The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £138 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 29 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
South East > Kent
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 37 40
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 1 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.43% 0.32% 1.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.32% 1.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Kent median daily rate £138 - £163
10th Percentile £119 - £152
90th Percentile £156 - £175
South East median daily rate £150 £150 £170
% change year-on-year - -11.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Kent median hourly rate - - £11.00
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year -4.34% +4.54%  

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 222 313 261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 95.69% 98.74% 94.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 602 1046 622
Kent median daily rate £375 £434 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.59% +28.59%  
10th Percentile £263 £213 £150
90th Percentile £545 £775 £500
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 28
Kent median hourly rate £21.21 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.54% +26.92%  
10th Percentile £12.75 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £62.00 £137.50 £25.06
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £16.14
% change year-on-year -8.21% +21.49%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Kent

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 29 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 Kent region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
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%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) MCSA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft