The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset 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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 21 47 44
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 12 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 5.41% 1.59% 1.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.56% 1.63% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £153 £190 £123
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +55.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £190 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £190 £133
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £160
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £22.00 £15.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.68% -5.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.35 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £17.15 £19.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
2nd Line Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
216 307 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 97.30% 97.46% 95.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 160 241
Median daily rate £300 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £255 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 44 18
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.66% +12.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Somerset

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Bath - 9 £153 - 2
2nd Line Support
South West

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Somerset region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (27.78%) Mac OS X
4 5 (27.78%) Apple
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
5 3 (16.67%) Line Management
6 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.11%) Samsung
6 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
6 2 (11.11%) Nokia
6 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
6 2 (11.11%) SCCM
6 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) Migration
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (5.56%) Retail
7 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
7 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.56%) MS Office
7 1 (5.56%) ADSL
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.56%) Marketing

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

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) ADSL
1 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (5.56%) Marketing
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.56%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Mac OS X
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
1 3 (16.67%) Line Management
2 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Apple
2 2 (11.11%) Nokia
2 2 (11.11%) Samsung
2 2 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft