Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 18 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.

Third Line Support
South West > Bristol
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 103 94
Rank change year-on-year -11 -9 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 8 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.41% 0.52% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.54% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 5
Bristol median daily rate £260 £338 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.96% +64.63% +2.50%
10th Percentile £214 £266 £157
90th Percentile £337 £350 £263
South West median daily rate £250 £300 £200
% change year-on-year -16.67% +50.00% -14.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £25.00
South West median hourly rate - £28.00 £20.55
% change year-on-year - +36.25% -0.96%

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 1860 1653 1656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 95.05% 95.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1268 1172 1218
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £231 £236
90th Percentile £525 £545 £533
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 82 84
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +53.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £51.95 £47.40 £41.50
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +26.00% -9.09% +37.50%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Bristol

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Bristol

3rd 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 3rd Line Support in Bristol.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Bristol

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) DHCP
4 4 (50.00%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) LAN
5 3 (37.50%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Firewall
6 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (25.00%) .NET
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
7 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
7 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
7 1 (12.50%) Skype
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) SCOM
7 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (12.50%) Trend Micro
7 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (12.50%) IIS

3rd 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 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) IIS
1 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DHCP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) Skype
4 1 (12.50%) VPN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (12.50%) Public Cloud
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
1 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) ISA Server
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) Trend Micro