The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank - 37 37
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset - 0.97% 1.39%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.02% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £138 £140 £148
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -5.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -7.14%
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 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
304 197 197
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 94.12% 95.17% 91.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 132 115
Average daily rate £325 £318 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.36% -0.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 8 11
Average hourly rate £20.03 £17.00 £13.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.82% +23.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £15.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bath - - - - 1
Frome - - - -
Yeovil - - - -
IT Support
South West

IT Support
Top 9 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (100.00%) Oracle
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle Database
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Oracle