Period
to 21 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 554 507 537
Rank change year-on-year -47 +30 -5
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 81 109 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.18% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 50 53
London median daily rate £153 £114 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.07% -43.13% -36.00%
10th Percentile £119 £100 £90
90th Percentile £398 £339 £400
England median daily rate £138 £105 £103
% change year-on-year +30.95% +2.44% -64.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 15
London median hourly rate £16.95 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% - -16.62%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.60 £13.60
90th Percentile £18.70 £18.70 £67.00
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year +11.62% -5.33% -16.62%

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 40,032 39,667 38,888
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 87.51% 88.03% 87.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,904 28,710 27,958
London median daily rate £500 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.99% +2.89%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £663 £642
England median daily rate £473 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 362 408
London median hourly rate £21.13 £22.81 £21.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.39% +5.75% +7.85%
10th Percentile £13.31 £13.02 £11.40
90th Percentile £53.13 £50.00 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.82 £22.50
% change year-on-year -15.39% +10.31% +3.97%

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 21 October 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

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 21 October 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 -12 17 £208 -6.74%
West London -1 11 £141 +27.73% 2
East London -20 2 - -
South London -63 1 £140 +40.00% 2
North London - 1 - -
Break/Fix
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 59 (72.84%) Windows
2 30 (37.04%) Microsoft
3 29 (35.80%) Windows 10
4 17 (20.99%) Windows 7
5 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
5 16 (19.75%) Banking
6 14 (17.28%) HP
6 14 (17.28%) SLA
7 13 (16.05%) ITIL
8 12 (14.81%) Time Management
9 11 (13.58%) Finance
9 11 (13.58%) Incident Management
9 11 (13.58%) Windows XP
9 11 (13.58%) Dell
10 10 (12.35%) Office 365
10 10 (12.35%) Data Centre
10 10 (12.35%) Server Management
11 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
11 9 (11.11%) Migration
12 8 (9.88%) Front Office
13 7 (8.64%) Change Management
13 7 (8.64%) Retail
13 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
13 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
13 7 (8.64%) SCCM
14 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
14 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared
14 6 (7.41%) EPoS
14 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
15 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking

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 (6.17%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (2.47%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.23%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) Office 365
2 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) IaaS
3 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.17%) Internet
2 4 (4.94%) Skype
3 3 (3.70%) DHCP
3 3 (3.70%) Firewall
3 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
4 2 (2.47%) 3G
4 2 (2.47%) DNS
4 2 (2.47%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.47%) SAN
5 1 (1.23%) ATM
5 1 (1.23%) BIG-IP
5 1 (1.23%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.23%) DMZ
5 1 (1.23%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.23%) Network Security
5 1 (1.23%) VLAN
5 1 (1.23%) WAN
5 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Hudson
General
1 16 (19.75%) Banking
2 11 (13.58%) Finance
3 8 (9.88%) Front Office
4 7 (8.64%) Retail
5 5 (6.17%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.47%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.23%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (1.23%) Electronics
7 1 (1.23%) Games
7 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (30.86%) Support Engineer
2 19 (23.46%) Desktop Support
3 13 (16.05%) Desktop Engineer
4 11 (13.58%) Break Fix Engineer
5 10 (12.35%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (12.35%) Hardware Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Analyst
6 9 (11.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 9 (11.11%) Field Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (8.64%) Data Centre Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) Senior Desktop Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Field Service Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) Senior Desktop Support
10 4 (4.94%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Server Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) JSON
1 4 (4.94%) XML
1 4 (4.94%) YAML
2 2 (2.47%) React
2 2 (2.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) EPoS
3 4 (4.94%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.94%) iPhone
4 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.70%) Online Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Clustering
5 2 (2.47%) Equities
5 2 (2.47%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.47%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (2.47%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.47%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.23%) FMCG
6 1 (1.23%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 59 (72.84%) Windows
2 29 (35.80%) Windows 10
3 17 (20.99%) Windows 7
4 11 (13.58%) Windows XP
5 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.94%) Android
7 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.94%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.47%) Linux
9 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.05%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) Time Management
3 11 (13.58%) Incident Management
4 10 (12.35%) Server Management
5 9 (11.11%) Migration
6 7 (8.64%) Change Management
7 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (4.94%) Asset Management
9 4 (4.94%) Problem Management
9 4 (4.94%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (3.70%) Change Control
10 3 (3.70%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (3.70%) Statistics
11 2 (2.47%) Anomaly Detection
11 2 (2.47%) Dashboard Development
11 2 (2.47%) Data Protection
11 2 (2.47%) DevOps
11 2 (2.47%) Open Source
11 2 (2.47%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.94%) Ruby
2 3 (3.70%) SQL
3 2 (2.47%) JavaScript
3 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.94%) A+ Certification
5 3 (3.70%) MCSA
6 2 (2.47%) Degree
6 2 (2.47%) MCP
6 2 (2.47%) MCSE
7 1 (1.23%) CCNP
7 1 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.23%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.28%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (19.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) Firmware
4 2 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.47%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) Kibana
2 4 (4.94%) logstash
3 3 (3.70%) SCOM
4 2 (2.47%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.47%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.47%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.47%) WSUS
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.23%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 30 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 14 (17.28%) HP
3 11 (13.58%) Dell
4 5 (6.17%) Bloomberg
4 5 (6.17%) Reuters
4 5 (6.17%) VMware
5 4 (4.94%) SAP
6 3 (3.70%) Apple
7 2 (2.47%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.47%) Cisco
7 2 (2.47%) Dynatrace
7 2 (2.47%) FactSet
7 2 (2.47%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.47%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.47%) Snow
7 2 (2.47%) Speakerbus
7 2 (2.47%) Splunk
7 2 (2.47%) Wallstreet Suite
8 1 (1.23%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.23%) Xerox