Period
to 19 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 19 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.

IT Support
South West > Bristol
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 120 101 95
Rank change year-on-year -19 -6 +12
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 7 10 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.34% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.55% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 9
Bristol median daily rate £155 £160 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £151 £103 £126
90th Percentile £164 £341 £305
South West median daily rate £125 £163 £140
% change year-on-year -23.08% +16.07% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 3
Bristol median hourly rate £18.00 - £18.50
10th Percentile £14.75 - £10.76
90th Percentile £20.00 - £105.85
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £16.25
% change year-on-year +34.62% -20.00% +16.07%

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 1,986 1,805 1,627
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.39% 95.25% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,330 1,226 1,148
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £250 £213 £231
90th Percentile £534 £528 £550
South West median daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 53 80
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 £14.13 £12.13 £11.98
90th Percentile £60.30 £50.25 £45.33
South West median hourly rate £39.75 £33.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year +18.66% +21.82% +9.45%

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Bristol

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Bristol

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) Clustering
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) Replication
3 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard
3 1 (14.29%) SCCM

IT 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 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) NAS
2 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
2 1 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Linux
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
1 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (14.29%) WatchGuard