The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge 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 1 May 2016 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 43 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.02% 1.09% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.07% 1.13% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £130 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £138
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £62.25 £21.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+189.53% +59.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.05 £16.30 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.45 £38.70 £24.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -
2nd Line Support
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
375 354 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.91% 96.72% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 223 198
Median daily rate £413 £360 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 39
Median hourly rate £37.50 £21.38 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.43% -45.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 Cambridge region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) MS Office
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) Lotus
4 1 (25.00%) Symantec
4 1 (25.00%) Health Informatics
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) VMware
4 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (25.00%) Marketing
4 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
4 1 (25.00%) Informatics
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (25.00%) SLA

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (25.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Health Informatics
1 1 (25.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Resource Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Lotus
2 1 (25.00%) Symantec
2 1 (25.00%) VMware