The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Nottinghamshire 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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 38 35 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 1.51% 3.31% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.63% 3.51% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £125 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.85 £11.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.90 £14.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-4.13% +3.57%
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 Nottinghamshire 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
Nottinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
430 342 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Nottinghamshire 92.87% 94.48% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 143 174
Average daily rate £350 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 23 24
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £18.88 £19.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Nottinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Nottinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Nottinghamshire

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 Nottinghamshire region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Nottingham -4 7 - - 3
2nd Line Support
East Midlands

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottinghamshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
4 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
4 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
5 7 (36.84%) MS Office
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
8 3 (15.79%) Firewall
8 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
8 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
9 2 (10.53%) SLA
9 2 (10.53%) VoIP
9 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
9 2 (10.53%) SQL
9 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
9 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
9 2 (10.53%) Citrix
9 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
9 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Nottinghamshire 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 3 (15.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (36.84%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
1 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) ADSL
3 1 (5.26%) Broadband
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.26%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 8 (42.11%) Windows XP
2 8 (42.11%) Windows 7
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (5.26%) Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
2 1 (5.26%) ISMS
2 1 (5.26%) Software Licensing
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Information Security Management
2 1 (5.26%) Security Management
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Information Security
2 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.26%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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