Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £191 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 49 78
Rank change year-on-year -11 +29 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.58% 1.42% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.50% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Cambridge median daily rate £191 £190 £173
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +10.14% -1.43%
10th Percentile £170 £147 £137
90th Percentile £209 £227 £202
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £170 £145 £140
% change year-on-year +17.24% +3.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Cambridge median hourly rate £17.50 £15.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +1.67% -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.48% -4.69% -27.27%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. 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
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 654 600 913
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.10% 94.94% 94.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 309 600
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £210 £250
90th Percentile £551 £549 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 59 64
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +30.00%
10th Percentile £15.43 £13.92 £13.30
90th Percentile £52.25 £50.50 £56.13
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +36.36% +34.15% -16.33%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Cambridge

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cambridge

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cambridge

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Cambridge region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (25.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS

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

Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) LDAP
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (25.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory