The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

IT Support
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 335 313 303
Rank change year-on-year -22 -10  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 89 115 131
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.53% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.55% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 70 67
Median daily rate £200 £183 £180
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +1.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £375 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £135 £150 £158
% change year-on-year -10.00% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 16
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £14.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -1.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.45 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.67 £28.85 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.14 £14.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year +0.98% +0.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured IT Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in London

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Support in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in London

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in London

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in London

IT Support
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 IT Support within the London region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 26 £213 -6.07% 12
West End of London +10 1 £120 - 2
Chiswick +1 1 £200 -
Westminster - 1 £200 -
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, IT Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 112 (63.64%) Windows
2 81 (46.02%) Active Directory
3 60 (34.09%) Microsoft Office
4 57 (32.39%) Microsoft
5 52 (29.55%) Windows 7
6 47 (26.70%) Finance
7 35 (19.89%) ITIL
8 31 (17.61%) Cisco
9 29 (16.48%) Office 365
10 26 (14.77%) Windows 10
11 23 (13.07%) Apple
12 22 (12.50%) VPN
12 22 (12.50%) LAN
13 21 (11.93%) Windows Server
14 18 (10.23%) Android
14 18 (10.23%) Citrix
15 16 (9.09%) Security Cleared
15 16 (9.09%) WAN
15 16 (9.09%) SCCM
16 15 (8.52%) DNS
16 15 (8.52%) SharePoint
16 15 (8.52%) Firewall
17 14 (7.95%) Google
18 13 (7.39%) Blackberry
18 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (6.82%) Skype for Business
19 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (6.82%) ITSM
19 12 (6.82%) TCP/IP
19 12 (6.82%) MS Exchange

IT Support Skill Set
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 15 (8.52%) SharePoint
2 12 (6.82%) MS Exchange
2 12 (6.82%) Skype for Business
3 7 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (2.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (2.27%) IIS
6 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.57%) Confluence
8 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.57%) SAS
8 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 60 (34.09%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (4.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.57%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.57%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 3 (1.70%) thinkFolio
2 1 (0.57%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 29 (16.48%) Office 365
2 6 (3.41%) G Suite
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.50%) LAN
1 22 (12.50%) VPN
2 16 (9.09%) WAN
3 15 (8.52%) DNS
3 15 (8.52%) Firewall
4 12 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 11 (6.25%) DHCP
5 11 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (6.25%) Wireless
6 10 (5.68%) SAN
7 9 (5.11%) VoIP
8 7 (3.98%) Internet
8 7 (3.98%) iSCSI
8 7 (3.98%) Skype
9 6 (3.41%) BGP
9 6 (3.41%) OSPF
9 6 (3.41%) PBX
9 6 (3.41%) Structured Cabling
9 6 (3.41%) VXLAN
10 5 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.98%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.57%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.57%) MySQL
3 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (4.55%) JIRA
2 3 (1.70%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.14%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (26.70%) Finance
2 10 (5.68%) Banking
3 9 (5.11%) Retail
4 8 (4.55%) Front Office
5 5 (2.84%) Law
5 5 (2.84%) Legal
6 3 (1.70%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.57%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.27%) Web Services
2 1 (0.57%) .NET
2 1 (0.57%) HTML
2 1 (0.57%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (0.57%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (7.39%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.11%) Smartphone
3 9 (5.11%) Video Conferencing
4 8 (4.55%) iPhone
5 7 (3.98%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.98%) iPad
6 6 (3.41%) Equities
6 6 (3.41%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.70%) Credit Risk
7 3 (1.70%) Market Risk
7 3 (1.70%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.14%) BYOD
8 2 (1.14%) Fintech
8 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
9 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.57%) Reinsurance
9 1 (0.57%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.57%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 112 (63.64%) Windows
2 52 (29.55%) Windows 7
3 26 (14.77%) Windows 10
4 21 (11.93%) Windows Server
5 18 (10.23%) Android
6 13 (7.39%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (6.25%) Mac OS X
7 11 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.68%) Apple iOS
8 10 (5.68%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.11%) Unix
10 7 (3.98%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (3.41%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.84%) Linux
12 5 (2.84%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X Server
13 1 (0.57%) NetWare
13 1 (0.57%) Solaris
13 1 (0.57%) SUSE
13 1 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.89%) ITIL
2 12 (6.82%) Change Management
2 12 (6.82%) ITSM
3 11 (6.25%) Service Management
4 9 (5.11%) Incident Management
4 9 (5.11%) Investment Management
4 9 (5.11%) Service Delivery
5 8 (4.55%) Migration
6 7 (3.98%) Electronic Trading
6 7 (3.98%) Statistics
7 6 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (3.41%) Network Management
7 6 (3.41%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (3.41%) Risk Management
7 6 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (2.84%) Asset Management
8 5 (2.84%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.84%) Project Management
9 4 (2.27%) PRINCE2
9 4 (2.27%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (5.68%) SQL
2 7 (3.98%) C#
2 7 (3.98%) Java
2 7 (3.98%) Perl
2 7 (3.98%) Shell Script
3 6 (3.41%) PHP
3 6 (3.41%) VB
4 5 (2.84%) C
5 3 (1.70%) PowerShell
6 2 (1.14%) Python
7 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.57%) VBA
Qualifications
1 16 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.55%) CCNA
4 8 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.55%) Degree
5 6 (3.41%) CCNP
5 6 (3.41%) DBS Check
6 4 (2.27%) A+ Certification
6 4 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (2.27%) MCP
7 3 (1.70%) CTC Cleared
7 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.14%) CCA
8 2 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.14%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.14%) MCITP
8 2 (1.14%) MCSA
9 1 (0.57%) MCDST
9 1 (0.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 3 (1.70%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.14%) PMO
3 2 (1.14%) QA
3 2 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 81 (46.02%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.84%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.27%) XenApp
5 2 (1.14%) vSphere
5 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.57%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (9.09%) SCCM
2 4 (2.27%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (1.70%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.70%) Dollar Universe
3 3 (1.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.57%) Cisco CME
5 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 57 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 31 (17.61%) Cisco
3 23 (13.07%) Apple
4 18 (10.23%) Citrix
5 14 (7.95%) Google
6 10 (5.68%) HP
6 10 (5.68%) VMware
7 6 (3.41%) Arista
7 6 (3.41%) Fortinet
7 6 (3.41%) Palo Alto
7 6 (3.41%) SolarWinds
8 5 (2.84%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.27%) Bloomberg
9 4 (2.27%) Dell
9 4 (2.27%) IBM
9 4 (2.27%) McAfee
9 4 (2.27%) Meraki
9 4 (2.27%) Polycom
9 4 (2.27%) Reuters
10 3 (1.70%) Toshiba
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