The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £163 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 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.

Second Line Support
England / East Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 91 82
Rank change year-on-year -9 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 4 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.26% 0.26% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.27% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 2
Median daily rate £163 £149 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.24% -49.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £146 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £152 £331
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £165
% change year-on-year -3.33% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
Median hourly rate £14.42 £15.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.86% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.36 £13.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.48 £16.20 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1450 1481 1497
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 94.46% 96.04% 95.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 888 895 879
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £252 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 52 67
Median hourly rate £13.86 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.66% +3.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £9.82 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £20.00 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Derbyshire - 2 £125 -
Northamptonshire 0 1 - - 2
Nottinghamshire -3 1 £200 +31.14%
2nd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 East Midlands region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
3 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) Lotus
5 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
5 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (16.67%) SCCM
5 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) Office 365
6 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) XenApp
6 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008

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 5 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 3 (16.67%) SharePoint
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Skype
2 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
1 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
5 1 (5.56%) Android
5 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
5 1 (5.56%) Solaris
5 1 (5.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (5.56%) Change Control
2 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (5.56%) ERP
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) Korn
2 1 (5.56%) Perl
2 1 (5.56%) Python
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) CCNA
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.11%) Terminal Server
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (5.56%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) Lotus
3 3 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) Apple
5 1 (5.56%) Avaya
5 1 (5.56%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Mitel
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) SAP
5 1 (5.56%) Sun
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas