The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
South West / Somerset
Rank 34 36 41
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.69% 1.37% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 1.37% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £115 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-64.61% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £160 £143
% change year-on-year
-7.81% +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Median hourly rate £14.38 £14.25 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% +29.54%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £13.94
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -3.12%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
221 292 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.64% 99.66% 97.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 155 161
Median daily rate £350 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 43 22
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +50.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton 0 3 £115 -
Bath - 1 - - 1
IT Support
South West

IT Support Skill Set
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 Somerset region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Smartphone
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
3 3 (27.27%) ADSL
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
3 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
4 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
5 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Service Management
5 1 (9.09%) ITSM
5 1 (9.09%) Office 365
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
5 1 (9.09%) Military
5 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) ADSL
1 3 (27.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Smartphone
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 1 (9.09%) Business Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Business Continuity
2 1 (9.09%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Dell