Contractors' Questions: How are daily IT rates faring in 2015?

Contractor’s Question: How are daily pay rates in IT currently holding up in London, compared to last year?

Expert’s Answer: The following day rates were paid to limited company IT contractors working in London’s Commerce & Industry sector (so not at investment banks, investment management firms or energy trading companies). All figures are in pounds.

  2014 2015
IT Director 550 - 1000 700 - 1000
Programme Manager 500 - 700 500 - 700
Security Specialist 400 - 650 400 - 650
Technical Architect 500 - 700 500 - 700
IT Manager SME 450 - 650 450 - 650
Project Manager 350 - 550 350 - 550
Project Co-ordinator 200 - 250 220 - 280
Senior Business Analyst 400 - 550 400 - 550
Business Analyst 450 - 500 450 - 500
SAP Consultant 350 - 600 350 - 600
Network Engineer 250 - 350 250 - 350
Systems Administrator 300 - 400 300 - 400
3rd Line Support 300 - 450 300 - 450
1st/2nd Line Support 150 - 250 150 - 250
Database Developer 350 - 600 350 - 600
Database Administrator 450 - 550 450 - 550
Java Developer 400 - 550 400 - 550
C# Developer 400 - 600 400 - 600
PHP Developer (MVC) 250 - 400 250 - 400
Test Manager 400 - 550 400 - 550
Test Analyst 300 - 450 300 - 350

The Expert’s Answer is based on information from Robert Walters UK, and has been excerpted from its Global Salary Survey 2015.

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