The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support Technician
Rank 232 232 249
Rank change year-on-year
0 +17
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Technician 13 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.047% 0.010%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.051% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
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£173 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £171 - £190
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.42
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +19.22%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8438 7892 9055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.74% 92.78% 91.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4588 4091 4149
Average daily rate £350 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +2.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 548 632
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.41% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.98 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
2nd Line Support Technician
England

2nd Line Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

2nd Line Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

2nd Line Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

2nd Line Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Technician within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire - 3 £170 - 2
Berkshire +6 2 £263 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
2nd Line Support Technician
England

2nd Line Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited 2nd Line Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
1 11 (73.33%) Citrix
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 2000
5 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (20.00%) McAfee
7 2 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
7 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (13.33%) ITIL
7 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) SCCM
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (13.33%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
8 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
8 1 (6.67%) Becrypt
8 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
8 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity

2nd Line Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited 2nd Line Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (73.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) SMS
1 1 (6.67%) DHCP
1 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (6.67%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
2 1 (6.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 2000
3 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) Software Distribution
2 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security Management
2 1 (6.67%) Security Management
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) Information Security
2 1 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.67%) ISMS
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (13.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Becrypt
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
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