The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent 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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 52 30 30
Rank change year-on-year
-22 0
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 1 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.25% 2.04% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 2.19% 2.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Median daily rate £225 £163 £140
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +16.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
2nd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
400 228 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 98.52% 93.06% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 112 143
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £500 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £31.80 £26.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Kent

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 24 May 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
Chatham - 1 £225 -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Kent region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (33.33%) iManage
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Google Apps
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (33.33%) Advertising
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Avaya
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Google
2 1 (33.33%) iManage
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Nortel
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) VMware