Period
to 21 May 2018

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 21 May 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
England > London
6 months to
21 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 569 451 540
Rank change year-on-year -118 +89 -8
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 64 113 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.29% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.16% 0.33% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 74 35
London median daily rate £115 £133 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.21% +3.92% -57.50%
10th Percentile £102 £100 £86
90th Percentile £246 £509 £391
England median daily rate £110 £115 £115
% change year-on-year -4.35% - -52.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 26 7
London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.66% -10.63% +28.81%
10th Percentile £10.31 £13.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £19.50 £25.00 £23.08
England median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -17.50% +19.62%

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 39,800 33,989 37,267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.25% 86.44% 85.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,779 24,391 26,944
London median daily rate £500 £475 £455
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.40% +1.11%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 550 378 402
London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.05% +9.49%
10th Percentile £13.98 £12.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.60 £52.50 £51.65
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year -12.00% +7.76% +8.41%

Break/Fix
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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 2018.

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 21 May 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
Central London -43 13 £163 +54.76% 3
South London -47 10 £140 +33.33% 2
West London -42 8 £108 +2.38%
East London -15 7 £105 -
Break/Fix
England

For the 6 months to 21 May 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 London region with a requirement for Break/Fix.

1 37 (57.81%) Windows
2 25 (39.06%) Time Management
3 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
4 16 (25.00%) SLA
5 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
5 15 (23.44%) Windows 10
6 14 (21.88%) Migration
6 14 (21.88%) Banking
7 13 (20.31%) Change Management
7 13 (20.31%) ITIL
8 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
9 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
10 10 (15.63%) EPoS
10 10 (15.63%) Cisco
11 8 (12.50%) Retail
11 8 (12.50%) Asset Management
11 8 (12.50%) Finance
12 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
12 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
13 5 (7.81%) SCCM
13 5 (7.81%) EMC
14 4 (6.25%) HP
14 4 (6.25%) LAN
15 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
15 3 (4.69%) Qualys
15 3 (4.69%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (4.69%) Ivanti
15 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008

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 3 (4.69%) IBM Notes
2 1 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.25%) LAN
2 3 (4.69%) Firewall
2 3 (4.69%) Telepresence
3 2 (3.13%) 3G
3 2 (3.13%) NAS
3 2 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (3.13%) SAN
3 2 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.56%) ATM
4 1 (1.56%) DHCP
4 1 (1.56%) DNS
4 1 (1.56%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) WAN
General
1 14 (21.88%) Banking
2 8 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (12.50%) Retail
3 3 (4.69%) Corporate Banking
3 3 (4.69%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.13%) Front Office
4 2 (3.13%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 24 (37.50%) Desktop Support
2 16 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 15 (23.44%) Break Fix Engineer
3 15 (23.44%) Support Engineer
4 12 (18.75%) Hardware Engineer
5 11 (17.19%) Field Engineer
6 10 (15.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (14.06%) EPoS Engineer
8 8 (12.50%) Field Service Engineer
9 6 (9.38%) IMAC Engineer
9 6 (9.38%) Senior Desktop Engineer
10 5 (7.81%) IT Engineer
10 5 (7.81%) Senior Desktop Support
10 5 (7.81%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
11 4 (6.25%) SC Cleared Desktop Support
11 4 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Build Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Computer Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Deployment Engineer
12 3 (4.69%) Deskside Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.13%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) EPoS
2 3 (4.69%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.69%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.13%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.13%) EMC Centera
3 2 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
3 2 (3.13%) EMC VNX
3 2 (3.13%) EMC VNXe
3 2 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Replication
3 2 (3.13%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) iPhone
4 1 (1.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (57.81%) Windows
2 15 (23.44%) Windows 10
2 15 (23.44%) Windows XP
3 12 (18.75%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.13%) AIX
5 2 (3.13%) Data ONTAP
5 2 (3.13%) Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.13%) Solaris
5 2 (3.13%) Unix
5 2 (3.13%) Windows 2000
5 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.56%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.06%) Time Management
2 14 (21.88%) Migration
3 13 (20.31%) Change Management
3 13 (20.31%) ITIL
4 8 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 3 (4.69%) Workflow
6 2 (3.13%) BCP
6 2 (3.13%) Information Security
6 2 (3.13%) Investment Management
6 2 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (3.13%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.13%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (1.56%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.56%) Collaborative Working
7 1 (1.56%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.56%) Presales
7 1 (1.56%) Proactive Monitoring
7 1 (1.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.56%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.13%) Perl
1 2 (3.13%) Python
1 2 (3.13%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.94%) SC Cleared
1 7 (10.94%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) CCNA
2 3 (4.69%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.69%) MCSE
2 3 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.56%) MCP
3 1 (1.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (3.13%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (28.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.13%) Firmware
2 2 (3.13%) SRDF
2 2 (3.13%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (7.81%) SCCM
2 3 (4.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.13%) EMC TimeFinder
3 2 (3.13%) NetApp OnCommand
3 2 (3.13%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (15.63%) Cisco
3 5 (7.81%) EMC
4 4 (6.25%) HP
5 3 (4.69%) Apple
5 3 (4.69%) Ivanti
5 3 (4.69%) Lotus
5 3 (4.69%) Qualys
5 3 (4.69%) VMware
6 2 (3.13%) 3PAR
6 2 (3.13%) Brocade
6 2 (3.13%) Dell
6 2 (3.13%) NetApp
6 2 (3.13%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.13%) Veritas
6 2 (3.13%) Xerox
7 1 (1.56%) Bomgar
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.56%) SAP