The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England 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 26 August 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 100 95 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +16
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 26 48 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.03% 1.53% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 1.60% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 23
Median daily rate £148 £175 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £101 £109 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £237 £225
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £168 £160
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 12
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £9.60 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £30.00 £26.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.47% +9.85%
2nd Line Support
England

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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2413 2992 3038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.56% 95.50% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1408 1770 1809
Median daily rate £375 £380 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 261 236
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.65 £40.18 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire -1 10 £183 -13.09% 1
Norfolk +2 6 £140 -5.88% 1
Cambridgeshire +22 5 £145 -18.30% 4
Essex +4 2 £223 +1.13% 1
Suffolk +4 2 £100 - 1
Bedfordshire -11 1 £100 -9.09%
2nd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 East of England region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 40 (60.61%) Windows
2 22 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
3 20 (30.30%) MS Office
4 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
5 16 (24.24%) Windows Server
6 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
7 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
8 12 (18.18%) VMware
9 11 (16.67%) Citrix
9 11 (16.67%) Office 365
10 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (15.15%) HP
11 9 (13.64%) ITIL
12 8 (12.12%) Dell
12 8 (12.12%) XenDesktop
13 7 (10.61%) SCCM
14 6 (9.09%) SLA
14 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
14 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
14 6 (9.09%) XenApp
15 5 (7.58%) vSphere
15 5 (7.58%) Veeam
15 5 (7.58%) iSCSI
15 5 (7.58%) VPN
15 5 (7.58%) SQL
15 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
16 4 (6.06%) Linux
16 4 (6.06%) SharePoint

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 13 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2000
2 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (4.55%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.52%) Apache
5 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.52%) Confluence
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
5 1 (1.52%) IIS
5 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (30.30%) MS Office
2 13 (19.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.52%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.52%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.58%) iSCSI
1 5 (7.58%) VPN
2 4 (6.06%) SAN
2 4 (6.06%) VLAN
3 3 (4.55%) Internet
3 3 (4.55%) WAN
4 2 (3.03%) Intranet
4 2 (3.03%) LAN
4 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
4 2 (3.03%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.52%) NAS
5 1 (1.52%) Network Security
5 1 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (1.52%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) MS Access
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Retail
3 1 (1.52%) Advertising
3 1 (1.52%) French Language
3 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Classic ASP
1 1 (1.52%) COM
1 1 (1.52%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Statistics
3 1 (1.52%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.52%) Health Informatics
3 1 (1.52%) Informatics
3 1 (1.52%) iPad
3 1 (1.52%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 40 (60.61%) Windows
2 17 (25.76%) Windows 7
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server
4 15 (22.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
7 4 (6.06%) CentOS
7 4 (6.06%) Linux
7 4 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.06%) Ubuntu
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.03%) Android
9 2 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.64%) ITIL
2 3 (4.55%) Time Management
3 2 (3.03%) CRM
3 2 (3.03%) Document Management
3 2 (3.03%) ERP
3 2 (3.03%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.03%) Migration
3 2 (3.03%) Problem Management
3 2 (3.03%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (1.52%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.52%) Change Management
4 1 (1.52%) Data Management
4 1 (1.52%) Process Management
4 1 (1.52%) Resource Management
4 1 (1.52%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.52%) Service Management
4 1 (1.52%) Software Engineering
4 1 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (1.52%) Web Development
4 1 (1.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 5 (7.58%) SQL
2 1 (1.52%) Java
2 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) MCP
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.03%) MCSA
3 2 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (1.52%) CCA
4 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.12%) XenDesktop
3 6 (9.09%) XenApp
4 5 (7.58%) vSphere
5 3 (4.55%) XenServer
6 1 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) WSUS
3 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.52%) Casper Suite
3 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.52%) SCOM
3 1 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 22 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (18.18%) VMware
3 11 (16.67%) Citrix
4 10 (15.15%) HP
5 8 (12.12%) Dell
6 5 (7.58%) Veeam
7 4 (6.06%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.55%) Remedy
8 3 (4.55%) Symantec
9 2 (3.03%) Cisco
9 2 (3.03%) Civica
9 2 (3.03%) Lotus
9 2 (3.03%) Oracle
9 2 (3.03%) SAP
10 1 (1.52%) Google
10 1 (1.52%) IBM
10 1 (1.52%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.52%) Thunderhead
10 1 (1.52%) Toshiba
10 1 (1.52%) Wyse
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