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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 135 95 101
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 12 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.82% 1.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.88% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£175 £145 £233
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -37.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £141 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £149 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £145 £125
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 18
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £9.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.45 £15.00 £18.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £13.60 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+1.98% -2.85%
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
3108 2040 2539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.21% 92.43% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 2018 1285 1443
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 180 205
Average hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.42% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.38 £11.92 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £32.63 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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
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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 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
Dorset +4 3 £203 - 4
Devon -20 3 £175 +20.68% 3
Bristol -22 2 £170 - 4
Somerset - 2 £213 - 7
Gloucestershire -16 1 - - 3
Cornwall - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - - 5
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
4 7 (36.84%) MS Office
5 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
5 5 (26.32%) Citrix
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (21.05%) Office 365
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
6 4 (21.05%) SCCM
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
7 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (10.53%) Animation
8 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
8 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
8 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.53%) NFS
8 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 2 (10.53%) ITIL
8 2 (10.53%) SQL
8 2 (10.53%) Linux
8 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
8 2 (10.53%) Cisco
8 2 (10.53%) CAD

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.53%) Lync
4 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.26%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 3 (15.79%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) 3G
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MSI
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Animation
2 1 (5.26%) Kindle
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (84.21%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.53%) Linux
5 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.53%) CentOS
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Phone
6 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) Asset Management
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
1 2 (10.53%) CAD
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) MCSA
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
1 1 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) NFS
3 2 (10.53%) Samba
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) ARCserve
2 2 (10.53%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
1 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Cisco
4 1 (5.26%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.26%) Sophos
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) Lotus
4 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
4 1 (5.26%) SonicWALL
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