Period
to 18 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st/2nd Line Support was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 June 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.

1st/2nd Line Support
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 139 142 137
Rank change year-on-year +3 -5 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 1st/2nd Line Support 4 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.14% 0.10% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.10% 0.100%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
East Midlands median daily rate £115 £140 £149
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.86% -5.88% -
10th Percentile £106 £107 £141
90th Percentile £205 £181 £162
England median daily rate £140 £150 £150
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.34 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.09% -7.48% +24.00%
10th Percentile £14.25 £14.34 £14.75
90th Percentile £16.75 £14.34 £16.25
England median hourly rate £15.75 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +8.62% - -3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 2,693 2,863 3,006
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 95.56% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,627 1,770 1,794
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +5.63%
10th Percentile £213 £225 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £556
England median daily rate £450 £434 £425
% change year-on-year +3.81% +2.00% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 128 116
East Midlands median hourly rate £16.25 £13.55 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.95% -3.23% +3.70%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £9.72
90th Percentile £44.55 £40.00 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -6.25% +14.29%

1st/2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in the East Midlands

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in the East Midlands

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in the East Midlands

1st/2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 18 June 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
Nottinghamshire -6 2 £110 -38.89%
Northamptonshire -4 1 £115 -
Derbyshire - 1 £200 -
1st/2nd Line Support
England

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 26 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 1st/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 East Midlands region featuring 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) WinDbg
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Twitter
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) WSUS
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics NAV
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) WinDbg
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 10
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Twitter