The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £218 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 152 185
Rank change year-on-year +14 +33  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 27 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.82% 0.50% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.52% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 14 11
Median daily rate £218 £226 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +0.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £135 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £136 £150 £160
% change year-on-year -9.16% -6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £14.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.64 £14.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -2.58% +0.93%  

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 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
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 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in the City of London

IT Support
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 in the City of London.

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

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in the City of London

IT Support
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 in the City of London.

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

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, 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 City of London region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 21 (52.50%) Finance
2 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
4 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
5 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (27.50%) LAN
6 9 (22.50%) Cisco
6 9 (22.50%) Blackberry
6 9 (22.50%) Firewall
6 9 (22.50%) Investment Management
7 8 (20.00%) VPN
8 7 (17.50%) SAN
8 7 (17.50%) Wireless
8 7 (17.50%) Migration
9 6 (15.00%) iSCSI
9 6 (15.00%) iPhone
9 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
9 6 (15.00%) BGP
9 6 (15.00%) OSPF
9 6 (15.00%) CCNP
9 6 (15.00%) CCNA
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (15.00%) WAN
9 6 (15.00%) Arista
9 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
9 6 (15.00%) Network Management
9 6 (15.00%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
9 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto

IT Support 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 3 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (27.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (27.50%) LAN
2 9 (22.50%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) VPN
4 7 (17.50%) SAN
4 7 (17.50%) Wireless
5 6 (15.00%) BGP
5 6 (15.00%) iSCSI
5 6 (15.00%) OSPF
5 6 (15.00%) Structured Cabling
5 6 (15.00%) VXLAN
5 6 (15.00%) WAN
6 2 (5.00%) Extranet
6 2 (5.00%) Internet
6 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.50%) DNS
7 1 (2.50%) Skype
7 1 (2.50%) VLAN
7 1 (2.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) JIRA
2 3 (7.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (52.50%) Finance
2 5 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (7.50%) Law
3 3 (7.50%) Retail
4 1 (2.50%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.50%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (22.50%) Blackberry
2 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (15.00%) iPhone
3 5 (12.50%) iPad
3 5 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (7.50%) Credit Risk
4 3 (7.50%) Market Risk
5 2 (5.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 19 (47.50%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 4 (10.00%) Android
3 4 (10.00%) Apple iOS
3 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.50%) Linux
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE
6 1 (2.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (22.50%) Investment Management
2 7 (17.50%) Migration
3 6 (15.00%) Network Management
4 5 (12.50%) Change Management
5 3 (7.50%) Collateral Management
5 3 (7.50%) Credit Risk Management
5 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (7.50%) ITIL
5 3 (7.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.50%) Risk Management
5 3 (7.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (7.50%) Workflow
6 1 (2.50%) BCP
6 1 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (2.50%) ITSM
6 1 (2.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.50%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (2.50%) Service Management
6 1 (2.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) SQL
2 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) CCNA
1 6 (15.00%) CCNP
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
4 1 (2.50%) MCP
4 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.50%) vSphere
3 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Dollar Universe
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco CME
3 1 (2.50%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) Arista
3 6 (15.00%) Fortinet
3 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto
3 6 (15.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (10.00%) Apple
5 3 (7.50%) Citrix
5 3 (7.50%) HP
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) Charles River
6 2 (5.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.50%) Avaya
7 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.50%) DataCore
7 1 (2.50%) Dell
7 1 (2.50%) Facebook
7 1 (2.50%) FireEye
7 1 (2.50%) McAfee
7 1 (2.50%) Sony