The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 135 101 134
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +33
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 9 22 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.27% 0.95% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 1.00% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 3
Average daily rate £145 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £338 £204
UK excluding London average daily rate £140 £129 £158
% change year-on-year
+8.73% -18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 6
Average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £16.50 £21.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -6.77%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3057 2195 3363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 92.30% 94.37% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1849 1307 1959
Average daily rate £350 £340 £374
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 147 243
Average hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.03% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
IT Support
England

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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Devon -3 4 £150 - 3
Gloucestershire +2 3 £220 +46.66% 3
Wiltshire -25 2 £140 -56.92% 3
Somerset - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cornwall - - - -
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 13 (40.63%) MS Office
4 12 (37.50%) ITIL
4 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 7 (21.88%) VMware
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
5 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (18.75%) MCSE
6 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
6 6 (18.75%) Asset Management
7 5 (15.63%) MCSA
7 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
7 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
7 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
7 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
7 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
8 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
8 4 (12.50%) SLA
9 3 (9.38%) HP
9 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
10 2 (6.25%) Citrix
10 2 (6.25%) NHS
10 2 (6.25%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (12.50%) SharePoint 2010
1 4 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (40.63%) MS Office
2 7 (21.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.13%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.13%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.25%) VPN
2 1 (3.13%) Firewall
2 1 (3.13%) Wireless
2 1 (3.13%) DNS
2 1 (3.13%) DHCP
2 1 (3.13%) Ethernet
2 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.13%) SAN
General
1 1 (3.13%) Retail
1 1 (3.13%) Back Office
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (6.25%) NHS
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.13%) PDA
3 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.13%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 19 (59.38%) Windows
2 12 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (37.50%) ITIL
2 6 (18.75%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.25%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Supplier Management
4 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Release Management
5 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity Planning
5 1 (3.13%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.13%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.75%) MCSE
1 6 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (15.63%) MCSA
2 5 (15.63%) SC Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) ISO 9001
2 4 (12.50%) SLA
3 1 (3.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.88%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) HP
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.13%) Polycom
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
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