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 26 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 30 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 19 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.02% 1.20% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.13% 1.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Median daily rate £135 £170 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £164 £150
% change year-on-year
-8.39% +9.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £12.20 £14.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
460 570 634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 97.25% 97.60% 97.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 305 432 412
Median daily rate £373 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £455 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 22 23
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.70 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.45% +19.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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
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 26 June 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 +12 8 £90 -47.05%
Newport +19 4 £135 -
Torfaen +1 3 - -
Bridgend - 2 - -
Monmouthshire - 1 £140 -
2nd Line Support
Wales

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (42.86%) VMware
5 12 (42.86%) MS Office
6 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
7 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (25.00%) Cisco
8 7 (25.00%) SCCM
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix
10 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
11 4 (14.29%) ITIL
11 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (14.29%) CCNA
11 4 (14.29%) SQL
11 4 (14.29%) SLA
11 4 (14.29%) Migration
11 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
12 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
12 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (10.71%) HP Data Protector
12 3 (10.71%) Logistics
12 3 (10.71%) Firewall
12 3 (10.71%) HP
12 3 (10.71%) Internet
12 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
12 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (10.71%) AIX

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 9 (32.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) Firewall
1 3 (10.71%) Internet
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) VoIP
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.71%) AIX
5 3 (10.71%) Linux
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 4 (14.29%) ITIL
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Logistics
3 2 (7.14%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CCNA
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (42.86%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco
4 6 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) HP