Period
to 16 October 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 219 232
Rank change year-on-year +22 +13 +11
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 42 31 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.61% 0.47% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.49% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 20 23
City of London median daily rate £200 £225 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +7.98%
10th Percentile £114 £145 £125
90th Percentile £504 £343 £329
Central London median daily rate £190 £210 £215
% change year-on-year -9.52% -2.33% +10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
City of London median hourly rate £15.50 £20.25 £12.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.46% +56.01% -13.47%
10th Percentile £10.30 £15.08 £9.55
90th Percentile £18.40 £31.13 £22.38
Central London median hourly rate £16.00 £20.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year -20.99% +35.00% -3.23%

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 6482 6341 9546
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 95.57% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5064 5059 7466
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £269
90th Percentile £675 £663 £646
Central London median daily rate £500 £464 £450
% change year-on-year +7.87% +3.00% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 72 147
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.37% +1.39% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.75 £48.62 £34.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.43% -2.78% +5.88%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

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 6 months to 16 October 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
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 October 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 - -
IT Support
Central London

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

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (28.57%) Finance
6 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
7 8 (19.05%) Office 365
7 8 (19.05%) Law
7 8 (19.05%) LAN
7 8 (19.05%) Blackberry
8 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 7 (16.67%) ITIL
8 7 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (14.29%) Cisco
9 6 (14.29%) Apple
9 6 (14.29%) Legal
9 6 (14.29%) Banking
10 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (11.90%) DNS
10 5 (11.90%) Citrix
10 5 (11.90%) iPad
10 5 (11.90%) BYOD
11 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (9.52%) ServiceNow
11 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
11 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
11 4 (9.52%) iPhone
11 4 (9.52%) Windows Server

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 7 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) CINEMA 4D
2 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.38%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 8 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) LAN
2 5 (11.90%) DNS
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) WAN
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) VoIP
4 3 (7.14%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.76%) Firewall
5 2 (4.76%) Skype
5 2 (4.76%) VLAN
5 2 (4.76%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) Broadband
6 1 (2.38%) Intranet
6 1 (2.38%) PBX
6 1 (2.38%) SAN
General
1 12 (28.57%) Finance
2 8 (19.05%) Law
3 6 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (14.29%) Legal
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Banking
5 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 7 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (11.90%) BYOD
3 5 (11.90%) iPad
4 4 (9.52%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (9.52%) iPhone
5 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.38%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.38%) Equities
5 1 (2.38%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.38%) Social Network
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (23.81%) Windows 10
4 4 (9.52%) Apple iOS
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.76%) Android
5 2 (4.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
5 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
6 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.38%) SUSE
6 1 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 5 (11.90%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (9.52%) Change Management
3 4 (9.52%) Document Management
4 3 (7.14%) Investment Management
5 2 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (4.76%) Line Management
5 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.38%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
6 1 (2.38%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.38%) Patch Management
6 1 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (2.38%) Project Management
6 1 (2.38%) Security Management
6 1 (2.38%) Server Patching
6 1 (2.38%) Service Management
6 1 (2.38%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) CCENT
3 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
3 1 (2.38%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) MCDST
3 1 (2.38%) MCSE
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.38%) vSphere
3 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) AirWatch
1 2 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) Jamf Pro
2 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.38%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 14 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Apple
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) ServiceNow
5 3 (7.14%) VMware
6 2 (4.76%) Charles River
6 2 (4.76%) HP
6 2 (4.76%) SAP
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (2.38%) Avaya
7 1 (2.38%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.38%) Dell
7 1 (2.38%) EMC
7 1 (2.38%) IBM
7 1 (2.38%) Lotus
7 1 (2.38%) Reuters
7 1 (2.38%) Sony
7 1 (2.38%) Wyse