The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 47 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 9 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 2.09% 0.76% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.78% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 2
Average daily rate £263 £93 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+183.78% -28.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £83 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £103 £162
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £150.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.68 £14.75
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -0.50%
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
420 513 683
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 97.67% 98.09% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 282 395
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 44 49
Average hourly rate £16.50 £36.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +89.47%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Essex region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford +11 3 £263 -
Thurrock - 2 £133 -
Colchester - 1 - - 1
2nd Line Support
East of England

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
3 10 (38.46%) Finance
4 9 (34.62%) SQL
5 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
6 7 (26.92%) Internet
7 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
8 4 (15.38%) MS Office
8 4 (15.38%) ITIL
8 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (11.54%) Document Management
9 3 (11.54%) Thunderhead
9 3 (11.54%) Workflow
9 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (11.54%) SLA
9 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 3 (11.54%) Citrix
10 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
10 2 (7.69%) LAN
10 2 (7.69%) WAN
10 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
10 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
11 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
11 1 (3.85%) Reinsurance
11 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
11 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
11 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (3.85%) Google

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
1 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) DNS
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Back Office
2 1 (3.85%) French Language
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) iPhone
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Reinsurance
2 1 (3.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Android
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (15.38%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Document Management
2 3 (11.54%) Workflow
3 2 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) MCITP
1 1 (3.85%) MCSA
1 1 (3.85%) MCSE
1 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Citrix
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.54%) Thunderhead
2 1 (3.85%) Google
2 1 (3.85%) VMware