Period
to 25 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 596 508 660
Rank change year-on-year -88 +152 +20
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 250 304 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.36% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.42% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 207 114
England median daily rate £130 £115 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% - -58.18%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £96
90th Percentile £388 £440 £338
UK median daily rate £130 £114 £115
% change year-on-year +14.29% -1.09% -56.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 72 49
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -25.00% +18.87%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £18.07 £25.00 £22.10
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -25.00% +18.87%

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 78,730 71,731 82,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.83% 84.97% 84.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,270 47,204 54,954
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
10th Percentile £300 £279 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,152 1,890 2,033
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% - +18.64%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.44 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £51.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.74 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.04% - +17.23%

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 June 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
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 June 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
London -94 58 £140 -15.15% 6
North of England -39 57 £105 - 2
South East -28 47 £115 +9.52% 6
South West +13 31 £140 +33.33% 1
North West -12 31 £105 -6.67%
Midlands -16 30 £100 -13.04% 9
East of England 0 26 £120 -9.43% 1
Yorkshire -31 22 £338 +229.27% 2
West Midlands -19 21 £100 -13.04% 6
East Midlands -3 10 £100 -13.04% 3
North East -6 5 £290 +176.19%
Break/Fix
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 129 (51.60%) Windows
2 89 (35.60%) Windows 10
3 87 (34.80%) Active Directory
4 82 (32.80%) Time Management
5 80 (32.00%) Windows XP
6 79 (31.60%) Migration
6 79 (31.60%) Windows 7
7 64 (25.60%) Microsoft
8 30 (12.00%) HP
9 27 (10.80%) Security Cleared
9 27 (10.80%) EPoS
10 24 (9.60%) SC Cleared
11 22 (8.80%) SLA
12 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
13 16 (6.40%) ITIL
14 15 (6.00%) Retail
14 15 (6.00%) Smartphone
15 14 (5.60%) Banking
15 14 (5.60%) Driving Licence
16 13 (5.20%) Google
16 13 (5.20%) Cisco
17 12 (4.80%) SCCM
17 12 (4.80%) Office 365
18 11 (4.40%) Finance
19 10 (4.00%) Dell
19 10 (4.00%) Internet
19 10 (4.00%) Puppet
19 10 (4.00%) DevOps
20 8 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
20 8 (3.20%) MCSE

