The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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
England / South West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 123 120
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 18 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.66% 0.57% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.59% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 8
Median daily rate £225 £135 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £112 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £152 £169
UK excluding London median daily rate £141 £153 £158
% change year-on-year -7.37% -3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £26.25 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £13.15 £9.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.93 £18.50 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.79
% change year-on-year -3.57% +1.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2623 2861 2952
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.49% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 5301 6431 6439
Median daily rate £375 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 434 790
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.36% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.63 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £44.75 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in the South West

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in the South West

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in the South West

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in the South West

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in the South West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for IT Support in the South West

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon -1 5 - -
Bristol 0 4 £275 - 4
Wiltshire -5 3 - - 5
Gloucestershire - 2 £210 - 2
Dorset +7 1 - - 4
Somerset -10 1 £150 +11.11% 2
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, 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 South West region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 16 (36.36%) Windows Server
5 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
6 9 (20.45%) Finance
6 9 (20.45%) ITIL
6 9 (20.45%) Incident Management
7 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (13.64%) Linux
8 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
8 6 (13.64%) WAN
8 6 (13.64%) Migration
9 5 (11.36%) Change Management
9 5 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (11.36%) Oracle
9 5 (11.36%) Office 365
10 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
10 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
10 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
10 4 (9.09%) CMDB
10 4 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (9.09%) SAP

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.64%) WAN
2 5 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) VPN
4 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
4 3 (6.82%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) Wireless
5 2 (4.55%) Network Security
5 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) ADSL
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.27%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) Skype
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.91%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) Crystal Reports
2 4 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) CMDB
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
1 4 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 4 (9.09%) Smartphone
2 3 (6.82%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.27%) VAX
3 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 16 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (6.82%) Android
6 3 (6.82%) CentOS
6 3 (6.82%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.55%) Unix
8 1 (2.27%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Incident Management
1 9 (20.45%) ITIL
2 6 (13.64%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Change Management
4 4 (9.09%) ERP
5 3 (6.82%) Break/Fix
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.82%) ITSM
5 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.55%) Project Management
6 2 (4.55%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (4.55%) Web Filtering
7 1 (2.27%) Configuration Management
7 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (6.82%) SLA
3 2 (4.55%) PMO
4 1 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.82%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 2 (4.55%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 22 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (11.36%) Oracle
3 4 (9.09%) Apple
3 4 (9.09%) Dell
3 4 (9.09%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) Pegasus
3 4 (9.09%) QAD
3 4 (9.09%) SAP
3 4 (9.09%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) Citrix
4 3 (6.82%) Toshiba
5 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (2.27%) IBM
6 1 (2.27%) LANDesk
6 1 (2.27%) Sophos
6 1 (2.27%) Sun
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