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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 58 86 77
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.65% 0.11% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.12% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £155 - £129
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 - £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £163 - £154
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £161
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £11.06 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.68% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
2nd Line Support
UK

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
600 836 757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 98.20% 96.09% 96.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 600 518
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 51 27
Median hourly rate £12.38 £11.89 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -25.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £21.85 £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 25 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +26 4 £155 -
2nd Line Support
UK

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 Wales region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (41.67%) MS Office
5 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
6 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (29.17%) VMware
7 7 (29.17%) SCCM
8 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (20.83%) Migration
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
10 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
10 3 (12.50%) Cisco
10 3 (12.50%) SQL
11 2 (8.33%) LAN
11 2 (8.33%) Office 365
11 2 (8.33%) Office Automation
12 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
12 1 (4.17%) VoIP
12 1 (4.17%) Finance
12 1 (4.17%) Citrix
12 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
12 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
12 1 (4.17%) Android
12 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
2 6 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.17%) Android
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Migration
2 2 (8.33%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
1 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (58.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (29.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (4.17%) Citrix