The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales 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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
UK / Wales
Rank 55 61 54
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 9 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.42% 1.21% 1.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.47% 1.27% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 8
Median daily rate £165 £138 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £119 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £185 £215
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £175
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.25 - £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +15.78%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
612 553 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.38% 95.51% 98.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 394 420
Median daily rate £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 28 39
Median hourly rate £12.75 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.92% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.12 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Wales

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Wales region over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +8 7 £165 +20.00%
North Wales - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
UK

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 Wales region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 12 (60.00%) iPad
3 12 (60.00%) MS Office
4 11 (55.00%) ITIL
4 11 (55.00%) iPhone
5 8 (40.00%) Network Management
6 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
8 4 (20.00%) Apple
9 3 (15.00%) Local Government
10 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
10 2 (10.00%) Publishing
10 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
11 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
11 1 (5.00%) Office 365
11 1 (5.00%) Windows Server

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 12 (60.00%) MS Office
2 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
General
1 3 (15.00%) Local Government
2 2 (10.00%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 12 (60.00%) iPad
2 11 (55.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) ITIL
2 8 (40.00%) Network Management
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (20.00%) Apple