The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol 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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 65 46 61
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 16 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 1.58% 0.67% 0.78%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.69% 0.74% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Average daily rate
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£150 £100 £114
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £100 £99
10% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £100 £129
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £155 £160
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
2nd Line Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol 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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
949 543 845
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 93.59% 90.95% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 664 365 484
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £229 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 42 61
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -50.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.17 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £23.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Bristol

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
4 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
5 2 (10.53%) Lync
5 2 (10.53%) VMware
5 2 (10.53%) VLAN
5 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
5 2 (10.53%) SLA
5 2 (10.53%) Oracle
5 2 (10.53%) MS Office
5 2 (10.53%) ITIL
5 2 (10.53%) Law
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
6 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Lotus
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.26%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
6 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) DHCP
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) DNS
6 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (10.53%) Lync
2 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.26%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.26%) Lotus Domino
2 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) DHCP
2 1 (5.26%) VPN
2 1 (5.26%) DNS
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (10.53%) Law
2 1 (5.26%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
1 1 (5.26%) iPhone
1 1 (5.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 13 (68.42%) Windows
2 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
2 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
1 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
2 2 (10.53%) Oracle
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Lotus
3 1 (5.26%) Apple
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee
3 1 (5.26%) Siebel
3 1 (5.26%) LANDesk
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