The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 3 months to 30 March 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.

Second Line Support
South West / Bristol
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 63 68 60
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.37% 0.66% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.68% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 7
Median daily rate - - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £163
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -50.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 779 881 797
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 95.12% 96.71% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 617 549
Median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -2.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 27
Median hourly rate £18.50 £35.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.14% +152.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.69 £50.00 £95.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
4 10 (62.50%) MS Office
5 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
7 5 (31.25%) HP
7 5 (31.25%) VPN
7 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
7 5 (31.25%) Wireless
7 5 (31.25%) Finance
8 4 (25.00%) Android
8 4 (25.00%) Office 365
8 4 (25.00%) ITIL
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) Apple
9 3 (18.75%) Toshiba
9 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
9 3 (18.75%) Change Management
9 3 (18.75%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
9 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
9 3 (18.75%) SLA
9 3 (18.75%) Dell
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) ITSM
9 3 (18.75%) VMware
9 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) VPN
1 5 (31.25%) Wireless
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
4 2 (12.50%) DNS
4 2 (12.50%) Ethernet
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (18.75%) Smartphone
3 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 1 (6.25%) iPad
4 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Android
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Change Management
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
2 3 (18.75%) ITSM
2 3 (18.75%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Apple
4 3 (18.75%) Dell
4 3 (18.75%) Toshiba
4 3 (18.75%) VMware
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Samsung