Period
to 18 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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.

Technical Support
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 225 231
Rank change year-on-year -13 +6 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 11 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.16% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.15% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 8
City of London median daily rate £425 £425 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +27.72% +2.38%
10th Percentile £267 £339 £194
90th Percentile £528 £554 £461
Central London median daily rate £380 £380 £328
% change year-on-year - +15.85% +7.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
City of London median hourly rate £25.50 £162.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -84.31% - -
Central London median hourly rate £25.50 £89.75 -
% change year-on-year -71.59% - -

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 6,661 5,962 6,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.25% 95.58% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,286 4,726 5,371
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +4.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £644
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 67 99
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -9.95% +19.34%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.84 £10.96
90th Percentile £30.80 £55.00 £40.35
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.35 £19.50
% change year-on-year +4.35% -11.05% +18.18%

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in the City of London

Technical 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 Technical Support in the City of London.

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

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Technical Support in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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

Technical 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 Technical Support in the City of London.

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

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

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Finance
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
4 3 (27.27%) JBoss
4 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
4 3 (27.27%) MQSeries
4 3 (27.27%) C++
4 3 (27.27%) HTML
4 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
4 3 (27.27%) Perl
4 3 (27.27%) PHP
4 3 (27.27%) .NET
4 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (27.27%) Middleware
4 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
4 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
5 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
5 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 2 (18.18%) Workday HCM
5 2 (18.18%) Skype
5 2 (18.18%) Workday
6 1 (9.09%) PMO
6 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (9.09%) LXC
6 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure

Technical 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 (27.27%) JBoss
1 3 (27.27%) MQSeries
1 3 (27.27%) Tomcat
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere
2 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 2 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 1 (9.09%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) 4G
2 1 (9.09%) Broadband
2 1 (9.09%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (9.09%) SSH
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 6 (54.55%) Banking
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Front Office
2 1 (9.09%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) .NET
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) Middleware
1 3 (27.27%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Unix
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Android
5 1 (9.09%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Asset Management
1 1 (9.09%) ITSM
1 1 (9.09%) Migration
1 1 (9.09%) Operations Management
1 1 (9.09%) Service Management
1 1 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) C++
1 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
1 3 (27.27%) Perl
1 3 (27.27%) PHP
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) MiFID
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) LXC
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) IBM
1 3 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 2 (18.18%) Workday
3 1 (9.09%) Apple
3 1 (9.09%) Avaya
3 1 (9.09%) Bloomberg
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco
3 1 (9.09%) FactSet
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow