The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Hampshire region.

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.

Location
3 months to
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 105 83 74
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 14 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.68% 1.15% 1.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.24% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 7 2
Average daily rate
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£173 £100 £143
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.50% -29.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £90 £117
10% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £146 £169
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 15
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.10 £13.75 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.90 £20.18 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.38
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.34%
Job Titles Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1928 1610 1529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.46% 92.26% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1098 878 750
Average daily rate £350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 163 198
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014. 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
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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
Portsmouth +5 4 £185 +85.00%
Southampton -10 4 £170 +41.66% 1
Basingstoke +14 1 - - 1
Fareham - 1 £135 -
Winchester - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - - 1
Hook - - - -
Alton - - - -
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2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 14 (48.28%) MS Office
4 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
5 9 (31.03%) ITIL
6 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
7 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
7 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (20.69%) Citrix
9 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
9 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
10 4 (13.79%) VMware
10 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
10 4 (13.79%) HP
10 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
11 3 (10.34%) SLA
11 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
11 3 (10.34%) QA
11 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
11 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
11 3 (10.34%) Wireless
11 3 (10.34%) SCCM
11 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
12 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
12 2 (6.90%) Becrypt
12 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
12 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 4 (13.79%) MS Exchange
1 4 (13.79%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) MS Office
2 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Wireless
2 2 (6.90%) VPN
3 1 (3.45%) DNS
3 1 (3.45%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) DHCP
3 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (3.45%) Back Office
1 1 (3.45%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows XP
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (24.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Vista
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000
6 2 (6.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) ITIL
2 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.34%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Email Migration
5 1 (3.45%) Change Management
5 1 (3.45%) ITSM
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) SLA
1 3 (10.34%) QA
System Software
1 17 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (6.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (6.90%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix
3 4 (13.79%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) VMware
4 2 (6.90%) Symantec
4 2 (6.90%) McAfee
4 2 (6.90%) Becrypt
5 1 (3.45%) IronPort
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) BMC
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £170 - £190 per day
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