Period
to 25 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Break/Fix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Break/Fix over the 6 months to 25 February 2018 with a comparison to the 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.

Break/Fix
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 553 438 675
Rank change year-on-year -115 +237 -3
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 306 450 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.51% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.61% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 340 47
England median daily rate £105 £105 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -44.74% +5.56%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £91
90th Percentile £204 £320 £358
UK median daily rate £105 £105 £190
% change year-on-year - -44.74% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 142 51
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +21.33%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.75 £12.13
90th Percentile £19.65 £25.00 £30.90
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year - -5.36% +21.92%

Break/Fix is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 78,013 74,139 82,315
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.90% 84.07% 82.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,531 49,486 54,341
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
10th Percentile £297 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,881 2,008 2,410
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.46 £11.33
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
% change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +22.14%

Break/Fix
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Break/Fix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Break/Fix in England

Break/Fix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Break/Fix in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Break/Fix in England

Break/Fix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Break/Fix in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Break/Fix in England

Break/Fix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Break/Fix in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Break/Fix in England

Break/Fix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Break/Fix in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Break/Fix in England

Break/Fix
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Break/Fix within the England region over the 6 months to 25 February 2018. 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
North of England +61 105 £100 -4.76% 6
London -65 97 £125 +4.17% 8
Yorkshire +12 52 £100 -2.44% 2
North West +35 45 £105 - 3
South East -68 42 £105 - 5
South West -3 31 £105 - 2
Midlands -38 21 £100 -4.76% 8
East of England -39 18 £105 - 2
North East +60 17 £100 -2.44% 1
West Midlands -27 16 £103 -2.38% 6
East Midlands -16 6 £100 -4.76% 2
Break/Fix
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Break/Fix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Break/Fix.

1 114 (37.25%) Windows
2 75 (24.51%) SLA
3 72 (23.53%) HP
4 65 (21.24%) Active Directory
5 57 (18.63%) Windows 7
6 54 (17.65%) Time Management
7 48 (15.69%) Microsoft
8 47 (15.36%) Windows 10
9 44 (14.38%) EPoS
10 42 (13.73%) Windows XP
10 42 (13.73%) Migration
11 30 (9.80%) ITIL
12 29 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
12 29 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (9.48%) Banking
13 27 (8.82%) LAN
14 26 (8.50%) Security Cleared
15 25 (8.17%) SC Cleared
15 25 (8.17%) Change Management
16 23 (7.52%) Cisco
16 23 (7.52%) Retail
17 21 (6.86%) Windows Server
18 20 (6.54%) Dell
18 20 (6.54%) Finance
19 17 (5.56%) Firewall
20 16 (5.23%) WAN
20 16 (5.23%) MS Exchange
21 15 (4.90%) VMware
21 15 (4.90%) Driving Licence
22 13 (4.25%) Office 365

Break/Fix
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 16 (5.23%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (1.31%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.65%) IBM Notes
3 2 (0.65%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 29 (9.48%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.33%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.25%) Office 365
2 3 (0.98%) Mimecast
3 1 (0.33%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.82%) LAN
2 17 (5.56%) Firewall
3 16 (5.23%) WAN
4 13 (4.25%) SAN
4 13 (4.25%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (3.27%) 3G
6 9 (2.94%) 4G
6 9 (2.94%) VPN
7 8 (2.61%) NAS
8 7 (2.29%) ADSL
8 7 (2.29%) VLAN
9 6 (1.96%) IP Telephony
10 5 (1.63%) ATM
10 5 (1.63%) Network Security
11 4 (1.31%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.31%) DAB
11 4 (1.31%) Internet
12 3 (0.98%) BIG-IP
12 3 (0.98%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.65%) MySQL
1 2 (0.65%) Oracle Database
1 2 (0.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Hudson
General
1 29 (9.48%) Banking
2 23 (7.52%) Retail
3 20 (6.54%) Finance
4 6 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.31%) Back Office
5 4 (1.31%) Electronics
5 4 (1.31%) Legal
6 3 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 79 (25.82%) Field Engineer
2 71 (23.20%) Desktop Support
3 65 (21.24%) Field Service Engineer
4 60 (19.61%) Break Fix Engineer
5 55 (17.97%) Desktop Engineer
6 45 (14.71%) Hardware Engineer
7 41 (13.40%) Support Engineer
8 36 (11.76%) EPoS Engineer
9 28 (9.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 27 (8.82%) Field Hardware Engineer
11 23 (7.52%) IT Engineer
12 22 (7.19%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
13 21 (6.86%) Senior Desktop Engineer
14 16 (5.23%) Printer Engineer
15 13 (4.25%) Analyst
15 13 (4.25%) HP Printer Engineer
16 12 (3.92%) EPoS Installation Engineer
16 12 (3.92%) IMAC Engineer
16 12 (3.92%) Installations Engineer
17 11 (3.59%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.29%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.38%) EPoS
2 15 (4.90%) Driving Licence
3 11 (3.59%) Management Information System
4 9 (2.94%) CMDB
4 9 (2.94%) Smartphone
5 8 (2.61%) EMC VMAX
5 8 (2.61%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.29%) Data Centre
6 7 (2.29%) EMC Centera
6 7 (2.29%) EMC VNX
6 7 (2.29%) EMC VNXe
6 7 (2.29%) Replication
7 6 (1.96%) Blackberry
8 2 (0.65%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (0.65%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.65%) iPhone
8 2 (0.65%) NHS
8 2 (0.65%) Reference Data
8 2 (0.65%) SCADA
8 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 114 (37.25%) Windows
2 57 (18.63%) Windows 7
3 47 (15.36%) Windows 10
4 42 (13.73%) Windows XP
5 29 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (6.86%) Windows Server
7 10 (3.27%) Linux
8 9 (2.94%) Mac OS X
8 9 (2.94%) Unix
8 9 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.29%) AIX
9 7 (2.29%) Data ONTAP
9 7 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.29%) Solaris
9 7 (2.29%) Windows 2000
10 5 (1.63%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.33%) Android
12 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (17.65%) Time Management
2 42 (13.73%) Migration
3 30 (9.80%) ITIL
4 25 (8.17%) Change Management
5 11 (3.59%) Service Delivery
6 9 (2.94%) Asset Management
6 9 (2.94%) Information Security
6 9 (2.94%) Proactive Monitoring
7 8 (2.61%) Workflow
8 7 (2.29%) BCP
8 7 (2.29%) Investment Management
8 7 (2.29%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (2.29%) Project Management
9 6 (1.96%) Hardware Maintenance
9 6 (1.96%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.63%) ITSM
10 5 (1.63%) Knowledge Management
10 5 (1.63%) Open Source
10 5 (1.63%) Pay per click
Programming Languages
1 3 (0.98%) Perl
1 3 (0.98%) Python
1 3 (0.98%) Shell Script
2 1 (0.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (0.33%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (8.50%) Security Cleared
2 25 (8.17%) SC Cleared
3 11 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.94%) CCNP
5 7 (2.29%) CCNA
6 5 (1.63%) A+ Certification
6 5 (1.63%) DBS Check
6 5 (1.63%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.63%) MCP
7 3 (0.98%) MCSE
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.65%) CCIE
8 2 (0.65%) CCIE Security
8 2 (0.65%) CEH
8 2 (0.65%) CISM
8 2 (0.65%) CISSP
8 2 (0.65%) GCIA
8 2 (0.65%) GIAC
8 2 (0.65%) GSEC
8 2 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (24.51%) SLA
2 7 (2.29%) PMO
3 2 (0.65%) COSHH
3 2 (0.65%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 65 (21.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (3.92%) Firmware
2 12 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (2.29%) SRDF
4 7 (2.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (0.98%) ProxySG
6 2 (0.65%) Snort
7 1 (0.33%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (3.27%) SCCM
2 8 (2.61%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (2.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 7 (2.29%) EMC TimeFinder
3 7 (2.29%) NetApp OnCommand
4 3 (0.98%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.33%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.33%) SCOM
6 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 72 (23.53%) HP
2 48 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 23 (7.52%) Cisco
4 20 (6.54%) Dell
5 15 (4.90%) VMware
6 11 (3.59%) EMC
7 10 (3.27%) NetApp
8 9 (2.94%) Brocade
8 9 (2.94%) Symantec
9 8 (2.61%) CheckPoint
9 8 (2.61%) Citrix
10 7 (2.29%) 3PAR
10 7 (2.29%) Veritas
11 6 (1.96%) Capita
12 5 (1.63%) Blue Coat
12 5 (1.63%) IBM
13 4 (1.31%) Apple
14 3 (0.98%) Ivanti
14 3 (0.98%) Juniper
14 3 (0.98%) Nokia