Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £118 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 July 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 66 78
Rank change year-on-year -2 +12 +14
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 14 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.31% 1.61% 0.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.37% 1.73% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 4
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £118 £140 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.07% +9.80% -1.92%
10th Percentile £103 £99 £110
90th Percentile £240 £204 £150
East of England median daily rate £130 £130 £170
% change year-on-year - -23.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.25 £20.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.63% +15.71% -16.67%
10th Percentile £13.53 £16.53 £13.85
90th Percentile £15.18 £23.78 £95.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year - +17.86% -4.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1,021 1,099 1,203
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.51% 93.06% 95.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 509 560 705
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £421 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.23% -12.50% +14.29%
10th Percentile £240 £156 £183
90th Percentile £575 £506 £538
East of England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 134 76
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £16.50 £20.54 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.65% -43.35% +79.01%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.58 £10.04
90th Percentile £46.50 £47.35 £48.13
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £20.32
% change year-on-year -5.71% -13.88% +1.60%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cambridgeshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 July 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Peterborough -3 8 £118 +2.17%
Cambridge +1 4 £240 +28.86% 2
Huntingdon +14 1 £90 -25.31%
2nd Line Support
East of England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

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

1 7 (50.00%) Windows
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (28.57%) Android
3 4 (28.57%) iPhone
3 4 (28.57%) Skype
3 4 (28.57%) OneDrive
3 4 (28.57%) BYOD
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 4 (28.57%) Skype for Business
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) VMware
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
6 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (7.14%) VirtualBox
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.14%) XenApp

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (28.57%) Skype for Business
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Office 365
2 4 (28.57%) OneDrive
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) VLAN
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) BYOD
1 4 (28.57%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Android
2 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (7.14%) Disk Encryption
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
2 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
2 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Acronis
3 1 (7.14%) Kaspersky
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.14%) Sophos
3 1 (7.14%) Symantec
3 1 (7.14%) Veeam