Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

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.

First Line Support
South West > Bristol
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 100 94
Rank change year-on-year -4 -6 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 16 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.81% 0.53% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.56% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Bristol median daily rate £125 £130 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +6.12% +6.52%
10th Percentile £105 £102 £120
90th Percentile £156 £171 £127
South West median daily rate £125 £110 £123
% change year-on-year +13.64% -10.20% +2.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Bristol median hourly rate £14.50 - £13.00
10th Percentile £12.32 - £11.20
90th Percentile £76.63 - £14.28
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £13.61 £12.00
% change year-on-year +10.21% +13.42% -4.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1876 1612 1663
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.94% 94.94% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1288 1143 1227
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £235
90th Percentile £525 £550 £538
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 79 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +48.48% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.03 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured 1st Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Bristol

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Bristol

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Bristol

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Bristol over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 1st Line Support in Bristol

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 1st Line 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 Bristol region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
4 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
6 4 (25.00%) VPN
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
7 3 (18.75%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
7 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (12.50%) iPhone
8 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
8 2 (12.50%) Firewall
8 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
8 2 (12.50%) ITIL
9 1 (6.25%) SLA
9 1 (6.25%) Cisco
9 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (6.25%) LAN
9 1 (6.25%) WAN
9 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
9 1 (6.25%) Citrix
9 1 (6.25%) Wireless
9 1 (6.25%) Law
9 1 (6.25%) Legal
9 1 (6.25%) Advertising
9 1 (6.25%) VMware
9 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement

1st Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) VPN
2 3 (18.75%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Law
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
1 2 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows 7
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) XenApp
2 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix
2 1 (6.25%) VMware