The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South Wales 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 51 67 55
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 15 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.35% 0.51% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.44% 0.53% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 5
Median daily rate £165 £163 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £133 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £193 £200
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £76.40 £18.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+324.41% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.26 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +5.24%
2nd Line Support
Wales

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 Wales 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 Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
616 563 530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 96.70% 95.91% 97.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 430 375
Median daily rate £400 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.49% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 32
Median hourly rate £15.77 £16.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.43% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £25.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 2016.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in South Wales

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 3 months to 5 December 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
Cardiff +29 14 £165 +1.53%
Newport - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
Wales

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 Wales region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (56.00%) MS Office
4 10 (40.00%) iPhone
4 10 (40.00%) iPad
4 10 (40.00%) ITIL
5 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) Network Management
7 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
8 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
9 4 (16.00%) SCCM
10 3 (12.00%) Migration
10 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (12.00%) Apple
11 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
11 2 (8.00%) VMware
11 2 (8.00%) Publishing
12 1 (4.00%) Local Government

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 14 (56.00%) MS Office
2 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
General
1 2 (8.00%) Publishing
2 1 (4.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 10 (40.00%) iPad
1 10 (40.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Network Management
3 3 (12.00%) Migration
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.00%) Apple
3 2 (8.00%) VMware