Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 565 534
Rank change year-on-year +1 -31 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 63 58 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 48 44
London median daily rate £388 £381 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.64% +4.45% -8.75%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £230
90th Percentile £653 £575 £576
England median daily rate £353 £330 £350
% change year-on-year +6.82% -5.71% +0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
London median hourly rate - £13.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -15.63% -11.11%
England median hourly rate £18.00 £35.39 £19.00
% change year-on-year -49.14% +86.26% +0.40%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44411 43038 44839
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.84% 95.01% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32161 30620 31621
London median daily rate £492 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.54% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £265
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 556 556 694
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +3.75% +7.40%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Specialist in London

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Specialist in London

Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Specialist in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Specialist in London

Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Specialist in London

Support Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Specialist within the London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London +5 12 £400 +18.52% 3
West London -4 2 £323 +65.38%
North London - 1 £265 -
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 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 London region featuring Support Specialist in the job title.

1 18 (28.57%) Linux
2 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 17 (26.98%) Finance
3 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
4 12 (19.05%) Windows
5 11 (17.46%) Unix
5 11 (17.46%) IIS
5 11 (17.46%) Oracle
5 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
5 11 (17.46%) ION Trading
6 10 (15.87%) Fixed Income
6 10 (15.87%) Java
6 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
7 9 (14.29%) Web Services
7 9 (14.29%) Ajax
8 8 (12.70%) ITIL
8 8 (12.70%) Python
8 8 (12.70%) ION MarketView
8 8 (12.70%) Task Automation
9 7 (11.11%) Apache
9 7 (11.11%) LAN
9 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (11.11%) PHP
9 7 (11.11%) HTML
9 7 (11.11%) .NET
9 7 (11.11%) Legal
9 7 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (9.52%) CMS
10 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 11 (17.46%) IIS
2 7 (11.11%) Apache
3 6 (9.52%) CMS
4 2 (3.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.17%) SAP EP
4 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.59%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.59%) ArcSDE
5 1 (1.59%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (12.70%) ION MarketView
2 3 (4.76%) RMDS
3 2 (3.17%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 2 (3.17%) SAP HR
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (1.59%) SAP Payroll
4 1 (1.59%) thinkFolio
4 1 (1.59%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) IaaS
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) Office 365
3 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.11%) LAN
2 6 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.76%) Firewall
3 3 (4.76%) FIX Connectivity
4 2 (3.17%) DNS
4 2 (3.17%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.17%) VPN
4 2 (3.17%) WAN
5 1 (1.59%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (7.94%) MySQL
3 5 (7.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (3.17%) GIS
4 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.59%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.59%) Oracle APEX
General
1 17 (26.98%) Finance
2 7 (11.11%) Legal
3 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Front Office
4 3 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.76%) Law
5 2 (3.17%) Back Office
6 1 (1.59%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.59%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.59%) Publishing
6 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (14.29%) Ajax
1 9 (14.29%) Web Services
2 7 (11.11%) .NET
2 7 (11.11%) HTML
3 5 (7.94%) .NET Framework
3 5 (7.94%) ASP.NET
3 5 (7.94%) CSS
3 5 (7.94%) FIX Protocol
3 5 (7.94%) LAMP
4 4 (6.35%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (6.35%) SOAP
5 3 (4.76%) J2EE
6 2 (3.17%) REST
6 2 (3.17%) XML
7 1 (1.59%) HTML5
7 1 (1.59%) JSP
7 1 (1.59%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.87%) Fixed Income
2 7 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (6.35%) DataPower
5 3 (4.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.76%) iPad
5 3 (4.76%) Smartphone
6 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.17%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (3.17%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.59%) Fedwire
7 1 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.59%) iPhone
7 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.59%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.59%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (1.59%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 18 (28.57%) Linux
2 12 (19.05%) Windows
3 11 (17.46%) Unix
4 2 (3.17%) Windows 7
4 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (1.59%) AIX
5 1 (1.59%) Android
5 1 (1.59%) NetWare
5 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.59%) Solaris
5 1 (1.59%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.70%) ITIL
1 8 (12.70%) Task Automation
2 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (7.94%) Document Management
3 5 (7.94%) Electronic Trading
3 5 (7.94%) SOA
4 4 (6.35%) Client Onboarding
4 4 (6.35%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.76%) Change Management
5 3 (4.76%) High Availability
5 3 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 3 (4.76%) Translating Business Requirements
5 3 (4.76%) Workflow
6 2 (3.17%) Analytics
6 2 (3.17%) Data Management
6 2 (3.17%) DevOps
6 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
6 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
6 2 (3.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.98%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) Java
2 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.70%) Python
4 7 (11.11%) PHP
5 6 (9.52%) Perl
5 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
6 5 (7.94%) C#
7 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.76%) C++
9 2 (3.17%) C
9 2 (3.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.59%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.59%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.59%) VBA
10 1 (1.59%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) MOS
2 3 (4.76%) Degree
3 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) PMP
4 1 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.59%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.59%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) MiFID
1 1 (1.59%) QA
1 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.59%) SEPA
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 4 (6.35%) Ansible
2 3 (4.76%) SCCM
3 2 (3.17%) Thomson Reuters DACS
4 1 (1.59%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 11 (17.46%) ION Trading
1 11 (17.46%) Microsoft
1 11 (17.46%) Oracle
2 6 (9.52%) Sybase
3 5 (7.94%) IBM
4 4 (6.35%) Hummingbird
4 4 (6.35%) iManage
5 3 (4.76%) Bloomberg
5 3 (4.76%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.17%) Citrix
6 2 (3.17%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.17%) SAP
6 2 (3.17%) Wyse
7 1 (1.59%) Cisco
7 1 (1.59%) ESRI
7 1 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) Murex
7 1 (1.59%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.59%) Splunk
7 1 (1.59%) VMware