Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 556 491 534
Rank change year-on-year -65 +43 +4
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 70 109 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.15% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.29% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 63 51
London median daily rate £164 £120 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.46% -56.36% -12.35%
10th Percentile £100 £100 £101
90th Percentile £383 £438 £400
England median daily rate £143 £105 £106
% change year-on-year +35.95% -1.18% -61.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 11 5
London median hourly rate £16.95 £14.85 £20.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.14% -25.94% +9.92%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £13.80
90th Percentile £18.70 £18.70 £95.00
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +9.31% -27.50% +12.74%

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 40,252 37,764 39,284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.75% 87.67% 86.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,110 27,014 28,475
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.10% +8.00% +2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £656 £639
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 526 380 336
London median hourly rate £23.50 £24.12 £21.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.55% +13.91% +5.85%
10th Percentile £14.00 £13.21 £11.25
90th Percentile £54.81 £50.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -10.42% +2.13% +9.05%

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

Break/Fix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Break/Fix in London over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Break/Fix in London

Break/Fix
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

Break/Fix
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 18 August 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 -28 18 £163 +54.76% 2
West London -28 4 £120 +14.29% 1
East London -19 2 - - 2
South London -77 2 £140 +40.00% 1
Break/Fix
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 52 (74.29%) Windows
2 26 (37.14%) Windows 10
3 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 16 (22.86%) Banking
5 15 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 13 (18.57%) Time Management
7 12 (17.14%) Finance
7 12 (17.14%) HP
7 12 (17.14%) ITIL
7 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
8 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
9 9 (12.86%) SLA
9 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
9 9 (12.86%) Office 365
9 9 (12.86%) Server Management
10 8 (11.43%) Windows Server
10 8 (11.43%) Migration
10 8 (11.43%) Dell
10 8 (11.43%) Change Management
11 7 (10.00%) Front Office
11 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
11 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
12 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
13 5 (7.14%) SCCM
13 5 (7.14%) VMware
13 5 (7.14%) SAP
13 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange

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 5 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (4.29%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.86%) Office 365
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.43%) IaaS
3 1 (1.43%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.71%) Firewall
1 4 (5.71%) Internet
1 4 (5.71%) Skype
2 3 (4.29%) DHCP
2 3 (4.29%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (2.86%) 3G
3 2 (2.86%) DNS
3 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
3 2 (2.86%) LAN
3 2 (2.86%) SAN
3 2 (2.86%) Telepresence
4 1 (1.43%) ATM
4 1 (1.43%) DMZ
4 1 (1.43%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Hudson
General
1 16 (22.86%) Banking
2 12 (17.14%) Finance
3 7 (10.00%) Front Office
4 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 4 (5.71%) Retail
5 3 (4.29%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (2.86%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.86%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.43%) Electronics
7 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.43%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (31.43%) Support Engineer
2 19 (27.14%) Desktop Support
3 11 (15.71%) 2nd Line Support
3 11 (15.71%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 9 (12.86%) Break Fix Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Hardware Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Data Centre Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) IT Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Senior Desktop Engineer
7 6 (8.57%) Senior Desktop Support
8 5 (7.14%) IT Support
8 5 (7.14%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.71%) Server Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Senior Support Engineer
10 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) JSON
1 4 (5.71%) XML
1 4 (5.71%) YAML
2 2 (2.86%) React
2 2 (2.86%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.71%) EPoS
2 4 (5.71%) iPhone
2 4 (5.71%) Smartphone
3 3 (4.29%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.86%) Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 2 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.86%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.43%) Equities
5 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.43%) FMCG
5 1 (1.43%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.43%) Replication
5 1 (1.43%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 52 (74.29%) Windows
2 26 (37.14%) Windows 10
3 12 (17.14%) Windows 7
4 10 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 8 (11.43%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.29%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.86%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.86%) Linux
9 1 (1.43%) Android
9 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.57%) Time Management
2 12 (17.14%) ITIL
3 9 (12.86%) Incident Management
3 9 (12.86%) Server Management
4 8 (11.43%) Change Management
4 8 (11.43%) Migration
5 4 (5.71%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
6 3 (4.29%) Change Control
6 3 (4.29%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (4.29%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.86%) Data Protection
7 2 (2.86%) DevOps
7 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.86%) Logistics
7 2 (2.86%) Open Source
7 2 (2.86%) Operations Management
7 2 (2.86%) Service Management
7 2 (2.86%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.71%) Ruby
2 3 (4.29%) SQL
3 2 (2.86%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.71%) MCSA
3 4 (5.71%) MCSE
4 3 (4.29%) MCP
5 1 (1.43%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.43%) CCNA
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.43%) Degree
5 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.86%) Firmware
4 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.86%) vSphere
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (7.14%) SCCM
2 4 (5.71%) Kibana
2 4 (5.71%) logstash
2 4 (5.71%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.29%) SCOM
4 2 (2.86%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.86%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.86%) WSUS
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.43%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (17.14%) HP
3 8 (11.43%) Dell
4 5 (7.14%) SAP
4 5 (7.14%) VMware
5 4 (5.71%) Bloomberg
5 4 (5.71%) Cisco
5 4 (5.71%) Reuters
6 3 (4.29%) Apple
6 3 (4.29%) EMC
6 3 (4.29%) Lotus
7 2 (2.86%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.86%) Qualys
7 2 (2.86%) Splunk
8 1 (1.43%) FactSet
8 1 (1.43%) NetApp
8 1 (1.43%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.43%) Speakerbus
8 1 (1.43%) Wallstreet Suite
8 1 (1.43%) Xerox