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 6 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 42 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
0 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 5 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.13% 1.53% 2.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.18% 1.68% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 5
Median daily rate £133 - £180
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 - £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £135 - £246
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £140
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
Median hourly rate £17.73 £12.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.69% -31.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.59 £11.50 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.87 £17.25 £19.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.85 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.72% +2.41%
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
422 417 434
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 95.48% 91.25% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 253 266
Median daily rate £375 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 48 45
Median hourly rate £35.00 £16.50 £20.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.12% -18.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £46.09 £32.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

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
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 6 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
Preston +5 2 £133 -
Chorley - 1 - -
Ormskirk - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
North West

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

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

1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
4 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) ITIL
5 3 (27.27%) Citrix
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) XenApp
6 2 (18.18%) XenServer
6 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
6 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (18.18%) AppSense
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) DNS
6 2 (18.18%) SMS
6 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 1 (9.09%) Unix
7 1 (9.09%) Linux
7 1 (9.09%) NHS
7 1 (9.09%) Intranet
7 1 (9.09%) Internet
7 1 (9.09%) SQL
7 1 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery

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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Skype for Business
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
1 2 (18.18%) SMS
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Intranet
2 1 (9.09%) Skype
2 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (9.09%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) XenDesktop
3 2 (18.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) AppSense
3 2 (18.18%) VMware