The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Shropshire 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 49 29 20
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 1.34% 0.60% 3.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.42% 0.62% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £155
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £160
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
- +1.69%
2nd Line Support
West 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 Shropshire 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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
424 161 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 94.85% 95.83% 90.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 60 58
Median daily rate £420 £430 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +30.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £275 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 3
Median hourly rate £43.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+74.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Shropshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Shropshire region over the 3 months to 1 October 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Telford -20 6 - - 1
2nd Line Support
West Midlands

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 Shropshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
2 2 (33.33%) Pocket PC
2 2 (33.33%) BladeLogic
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (33.33%) NetIQ
2 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Blackberry
1 2 (33.33%) Pocket PC
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) BladeLogic
2 2 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) NetIQ