The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 26 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 1.46% 0.44% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 0.47% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£120 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £11.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £14.00 £13.75
% change year-on-year
-0.46% +1.81%
IT Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Dorset 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
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
194 214 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 94.63% 94.69% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 127 132
Average daily rate £338 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £172 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 20
Average hourly rate £41.24 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+217.23% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IT Support in the job title across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Dorset

IT Support
Top 8 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (75.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Yeoman

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Dorset region that cited IT Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Office
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Yeoman
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft