The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Suffolk 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 18 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 Suffolk 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 36 30 31
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 0.39% 0.52% 1.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.53% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £163 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £16.25 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.79%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Job Titles Category
Suffolk
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
245 187 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Suffolk 96.46% 97.91% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 123 135
Average daily rate £380 £350 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 32
Average hourly rate £14.25 £12.00 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -59.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.63 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.75 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
2nd Line Support
East of England

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Suffolk

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Suffolk

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Suffolk

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Suffolk

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 Suffolk region over the 3 months to 18 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Ipswich - - - -
Newmarket - - - -
2nd Line Support
East of England

2nd Line Support
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Suffolk

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) J2EE
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) UNIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (25.00%) Ant
3 1 (25.00%) MS Office
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Suffolk 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 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
1 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Ant
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) J2EE
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) UNIX
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £150 - 175 per day
Posted: 5 days ago