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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 42 37 38
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.49% 1.10% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 1.13% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£173 £170 £138
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.47% +23.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £165 £146
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +13.20%
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%
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
387 353 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 93.93% 96.71% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 227 140
Average daily rate £425 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 7
Average hourly rate £18.52 £14.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.72% -9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £9.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £16.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2015. 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton -2 2 £173 - 2
2nd Line Support
East Midlands

2nd Line Support
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 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 Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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.

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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