78%) Sonatype Nexus
1 5 (27.78%) Subversion
General
1 6 (33.33%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
1 5 (27.78%) Node.js
2 3 (16.67%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (22.22%) User Experience
3 2 (11.11%) Wiki
4 1 (5.56%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Linux
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (5.56%) Solaris
2 1 (5.56%) Unix
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
1 6 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
1 6 (33.33%) Project Management
1 6 (33.33%) Project Planning
1 6 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (27.78%) Capacity Management
2 5 (27.78%) Change Management
2 5 (27.78%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (27.78%) Dashboard Development
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
2 5 (27.78%) Migration
2 5 (27.78%) Task Automation
3 3 (16.67%) Release Management
4 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.56%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.56%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) Java
2 6 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 5 (27.78%) Bash Shell
3 5 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 5 (27.78%) PHP
3 5 (27.78%) PowerShell
3 5 (27.78%) Python
3 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (27.78%) Ansible
2 2 (11.11%) MaaS360
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Netcool
3 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Citrix
2 6 (33.33%) Apple
3 5 (27.78%) Sonatype
3 5 (27.78%) Splunk
4 3 (16.67%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) ArcSight
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas