The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 16 April 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 Staffordshire 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 16 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 6.20% 0.99% -
As % of the Job Titles category 6.67% 1.06% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £145 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
-3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
120 94 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 93.02% 93.07% 95.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 51 84
Average daily rate £325 £330 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +5.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 20
Average hourly rate £16.75 £15.31 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.40% -12.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £8.66 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
2nd Line Support
West Midlands

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
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Job
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Stoke-on-Trent - 2 - - 1
2nd Line Support
West Midlands

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 10 (58.82%) Windows
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (47.06%) Citrix
3 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
3 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
5 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
5 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
6 3 (17.65%) Symantec
6 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) SLA
6 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
6 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
6 3 (17.65%) SCCM
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) MS Office
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) Firewall
7 2 (11.76%) ITSM
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.88%) Internet
8 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
8 1 (5.88%) VMware
8 1 (5.88%) MCITP
8 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (5.88%) SAN
8 1 (5.88%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 4 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
General
1 4 (23.53%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 10 (58.82%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Windows XP
2 7 (41.18%) Windows 7
3 5 (29.41%) Windows 8
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
1 3 (17.65%) Risk Management
1 3 (17.65%) Incident Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITSM
3 1 (5.88%) Six Sigma
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCITP
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) MCSA
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (17.65%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) Symantec
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) VMware
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £12.00 - £14.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Staffordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £10.00 - £12.00 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Stafford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 per hour
Posted: 20 days ago