Period
to 18 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Officer was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

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 Officer
England > South West
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 209 160 161
Rank change year-on-year -49 +1 +36
Contract jobs requiring a Support Officer 10 24 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.17% 0.48% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.51% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 26
South West median daily rate £238 £263 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.52% +12.90% +14.11%
10th Percentile £180 £201 £174
90th Percentile £288 £338 £341
England median daily rate £234 £250 £240
% change year-on-year -6.50% +4.17% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 10
South West median hourly rate £15.00 £28.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.37% +3.64% +22.22%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.92 £15.66
90th Percentile £26.20 £30.70 £32.50
England median hourly rate £16.75 £15.49 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.13% -11.49% +9.38%

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 5,723 4,734 5,019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 95.12% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,628 2,836 3,158
South West median daily rate £438 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £220
90th Percentile £623 £550 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.81% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 275 281
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -25.97% +2.67%
10th Percentile £12.14 £11.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.05 £48.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.51 £18.98
% change year-on-year +5.33% -2.46% -5.10%

Support Officer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Officer in the South West

Support Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Officer in the South West

Support Officer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Officer in the South West over the 6 months to 18 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Officer in the South West

Support Officer
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 Support Officer in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Officer in the South West

Support Officer
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 Support Officer within the South West region over the 6 months to 18 June 2019. 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 -17 6 £238 +5.56%
Gloucestershire -19 4 - - 2
Support Officer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, Support Officer 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 South West region featuring Support Officer in the job title.

1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (40.00%) Logistics
5 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
5 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Finance
5 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (30.00%) Information Management
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
6 2 (20.00%) Internet
6 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
6 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 1 (10.00%) Change Control
7 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
7 1 (10.00%) Statistics
7 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management

Support Officer 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 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (60.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Primavera
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Project Management
2 4 (40.00%) Logistics
3 3 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) Information Management
3 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (20.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 1 (10.00%) Document Management
5 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
5 1 (10.00%) Requirements Management
5 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (10.00%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft