Period
to 17 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for Break/Fix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Break/Fix over the 6 months to 17 December 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

Break/Fix
South West > Somerset
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 40 76
Rank change year-on-year +6 +36 -
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 17 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 3.42% 2.16% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.42% 2.92% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 0
Somerset median daily rate £105 £103 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% - -
South West median daily rate £105 £105 £191
% change year-on-year - -45.10% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Somerset median hourly rate £13.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £15.25 £14.50 £16.88
% change year-on-year +5.17% -14.07% -25.63%

Break/Fix is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Somerset with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Somerset
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 385 342 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 77.46% 74.03% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 176 341
Somerset median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £160 £194 £263
90th Percentile £500 £494 £488
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 66 57
Somerset median hourly rate £23.50 £38.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.96% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £16.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £43.00 £52.75
South West median hourly rate £33.00 £34.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year -4.35% -12.10% +42.73%

Break/Fix
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

Job postings citing Break/Fix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Somerset.

Job vacancy trend for Break/Fix in Somerset

Break/Fix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Break/Fix in Somerset.

Contractor daily rate trend for Break/Fix in Somerset

Break/Fix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Break/Fix in Somerset.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Break/Fix in Somerset

Break/Fix
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Break/Fix within the Somerset region over the 6 months to 17 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Yeovil +19 10 £114 +10.98%
Taunton +2 3 £105 +5.00%
Bath -9 2 £105 -
Glastonbury - 2 - -
Break/Fix
South West

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Break/Fix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Break/Fix.

1 6 (35.29%) Windows
1 6 (35.29%) Dell
2 5 (29.41%) HP
2 5 (29.41%) Firmware
3 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (23.53%) SLA
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (23.53%) A+ Certification
3 4 (23.53%) EPoS
3 4 (23.53%) MCSE
3 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (23.53%) MCP
3 4 (23.53%) DCSE
4 3 (17.65%) Retail
4 3 (17.65%) Equitrac
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.76%) assyst
5 2 (11.76%) Time Management
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.76%) Remedy
6 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
6 1 (5.88%) ATM
6 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring

Break/Fix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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:

Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) ATM
General
1 3 (17.65%) Retail
2 1 (5.88%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Break Fix Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Desktop Support
1 6 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Deskside Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Deskside Support
2 4 (23.53%) Deskside Support Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) EPoS Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Field Service Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Hardware Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) EPoS Field Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) EPoS Field Service Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Field Hardware Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support
4 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Printer Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 6 (35.29%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 10
2 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) Proactive Monitoring
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) A+ Certification
1 4 (23.53%) DCSE
1 4 (23.53%) MCP
1 4 (23.53%) MCSE
1 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (23.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Firmware
2 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Dell
2 5 (29.41%) HP
3 3 (17.65%) Equitrac
4 2 (11.76%) Remedy