Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 152 174
Rank change year-on-year -14 +22 +6
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 40 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.71% 0.91% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.96% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 28
South West median daily rate £165 £150 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +22.45% -44.32%
10th Percentile £123 £119 £105
90th Percentile £341 £277 £199
England median daily rate £160 £160 £170
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 10
South West median hourly rate £13.05 £16.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.68% +22.64% -14.52%
10th Percentile £10.54 £10.20 £9.45
90th Percentile £90.40 £21.13 £16.44
England median hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +5.36% +3.70% -2.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5390 5402 6252
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.97% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3394 3521 4064
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £206 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 344 397
South West median hourly rate £31.00 £25.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.00% -16.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.05
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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
Bristol -13 12 £165 +17.86% 5
Gloucestershire +14 6 £155 +24.00% 4
Dorset +10 6 £165 - 3
Somerset -10 6 £138 -31.25% 2
Devon -2 3 £175 +12.90% 1
Wiltshire -3 3 £160 +14.29% 4
Cornwall - 2 £225 - 1
IT Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 26 (65.00%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Office
4 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
5 11 (27.50%) Office 365
6 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (17.50%) ITIL
7 7 (17.50%) Windows 10
8 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
9 4 (10.00%) DNS
9 4 (10.00%) Intranet
9 4 (10.00%) Finance
9 4 (10.00%) Migration
9 4 (10.00%) Social Network
10 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (7.50%) DHCP
10 3 (7.50%) SQL
11 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
11 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.00%) LAN
11 2 (5.00%) Cisco
11 2 (5.00%) Apple
11 2 (5.00%) Remedy
11 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
11 2 (5.00%) Change Management
11 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi

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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (5.00%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (27.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) DNS
1 4 (10.00%) Intranet
2 3 (7.50%) DHCP
3 2 (5.00%) LAN
3 2 (5.00%) Network Security
3 2 (5.00%) Skype
3 2 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.50%) Firewall
4 1 (2.50%) SAN
4 1 (2.50%) VLAN
4 1 (2.50%) VoIP
4 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Back Office
2 1 (2.50%) Banking
2 1 (2.50%) Law
2 1 (2.50%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Retail
2 1 (2.50%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Social Network
2 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.50%) Credit Risk
4 1 (2.50%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (2.50%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 26 (65.00%) Windows
2 13 (32.50%) Windows 7
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (17.50%) Windows 10
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Android
6 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.50%) Linux
7 1 (2.50%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.50%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (17.50%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (5.00%) Change Management
3 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (2.50%) Break/Fix
4 1 (2.50%) Coaching
4 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.50%) Contract Management
4 1 (2.50%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.50%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (2.50%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.50%) Scenario Testing
4 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.50%) Test Scripting
4 1 (2.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.50%) CCNA
2 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.50%) DBS Check
System Software
1 18 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.00%) SCCM
1 2 (5.00%) WSUS
2 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 14 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.00%) Apple
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco
2 2 (5.00%) Remedy
2 2 (5.00%) VMware
3 1 (2.50%) Adobe
3 1 (2.50%) Citrix
3 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee
3 1 (2.50%) ServiceNow
3 1 (2.50%) Sun