Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support Engineer was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 17 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 244 241 267
Rank change year-on-year -3 +26 +27
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support Engineer 7 5 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.098% 0.074% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.078% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
City of London median daily rate £185 £193 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% -3.75% -
10th Percentile £117 £103 £128
90th Percentile £236 £290 £310
Central London median daily rate £118 £300 £198
% change year-on-year -60.83% +51.90% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
City of London median hourly rate - - £11.75
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 - £12.50

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6729 6429 8864
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.57% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5318 5109 6969
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £270
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 79 129
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.45 £10.40
90th Percentile £29.29 £47.83 £37.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.05 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.66% -5.10% +10.23%

IT Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured IT Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

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 17 November 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) Skype
4 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (28.57%) Office 365
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Banking
4 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) iPhone
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (14.29%) Fixed Income
5 1 (14.29%) Equities
5 1 (14.29%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) Degree
5 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard

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 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) Broadband
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) VLAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
1 2 (28.57%) Investment Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 2 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 1 (14.29%) Equities
3 1 (14.29%) Fixed Income
3 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Linux
4 1 (14.29%) SUSE
4 1 (14.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
1 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Apple
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya
3 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard