Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £136 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 October 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.

Second Line Support
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 103 89 89
Rank change year-on-year -14 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 21 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.01% 1.00% 0.99%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.05% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 12 13
Bristol median daily rate £136 £161 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.50% -12.84% +42.31%
10th Percentile £109 £121 £122
90th Percentile £155 £187 £237
South West median daily rate £140 £140 £150
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Bristol median hourly rate £18.50 - £18.50
10th Percentile £16.90 - £17.75
90th Percentile £21.25 - £19.25
South West median hourly rate £14.35 £13.70 £15.75
% change year-on-year +4.74% -13.02% +3.28%

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 1,987 1,809 1,635
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.26% 95.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,332 1,227 1,154
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £230
90th Percentile £534 £527 £550
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +11.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 53 81
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £25.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.00% +2.04% +53.13%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.13 £12.00
90th Percentile £59.50 £50.25 £45.25
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.38 £27.50
% change year-on-year +16.36% +25.00% +8.91%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Bristol.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Bristol

2nd 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 2nd Line Support in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Bristol

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Bristol region over the 6 months to 18 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Avonmouth - 2 £139 -
2nd Line Support
South West

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 2nd Line 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 Bristol region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 13 (61.90%) Windows 10
4 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
4 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (38.10%) SCCM
6 6 (28.57%) Office 365
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (14.29%) VPN
8 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
8 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
8 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 2 (9.52%) SCOM
9 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
9 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (9.52%) HP
9 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
9 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
9 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
9 2 (9.52%) DHCP
9 2 (9.52%) Firewall
9 2 (9.52%) DNS
9 2 (9.52%) VMware
9 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (4.76%) PKI
10 1 (4.76%) Finance
10 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging

2nd 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 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
1 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Ethernet
3 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.76%) iPad
2 1 (4.76%) iPhone
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 13 (61.90%) Windows 10
3 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (4.76%) Application Packaging
1 1 (4.76%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (38.10%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.52%) HP
2 2 (9.52%) VMware
3 1 (4.76%) Apple
3 1 (4.76%) Citrix
3 1 (4.76%) McAfee
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk
3 1 (4.76%) Veeam