The median contractor rate for a Support Specialist was £538 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Specialist
England / London
Rank 394 399 383
Rank change year-on-year +5 -16  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Specialist 12 37 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.062% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 22 16
Median daily rate £538 £350 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +53.57% -15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £326 £313 £305
% change year-on-year +4.32% +2.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £10.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -53.48% +22.85%  

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 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 0 6 £544 +39.42% 2
Support Specialist
England

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Banking
3 10 (23.81%) Front Office
3 10 (23.81%) Windows
4 8 (19.05%) SQL
4 8 (19.05%) Legal
5 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
5 7 (16.67%) Fixed Income
5 7 (16.67%) SAN
5 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 6 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (14.29%) Perl
6 6 (14.29%) Law
6 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
6 6 (14.29%) Firewall
6 6 (14.29%) Smartphone
6 6 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
7 5 (11.90%) ION Trading
7 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
7 5 (11.90%) Linux
7 5 (11.90%) Unix
7 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
7 5 (11.90%) NAS
7 5 (11.90%) ION MarketView
7 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 4 (9.52%) SOAP
8 4 (9.52%) ITIL
8 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
8 4 (9.52%) Microsoft

Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 (7.14%) IIS
2 2 (4.76%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.38%) Drupal
3 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (11.90%) ION MarketView
2 2 (4.76%) Summit
3 1 (2.38%) Orchestrade
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) G Suite
1 1 (2.38%) Google Drive
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) SAN
2 6 (14.29%) Firewall
3 5 (11.90%) NAS
4 3 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (4.76%) DNS
5 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.38%) 2G
6 1 (2.38%) DMZ
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) Intranet
6 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.38%) SNMP
6 1 (2.38%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Crystal Reports
1 2 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.38%) KDB
2 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle APEX
General
1 19 (45.24%) Finance
2 14 (33.33%) Banking
3 10 (23.81%) Front Office
4 8 (19.05%) Legal
5 7 (16.67%) Investment Banking
6 6 (14.29%) Law
7 1 (2.38%) German Language
7 1 (2.38%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) SOAP
2 3 (7.14%) .NET
2 3 (7.14%) HTML
2 3 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (4.76%) Ajax
3 2 (4.76%) MSMQ
3 2 (4.76%) Regular Expression
3 2 (4.76%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) XHTML
4 1 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Fixed Income
2 6 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 6 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (9.52%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (7.14%) Derivative
4 3 (7.14%) Equities
5 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (4.76%) Hedge funds
5 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.76%) SWIFT
5 2 (4.76%) User Experience
6 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
6 1 (2.38%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 10 (23.81%) Windows
2 7 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (11.90%) Linux
3 5 (11.90%) Unix
4 2 (4.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (14.29%) Electronic Trading
1 6 (14.29%) Risk Management
2 5 (11.90%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
3 4 (9.52%) ITIL
3 4 (9.52%) Statistics
4 3 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (7.14%) Algorithmic Trading
4 3 (7.14%) DevOps
4 3 (7.14%) High-Frequency Trading
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Management
4 3 (7.14%) Low Latency
4 3 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (7.14%) Portfolio Management
4 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.14%) Wealth Management
5 2 (4.76%) Change Management
5 2 (4.76%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (4.76%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (4.76%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 6 (14.29%) Perl
3 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
4 3 (7.14%) Java
4 3 (7.14%) Python
5 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.76%) C
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) PowerShell
5 2 (4.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.38%) C#
6 1 (2.38%) Ruby
6 1 (2.38%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.38%) CISSP
1 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
1 1 (2.38%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.38%) DFS Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.38%) Snort
3 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
3 1 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
2 2 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (2.38%) Control-M
3 1 (2.38%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.38%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 5 (11.90%) ION Trading
2 4 (9.52%) Microsoft
3 3 (7.14%) Apple
3 3 (7.14%) Fidessa
3 3 (7.14%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.76%) HP
4 2 (4.76%) Murex
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle
4 2 (4.76%) Sybase
4 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco
5 1 (2.38%) CommVault
5 1 (2.38%) EMC
5 1 (2.38%) Google
5 1 (2.38%) Lotus
5 1 (2.38%) Portware
5 1 (2.38%) Reuters
5 1 (2.38%) Veritas
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