The table below looks at the statistics for the PC 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 PC Support in their job title over the 3 months to 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
PC Support
Rank 391 404 391
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs requiring a PC Support 13 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.059% 0.022% 0.014%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.064% 0.024% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
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£163 £108 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.46% -48.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £225 £80
% change year-on-year
-35.55% +181.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 £15.13 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-27.27% -3.96%
PC 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
20300 20960 19771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.11% 92.90% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 14079 14727 13313
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 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 375 441
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -13.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

PC Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

PC Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

PC Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

PC Support Daily Rate Trend in London

PC Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

PC Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

PC 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 PC Support within the London region over the 3 months to 2 June 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 +11 1 £155 +55.00%
PC Support
England

PC Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited PC 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 PC Support in their job title.

1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 15 (65.22%) Apple
4 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
5 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
6 11 (47.83%) Android
7 9 (39.13%) MS Office
8 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
9 7 (30.43%) ITIL
9 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
10 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
10 5 (21.74%) Handset
10 5 (21.74%) iPhone
10 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
11 4 (17.39%) Migration
11 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
11 4 (17.39%) SCCM
11 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (17.39%) SLA
12 3 (13.04%) Adobe
12 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
12 3 (13.04%) MCSA
12 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (13.04%) Publishing
12 3 (13.04%) InDesign
12 3 (13.04%) iPad
12 3 (13.04%) Office 365
12 3 (13.04%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (8.70%) Line Management

PC Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited PC 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 PC Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (13.04%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Office
2 3 (13.04%) InDesign
2 3 (13.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.35%) LAN
1 1 (4.35%) WAN
1 1 (4.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) MySQL
1 1 (4.35%) FileMaker
General
1 3 (13.04%) Publishing
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Blackberry
1 5 (21.74%) Handset
1 5 (21.74%) iPhone
2 3 (13.04%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
3 11 (47.83%) Android
4 8 (34.78%) Windows XP
5 7 (30.43%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) ITIL
2 4 (17.39%) Migration
3 3 (13.04%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (8.70%) Line Management
4 2 (8.70%) Time Management
4 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 2 (8.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (8.70%) Change Management
5 1 (4.35%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 3 (13.04%) MCSA
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (65.22%) Apple
2 12 (52.17%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) Adobe
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Sophos
4 1 (4.35%) LANDesk