The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
South West / Bristol
Rank 65 70 66
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.71% 0.67% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.70% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 5
Median daily rate - £100 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £154 £160 £160
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -50.79%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +6.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
802 859 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 95.36% 96.52% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 549 610 602
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £378 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +0.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 46 25
Median hourly rate £17.58 £31.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.29% +129.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.15 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +6.92%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Bristol region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Bristol region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 2nd Line 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 Bristol region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
4 13 (61.90%) MS Office
5 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
6 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
7 7 (33.33%) HP
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
8 6 (28.57%) Wireless
8 6 (28.57%) VPN
8 6 (28.57%) ITIL
8 6 (28.57%) Office 365
9 5 (23.81%) WAN
9 5 (23.81%) Finance
9 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
10 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
10 4 (19.05%) SLA
10 4 (19.05%) Apple
10 4 (19.05%) Android
10 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (19.05%) VMware
10 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
10 4 (19.05%) SCCM
11 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
11 3 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
11 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
11 3 (14.29%) Toshiba
11 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
11 3 (14.29%) Change Management
11 3 (14.29%) Firewall

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (61.90%) MS Office
2 9 (42.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) VPN
1 6 (28.57%) Wireless
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (14.29%) DHCP
4 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 3 (14.29%) Ethernet
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall
4 3 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (9.52%) Internet
5 2 (9.52%) LAN
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
3 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
3 3 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (4.76%) iPad
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows 7
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 4 (19.05%) Android
4 4 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Change Management
2 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 3 (14.29%) ITSM
2 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (9.52%) Migration
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.76%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Apple
3 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Dell
4 3 (14.29%) Toshiba
5 2 (9.52%) Citrix
6 1 (4.76%) Samsung