The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 128 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 17 21 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.65% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.69% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 8
Median daily rate £170 £120 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -58.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £114 £111 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £184 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £150 £175
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 9
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.70 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +1.48%
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
2892 3061 2921
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.82% 95.45% 95.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1881 1951 1906
Median daily rate £369 £370 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.33% +2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 202 178
Median hourly rate £26.75 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.17% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.90 £49.19 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

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
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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 South West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Somerset +13 5 £170 -20.00% 1
Devon +10 5 - - 1
Dorset -4 3 - - 3
Wiltshire -7 3 - - 1
Bristol -3 1 - - 4
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 South West region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
3 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
4 15 (41.67%) MS Office
5 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
6 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
7 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
8 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (16.67%) VMware
8 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 5 (13.89%) Smartphone
10 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
10 4 (11.11%) iPhone
10 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
10 4 (11.11%) Skype
10 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 4 (11.11%) SQL
10 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
10 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (8.33%) Citrix
11 3 (8.33%) ADSL
11 3 (8.33%) DNS
11 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (8.33%) Finance
11 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
11 3 (8.33%) iPad
11 3 (8.33%) Android
11 3 (8.33%) Replication
12 2 (5.56%) Marketing

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 4 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (41.67%) MS Office
2 4 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.78%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.11%) Skype
3 3 (8.33%) ADSL
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (2.78%) ATM
5 1 (2.78%) Broadband
5 1 (2.78%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) FTP
5 1 (2.78%) HTTP
5 1 (2.78%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.78%) IMAP
5 1 (2.78%) Internet
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) SMTP
5 1 (2.78%) SSL
5 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Marketing
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Electronics
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.89%) Smartphone
2 4 (11.11%) iPhone
3 3 (8.33%) iPad
3 3 (8.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.78%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server
4 7 (19.44%) Windows 10
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (8.33%) Android
7 3 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (5.56%) ITIL
2 1 (2.78%) Asset Management
2 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (2.78%) Capacity Management
2 1 (2.78%) Programme Management
2 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
System Software
1 19 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.56%) XenApp
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) NetVault Backup
1 1 (2.78%) SCCM
1 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (8.33%) Citrix
4 2 (5.56%) HP
4 2 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (2.78%) Apple
5 1 (2.78%) Avaya
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco
5 1 (2.78%) Dell
5 1 (2.78%) Google
5 1 (2.78%) iManage
5 1 (2.78%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.78%) Symantec
5 1 (2.78%) Veeam
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Raytheon Systems Ltd
Rate: competitive salary plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago