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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 112 129 127
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 29 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.04% 0.63% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.09% 0.65% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Median daily rate £133 £165 £229
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.69% -27.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £104 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £217 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 4
Median hourly rate £16.09 £12.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.72% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.40 £11.90 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.90 £14.69 £22.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.61
% change year-on-year
- -4.49%
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
2655 3063 3146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.03% 95.84% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1745 2070 2023
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 154 230
Median hourly rate £20.13 £20.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.91 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.75 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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
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 9 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 9 December 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
Gloucestershire +8 9 £125 -34.03% 3
Somerset +29 7 £115 - 2
Bristol +7 6 £135 -18.18% 1
Devon +7 3 £149 +10.18% 2
Wiltshire -2 3 £140 +33.33% 1
Dorset 0 1 - - 4
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
3 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
4 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
5 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
6 13 (24.53%) MS Office
7 11 (20.75%) ITIL
8 10 (18.87%) VMware
8 10 (18.87%) Windows 10
8 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
9 9 (16.98%) Office 365
9 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
10 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
11 7 (13.21%) Smartphone
12 5 (9.43%) Finance
12 5 (9.43%) Citrix
12 5 (9.43%) SCCM
12 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
12 5 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
13 4 (7.55%) Skype
13 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
13 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
13 4 (7.55%) ADSL
13 4 (7.55%) LAN
13 4 (7.55%) WAN
13 4 (7.55%) Oracle

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 8 (15.09%) MS Exchange
2 4 (7.55%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (30.19%) MS Excel
2 13 (24.53%) MS Office
3 3 (5.66%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (16.98%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.43%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (7.55%) ADSL
2 4 (7.55%) Firewall
2 4 (7.55%) LAN
2 4 (7.55%) Skype
2 4 (7.55%) WAN
3 3 (5.66%) Internet
4 2 (3.77%) DHCP
4 2 (3.77%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (9.43%) Finance
2 4 (7.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Banking
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.21%) Smartphone
2 5 (9.43%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Replication
4 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
3 10 (18.87%) Windows 10
3 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
4 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.66%) Linux
6 3 (5.66%) Unix
7 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) ITIL
2 5 (9.43%) Asset Management
3 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
3 3 (5.66%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.77%) Service Management
4 2 (3.77%) Time Management
5 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.89%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.89%) Business Analysis
5 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.89%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.89%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.89%) ITSM
5 1 (1.89%) Network Management
5 1 (1.89%) Process Improvement
5 1 (1.89%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.89%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (1.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.66%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
1 3 (5.66%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.77%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.89%) AAT
3 1 (1.89%) Degree
3 1 (1.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (1.89%) MCITP
3 1 (1.89%) MCSE
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (58.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.09%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (9.43%) SCCM
Vendors
1 26 (49.06%) Microsoft
2 10 (18.87%) VMware
3 5 (9.43%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) Oracle
5 3 (5.66%) Sophos
6 2 (3.77%) Dell
6 2 (3.77%) HP
6 2 (3.77%) SAP
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) Sun
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