The table below looks at the statistics for the IT Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 118 122 132
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 19 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 0.48% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.51% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 6
Average daily rate £130 £120 £145
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £114 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £184 £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £138
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £12.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.69% -23.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.75 £10.93 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £46.60 £19.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
IT Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South West 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2820 2968 3009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.25% 95.93% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1801 1831 1839
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 170 182
Average hourly rate £35.00 £20.19 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.39% +12.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £11.75 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

IT Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

IT Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

IT Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IT Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

IT Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire +2 7 £143 - 1
Dorset 0 4 - - 2
Somerset +10 3 £135 - 2
Bristol -3 2 £110 -5.37% 3
Gloucestershire +6 1 - - 2
Devon +5 1 £120 -40.00% 1
Cornwall +4 1 £110 - 1
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) MS Office
3 20 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
5 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (25.00%) Android
6 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 8 (20.00%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (15.00%) HND
8 6 (15.00%) Apple
8 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 4 (10.00%) Firewall
10 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (7.50%) iPad
11 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
11 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (7.50%) iPhone
11 3 (7.50%) Replication
11 3 (7.50%) SQL
12 2 (5.00%) Wireless
12 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
12 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
12 2 (5.00%) SAP
12 2 (5.00%) ITIL
12 2 (5.00%) DNS

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (52.50%) MS Office
2 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (5.00%) DHCP
3 2 (5.00%) DNS
3 2 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (5.00%) Network Security
3 2 (5.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.50%) ADSL
4 1 (2.50%) Broadband
4 1 (2.50%) FTP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTP
4 1 (2.50%) HTTPS
4 1 (2.50%) IMAP
4 1 (2.50%) Internet
4 1 (2.50%) IPv4
4 1 (2.50%) SMTP
4 1 (2.50%) SSL
4 1 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
General
1 2 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (7.50%) iPad
2 3 (7.50%) iPhone
2 3 (7.50%) Replication
3 2 (5.00%) CCTV
4 1 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (25.00%) Android
3 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.50%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.00%) ITIL
1 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.50%) Coaching
2 1 (2.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (2.50%) ITSM
2 1 (2.50%) Performance Management
2 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (2.50%) Project Management
2 1 (2.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 1 (2.50%) C
2 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) HND
2 1 (2.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (2.50%) NetVault Backup
1 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (47.50%) Microsoft
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Apple
4 2 (5.00%) Cisco
4 2 (5.00%) Citrix
4 2 (5.00%) HP
4 2 (5.00%) SAP
4 2 (5.00%) Symantec
5 1 (2.50%) Google
5 1 (2.50%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.50%) Novell
5 1 (2.50%) Veeam
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