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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IT Support
Rank 125 105 100
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 15 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.47% 0.77% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.84% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 3
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.18% +47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £125 £84
10% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £147 £146
UK excluding London average daily rate £163 £150 £125
% change year-on-year
+8.70% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 11
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.50 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £15.75 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.61 £13.88 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-9.15% +11.00%
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
2999 2266 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.98% 92.41% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 1393 1385
Average daily rate £385 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 192
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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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
Devon -8 4 £175 +32.07%
Somerset +1 3 £213 -
Bristol -8 2 £170 - 10
Gloucestershire -20 2 £95 - 3
Wiltshire - 2 - - 1
Dorset - 2 £155 - 5
Cornwall - - - -
IT Support
England

IT Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) MS Office
4 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (40.00%) Citrix
6 7 (35.00%) Office 365
7 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) Lync
8 3 (15.00%) SCCM
8 3 (15.00%) SQL
8 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (15.00%) ITIL
8 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
9 2 (10.00%) LAN
9 2 (10.00%) VPN
9 2 (10.00%) Cisco
9 2 (10.00%) Lotus
9 2 (10.00%) MSI
9 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
9 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (10.00%) WAN
9 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
9 2 (10.00%) Finance
9 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
10 1 (5.00%) Android

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (20.00%) Lync
2 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.00%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) LAN
1 2 (10.00%) VPN
1 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (5.00%) DHCP
2 1 (5.00%) DNS
2 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Kindle
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Animation
1 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.00%) Android
5 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Phone
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) MCSE
1 1 (5.00%) MCSA
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Samba
3 1 (5.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Lotus
4 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard
4 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.00%) Avaya
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