Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 16 January 2019 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
England > London
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 549 508 478
Rank change year-on-year -41 -30 +75
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 69 123 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 48 61
London median daily rate £140 £113 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.44% -6.25% -60.82%
10th Percentile £101 £100 £88
90th Percentile £287 £353 £400
England median daily rate £130 £105 £105
% change year-on-year +23.81% - -52.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 22 33
London median hourly rate £16.95 £15.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% -40.00% +35.14%
England median hourly rate £15.15 £15.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year +1.00% -5.36% -9.43%

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 London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 39,158 40,796 36,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 88.13% 87.88% 87.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,038 29,720 26,176
London median daily rate £510 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £308
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 424 438
London median hourly rate £24.43 £22.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.05% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.91 £13.31 £12.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £23.50 £23.26 £23.75
% change year-on-year +1.04% -2.07% +5.56%

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Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Break/Fix in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Break/Fix in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Break/Fix in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Break/Fix in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Break/Fix in London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Break/Fix in London over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Break/Fix in London

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Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
West London +9 11 £141 +30.70% 1
Central London -31 11 £130 -38.82% 1
South London -26 3 £140 +40.00%
East London -38 2 - - 2
North London - 2 - -
Break/Fix
England

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 London region with a requirement for Break/Fix.

1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
5 15 (21.74%) SLA
6 14 (20.29%) ITIL
7 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
7 13 (18.84%) Time Management
8 12 (17.39%) Banking
9 11 (15.94%) HP
9 11 (15.94%) Windows XP
9 11 (15.94%) Migration
10 9 (13.04%) Change Management
11 8 (11.59%) EPoS
11 8 (11.59%) Finance
11 8 (11.59%) Retail
11 8 (11.59%) Driving Licence
11 8 (11.59%) Office 365
12 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
12 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
12 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
13 6 (8.70%) Investment Banking
13 6 (8.70%) SCCM
13 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
13 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
13 6 (8.70%) Dell
13 6 (8.70%) Front Office
14 5 (7.25%) Apple
14 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
14 5 (7.25%) Android

Break/Fix
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.59%) Office 365
2 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) IaaS
3 1 (1.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Firewall
1 3 (4.35%) SAN
1 3 (4.35%) VLAN
1 3 (4.35%) WAN
2 2 (2.90%) Internet
2 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
2 2 (2.90%) LAN
2 2 (2.90%) PBX
2 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (1.45%) ATM
3 1 (1.45%) BIG-IP
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.45%) DHCP
3 1 (1.45%) DMZ
3 1 (1.45%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (1.45%) Network Security
3 1 (1.45%) Skype
3 1 (1.45%) VPN
3 1 (1.45%) WebEx
3 1 (1.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Hudson
General
1 12 (17.39%) Banking
2 8 (11.59%) Finance
2 8 (11.59%) Retail
3 6 (8.70%) Front Office
3 6 (8.70%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.45%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.09%) Field Engineer
2 17 (24.64%) Break Fix Engineer
2 17 (24.64%) Support Engineer
3 12 (17.39%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Desktop Support
4 11 (15.94%) Field Service Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Hardware Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) IT Engineer
6 9 (13.04%) Analyst
7 8 (11.59%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 7 (10.14%) Field Hardware Engineer
9 6 (8.70%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 5 (7.25%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
11 4 (5.80%) Data Centre Engineer
11 4 (5.80%) Deployment Engineer
11 4 (5.80%) Senior Desktop Support
11 4 (5.80%) Service Analyst
11 4 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (5.80%) Support Analyst
12 3 (4.35%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) Driving Licence
1 8 (11.59%) EPoS
2 7 (10.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.80%) Virtual Team
4 2 (2.90%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.45%) Celerra
5 1 (1.45%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.45%) Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) EMC Centera
5 1 (1.45%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (1.45%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.45%) Equities
5 1 (1.45%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.45%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.45%) iPad
5 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 18 (26.09%) Windows 10
3 16 (23.19%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.94%) Windows XP
5 7 (10.14%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.25%) Android
6 5 (7.25%) Apple iOS
7 4 (5.80%) Mac OS X
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.29%) ITIL
2 13 (18.84%) Time Management
3 11 (15.94%) Migration
4 9 (13.04%) Change Management
5 7 (10.14%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (5.80%) Asset Management
6 4 (5.80%) Server Management
6 4 (5.80%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.35%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.35%) Statistics
8 2 (2.90%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.90%) Desktop Virtualisation
8 2 (2.90%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.45%) Data Management
9 1 (1.45%) High Availability
9 1 (1.45%) Operations Management
9 1 (1.45%) Proactive Monitoring
9 1 (1.45%) Re-Platforming
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.80%) SQL
2 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.80%) A+ Certification
3 2 (2.90%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.45%) CCNP
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.45%) MCSA
4 1 (1.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (21.74%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.45%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.45%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) SCCM
2 2 (2.90%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (2.90%) SCOM
3 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.45%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.45%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.45%) SnapVault
3 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 11 (15.94%) HP
3 6 (8.70%) Dell
4 5 (7.25%) Apple
5 4 (5.80%) Ivanti
5 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
5 4 (5.80%) Snow
6 3 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 3 (4.35%) VMware
7 2 (2.90%) Aruba
7 2 (2.90%) Cisco
7 2 (2.90%) Citrix
7 2 (2.90%) EMC
7 2 (2.90%) Remedy
7 2 (2.90%) Zerto
8 1 (1.45%) Bomgar
8 1 (1.45%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (1.45%) F5
8 1 (1.45%) Facebook
8 1 (1.45%) Isilon