The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £105 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
South East / Kent
Rank 40 53 38
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.68% 0.43% 1.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 0.45% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £105 £168 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.31% +1.51%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 282 444 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 95.59% 96.31% 95.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 339 132
Median daily rate £380 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.59% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Kent

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Kent

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Kent

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent 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
Dartford - 1 - -
Gravesend - 1 £105 -
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Kent region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) Mitel
3 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) MCSA
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Forcepoint

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) IP Telephony
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Forcepoint
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Mitel