Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Systems Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 23 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.

Systems Support
England > South West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 205 195 214
Rank change year-on-year -10 +19 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 3 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.053% 0.14% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.15% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 3
South West median daily rate £300 £400 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +52.38% -17.97%
England median daily rate £275 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -21.43% - +9.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South West median hourly rate - - £9.23
England median hourly rate £23.50 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +30.56% - -2.70%

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 5382 5430 6216
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 94.95% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3391 3535 4043
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 253 345 395
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 £49.75 £46.15 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Systems Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Systems Support in the South West

Systems 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 Systems Support in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Systems Support in the South West

Systems 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 Systems Support in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Systems Support in the South West

Systems 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 Systems Support within the South West region over the 6 months to 23 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
Gloucestershire +20 1 - -
Bristol -13 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £300 -
Systems Support
England

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, Systems 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 Systems Support in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) LabWindows
1 1 (33.33%) assyst
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Case Management
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Pascal

Systems 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) assyst
1 1 (33.33%) LabWindows
General
1 1 (33.33%) Electronics
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Case Management
1 1 (33.33%) Process Improvement
1 1 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C
1 1 (33.33%) C++
1 1 (33.33%) Pascal
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) VMware