The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 155 175 172
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 18 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.54% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 0.57% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 16
Median daily rate £218 £195 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £130 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £312 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £158 £150 £180
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.46 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.29% -19.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.05 £10.40 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £21.70 £18.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -
IT Support
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3358 5251 5446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.26% 95.04% 94.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2680 4096 3935
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 79 102
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.73 £17.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -6.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.94 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £31.00 £41.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured IT Support in the job title.

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Support across the City of London region.

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, IT Support 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 City of London region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 6 (21.43%) MS Office
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL
5 5 (17.86%) Office 365
5 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 4 (14.29%) CCNA
6 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (14.29%) Finance
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
7 3 (10.71%) SLA
7 3 (10.71%) MCP
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (10.71%) iPhone
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (7.14%) Android
8 2 (7.14%) French Language
8 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
8 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
8 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
8 2 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) VoIP
8 2 (7.14%) DHCP
8 2 (7.14%) VPN
8 2 (7.14%) Linux

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (7.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) DHCP
1 2 (7.14%) VoIP
1 2 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (3.57%) DNS
2 1 (3.57%) Firewall
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
2 1 (3.57%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) SAN
2 1 (3.57%) Skype
2 1 (3.57%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) French Language
2 2 (7.14%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Marketing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (10.71%) iPhone
2 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.57%) CMDB
3 1 (3.57%) Derivative
3 1 (3.57%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.14%) Android
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 2 (7.14%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (7.14%) Incident Management
2 2 (7.14%) ITSM
2 2 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (3.57%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.57%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (3.57%) Escalation Management
3 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.57%) Release Management
3 1 (3.57%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
3 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CCNA
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) MCP
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
4 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.57%) MCITP
4 1 (3.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.57%) vSphere
3 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
2 2 (7.14%) Bloomberg
2 2 (7.14%) Citrix
2 2 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (3.57%) Adobe
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) FactSet
3 1 (3.57%) HP
3 1 (3.57%) Reuters