The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
London / City of London
Rank 139 147 178
Rank change year-on-year +8 +31  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 14 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.43% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.45% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 9
Median daily rate £225 £165 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -22.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £99 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £426 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +56.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

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 2852 3136 4830
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.23% 95.38% 96.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2501 3637
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 £313 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 46 74
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.99 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.96% +8.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £47.50 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Finance
3 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
4 8 (25.81%) Cisco
4 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
5 7 (22.58%) MS Office
5 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
6 6 (19.35%) Firewall
6 6 (19.35%) VPN
7 5 (16.13%) CCNA
7 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (16.13%) SAN
7 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
8 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
8 4 (12.90%) Structured Cabling
8 4 (12.90%) Network Management
8 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
8 4 (12.90%) VXLAN
8 4 (12.90%) Arista
8 4 (12.90%) WAN
8 4 (12.90%) SQL
8 4 (12.90%) LAN
8 4 (12.90%) ITIL
8 4 (12.90%) Wireless
8 4 (12.90%) BGP
8 4 (12.90%) CCNP
8 4 (12.90%) OSPF
8 4 (12.90%) iSCSI
8 4 (12.90%) Investment Management

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
3 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (25.81%) MS Excel
2 7 (22.58%) MS Office
3 1 (3.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Global One
1 1 (3.23%) Minerva
1 1 (3.23%) Sentinel
1 1 (3.23%) Summit
1 1 (3.23%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) Firewall
1 6 (19.35%) VPN
2 5 (16.13%) SAN
3 4 (12.90%) BGP
3 4 (12.90%) iSCSI
3 4 (12.90%) LAN
3 4 (12.90%) OSPF
3 4 (12.90%) Structured Cabling
3 4 (12.90%) VXLAN
3 4 (12.90%) WAN
3 4 (12.90%) Wireless
4 2 (6.45%) Extranet
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.23%) VoIP
5 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.23%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.45%) JIRA
1 2 (6.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (41.94%) Finance
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Front Office
2 2 (6.45%) Retail
3 1 (3.23%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Law
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) Web Services
2 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk
2 2 (6.45%) Derivative
2 2 (6.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 2 (6.45%) Market Risk
2 2 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Credit Derivative
3 1 (3.23%) Equities
3 1 (3.23%) Fixed Income
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) iPhone
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.23%) OTC Derivatives
3 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (45.16%) Windows
2 7 (22.58%) Windows 7
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server
3 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
5 1 (3.23%) Unix
5 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
5 1 (3.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.90%) Investment Management
1 4 (12.90%) ITIL
1 4 (12.90%) Migration
1 4 (12.90%) Network Management
2 3 (9.68%) Collateral Management
2 3 (9.68%) Risk Management
2 3 (9.68%) Workflow
3 2 (6.45%) Credit Risk Management
3 2 (6.45%) E-Discovery
3 2 (6.45%) Forensic Analysis
3 2 (6.45%) ITIL V3
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.23%) Internal Audit
4 1 (3.23%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (3.23%) Process Improvement
4 1 (3.23%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (3.23%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (3.23%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.90%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (16.13%) CCNA
1 5 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.23%) AAT
4 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) Dodd-Frank
2 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) DFS Replication
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
1 2 (6.45%) Dollar Universe
2 1 (3.23%) AirWatch
2 1 (3.23%) Control-M
2 1 (3.23%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Arista
3 4 (12.90%) Fortinet
3 4 (12.90%) Palo Alto
3 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
3 4 (12.90%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) Citrix
5 2 (6.45%) Wyse
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) Bloomberg
6 1 (3.23%) DataCore
6 1 (3.23%) Fidessa
6 1 (3.23%) FireEye
6 1 (3.23%) Murex
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Qualys
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Sun
6 1 (3.23%) Veeam
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