The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 114 90 104
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 30 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.94% 1.21% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 1.31% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
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£135 £150 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £136 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £274 £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 10
Average hourly rate £12.25 £13.88 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.71% +38.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £11.95 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.55 £17.50 £15.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2973 2594 2367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.46% 92.05% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1894 1547 1424
Average daily rate £380 £360 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 147 171
Average hourly rate £22.60 £17.50 £16.72
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.11% +4.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.85 £37.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015. 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
Wiltshire +3 10 £200 +33.33% 2
Bristol -3 8 £125 -
Gloucestershire -11 6 £115 - 2
Devon -7 3 - - 1
Dorset -8 2 £148 -1.66% 2
Cornwall - - - - 1
Somerset - - - -
2nd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 2nd Line Support 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 in their job title.

1 60 (81.08%) Windows
2 44 (59.46%) Active Directory
3 34 (45.95%) MS Office
3 34 (45.95%) Windows 7
4 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
5 21 (28.38%) Citrix
6 20 (27.03%) Windows XP
7 16 (21.62%) ITIL
8 15 (20.27%) VMware
9 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
10 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
11 11 (14.86%) Office 365
12 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (13.51%) SQL
13 9 (12.16%) SCCM
14 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (9.46%) Lync
15 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
15 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (8.11%) IBM Notes
15 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
15 6 (8.11%) Lotus
16 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
16 5 (6.76%) LAN
16 5 (6.76%) WAN
16 5 (6.76%) WSUS
17 4 (5.41%) Finance
17 4 (5.41%) DNS
17 4 (5.41%) IIS
17 4 (5.41%) Avaya

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 2nd Line Support 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) Lync
3 6 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.11%) SharePoint
3 6 (8.11%) IBM Notes
4 4 (5.41%) IIS
5 3 (4.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.35%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.35%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.35%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (45.95%) MS Office
2 14 (18.92%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.76%) LAN
1 5 (6.76%) WAN
2 4 (5.41%) DNS
3 3 (4.05%) Firewall
4 2 (2.70%) Internet
4 2 (2.70%) DHCP
4 2 (2.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.70%) VPN
4 2 (2.70%) Wireless
5 1 (1.35%) IP Telephony
5 1 (1.35%) VLAN
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (1.35%) ADSL
5 1 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.05%) MySQL
1 3 (4.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) MS Access
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) MSI
General
1 4 (5.41%) Finance
2 3 (4.05%) Law
3 2 (2.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.70%) Banking
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.35%) XML
1 1 (1.35%) ODBC
1 1 (1.35%) EDI
1 1 (1.35%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.76%) Blackberry
2 3 (4.05%) PDA
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 60 (81.08%) Windows
2 34 (45.95%) Windows 7
3 20 (27.03%) Windows XP
4 10 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.05%) Linux
7 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.35%) UNIX
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) ITIL
2 3 (4.05%) Asset Management
3 2 (2.70%) Time Management
4 1 (1.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.35%) Project Management
4 1 (1.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.51%) SQL
2 2 (2.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) Java
3 1 (1.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (2.70%) MCSE
2 2 (2.70%) MCTS
2 2 (2.70%) Degree
2 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.35%) ECDL
3 1 (1.35%) MCDST
3 1 (1.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (59.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.35%) XenApp
3 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.35%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (1.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (12.16%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) WSUS
3 1 (1.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (43.24%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) Citrix
3 15 (20.27%) VMware
4 6 (8.11%) Lotus
5 4 (5.41%) Avaya
5 4 (5.41%) HP
6 2 (2.70%) Oracle
6 2 (2.70%) Dell
6 2 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.35%) Apple
7 1 (1.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) McAfee
7 1 (1.35%) Siebel
7 1 (1.35%) Cisco
7 1 (1.35%) IBM
7 1 (1.35%) Compaq
7 1 (1.35%) Novell
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