The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £184 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 3 months to 23 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 52 58
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.47% 0.83% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.85% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £184 £195 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% -29.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £179 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £239 £355
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £163
% change year-on-year -1.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 405 469 616
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 94.63% 97.51% 97.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 224 373
Median daily rate £475 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.70% -9.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 109 45
Median hourly rate £32.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.93% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £36.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Essex

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Essex

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Essex

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 23 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
Colchester +14 1 £130 -
Chelmsford - 1 £238 -
2nd Line Support
East of England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 24 Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 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 Essex region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Windows
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (25.00%) Workflow
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NHS
3 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) IIS

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) Internet
1 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (25.00%) Workflow
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (75.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft