The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Northampton 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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 32 31 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 0.70% 0.47% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.49% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£173 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £161 £140
% change year-on-year
-0.77% +15.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
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Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northampton 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
Northampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
272 206 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 95.10% 97.63% 94.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 139 63
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 4
Average hourly rate £18.52 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.46% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Northampton

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Northampton

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Northampton

2nd Line Support
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Dell
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Northampton 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
1 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) MCP
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
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