Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £168 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 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.

Second Line Support
South West > Bristol
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 89 89
Rank change year-on-year -6 0 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 22 22 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 1.12% 1.30% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.37% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 16 6
Bristol median daily rate £168 £168 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +28.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £121
90th Percentile £188 £238 £178
South West median daily rate £140 £153 £155
% change year-on-year -8.20% -1.61% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
Bristol median hourly rate £12.50 £91.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -86.38% +447.76% +4.69%
10th Percentile £11.75 £31.73 £14.50
90th Percentile £13.25 £157.18 £18.20
South West median hourly rate £13.10 £16.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year -18.13% -4.48% +11.67%

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 1866 1606 1640
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.92% 95.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1140 1208
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 61 80 83
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 £50.25 £47.50 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
4 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
5 6 (27.27%) ITIL
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (13.64%) SCCM
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Android
7 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
8 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (9.09%) Office 365
8 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
8 2 (9.09%) AirWatch
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (9.09%) Finance
8 2 (9.09%) Law
8 2 (9.09%) Legal
8 2 (9.09%) VMware
8 2 (9.09%) Citrix
8 2 (9.09%) CommVault
8 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
8 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.09%) LAN
8 2 (9.09%) WAN
8 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP

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 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) IP Telephony
1 2 (9.09%) LAN
1 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
1 2 (9.09%) VPN
1 2 (9.09%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) DHCP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) Skype
2 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.55%) Wireless
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Law
1 2 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (4.55%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) iPhone
3 1 (4.55%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 18 (81.82%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows 7
3 7 (31.82%) Windows 10
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (13.64%) Android
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.09%) Windows Vista
6 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (9.09%) Software Deployment
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
3 1 (4.55%) CAD
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) XenApp
2 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) AirWatch
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) Citrix
2 2 (9.09%) CommVault
2 2 (9.09%) VMware
3 1 (4.55%) AppSense
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco