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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 114 126 132
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 30 25 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.06% 0.77% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.12% 0.81% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 10
Median daily rate £150 £120 £307
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -60.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £105 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £175 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £164
% change year-on-year
- -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 4
Median hourly rate £14.88 £14.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.80 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.45 £15.10 £16.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +1.73%
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
2675 3103 3186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 94.39% 95.13% 95.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1725 1964 2052
Median daily rate £360 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 223 179
Median hourly rate £24.50 £25.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.92% +34.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
Bristol +8 11 £140 -16.41% 2
Somerset +26 8 £200 -37.50%
Devon +7 6 £153 +22.00% 3
Gloucestershire +6 4 £130 +30.65% 2
Wiltshire +5 1 £140 +33.33% 2
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
3 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
4 21 (44.68%) Windows 7
5 18 (38.30%) MS Office
6 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
7 10 (21.28%) ITIL
8 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
9 8 (17.02%) Windows 10
10 7 (14.89%) Office 365
10 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.77%) SQL
11 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
13 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
13 4 (8.51%) ADSL
13 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
13 4 (8.51%) Citrix
13 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (8.51%) Finance
13 4 (8.51%) Replication
13 4 (8.51%) VMware
13 4 (8.51%) Skype
13 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
13 4 (8.51%) Smartphone
14 3 (6.38%) SCCM
14 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
14 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
14 3 (6.38%) Driving Licence

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 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (38.30%) MS Office
2 11 (23.40%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
2 4 (8.51%) ADSL
2 4 (8.51%) Skype
2 4 (8.51%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (6.38%) Internet
4 2 (4.26%) DHCP
4 2 (4.26%) DNS
5 1 (2.13%) ATM
5 1 (2.13%) Broadband
5 1 (2.13%) FTP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTP
5 1 (2.13%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.13%) IMAP
5 1 (2.13%) LAN
5 1 (2.13%) Network Security
5 1 (2.13%) SMTP
5 1 (2.13%) SSL
5 1 (2.13%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.51%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.26%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Marketing
4 1 (2.13%) Electronics
4 1 (2.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Replication
1 4 (8.51%) Smartphone
2 3 (6.38%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) EPoS
3 1 (2.13%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 36 (76.60%) Windows
2 21 (44.68%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.15%) Windows Server
4 8 (17.02%) Windows 10
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.26%) Linux
8 2 (4.26%) Unix
8 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 2 (4.26%) Asset Management
2 2 (4.26%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
2 2 (4.26%) Project Management
2 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.13%) Business Analysis
3 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
3 1 (2.13%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
3 1 (2.13%) Defect Management
3 1 (2.13%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (2.13%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (2.13%) Programme Management
3 1 (2.13%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.13%) Service Management
3 1 (2.13%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.77%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.13%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (57.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (48.94%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.51%) Citrix
2 4 (8.51%) VMware
3 3 (6.38%) HP
4 2 (4.26%) Oracle
4 2 (4.26%) SAP
4 2 (4.26%) Sophos
5 1 (2.13%) Apple
5 1 (2.13%) Avaya
5 1 (2.13%) Cisco
5 1 (2.13%) Dell
5 1 (2.13%) iManage
5 1 (2.13%) Symantec
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