The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Bedfordshire region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 28 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.14% 0.33% 1.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.33% 0.34% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Median daily rate £245 £175 £119
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +47.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £169
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £12.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
258 294 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 91.81% 97.67% 98.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 207 292
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 37 14
Median hourly rate £14.00 £42.50 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.05% +100.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Bedfordshire region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Bedfordshire region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Bedfordshire region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 16 January 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
Luton +9 2 - - 1
Dunstable - 1 £245 -
2nd Line Support
East of England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 2nd Line 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 Bedfordshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Office 365
2 10 (62.50%) Problem Management
2 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 10 (62.50%) Change Management
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Windows
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (18.75%) VMware
6 3 (18.75%) Citrix
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
7 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (12.50%) Apple
7 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
7 2 (12.50%) Symantec
7 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (12.50%) DHCP
7 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
7 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
7 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 11 (68.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) DHCP
2 2 (12.50%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
2 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (6.25%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Hibernate
1 1 (6.25%) Java EE
1 1 (6.25%) JSF
1 1 (6.25%) JSP
1 1 (6.25%) Spring
1 1 (6.25%) Struts
1 1 (6.25%) XML
1 1 (6.25%) XSL
1 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Change Management
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
1 10 (62.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (6.25%) High Availability
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) XenApp
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) Citrix
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Apple
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco
3 2 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle