The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Brighton 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Brighton region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 26 28 37
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 1.40% 2.79% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 2.84% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Average daily rate
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- £210 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
Brighton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
204 176 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Brighton 94.88% 98.32% 97.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 98 139
Average daily rate £250 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.03% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £210 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 15
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.25 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -55.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.39 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Brighton

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Brighton

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Brighton

2nd Line Support
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Brighton

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) Service Management
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Brighton 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.

Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) HP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco