Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 80 97
Rank change year-on-year -19 +17 +9
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 13 21 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.69% 1.36% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.43% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 3
Bristol median daily rate £155 £145 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -12.12% -2.94%
10th Percentile £114 £127 £128
90th Percentile £361 £303 £176
South West median daily rate £155 £140 £125
% change year-on-year +10.71% +12.00% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Bristol median hourly rate £14.00 £18.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.32% +32.14% -15.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.84 £13.50
90th Percentile £18.85 £85.45 £14.50
South West median hourly rate £13.11 £16.09 £12.50
% change year-on-year -18.55% +28.72% -15.25%

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 1,775 1,466 1,587
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.01% 96.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,176 1,007 1,159
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £223 £228 £240
90th Percentile £525 £561 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 74 84
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +32.43% +12.12%
10th Percentile £11.76 £12.20 £12.15
90th Percentile £57.88 £47.50 £47.05
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -15.38% +62.50%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in Bristol over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 21 January 2018, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Office 365
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
4 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (15.38%) Social Network
6 2 (15.38%) Migration
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (15.38%) Intranet
7 1 (7.69%) Contract Management
7 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
7 1 (7.69%) McAfee
7 1 (7.69%) DNS
7 1 (7.69%) SLA
7 1 (7.69%) Cisco
7 1 (7.69%) ITIL
7 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 1 (7.69%) Firewall
7 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
7 1 (7.69%) Finance
7 1 (7.69%) Law
7 1 (7.69%) Legal
7 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development

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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Intranet
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) Skype
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Law
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
1 1 (7.69%) Retail
1 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Social Network
2 1 (7.69%) Credit Risk
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (46.15%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.69%) Android
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
2 1 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.69%) Contract Management
2 1 (7.69%) Fault Management
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Management
2 1 (7.69%) Scenario Testing
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.69%) Test Scripting
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 2 (15.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) McAfee
2 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow