Period
to 20 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £220 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 73 72
Rank change year-on-year +4 -1 +30
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 13 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.09% 1.19% 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.16% 1.27% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 4
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £220 £148 £128
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.15% +15.69% -15.00%
10th Percentile £98 £98 £110
90th Percentile £240 £215 £150
East of England median daily rate £133 £130 £165
% change year-on-year +1.92% -21.21% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.71% +11.48% -15.28%
10th Percentile £13.55 £15.93 £14.63
90th Percentile £17.05 £17.48 £76.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.16 £16.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +4.00% +22.22% -8.47%

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 1,122 1,183 1,066
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.44% 93.74% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 582 593 567
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -8.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £251 £200 £167
90th Percentile £575 £513 £525
East of England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 141 92
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.40 £10.09
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.43
East of England median hourly rate £17.32 £18.00 £20.32
% change year-on-year -3.78% -11.42% -0.88%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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
Cambridge -3 6 £240 +28.86% 4
Peterborough -2 5 £113 -2.17%
Huntingdon +14 1 £90 -18.92% 2
2nd Line Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) Office 365
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
4 3 (23.08%) Migration
5 2 (15.38%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
5 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
5 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
5 2 (15.38%) ITSM
5 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.69%) Disk Encryption
6 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
6 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (7.69%) ESET
6 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
6 1 (7.69%) Firewall
6 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
6 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.69%) XenApp
6 1 (7.69%) XenServer
6 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 1 (7.69%) Veeam
6 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement

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 3 (23.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (46.15%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
1 1 (7.69%) VLAN
1 1 (7.69%) VPN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
General
1 1 (7.69%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
3 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (15.38%) ITSM
2 2 (15.38%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
3 1 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
3 1 (7.69%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) BitLocker
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VirtualBox
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
2 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Citrix
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) ServiceNow
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Acronis
3 1 (7.69%) Apple
3 1 (7.69%) ESET
3 1 (7.69%) Kaspersky
3 1 (7.69%) McAfee
3 1 (7.69%) NetApp
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Sophos
3 1 (7.69%) Symantec
3 1 (7.69%) Veeam