The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 407 392 383
Rank change year-on-year -15 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 15 35 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.073% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.17% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 26 25
Median daily rate £375 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.03% +0.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £168 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £688 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £300 £285
% change year-on-year +21.66% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.25 £13.70
% change year-on-year - +69.70%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19622 20610 22172
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.89% 95.28% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 14013 14955 15445
Median daily rate £500 £463 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +3.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £603
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 248 227 383
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -4.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Support Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -3 2 £425 -10.52% 2
Support Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 8 (29.63%) Firewall
1 8 (29.63%) Front Office
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Fixed Income
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 6 (22.22%) ION Trading
3 6 (22.22%) ION MarketView
4 5 (18.52%) NAS
4 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 5 (18.52%) Electronic Trading
4 5 (18.52%) SAN
5 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
5 4 (14.81%) SQL
5 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
5 4 (14.81%) Legal
6 3 (11.11%) Publishing
6 3 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (11.11%) DNS
6 3 (11.11%) Python
6 3 (11.11%) IIS
6 3 (11.11%) Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
7 2 (7.41%) Law
7 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
7 2 (7.41%) VPN

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 3 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.70%) Apache
3 1 (3.70%) Drupal
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (22.22%) ION MarketView
2 1 (3.70%) Front Arena
2 1 (3.70%) Orchestrade
2 1 (3.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) IaaS
2 2 (7.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (29.63%) Firewall
2 5 (18.52%) NAS
2 5 (18.52%) SAN
3 3 (11.11%) DNS
4 2 (7.41%) VPN
5 1 (3.70%) DHCP
5 1 (3.70%) LAN
5 1 (3.70%) LDAP
5 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (3.70%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.70%) GIS
2 1 (3.70%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Artifactory
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
1 8 (29.63%) Front Office
2 7 (25.93%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Legal
4 3 (11.11%) Publishing
5 2 (7.41%) Law
6 1 (3.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (3.70%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
2 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Fixed Income
2 3 (11.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
3 2 (7.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.70%) Derivative
4 1 (3.70%) Equities
4 1 (3.70%) Hedge funds
4 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.93%) Windows
2 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.11%) Linux
4 2 (7.41%) Unix
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) Electronic Trading
1 5 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
2 3 (11.11%) Procure-to-Pay
3 2 (7.41%) Analytics
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.70%) Algorithmic Trading
4 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.70%) ITIL
4 1 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (3.70%) OOD
4 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.70%) Process Management
4 1 (3.70%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.70%) SOA
4 1 (3.70%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) Unit Testing
4 1 (3.70%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) Python
3 2 (7.41%) C#
3 2 (7.41%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) Perl
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) Control-M
1 1 (3.70%) Jamf Pro
1 1 (3.70%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 6 (22.22%) ION Trading
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
3 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco
3 1 (3.70%) Citrix
3 1 (3.70%) ESRI
3 1 (3.70%) Fidessa
3 1 (3.70%) HP
3 1 (3.70%) Murex
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle
3 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
3 1 (3.70%) SunGard
3 1 (3.70%) Veritas