The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Northampton 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 9 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 38 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 1.17% 0.47% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.48% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £135 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £158 £170
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £18.38 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +6.89%
2nd Line Support
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
323 209 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northampton 94.72% 98.12% 93.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 138 130
Median daily rate £388 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £9.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.36% -36.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £12.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

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

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
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 Skill Set
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 9 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 Northampton region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) SCCM
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
4 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) DBS Check
4 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
4 2 (28.57%) BitLocker
4 2 (28.57%) Mitel
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
5 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
5 1 (14.29%) MS Office
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Application Packaging
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Loss Prevention
2 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
2 1 (14.29%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DBS Check
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Intel Security
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Mitel
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix