The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the City of London region.

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.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 186 201 204
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 8 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.24% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 5
Average daily rate
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£105 £198 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.83% -40.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £97 £136 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £325 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £154 £140
% change year-on-year
-4.06% +9.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -23.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -5.17%
Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5250 6553 7082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.23% 92.82% 92.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3845 4822 5161
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 170 169
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £51.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
IT Support
London

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 11 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title.

1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
3 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 8 (29.63%) MS Office
4 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
4 8 (29.63%) VMware
5 7 (25.93%) Blackberry
5 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
6 6 (22.22%) Citrix
6 6 (22.22%) Finance
6 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (14.81%) HP
8 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
8 4 (14.81%) Cisco
8 4 (14.81%) ITIL
8 4 (14.81%) Apple
9 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
9 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (11.11%) Oracle
9 3 (11.11%) MCSE
9 3 (11.11%) VPN
9 3 (11.11%) Firewall
9 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (11.11%) Banking
10 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
10 2 (7.41%) Migration

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) LiveLink
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) MS Office
2 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Temenos T24
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) VPN
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) LAN
2 2 (7.41%) VoIP
2 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 2 (7.41%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Intranet
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 6 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (11.11%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Legal
3 1 (3.70%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.70%) Front Office
3 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 8 (29.63%) Windows XP
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Apple iOS
6 2 (7.41%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (7.41%) UNIX
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.81%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Time Management
2 2 (7.41%) Migration
3 1 (3.70%) Scrum
3 1 (3.70%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.70%) Project Planning
3 1 (3.70%) Web Development
3 1 (3.70%) Wealth Management
3 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.70%) Investment Management
3 1 (3.70%) Network Management
3 1 (3.70%) Change Control
3 1 (3.70%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) Service Management
3 1 (3.70%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.70%) Java
1 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCSE
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) Degree
3 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) Active Directory
2 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.70%) XenApp
4 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (3.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 8 (29.63%) VMware
3 6 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (14.81%) Cisco
4 4 (14.81%) Apple
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (7.41%) Dell
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) Sybase
7 1 (3.70%) Temenos
7 1 (3.70%) Fidessa
7 1 (3.70%) SunGard
7 1 (3.70%) Reuters
7 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.70%) NEC
7 1 (3.70%) Wyse
7 1 (3.70%) Open Text
7 1 (3.70%) Mitel
7 1 (3.70%) jBASE
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