The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Support Engineer
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 162 190
Rank change year-on-year +4 +28  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 6 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.030% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.031% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £200 £300 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +42.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £121 £300 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £300 £278
UK excluding London median daily rate £130 £125 £145
% change year-on-year +4.00% -13.79%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £13.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 3152 3242 5437
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.40% 95.72% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2407 2629 4189
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 38 96
Median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.57% -3.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.50 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured IT Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support Engineer in the City of London

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the City of London

IT Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support Engineer in the City of London

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT Support Engineer 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) iPhone
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) Change Management
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Finance
4 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication

IT Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Skype
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) SUSE
5 1 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Change Management
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
3 1 (12.50%) DataCore
3 1 (12.50%) McAfee
3 1 (12.50%) WatchGuard