The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Nottingham 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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 47 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 0.42% 1.20% 3.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.22% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £165 £110
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £155 £140
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -10.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -
2nd Line Support
Nottinghamshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Nottingham 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
Nottingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
463 411 318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottingham 96.66% 98.33% 96.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 229 224 122
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £240 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 24
Average hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% +35.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £19.25 £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Nottingham

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Nottingham

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Nottingham

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 5 (50.00%) SQL
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 4 (40.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (20.00%) WCF
4 2 (20.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (20.00%) CSS
4 2 (20.00%) Web Services
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 1 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (10.00%) Java

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

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Nottingham 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle APEX
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 2 (20.00%) WCF
2 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 2 (20.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (30.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Citrix
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) VMware