The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
North West / Cheshire
Rank 52 76 69
Rank change year-on-year +24 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.52% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.56% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £175
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year +3.44% -1.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 514 894 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.54% 92.55% 95.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 568 466
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 58
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Cheshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cheshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Cheshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. 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 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
Winsford - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Cheshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (25.00%) SLA
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
5 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Android
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
6 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) SSL
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
6 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) SSL
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (12.50%) Android
3 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) AppSense
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Intel Security
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
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