The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire 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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 44 33 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.97% 1.14% 1.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 1.20% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £151
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -0.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -0.92%
2nd Line Support
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire 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
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
378 251 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 91.97% 95.08% 95.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 125 134
Average daily rate £400 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £210 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 31
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.47 £9.59 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £18.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 27 November 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton - 2 - -
Kettering - - - -
2nd Line Support
East Midlands

2nd Line Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) MS Office
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (12.50%) XenServer
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) RedPrairie
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) CentOS
5 1 (12.50%) MySQL
5 1 (12.50%) Apache
5 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
General
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
4 2 (25.00%) UNIX
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenServer
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) RedPrairie
3 1 (12.50%) LANDesk
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat