The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 40 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.34% 1.63% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.46% 1.75% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £150 £160 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +39.13%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £158 £170
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £10.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.26 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +5.24%
2nd Line Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
284 400 409
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.98% 93.02% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 271 278
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £740 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 42 23
Median hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.02 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
Blackpool -4 4 £275 -3.50%
2nd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 Lancashire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (54.55%) Windows
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
4 3 (27.27%) vSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
5 2 (18.18%) ERP
5 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
6 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
6 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
6 1 (9.09%) Web Development
6 1 (9.09%) QA
6 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
6 1 (9.09%) Release Management
6 1 (9.09%) Network Security
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (9.09%) Tandem
6 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (9.09%) Retail
6 1 (9.09%) SaaS
6 1 (9.09%) PaaS
6 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (9.09%) IaaS
6 1 (9.09%) DevOps
6 1 (9.09%) Mentoring

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
1 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) IaaS
1 1 (9.09%) PaaS
1 1 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) Network Security
1 1 (9.09%) VoIP
1 1 (9.09%) Wireless
General
1 1 (9.09%) Manufacturing
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 1 (9.09%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (9.09%) AIX
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Asset Management
1 2 (18.18%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) Data Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Data Management
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) ITSM
2 1 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
2 1 (9.09%) Release Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Service Management
2 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) Java
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
1 1 (9.09%) PHP
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) Intel