The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Essex 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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 54 56 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.84% 0.81% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.83% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 2
Median daily rate £195 £275 £163
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +69.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £127 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £355 £165
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £174 £160
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.47% +9.85%
2nd Line Support
East of 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 Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
463 606 462
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.06% 97.58% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 380 239
Median daily rate £320 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 55 64
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +16.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Colchester - 1 - -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £175 -
2nd Line Support
East of England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 Essex region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Internet
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 3 (25.00%) ITIL
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) SLA
4 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Finance
4 3 (25.00%) Document Management
5 2 (16.67%) Thunderhead
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 2 (16.67%) Workflow
5 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) Case Management
6 1 (8.33%) Yammer
6 1 (8.33%) ERP
6 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) Process Management
6 1 (8.33%) Back Office
6 1 (8.33%) CRM
6 1 (8.33%) MCSE
6 1 (8.33%) MCSA
6 1 (8.33%) SAP

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (8.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Google Apps
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
1 1 (8.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Back Office
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) COM
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Document Management
1 3 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Case Management
3 1 (8.33%) CRM
3 1 (8.33%) Data Management
3 1 (8.33%) ERP
3 1 (8.33%) Process Management
3 1 (8.33%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) MCITP
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) Thunderhead
3 1 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (8.33%) Infor
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle
3 1 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (8.33%) SAP