Period
to 20 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support Specialist was £318 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 June 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.

Technical Support Specialist
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 252 - 229
Rank change year-on-year - +229 +60
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support Specialist 2 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.029% - 0.015%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% - 0.016%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median daily rate £318 - -
Central London median daily rate £318 - -
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 6,547 5,956 6,325
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.73% 95.96% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,169 4,571 5,046
City of London median daily rate £500 £490 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.04% +3.16% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £294
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 70 87
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.39 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.56% -10.85% -1.09%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.52 £11.25
90th Percentile £33.75 £30.07 £42.48
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £16.96 £19.99
% change year-on-year +10.26% -15.16% +2.51%

Technical Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support Specialist in the City of London

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in the City of London.

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

Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in the City of London.

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

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

For the 6 months to 20 June 2018, Technical 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 Technical Support Specialist in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory

Technical 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 (50.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
General
1 2 (100.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
1 1 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Apple
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Intel
1 1 (50.00%) Lotus
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware