Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 19 February 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Support
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 16 - -
Rank change year-on-year - - +18
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 3.80% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.80% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Bedford median daily rate £153 - -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £140 - £115
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bedford median hourly rate £11.33 - -
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £12.66 - £13.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedford
Contract vacancies in Bedford with a recognized job title 79 96 57
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 97.96% 91.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 67 46
Bedford median daily rate £315 £415 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.10% +7.10% -0.64%
10th Percentile £125 £285 £185
90th Percentile £500 £450 £484
Bedfordshire median daily rate £428 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.29% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 1
Bedford median hourly rate £15.00 £11.32 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.51% -62.27% +71.43%
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.03 £40.00
% change year-on-year +15.16% -67.44% +128.57%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings that featured IT Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Bedford

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Support in Bedford.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Bedford

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support in Bedford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Bedford

IT Support Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 19 February 2018, IT Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bedford region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (33.33%) Google
3 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) ITSM
3 1 (33.33%) DameWare
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) ITSM
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) DameWare
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) McAfee
2 1 (33.33%) VMware