Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Blackburn during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Second Line Support
Lancashire > Blackburn
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 8 7 -
Rank change year-on-year -1 - +7
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackburn 4.76% 5.00% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.76% 5.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Blackburn median daily rate - - -
Lancashire median daily rate - - £175
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Blackburn median hourly rate £11.14 £10.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.35 £10.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +23.50% -37.50% -15.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackburn. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Blackburn
Contract vacancies in Blackburn with a recognized job title 42 20 22
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 19
Blackburn median daily rate £488 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% +20.97% +20.39%
10th Percentile £233 £300 £126
90th Percentile £655 £494 £388
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 0
Blackburn median hourly rate £22.65 £48.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.06% - -
Lancashire median hourly rate £30.00 £42.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -28.57% +12.00% +11.94%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackburn

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Blackburn.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Blackburn

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Blackburn

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Blackburn

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 4 Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackburn

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Blackburn region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (50.00%) SMS

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Blackburn 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL
1 2 (100.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate