Period
to 17 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 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.

Support Technician
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 119 109 100
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 3 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.14% 0.16% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.17% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Bristol median daily rate £150 £123 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.45% -38.75% +166.67%
South West median daily rate £158 £123 £275
% change year-on-year +28.57% -55.45% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate £14.50 - -
South West median hourly rate £14.00 £10.80 £22.50
% change year-on-year +29.63% -52.00% +60.71%

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 1,980 1,808 1,639
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.38% 95.21% 95.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,323 1,226 1,159
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £238 £213 £231
90th Percentile £534 £530 £550
South West median daily rate £418 £375 £374
% change year-on-year +11.33% +0.33% -0.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 53 80
Bristol median hourly rate £37.78 £25.00 £24.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.10% +1.01% +54.69%
10th Percentile £14.33 £12.13 £11.98
90th Percentile £58.80 £50.25 £45.33
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +15.11% +26.36% +8.91%

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Bristol

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Bristol

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Bristol

Support Technician Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, Support Technician 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 Support Technician in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 1 (33.33%) Skype
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard
2 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Trend Micro
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
2 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Electronics
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Programme Management

Support Technician 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (33.33%) Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (33.33%) Programme Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) Trend Micro
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) WatchGuard