Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 579 549 516
Rank change year-on-year -30 -33 +154
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 301 338 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.31% 0.36% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 240 342
England median daily rate £136 £105 £105
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.29% - -61.82%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £100
90th Percentile £413 £180 £130
UK median daily rate £134 £105 £105
% change year-on-year +27.62% - -53.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 51 121
England median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.67% - -13.04%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £19.50 £21.00 £25.00
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +5.67% - -11.63%

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 83,285 81,793 81,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 86.84% 86.03% 85.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 55,827 55,137 53,807
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £284 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,093 1,885 2,236
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +7.61% +5.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.29 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.50 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +2.27%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -44 70 £141 +24.89% 5
South East +17 62 £140 +33.33% 8
Midlands +25 59 £130 +23.81% 1
North of England -75 55 £130 +30.00% 5
West Midlands -7 41 £126 +20.24%
South West -23 35 £130 +23.81% 1
North West -19 29 £140 +36.59% 3
East of England -10 21 £120 +20.00% 1
Yorkshire -66 19 £114 +14.47% 2
East Midlands +26 18 £140 +40.00% 1
North East -14 7 £140 +40.00%
Break/Fix
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 191 (63.46%) Windows
2 105 (34.88%) Active Directory
3 101 (33.55%) Microsoft
4 99 (32.89%) Windows 10
5 81 (26.91%) Windows 7
6 67 (22.26%) Migration
7 65 (21.59%) Windows XP
8 63 (20.93%) Time Management
9 42 (13.95%) SLA
10 39 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
11 38 (12.62%) Driving Licence
12 31 (10.30%) HP
13 26 (8.64%) ITIL
14 24 (7.97%) Finance
14 24 (7.97%) Office 365
15 22 (7.31%) Banking
16 21 (6.98%) Smartphone
17 19 (6.31%) SQL
17 19 (6.31%) Dell
17 19 (6.31%) EPoS
17 19 (6.31%) SCCM
18 18 (5.98%) Security Cleared
18 18 (5.98%) Android
18 18 (5.98%) Google
18 18 (5.98%) Apple
18 18 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
19 17 (5.65%) A+ Certification
20 16 (5.32%) Retail
21 15 (4.98%) SC Cleared
21 15 (4.98%) MCP

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 9 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.66%) Skype for Business
3 7 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 5 (1.66%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.66%) IIS
6 2 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.33%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (12.96%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Eikon
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.97%) Office 365
2 9 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.33%) IaaS
3 1 (0.33%) PaaS
3 1 (0.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (3.32%) Firewall
2 9 (2.99%) LAN
2 9 (2.99%) SAN
3 6 (1.99%) WAN
4 5 (1.66%) ATM
4 5 (1.66%) DHCP
4 5 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
5 4 (1.33%) 3G
5 4 (1.33%) DNS
5 4 (1.33%) Internet
5 4 (1.33%) Skype
5 4 (1.33%) VPN
5 4 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (1.33%) Wireless
6 3 (1.00%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.00%) NAS
6 3 (1.00%) VLAN
7 2 (0.66%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (0.66%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (0.66%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.99%) Big Data
2 6 (1.99%) NoSQL
2 6 (1.99%) RDBMS
2 6 (1.99%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.66%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Hudson
1 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 24 (7.97%) Finance
2 22 (7.31%) Banking
3 16 (5.32%) Retail
4 15 (4.98%) Games
5 9 (2.99%) Front Office
6 8 (2.66%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.66%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Legal
9 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 67 (22.26%) Field Engineer
1 67 (22.26%) Support Engineer
2 61 (20.27%) Desktop Engineer
3 58 (19.27%) Desktop Support
4 46 (15.28%) Field Service Engineer
5 43 (14.29%) Break Fix Engineer
6 36 (11.96%) Hardware Engineer
7 31 (10.30%) IT Engineer
8 27 (8.97%) Field Hardware Engineer
9 26 (8.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 26 (8.64%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
10 21 (6.98%) Analyst
11 18 (5.98%) Deskside Engineer
12 16 (5.32%) Senior Desktop Engineer
13 14 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support
14 12 (3.99%) IT Support
14 12 (3.99%) Service Analyst
15 11 (3.65%) Service Desk Analyst
16 10 (3.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 9 (2.99%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.66%) XML
2 4 (1.33%) JSON
2 4 (1.33%) YAML
3 2 (0.66%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.66%) React
3 2 (0.66%) XML Messaging
4 1 (0.33%) COM
4 1 (0.33%) HTML
4 1 (0.33%) LDAP
4 1 (0.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.62%) Driving Licence
2 21 (6.98%) Smartphone
3 19 (6.31%) EPoS
4 13 (4.32%) Data Centre
5 7 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.33%) Virtual Team
6 6 (1.99%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.99%) Management Information System
7 5 (1.66%) Equities
7 5 (1.66%) Fixed Income
7 5 (1.66%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.33%) Clustering
9 3 (1.00%) IPTV
9 3 (1.00%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.00%) Video Editing
9 3 (1.00%) Video\Live Streaming
10 2 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (0.66%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.66%) EMC VNX
10 2 (0.66%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 191 (63.46%) Windows
2 99 (32.89%) Windows 10
3 81 (26.91%) Windows 7
4 65 (21.59%) Windows XP
5 18 (5.98%) Android
6 13 (4.32%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.99%) Apple iOS
8 9 (2.99%) Mac OS
8 9 (2.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.66%) Linux
9 8 (2.66%) Unix
9 8 (2.66%) Windows 8
10 6 (1.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.66%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.66%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (22.26%) Migration
2 63 (20.93%) Time Management
3 26 (8.64%) ITIL
4 13 (4.32%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (3.99%) Server Management
5 12 (3.99%) Service Delivery
5 12 (3.99%) Service Management
6 11 (3.65%) Incident Management
7 9 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (2.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (2.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (2.33%) Asset Management
9 7 (2.33%) Process Improvement
10 6 (1.99%) Change Management
10 6 (1.99%) ITSM
10 6 (1.99%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (1.99%) User Acceptance Testing
11 4 (1.33%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 4 (1.33%) Problem Management
11 4 (1.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.31%) SQL
2 6 (1.99%) Shell Script
3 4 (1.33%) Ruby
4 3 (1.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.66%) Java
5 2 (0.66%) PowerShell
5 2 (0.66%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.33%) COBOL
6 1 (0.33%) Smalltalk
6 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (5.98%) Microsoft Certification
1 18 (5.98%) Security Cleared
2 17 (5.65%) A+ Certification
3 15 (4.98%) MCP
3 15 (4.98%) MCSE
3 15 (4.98%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.99%) MCDST
5 11 (3.65%) NVQ Level 3
6 6 (1.99%) DBS Check
7 5 (1.66%) Degree
8 3 (1.00%) MCSA
9 2 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.66%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.33%) CCA
10 1 (0.33%) CCNA
10 1 (0.33%) CCNP
10 1 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (13.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.33%) QA
System Software
1 105 (34.88%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.99%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.00%) Firmware
6 3 (1.00%) XenApp
6 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.66%) BitLocker
7 2 (0.66%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.66%) vSphere
8 1 (0.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 19 (6.31%) SCCM
2 6 (1.99%) SCOM
3 4 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
3 4 (1.33%) Kibana
3 4 (1.33%) logstash
4 3 (1.00%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.66%) AirWatch
5 2 (0.66%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.66%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (0.66%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (0.66%) SCVMM
5 2 (0.66%) WSUS
6 1 (0.33%) CA Spectrum
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.33%) SnapVault
6 1 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 101 (33.55%) Microsoft
2 31 (10.30%) HP
3 19 (6.31%) Dell
4 18 (5.98%) Apple
4 18 (5.98%) Google
5 13 (4.32%) VMware
6 12 (3.99%) Cisco
6 12 (3.99%) ServiceNow
7 7 (2.33%) Bloomberg
7 7 (2.33%) Oracle
7 7 (2.33%) Reuters
8 6 (1.99%) Red Hat
8 6 (1.99%) Sybase
9 5 (1.66%) Citrix
9 5 (1.66%) EMC
9 5 (1.66%) FactSet
9 5 (1.66%) Ivanti
9 5 (1.66%) SAP
9 5 (1.66%) Speakerbus
9 5 (1.66%) Wallstreet Suite