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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 136 92 109
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +17
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 7 16 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.72% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.78% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 14
Average daily rate
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£215 £120 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+79.16% -55.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £120 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £120 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £150 £150
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £12.50 £12.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £19.50 £15.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
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
3011 2055 2945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.31% 92.86% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1262 1730
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 2014.

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
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 August 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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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 -16 3 £475 - 6
Devon -11 2 - - 1
Dorset -3 1 £200 - 2
Bristol -23 1 £215 +79.16% 3
Cornwall - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Somerset - - - - 6
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) SLA
4 5 (27.78%) MS Office
4 5 (27.78%) ITIL
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
6 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
6 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.11%) ARCserve
7 2 (11.11%) 3G
7 2 (11.11%) CAD
7 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 2 (11.11%) LAN
7 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
7 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
7 2 (11.11%) SCCM
7 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (5.56%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) LAN
1 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 2 (11.11%) 3G
1 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (5.56%) EPoS
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) Animation
2 1 (5.56%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) CentOS
6 1 (5.56%) UNIX
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (16.67%) Asset Management
4 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 2 (11.11%) CAD
4 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) MCSE
2 1 (5.56%) MCSA
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Samba
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.56%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) ARCserve
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
1 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.56%) VMware
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
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