The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support Technician was £190 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 27 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.

Second Line Support Technician
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 603 584
Rank change year-on-year +39 -19  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support Technician 2 12 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.005% 0.024% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.026% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Median daily rate £190 £173 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.14% +32.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £105 £105
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.72% +45.09%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £18.50 £12.75
% change year-on-year -29.72% +45.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39295 46721 46527
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.22% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25610 30627 28567
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £263 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1460 1889
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

2nd Line Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support Technician in England

2nd Line Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support Technician in England

2nd Line Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support Technician in England

2nd Line Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 27 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
London +29 1 £190 +5.55% 2
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
2nd Line Support Technician
UK

2nd Line Support Technician Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 2nd Line Support Technician 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 England region featuring 2nd Line Support Technician in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) PHP
3 1 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Apple
3 1 (20.00%) NHS
3 1 (20.00%) Reuters
3 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3

2nd Line Support Technician Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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:

Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Apple
2 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Reuters
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