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 5 (2.00%) IBM Notes
1 5 (2.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (1.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (1.20%) nginx
2 3 (1.20%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.20%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.40%) Confluence
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.40%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 17 (6.80%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.40%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.80%) SAP SRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.40%) SAP MM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.80%) Office 365
2 4 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (1.20%) Stackdriver
4 2 (0.80%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.80%) SaaS
5 1 (0.40%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 10 (4.00%) Internet
2 8 (3.20%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (2.80%) Firewall
4 6 (2.40%) LAN
5 5 (2.00%) SAN
5 5 (2.00%) Wireless
6 4 (1.60%) Skype
6 4 (1.60%) TCP/IP
6 4 (1.60%) WAN
7 3 (1.20%) 3G
7 3 (1.20%) ATM
7 3 (1.20%) DNS
7 3 (1.20%) HTTP
7 3 (1.20%) HTTPS
7 3 (1.20%) SSL
7 3 (1.20%) Telepresence
8 2 (0.80%) DAB
8 2 (0.80%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (0.80%) iSCSI
8 2 (0.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.20%) Big Data
1 3 (1.20%) MongoDB
2 2 (0.80%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (1.60%) Hudson
2 3 (1.20%) Artifactory
2 3 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.20%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 15 (6.00%) Retail
2 14 (5.60%) Banking
3 11 (4.40%) Finance
4 7 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.00%) Front Office
6 3 (1.20%) Corporate Banking
6 3 (1.20%) Electronics
7 2 (0.80%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.40%) Military
Job Titles
1 106 (42.40%) Desktop Support
2 69 (27.60%) Desktop Engineer
3 54 (21.60%) Support Engineer
4 36 (14.40%) Hardware Engineer
5 35 (14.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 34 (13.60%) IT Engineer
7 29 (11.60%) Break Fix Engineer
7 29 (11.60%) Senior Desktop Engineer
8 27 (10.80%) Field Engineer
9 22 (8.80%) Field Hardware Engineer
10 21 (8.40%) EPoS Engineer
10 21 (8.40%) Field Service Engineer
11 20 (8.00%) Senior Desktop Support
12 19 (7.60%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
13 18 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (4.80%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
15 10 (4.00%) Computer Engineer
15 10 (4.00%) Senior Support Engineer
16 9 (3.60%) IT Support
17 7 (2.80%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.60%) Web Services
1 4 (1.60%) XML
2 3 (1.20%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.20%) Node.js
3 2 (0.80%) HTML
3 2 (0.80%) JSON
3 2 (0.80%) LDAP
3 2 (0.80%) React
3 2 (0.80%) YAML
4 1 (0.40%) Flash
4 1 (0.40%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 27 (10.80%) EPoS
2 15 (6.00%) Smartphone
3 14 (5.60%) Driving Licence
4 4 (1.60%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.60%) NHS
4 4 (1.60%) Replication
4 4 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (1.20%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
5 3 (1.20%) Clustering
5 3 (1.20%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.20%) iPhone
5 3 (1.20%) Online Banking
5 3 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.80%) EMC VNX
6 2 (0.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.40%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (0.40%) FMCG
7 1 (0.40%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 129 (51.60%) Windows
2 89 (35.60%) Windows 10
3 80 (32.00%) Windows XP
4 79 (31.60%) Windows 7
5 8 (3.20%) Linux
6 6 (2.40%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.20%) Android
8 3 (1.20%) CentOS
8 3 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.20%) Windows Vista
9 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.40%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (32.80%) Time Management
2 79 (31.60%) Migration
3 16 (6.40%) ITIL
4 10 (4.00%) DevOps
5 8 (3.20%) Change Management
6 6 (2.40%) Incident Management
6 6 (2.40%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (2.00%) Asset Management
7 5 (2.00%) Change Control
7 5 (2.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 5 (2.00%) Facilities Management
7 5 (2.00%) Regression Testing
7 5 (2.00%) Validation
8 4 (1.60%) Problem Management
9 3 (1.20%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (1.20%) Database Tuning
9 3 (1.20%) Load Balancing
9 3 (1.20%) Performance Testing
9 3 (1.20%) Security Testing
9 3 (1.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (2.00%) Ruby
2 4 (1.60%) JavaScript
2 4 (1.60%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.60%) SQL
3 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
3 3 (1.20%) Perl
3 3 (1.20%) PHP
3 3 (1.20%) Python
4 1 (0.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 27 (10.80%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.60%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.20%) MCSE
3 8 (3.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.40%) MCP
5 5 (2.00%) A+ Certification
5 5 (2.00%) MCDST
6 3 (1.20%) NVQ Level 3
7 2 (0.80%) CCNA
7 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.40%) Degree
8 1 (0.40%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.40%) MCSA
8 1 (0.40%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.80%) SLA
2 4 (1.60%) QA
System Software
1 87 (34.80%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.00%) Docker
2 5 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.20%) Firmware
4 2 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 2 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (4.80%) SCCM
2 10 (4.00%) Puppet
3 5 (2.00%) Ansible
3 5 (2.00%) Kibana
3 5 (2.00%) logstash
3 5 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.20%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (1.20%) HAProxy
4 3 (1.20%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.80%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.40%) SCOM
6 1 (0.40%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 64 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 30 (12.00%) HP
3 13 (5.20%) Cisco
3 13 (5.20%) Google
4 10 (4.00%) Dell
5 7 (2.80%) Apple
5 7 (2.80%) EMC
5 7 (2.80%) IBM
5 7 (2.80%) VMware
6 6 (2.40%) SAP
7 5 (2.00%) Lotus
7 5 (2.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (2.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (1.60%) Brocade
8 4 (1.60%) F5
9 3 (1.20%) Bloomberg
9 3 (1.20%) Computacenter
9 3 (1.20%) Qualys
9 3 (1.20%) Reuters
9 3 (1.20%) Splunk