The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 April 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 Merseyside 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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank - 30 33
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 0 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - 0.46% 1.82%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.48% 1.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £165
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Job Titles Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
168 209 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 88.42% 95.87% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 117 125
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £78 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 43
Average hourly rate £17.50 £12.42 £21.86
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -43.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £100.00 £25.68
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
2nd Line Support
North West

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
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2nd Line Support
North West

2nd Line Support
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) HND
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) HND
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec