Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 535 454 547
Rank change year-on-year -81 +93 -7
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 98 138 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.39% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 81 22
London median daily rate £120 £120 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -54.29% +75.00%
10th Percentile £105 £88 £89
90th Percentile £336 £488 £383
England median daily rate £105 £105 £200
% change year-on-year - -47.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 8
London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.13 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.48% +8.81% +40.28%
10th Percentile £11.43 £13.63 £11.72
90th Percentile £19.26 £25.00 £22.59
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - -9.09% +23.36%

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 40,679 35,489 37,891
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 86.67% 85.89% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,675 25,534 27,150
London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £313 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £644
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 408 459
London median hourly rate £23.19 £24.75 £19.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.31% +24.28% +4.82%
10th Percentile £13.88 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.88 £50.20
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -1.76% +5.26% +16.74%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 -38 17 £185 +76.19% 2
West London -43 14 £110 +4.76% 3
South London -47 13 £121 +13.47% 2
East London -11 9 £105 +5.00%
Break/Fix
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 45 (45.92%) Windows
2 27 (27.55%) SLA
3 25 (25.51%) Change Management
4 24 (24.49%) Banking
5 23 (23.47%) Time Management
6 21 (21.43%) HP
7 20 (20.41%) Finance
8 19 (19.39%) Active Directory
8 19 (19.39%) Cisco
9 16 (16.33%) ITIL
9 16 (16.33%) Windows 7
10 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 11 (11.22%) Windows 10
12 11 (11.22%) VMware
12 11 (11.22%) Migration
12 11 (11.22%) Windows XP
12 11 (11.22%) SAN
12 11 (11.22%) EPoS
13 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
13 10 (10.20%) Firewall
13 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
14 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
14 9 (9.18%) Asset Management
14 9 (9.18%) Retail
14 9 (9.18%) LAN
14 9 (9.18%) WAN
14 9 (9.18%) EMC
15 8 (8.16%) Linux

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 4 (4.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (3.06%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.04%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.06%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.22%) SAN
2 10 (10.20%) Firewall
3 9 (9.18%) LAN
3 9 (9.18%) WAN
4 8 (8.16%) NAS
5 5 (5.10%) VLAN
6 4 (4.08%) IP Telephony
7 3 (3.06%) Wireless
7 3 (3.06%) Wireless Security
8 2 (2.04%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.04%) DHCP
8 2 (2.04%) DNS
8 2 (2.04%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.04%) Internet
8 2 (2.04%) Network Security
8 2 (2.04%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.04%) Telepresence
8 2 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.02%) VPN
General
1 24 (24.49%) Banking
2 20 (20.41%) Finance
3 9 (9.18%) Retail
4 4 (4.08%) Back Office
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
5 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Break Fix Engineer
2 23 (23.47%) Desktop Support
3 22 (22.45%) Field Engineer
3 22 (22.45%) Hardware Engineer
4 18 (18.37%) Field Service Engineer
5 17 (17.35%) Support Engineer
6 14 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
7 12 (12.24%) IMAC Engineer
8 10 (10.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 9 (9.18%) EPoS Engineer
10 8 (8.16%) Analyst
10 8 (8.16%) Field Hardware Engineer
10 8 (8.16%) Network Engineer
11 7 (7.14%) Printer Engineer
11 7 (7.14%) Storage Engineer
11 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
12 6 (6.12%) Deskside Support
12 6 (6.12%) Field Service Hardware Engineer
12 6 (6.12%) HP Printer Engineer
13 5 (5.10%) Senior Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.22%) EPoS
2 8 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (7.14%) EMC Centera
3 7 (7.14%) EMC VMAX
3 7 (7.14%) EMC VNX
3 7 (7.14%) EMC VNXe
3 7 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.14%) Replication
4 6 (6.12%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.04%) iPhone
6 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.02%) FMCG
7 1 (1.02%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 45 (45.92%) Windows
2 16 (16.33%) Windows 7
3 15 (15.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (11.22%) Windows 10
4 11 (11.22%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.16%) Linux
6 7 (7.14%) AIX
6 7 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
6 7 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.14%) Solaris
6 7 (7.14%) Unix
6 7 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 7 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.08%) Windows Server
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.51%) Change Management
2 23 (23.47%) Time Management
3 16 (16.33%) ITIL
4 11 (11.22%) Migration
5 9 (9.18%) Asset Management
6 8 (8.16%) Workflow
7 7 (7.14%) BCP
7 7 (7.14%) Information Security
7 7 (7.14%) Investment Management
7 7 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.08%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (3.06%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (3.06%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 3 (3.06%) Project Management
10 3 (3.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 2 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (2.04%) High Availability
11 2 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.06%) Perl
1 3 (3.06%) Python
1 3 (3.06%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (9.18%) SC Cleared
1 9 (9.18%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.12%) CCNP
4 5 (5.10%) CCNA
5 3 (3.06%) MCP
6 2 (2.04%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.02%) CCSE
7 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.02%) MCSE
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.02%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (27.55%) SLA
2 7 (7.14%) PMO
System Software
1 19 (19.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.14%) Firmware
3 7 (7.14%) SRDF
3 7 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 7 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.04%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.02%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.02%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.14%) EMC TimeFinder
1 7 (7.14%) NetApp OnCommand
1 7 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.06%) SCCM
3 2 (2.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 21 (21.43%) HP
2 19 (19.39%) Cisco
3 14 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.22%) VMware
5 9 (9.18%) EMC
6 8 (8.16%) NetApp
7 7 (7.14%) 3PAR
7 7 (7.14%) Brocade
7 7 (7.14%) Veritas
8 6 (6.12%) CheckPoint
8 6 (6.12%) Citrix
9 3 (3.06%) Ivanti
9 3 (3.06%) Juniper
10 2 (2.04%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.04%) Capita
10 2 (2.04%) Dell
10 2 (2.04%) F5
10 2 (2.04%) Lotus
10 2 (2.04%) Qualys
10 2 (2.04%) ServiceNow