Period
to 16 October 2018

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 16 October 2018 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 34 47
Rank change year-on-year -16 +13 +23
Contract jobs citing Break/Fix 6 20 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.16% 4.27% 1.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.38% 5.46% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 22
Somerset median daily rate £188 £105 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +78.57% +5.00% -
South West median daily rate £188 £105 £100
% change year-on-year +78.57% +5.00% -63.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Somerset median hourly rate - £13.00 -
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% -16.53%

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 435 366 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 83.98% 78.21% 77.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 277 255 197
Somerset median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £213 £163 £192
90th Percentile £534 £516 £500
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 56
Somerset median hourly rate £41.83 £47.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +25.00% -9.52%
10th Percentile £35.75 £13.20 £17.56
90th Percentile £44.85 £53.75 £42.50
South West median hourly rate £41.53 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +18.66% - -6.04%

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 16 October 2018. 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
Bridgwater - 5 £193 -
Break/Fix
South West

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Break/Fix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Somerset region with a requirement for Break/Fix.

1 5 (83.33%) Internet
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Server Management
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Firmware
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Internet
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support
2 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Break Fix Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Hardware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Hardware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Server Management
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Firmware