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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 40 67 69
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 18 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.17% 0.93% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.26% 0.96% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 0
Median daily rate £135 £170 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £163 £150
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Median hourly rate £12.20 £14.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.28% +1.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
552 830 777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 97.18% 96.62% 97.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 563 485
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.70 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +10.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £8.50 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 July 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 +25 18 £135 -20.58% 1
2nd Line Support
UK

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
4 13 (46.43%) MS Office
5 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
6 11 (39.29%) VMware
7 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
8 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
9 7 (25.00%) Cisco
9 7 (25.00%) SCCM
10 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
10 6 (21.43%) SQL
11 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 4 (14.29%) Citrix
11 4 (14.29%) Migration
12 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
12 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
12 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (10.71%) ITIL
12 3 (10.71%) CCNA
12 3 (10.71%) SLA
13 2 (7.14%) AIX
13 2 (7.14%) Linux
13 2 (7.14%) HP
13 2 (7.14%) LAN
13 2 (7.14%) Firewall
13 2 (7.14%) Finance
13 2 (7.14%) Internet
13 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
13 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Office
2 8 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) Internet
1 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (3.57%) VoIP
General
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 25 (89.29%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows 7
3 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 6 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.14%) AIX
6 2 (7.14%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Android
7 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 3 (10.71%) Incident Management
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL
3 2 (7.14%) Logistics
3 2 (7.14%) Office Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNA
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
Pontypool, Gwent
Connectus
Rate: £9.5 - £12.5 per hour
Posted: Yesterday