The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Southampton 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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 31 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.82% 0.59% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.60% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £139 £175 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.85% +40.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £150
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £17.50 - £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +3.44%
2nd Line Support
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
234 331 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 96.30% 98.22% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 238 226
Median daily rate £363 £375 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £250 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £548 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 28 10
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.35 £23.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.45% -48.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £40.00 £65.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

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 Skill Set
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Southampton region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) SLA
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Advertising
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton 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 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Advertising
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware