The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Bradford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 39 22 22
Rank change year-on-year
-17 0
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 0.78% 1.48% 2.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.50% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£120 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £145 £145
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £11.75 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% +17.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bradford 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
Bradford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
246 133 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bradford 95.35% 98.52% 96.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 82 60
Average daily rate £325 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 13
Average hourly rate £16.72 £12.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.33% -4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.73 £32.50 £63.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the job title across the Bradford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bradford

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bradford

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bradford

2nd Line Support
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Bradford

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) LANDesk
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bradford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bradford region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Broadband
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Adobe
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) BMC
2 1 (50.00%) Remedy
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) LANDesk