The median contractor rate for a IT Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Swindon during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
IT Support
Wiltshire / Swindon
Rank 38 40 41
Rank change year-on-year +2 +1  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 7 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Swindon 2.05% 0.93% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.98% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £140 £358 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.83% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £160 £150
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 4
Median hourly rate £13.25 £77.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.79% +460.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.05 £26.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £127.40 £16.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -10.00% +8.14%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Swindon. 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
Swindon
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 327 307 381
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Swindon 95.89% 95.05% 97.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 212 265
Median daily rate £425 £375 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 20
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £140.00 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Swindon

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Swindon that featured IT Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Swindon

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Swindon

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Swindon

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Swindon

IT Support Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Swindon region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
2 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) CMDB
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Sun
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle
5 1 (12.50%) MS Office
5 1 (12.50%) SAP
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
5 1 (12.50%) AAT
5 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development

IT Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Incident Management
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Process Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) AAT
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle
1 1 (12.50%) SAP
1 1 (12.50%) Sun