The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
South West / Bristol
Rank 64 68 73
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.12% 1.02% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 1.05% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £250 £225 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £254 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.88% -7.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.75 £23.44
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -7.20%

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
774 855 848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 95.91% 96.72% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 530 614 608
Median daily rate £375 £363 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -4.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £260 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 43 26
Median hourly rate £16.09 £31.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.09% +121.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £49.50 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.65%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bristol region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

3rd 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Analysis
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos