The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
England / East Midlands
Rank 83 84 78
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 13 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.90% 0.82% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.94% 0.86% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 3
Median daily rate £178 £268 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.64% +62.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £148 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £358 £409
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 8
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £13.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £14.00 £16.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1388 1511 1504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.92% 95.45% 96.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 875 820
Median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 65 94
Median hourly rate £13.00 £15.13 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% -2.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.44 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £42.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
Northamptonshire -3 5 £195 +1.29% 4
Leicestershire +4 4 £130 - 1
Nottinghamshire -2 2 £180 -38.46%
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £170 - 1
2nd Line Support
England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 East Midlands region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
3 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
4 11 (34.38%) Windows 10
4 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
6 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
7 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
7 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (15.63%) SCCM
7 5 (15.63%) Citrix
7 5 (15.63%) VMware
8 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (12.50%) ITIL
8 4 (12.50%) CCNA
8 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
8 4 (12.50%) Office 365
8 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (9.38%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (9.38%) OneDrive
9 3 (9.38%) BitLocker
9 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
9 3 (9.38%) Application Packaging
9 3 (9.38%) MCSE
9 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 7 (21.88%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (3.13%) Moodle
6 1 (3.13%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.13%) MS Office
2 1 (3.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.50%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (9.38%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (3.13%) Intranet
4 1 (3.13%) LAN
4 1 (3.13%) PABX
4 1 (3.13%) Skype
4 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
4 1 (3.13%) VPN
4 1 (3.13%) WAN
4 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (6.25%) Advertising
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
1 2 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) Smartphone
2 1 (3.13%) e-Learning
2 1 (3.13%) EPoS
2 1 (3.13%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 13 (40.63%) Windows 7
3 11 (34.38%) Windows 10
4 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
4 6 (18.75%) Windows Server
5 5 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.38%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.13%) Change Control
4 1 (3.13%) Chat Support
4 1 (3.13%) CRM
4 1 (3.13%) Data Loss Prevention
4 1 (3.13%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) CCNA
1 4 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.38%) MCSE
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.13%) CCNP
4 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) QA
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (46.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.63%) Hyper-V
3 3 (9.38%) BitLocker
3 3 (9.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (6.25%) Terminal Server
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.13%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
2 5 (15.63%) Citrix
2 5 (15.63%) VMware
3 3 (9.38%) Intel Security
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (3.13%) Apple
5 1 (3.13%) Avaya
5 1 (3.13%) Dell
5 1 (3.13%) HP
5 1 (3.13%) Mitel