The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 27 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 319 348 342
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 88 60 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.37% 0.25% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 32 28
Average daily rate
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£170 £156 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 £96 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £325 £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £155 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 21
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £24.00 £28.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.75 £13.88
% change year-on-year
+1.81% -0.90%
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
21729 21904 22438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.22% 92.87% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15292 15039 15271
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 405 473
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 2015.

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 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the London region over the 3 months to 27 July 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +10 26 £215 +104.76% 10
Uxbridge +1 2 £125 -
Feltham - 2 - -
Westminster - 2 £180 -
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 102 (68.00%) Windows
2 69 (46.00%) Active Directory
3 59 (39.33%) Windows 7
4 55 (36.67%) Microsoft
5 54 (36.00%) MS Office
6 35 (23.33%) MS Exchange
7 33 (22.00%) Finance
8 31 (20.67%) ITIL
9 30 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 28 (18.67%) VMware
11 26 (17.33%) Citrix
12 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 18 (12.00%) Blackberry
14 18 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (11.33%) Windows 8
15 17 (11.33%) Windows XP
15 17 (11.33%) SQL
15 17 (11.33%) Legal
16 16 (10.67%) MCSE
16 16 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
17 15 (10.00%) Law
18 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
18 14 (9.33%) LAN
18 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
18 14 (9.33%) Apple
19 13 (8.67%) Mac OS X
19 13 (8.67%) DNS
19 13 (8.67%) Cisco
19 13 (8.67%) Incident Management

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 35 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (4.67%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.00%) WorkSite
7 3 (2.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.33%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (1.33%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.67%) Lync
9 1 (0.67%) IIS
9 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 54 (36.00%) MS Office
2 30 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.33%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.67%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
4 1 (0.67%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.67%) Quicktime
4 1 (0.67%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.67%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.67%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (1.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.33%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.33%) LAN
1 14 (9.33%) TCP/IP
2 13 (8.67%) DNS
3 12 (8.00%) DHCP
4 11 (7.33%) Firewall
5 10 (6.67%) WAN
6 9 (6.00%) VPN
6 9 (6.00%) VoIP
7 8 (5.33%) Internet
8 7 (4.67%) SAN
9 5 (3.33%) Wireless
9 5 (3.33%) VLAN
10 4 (2.67%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.00%) WLAN
11 3 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
12 2 (1.33%) Network Security
12 2 (1.33%) IP Telephony
12 2 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) DB2
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 33 (22.00%) Finance
2 17 (11.33%) Legal
3 15 (10.00%) Law
4 7 (4.67%) Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.33%) Multimedia
6 2 (1.33%) Back Office
6 2 (1.33%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Advertising
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
7 1 (0.67%) German Language
7 1 (0.67%) Japanese Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.33%) Middleware
1 2 (1.33%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (0.67%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.67%) .NET
2 1 (0.67%) XML
2 1 (0.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (8.00%) iPhone
3 9 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.33%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (4.00%) iPad
5 6 (4.00%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.00%) FMCG
7 2 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (1.33%) Wiki
7 2 (1.33%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.33%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.33%) iSeries
7 2 (1.33%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.67%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.67%) Handset
8 1 (0.67%) Replication
8 1 (0.67%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.67%) Derivative
8 1 (0.67%) Contract for Difference
8 1 (0.67%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 102 (68.00%) Windows
2 59 (39.33%) Windows 7
3 24 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (11.33%) Windows XP
5 17 (11.33%) Windows 8
6 13 (8.67%) Mac OS X
7 10 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.67%) Android
8 6 (4.00%) Linux
9 3 (2.00%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.00%) UNIX
9 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.33%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.67%) ITIL
2 13 (8.67%) Incident Management
3 9 (6.00%) Project Management
4 7 (4.67%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.00%) Change Control
5 6 (4.00%) Systems Analysis
5 6 (4.00%) Document Management
5 6 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (3.33%) Project Planning
6 5 (3.33%) Service Management
6 5 (3.33%) ITSM
7 4 (2.67%) CRM
7 4 (2.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.67%) Server Building
8 3 (2.00%) Time Management
8 3 (2.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.00%) Change Management
9 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (1.33%) ERP
9 2 (1.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.33%) SQL
2 7 (4.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.33%) Perl
4 1 (0.67%) VBA
4 1 (0.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.67%) C
4 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 19 (12.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (10.67%) MCSE
3 11 (7.33%) Degree
4 7 (4.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.33%) MCITP
5 5 (3.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (2.67%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.67%) CCNA
7 3 (2.00%) MCSA
8 2 (1.33%) CCNP
8 2 (1.33%) MCP
8 2 (1.33%) CCA
8 2 (1.33%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.33%) CCEA
8 2 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.33%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.67%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 69 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.33%) XenApp
3 5 (3.33%) vSphere
4 4 (2.67%) XenDesktop
4 4 (2.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.00%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.67%) NFS
6 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 10 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (3.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.33%) ITRS Geneos
3 2 (1.33%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (0.67%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 55 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 28 (18.67%) VMware
3 26 (17.33%) Citrix
4 14 (9.33%) Apple
5 13 (8.67%) Cisco
6 11 (7.33%) Oracle
7 7 (4.67%) Dell
8 6 (4.00%) HP
9 5 (3.33%) Wyse
10 4 (2.67%) CommVault
10 4 (2.67%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.00%) Adobe
11 3 (2.00%) Mitel
11 3 (2.00%) Salesforce.com
12 2 (1.33%) Bloomberg
12 2 (1.33%) Symantec
12 2 (1.33%) Remedy
12 2 (1.33%) McAfee
12 2 (1.33%) Sophos
12 2 (1.33%) Google
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