Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £129 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 22 May 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 123 124
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 38 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.30% 0.74% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 0.77% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 6
East Midlands median daily rate £129 £180 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.47% -32.71% +84.48%
10th Percentile £114 £116 £141
90th Percentile £208 £216 £366
England median daily rate £160 £163 £170
% change year-on-year -1.54% -4.41% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 8
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.34 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.04% +4.29% +1.85%
England median hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year - +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 2,757 2,863 3,023
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.78% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,659 1,766 1,785
East Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £205 £219 £225
90th Percentile £538 £538 £550
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 127 120
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £13.86 £13.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.43% +0.45% +3.16%
10th Percentile £10.29 £10.25 £9.72
90th Percentile £45.17 £38.95 £40.13
England median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.42
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.16% +10.97%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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

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 2nd Line Support in the East Midlands.

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

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in the East Midlands

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 2nd Line Support in the East Midlands.

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

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 2nd Line Support within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 22 May 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
Derbyshire +23 14 £145 - 2
Leicestershire +17 12 £118 -7.84% 1
Nottinghamshire -9 7 £133 -29.86% 1
Northamptonshire -11 4 £200 +1.27%
Lincolnshire +6 1 - - 2
2nd Line Support
England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 East Midlands region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) Windows 10
3 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
3 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
5 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
6 15 (39.47%) Citrix
7 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
8 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
9 9 (23.68%) Office 365
9 9 (23.68%) Windows 8
10 8 (21.05%) Windows XP
11 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
11 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
11 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
11 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
11 7 (18.42%) Finance
11 7 (18.42%) VMware
12 6 (15.79%) LAN
12 6 (15.79%) DHCP
12 6 (15.79%) DNS
12 6 (15.79%) Apple
12 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
13 5 (13.16%) WSUS
13 5 (13.16%) Fat Client
13 5 (13.16%) XenApp
13 5 (13.16%) Thin Client
13 5 (13.16%) Cisco
13 5 (13.16%) VPN
13 5 (13.16%) CRM

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 7 (18.42%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (18.42%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (7.89%) IBM Notes
4 3 (7.89%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 16 (42.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.63%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (2.63%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) Office 365
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) TCP/IP
2 6 (15.79%) DHCP
2 6 (15.79%) DNS
2 6 (15.79%) LAN
3 5 (13.16%) VPN
4 1 (2.63%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) WAN
4 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.63%) Wireless
General
1 7 (18.42%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Blackberry
1 5 (13.16%) Fat Client
1 5 (13.16%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.63%) NHS
3 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 20 (52.63%) Windows 10
3 18 (47.37%) Windows 7
4 9 (23.68%) Windows 8
5 8 (21.05%) Windows XP
6 7 (18.42%) Apple iOS
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (2.63%) Linux
9 1 (2.63%) SUSE
9 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (13.16%) CRM
1 5 (13.16%) Migration
2 2 (5.26%) CAD
2 2 (5.26%) ITIL
2 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (2.63%) CAE
3 1 (2.63%) DevOps
3 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.63%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (2.63%) PLM
3 1 (2.63%) Proactive Management
3 1 (2.63%) Service Delivery
3 1 (2.63%) Service Design
3 1 (2.63%) Time Management
3 1 (2.63%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) PowerShell
1 3 (7.89%) VBScript
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 18 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.16%) VMware Workstation
2 5 (13.16%) XenApp
3 3 (7.89%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) WSUS
2 1 (2.63%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (44.74%) Microsoft
2 15 (39.47%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) VMware
4 6 (15.79%) Apple
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco
5 5 (13.16%) Sophos
6 4 (10.53%) HP
7 3 (7.89%) Lotus
8 1 (2.63%) Calypso
8 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy
8 1 (2.63%) Symantec