The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 314 298 346
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +48
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 119 139 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.59% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.62% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 76 42
Median daily rate £208 £170 £184
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% -7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £112 £110 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £338 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £168
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 17
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.48 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.56% -3.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £23.15 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21054 22389 22119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.06% 94.76% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 15075 15722 15169
Median daily rate £450 £443 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 231 370 414
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £52.17 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in London

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the London region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

IT Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the London region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

IT Support Hourly Rate Histogram in London

IT Support
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 IT Support within the London region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +30 17 £226 +4.02% 11
Chiswick - 2 - -
Southall 0 1 - -
Feltham -6 1 - - 2
Bromley -7 1 £110 - 2
Chessington - 1 - - 1
Barnet - 1 - -
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 London region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 145 (59.92%) Windows
2 110 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 96 (39.67%) Windows 7
4 93 (38.43%) MS Office
4 93 (38.43%) Microsoft
5 59 (24.38%) MS Excel
6 53 (21.90%) Finance
7 46 (19.01%) Citrix
8 43 (17.77%) Windows 8
9 39 (16.12%) ITIL
10 31 (12.81%) Office 365
10 31 (12.81%) Windows Server
11 24 (9.92%) SLA
12 21 (8.68%) Law
12 21 (8.68%) Legal
12 21 (8.68%) Blackberry
12 21 (8.68%) Incident Management
13 20 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (8.26%) Windows 10
14 19 (7.85%) Banking
15 18 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
15 18 (7.44%) Video Conferencing
15 18 (7.44%) Smartphone
16 17 (7.02%) Internet
17 16 (6.61%) Cisco
17 16 (6.61%) MS Exchange
17 16 (6.61%) LAN
17 16 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
18 15 (6.20%) Service Delivery
18 15 (6.20%) DHCP

IT Support 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 16 (6.61%) MS Exchange
2 10 (4.13%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.48%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.24%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) IIS
8 1 (0.41%) Apache
8 1 (0.41%) CMS
8 1 (0.41%) ColdFusion
8 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.41%) Site Server
8 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.41%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (38.43%) MS Office
2 59 (24.38%) MS Excel
3 14 (5.79%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (2.07%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.83%) MS Project
6 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Finacle
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (12.81%) Office 365
2 9 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.65%) Google Apps
4 2 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 2 (0.83%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.41%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.02%) Internet
2 16 (6.61%) LAN
3 15 (6.20%) DHCP
3 15 (6.20%) DNS
4 13 (5.37%) VPN
4 13 (5.37%) WAN
5 12 (4.96%) VoIP
6 9 (3.72%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.31%) Firewall
7 8 (3.31%) Network Security
7 8 (3.31%) Wireless
8 7 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.65%) Skype
9 4 (1.65%) SSL
10 3 (1.24%) SAN
11 2 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (0.83%) VLAN
11 2 (0.83%) WebEx
12 1 (0.41%) 4G
12 1 (0.41%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.24%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.83%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.41%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.41%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.41%) Xcode
General
1 53 (21.90%) Finance
2 21 (8.68%) Law
2 21 (8.68%) Legal
3 19 (7.85%) Banking
4 10 (4.13%) Retail
5 6 (2.48%) French Language
5 6 (2.48%) Front Office
6 5 (2.07%) Back Office
6 5 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.65%) Advertising
7 4 (1.65%) German Language
7 4 (1.65%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.65%) Italian Language
7 4 (1.65%) Turkish Language
8 3 (1.24%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.83%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.83%) Publishing
10 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.41%) Marketing
10 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.65%) HTML
2 3 (1.24%) .NET
2 3 (1.24%) CSS
2 3 (1.24%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (0.83%) HTML5
3 2 (0.83%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (0.83%) SAML
3 2 (0.83%) Web Services
3 2 (0.83%) XML
4 1 (0.41%) Ajax
4 1 (0.41%) Apache Flex
4 1 (0.41%) CSS3
4 1 (0.41%) EDI
4 1 (0.41%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.41%) J2EE
4 1 (0.41%) jQuery
4 1 (0.41%) JSP
4 1 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.41%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.68%) Blackberry
2 18 (7.44%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.44%) Smartphone
2 18 (7.44%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (2.89%) Driving Licence
3 7 (2.89%) iPhone
4 6 (2.48%) Equities
5 4 (1.65%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (1.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (1.65%) iPad
5 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 2 (0.83%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.83%) Derivative
6 2 (0.83%) EPoS
6 2 (0.83%) Fintech
6 2 (0.83%) Fixed Income
6 2 (0.83%) SWIFT
6 2 (0.83%) Tandem
7 1 (0.41%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 145 (59.92%) Windows
2 96 (39.67%) Windows 7
3 43 (17.77%) Windows 8
4 31 (12.81%) Windows Server
5 20 (8.26%) Windows 10
5 20 (8.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.37%) Linux
7 13 (5.37%) Mac OS X
8 12 (4.96%) Unix
9 9 (3.72%) Windows XP
10 8 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.24%) Android
12 2 (0.83%) Solaris
13 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.12%) ITIL
2 21 (8.68%) Incident Management
3 15 (6.20%) Service Delivery
4 14 (5.79%) Asset Management
4 14 (5.79%) Change Management
4 14 (5.79%) Document Management
5 13 (5.37%) Service Management
6 11 (4.55%) CRM
7 9 (3.72%) Migration
8 8 (3.31%) E-Commerce
8 8 (3.31%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.89%) ITSM
10 5 (2.07%) Logistics
11 4 (1.65%) B2B
11 4 (1.65%) BCP
11 4 (1.65%) Configuration Management
11 4 (1.65%) Data Protection
11 4 (1.65%) Release Management
11 4 (1.65%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.65%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.20%) SQL
2 8 (3.31%) Java
3 7 (2.89%) Perl
4 6 (2.48%) Shell Script
5 5 (2.07%) PHP
6 4 (1.65%) C
6 4 (1.65%) VB
6 4 (1.65%) VBA
7 3 (1.24%) C#
7 3 (1.24%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.24%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.83%) Python
9 1 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.41%) CFML
9 1 (0.41%) VB6
Qualifications
1 13 (5.37%) Degree
2 12 (4.96%) Security Cleared
3 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (3.31%) CCNA
4 8 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (2.48%) DBS Check
5 6 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (2.07%) CTC Cleared
6 5 (2.07%) MCP
7 4 (1.65%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.65%) MCSA
7 4 (1.65%) MCTS
8 3 (1.24%) MCSE
9 2 (0.83%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.83%) CCA
9 2 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (0.83%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.41%) MCITP
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (9.92%) SLA
2 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 110 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (1.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.24%) XenApp
4 2 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.83%) vSphere
5 1 (0.41%) BitLocker
5 1 (0.41%) Firmware
5 1 (0.41%) Samba
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.31%) SCCM
2 2 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
3 1 (0.41%) Casper Suite
3 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 93 (38.43%) Microsoft
2 46 (19.01%) Citrix
3 16 (6.61%) Cisco
4 11 (4.55%) Apple
5 10 (4.13%) Bloomberg
5 10 (4.13%) Oracle
6 9 (3.72%) VMware
7 7 (2.89%) HP
7 7 (2.89%) Mitel
7 7 (2.89%) Reuters
8 5 (2.07%) Adobe
8 5 (2.07%) Google
9 4 (1.65%) iManage
10 3 (1.24%) Dell
10 3 (1.24%) EMC
10 3 (1.24%) IBM
10 3 (1.24%) Juniper
10 3 (1.24%) LANDesk
10 3 (1.24%) Remedy
11 2 (0.83%) NetApp
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