The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 205 169 130
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -39
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 59 111 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 1.16% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.23% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 33 43
Median daily rate £160 £175 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £126 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £214
UK excluding London median daily rate £151 £174 £160
% change year-on-year
-12.94% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 50 45
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +17.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.09 £21.55 £20.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.38 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-2.47% +9.85%
2nd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8355 9057 8549
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.31% 94.71% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4984 5289 4622
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 426 430
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.37 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support
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 across the South East region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

2nd Line Support
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 across the South East region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 26 July 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
Berkshire -10 17 £135 -21.16% 5
Surrey -6 15 £170 +7.93% 10
Oxfordshire -2 11 £135 -27.02% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 6 £184 -26.50%
East Sussex +15 3 £170 - 1
Hampshire -12 3 - - 8
West Sussex -12 2 £363 +107.14%
Kent +4 1 - - 3
Middlesex -3 1 - -
2nd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 South East region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 117 (76.97%) Windows
2 79 (51.97%) Active Directory
3 54 (35.53%) Microsoft
3 54 (35.53%) Windows 7
4 50 (32.89%) MS Office
5 40 (26.32%) Windows Server
6 33 (21.71%) ITIL
7 26 (17.11%) MS Excel
8 25 (16.45%) Windows XP
8 25 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (15.13%) VMware
10 22 (14.47%) MS Exchange
11 19 (12.50%) Citrix
12 17 (11.18%) Windows 8
12 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (10.53%) SLA
13 16 (10.53%) TCP/IP
14 15 (9.87%) SCCM
15 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
15 14 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (8.55%) Cisco
16 13 (8.55%) Firewall
16 13 (8.55%) Blackberry
17 12 (7.89%) Office 365
17 12 (7.89%) MCP
18 11 (7.24%) SQL
18 11 (7.24%) LAN
18 11 (7.24%) Service Management
18 11 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
19 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 22 (14.47%) MS Exchange
2 10 (6.58%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 8 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 7 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (3.95%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (2.63%) WordPress
8 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.32%) IIS
8 2 (1.32%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.66%) Apache
9 1 (0.66%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 50 (32.89%) MS Office
2 26 (17.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.63%) Acrobat
4 2 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.32%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.66%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.89%) Office 365
2 3 (1.97%) OneDrive
3 1 (0.66%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.66%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 13 (8.55%) Firewall
3 11 (7.24%) LAN
4 10 (6.58%) WAN
5 9 (5.92%) DNS
5 9 (5.92%) Internet
6 7 (4.61%) DHCP
7 6 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (3.95%) SAN
7 6 (3.95%) VPN
8 5 (3.29%) Intranet
8 5 (3.29%) Wireless
9 4 (2.63%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (2.63%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.97%) Extranet
10 3 (1.97%) FCoE
10 3 (1.97%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (1.97%) Skype
10 3 (1.97%) VoIP
11 2 (1.32%) IPX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.32%) SAP BI
3 1 (0.66%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.66%) StarTeam
General
1 9 (5.92%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.95%) Retail
4 4 (2.63%) Advertising
5 3 (1.97%) Automotive
5 3 (1.97%) German Language
6 2 (1.32%) Banking
6 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Billing
7 1 (0.66%) Electronics
7 1 (0.66%) Games
7 1 (0.66%) Law
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.66%) COM
1 1 (0.66%) CSS
1 1 (0.66%) CSS3
1 1 (0.66%) HTML
1 1 (0.66%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.55%) Blackberry
2 9 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.92%) Driving Licence
3 7 (4.61%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.29%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.97%) e-Health
6 3 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.32%) iPhone
7 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.66%) Clustering
8 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.66%) EPoS
8 1 (0.66%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.66%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.66%) Life Science
8 1 (0.66%) NHS
8 1 (0.66%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.66%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 117 (76.97%) Windows
2 54 (35.53%) Windows 7
3 40 (26.32%) Windows Server
4 25 (16.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (16.45%) Windows XP
5 17 (11.18%) Windows 8
5 17 (11.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (6.58%) Linux
6 10 (6.58%) Windows 10
7 7 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.29%) Data ONTAP
8 5 (3.29%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.97%) Android
9 3 (1.97%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.97%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.97%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.32%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.32%) Unix
11 1 (0.66%) AIX
11 1 (0.66%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.71%) ITIL
2 11 (7.24%) Service Management
3 8 (5.26%) Fault Analysis
4 7 (4.61%) Change Management
4 7 (4.61%) Incident Management
4 7 (4.61%) Software Deployment
5 6 (3.95%) Coaching
5 6 (3.95%) Service Delivery
6 5 (3.29%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (1.97%) B2C
8 3 (1.97%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.97%) Change Control
8 3 (1.97%) Data Privacy
8 3 (1.97%) ITIL V3
8 3 (1.97%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (1.97%) Migration
8 3 (1.97%) Problem Management
8 3 (1.97%) Release Management
9 2 (1.32%) Fault Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.24%) SQL
2 2 (1.32%) PL/SQL
2 2 (1.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.66%) C
3 1 (0.66%) Java
3 1 (0.66%) VB
3 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (9.21%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.89%) MCP
3 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 9 (5.92%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (4.61%) MCSE
6 6 (3.95%) CCNA
7 5 (3.29%) MCDST
8 4 (2.63%) CCNP
8 4 (2.63%) Degree
9 3 (1.97%) A+ Certification
9 3 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.32%) MCSA
10 2 (1.32%) NCDA
11 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
11 1 (0.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.66%) MOS
11 1 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.53%) SLA
2 3 (1.97%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 79 (51.97%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.61%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.95%) XenApp
5 5 (3.29%) Terminal Services
6 4 (2.63%) vSphere
7 3 (1.97%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.32%) XenServer
9 1 (0.66%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) SCCM
2 6 (3.95%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.63%) BMC Marimba
3 4 (2.63%) DameWare
4 3 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (35.53%) Microsoft
2 23 (15.13%) VMware
3 19 (12.50%) Citrix
4 13 (8.55%) Cisco
5 9 (5.92%) HP
6 8 (5.26%) Lotus
6 8 (5.26%) Oracle
6 8 (5.26%) Symantec
7 5 (3.29%) CA
7 5 (3.29%) NetApp
8 4 (2.63%) Adobe
8 4 (2.63%) BMC
8 4 (2.63%) PeopleSoft
8 4 (2.63%) ThinPrint
9 3 (1.97%) Apple
9 3 (1.97%) Avaya
9 3 (1.97%) Dell
9 3 (1.97%) IBM
9 3 (1.97%) Meraki
9 3 (1.97%) SAP
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