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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
London / City of London
Rank 146 133 175
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +42
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 7 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.24% 0.44% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 9
Median daily rate £205 £175 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £125 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £443 £271
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £145
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £10.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -2.66%

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
2797 3044 4987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.10% 95.63% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2217 2401 3823
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 48 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017, 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 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 11 (42.31%) Finance
4 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
5 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
6 7 (26.92%) MS Office
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco
7 6 (23.08%) ITIL
8 4 (15.38%) VoIP
8 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 3 (11.54%) SLA
9 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
9 3 (11.54%) Wyse
9 3 (11.54%) Apple
9 3 (11.54%) VMware
9 3 (11.54%) iPhone
9 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (11.54%) iPad
9 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
10 2 (7.69%) Forensic Analysis
10 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
10 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (7.69%) Office 365
10 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
10 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
10 2 (7.69%) Data Centre

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 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.69%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.85%) IIS
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 7 (26.92%) MS Office
3 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Global One
1 1 (3.85%) Minerva
1 1 (3.85%) Sentinel
1 1 (3.85%) Summit
1 1 (3.85%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (15.38%) VoIP
2 2 (7.69%) DHCP
2 2 (7.69%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) VPN
3 1 (3.85%) BGP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) Extranet
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.85%) LAN
3 1 (3.85%) OSPF
3 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) VXLAN
3 1 (3.85%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (3.85%) Wireless
3 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (42.31%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Front Office
2 2 (7.69%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) iPad
1 3 (11.54%) iPhone
2 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) Derivative
2 2 (7.69%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) BYOD
3 1 (3.85%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (3.85%) Equities
3 1 (3.85%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (3.85%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Windows 10
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Mac OS X
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.85%) Unix
5 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
5 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Change Management
2 2 (7.69%) E-Discovery
2 2 (7.69%) Forensic Analysis
2 2 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
3 1 (3.85%) Collateral Management
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) Information Security
3 1 (3.85%) Internal Audit
3 1 (3.85%) Line Management
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
3 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Management
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) CCNA
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) AAT
2 1 (3.85%) CCNP
2 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.85%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
3 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.85%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.85%) Control-M
2 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 7 (26.92%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
4 3 (11.54%) VMware
4 3 (11.54%) Wyse
5 2 (7.69%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.85%) arcserve
6 1 (3.85%) Arista
6 1 (3.85%) DataCore
6 1 (3.85%) FactSet
6 1 (3.85%) Fidessa
6 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.85%) Murex
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle
6 1 (3.85%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.85%) SAP
6 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.85%) Sun
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam