The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East 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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 102 53 44
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 22 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.37% 2.29% 1.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.55% 2.41% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 3
Median daily rate £223 £138 £222
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.52% -37.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £122 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £168 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £163 £150
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 1
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +42.85%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
2nd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1422 789 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 88.76% 94.95% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 471 324
Median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £193 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 80 26
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.66% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £18.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the North East

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the North East region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Tyne and Wear -53 20 £223 +78.00%
Durham +4 1 - -
2nd Line Support
England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North East region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
3 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
3 23 (79.31%) Windows Server
4 22 (75.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (72.41%) DNS
6 20 (68.97%) DHCP
6 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (65.52%) Citrix
8 17 (58.62%) XenApp
9 16 (55.17%) SCCM
10 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
11 13 (44.83%) Thin Client
11 13 (44.83%) Wi-Fi
11 13 (44.83%) 3G
11 13 (44.83%) Fat Client
11 13 (44.83%) Software Delivery
12 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
12 12 (41.38%) VMware
13 11 (37.93%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (34.48%) Microsoft App-V
14 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
15 9 (31.03%) AppSense
15 9 (31.03%) Disclosure Scotland
15 9 (31.03%) ThinPrint
16 8 (27.59%) SLA
17 7 (24.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 7 (24.14%) Problem Management
17 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
17 7 (24.14%) Escalation Management

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
1 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.34%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (72.41%) DNS
2 20 (68.97%) DHCP
3 13 (44.83%) 3G
3 13 (44.83%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (17.24%) SMS
5 2 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (3.45%) Firewall
6 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) MSI
General
1 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (44.83%) Fat Client
1 13 (44.83%) Thin Client
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.34%) iPad
3 3 (10.34%) Life Science
4 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (79.31%) Windows 7
2 23 (79.31%) Windows Server
3 22 (75.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (68.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.79%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.34%) Mac OS X
6 3 (10.34%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.90%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.45%) Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.45%) Solaris
8 1 (3.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (44.83%) Software Delivery
2 7 (24.14%) Escalation Management
2 7 (24.14%) Incident Management
2 7 (24.14%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 1 (3.45%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.45%) High Availability
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (37.93%) BPSS Clearance
3 10 (34.48%) SC Cleared
4 5 (17.24%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (31.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (27.59%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
2 17 (58.62%) XenApp
3 10 (34.48%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (55.17%) SCCM
2 7 (24.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (3.45%) HP SIM
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView
3 1 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (3.45%) Perfmon
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (65.52%) Citrix
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (41.38%) VMware
3 9 (31.03%) AppSense
3 9 (31.03%) ThinPrint
4 2 (6.90%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) Lumension
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Symantec