The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bristol region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
South West / Bristol
Rank 59 70 70
Rank change year-on-year
+11 0
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 9 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.23% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 0.26% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £165 £143 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -16.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £141 £163
% change year-on-year
+6.19% -13.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.17 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.75 £13.87
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -0.86%

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
705 759 808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 96.44% 96.44% 95.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 558 609
Median daily rate £395 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.96% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 38 22
Median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.00% +61.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £40.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 Bristol region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 15 (71.43%) Windows
3 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
4 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 12 (57.14%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
5 10 (47.62%) MS Office
6 8 (38.10%) Office 365
7 5 (23.81%) SLA
7 5 (23.81%) WAN
7 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
7 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
8 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
8 4 (19.05%) VPN
8 4 (19.05%) HP
8 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
9 3 (14.29%) Change Management
9 3 (14.29%) Toshiba
9 3 (14.29%) ITSM
9 3 (14.29%) Wireless
9 3 (14.29%) Apple
9 3 (14.29%) Dell
9 3 (14.29%) Android
9 3 (14.29%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (14.29%) SCCM
9 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
9 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
10 2 (9.52%) CMDB
10 2 (9.52%) LAN
10 2 (9.52%) Internet

IT 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 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) WAN
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
3 3 (14.29%) Wireless
4 2 (9.52%) Internet
4 2 (9.52%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Law
2 1 (4.76%) Legal
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 2 (9.52%) CMDB
5 1 (4.76%) NHS
5 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows 7
3 3 (14.29%) Android
4 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Incident Management
3 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 3 (14.29%) Change Management
4 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
4 3 (14.29%) ITSM
5 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
6 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
6 1 (4.76%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.76%) Document Management
6 1 (4.76%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 1 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.76%) Service Management
6 1 (4.76%) Software Distribution
6 1 (4.76%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (4.76%) MCITP
1 1 (4.76%) MCSE
1 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Apple
3 3 (14.29%) Dell
3 3 (14.29%) Toshiba
4 1 (4.76%) VMware