The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 24 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 Southampton 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 40 32 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.14% 1.93% 3.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 2.03% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£170 £120 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -16.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
331 295 259
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.03% 94.86% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 170 114
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £477
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 48 66
Average hourly rate £27.63 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.32% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £24.10 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) MS Office
3 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) DHCP
6 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
6 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) DNS
6 1 (12.50%) Service Management
6 1 (12.50%) Change Management
6 1 (12.50%) ITSM
6 1 (12.50%) Back Office

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) Ethernet
1 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITSM
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) BMC
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) HP
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