Period
to 20 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 20 November 2018.

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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
20 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 50 55
Rank change year-on-year -8 +5 +13
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 12 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 1.76% 0.45% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 0.47% 1.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Lancashire median daily rate - - £150
North West median daily rate £138 £140 £165
% change year-on-year -1.79% -15.15% -17.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Lancashire median hourly rate £12.35 £10.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.50% -37.50% -1.54%
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -1.72% -3.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 647 426 628
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.15% 94.88% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 277 423
Lancashire median daily rate £450 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +6.45% -10.40%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £186
90th Percentile £596 £572 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 43 68
Lancashire median hourly rate £24.81 £42.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.62% +11.84% +8.57%
10th Percentile £10.60 £14.69 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.54 £66.19 £59.31
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.75 £16.11
% change year-on-year +1.33% +16.41% -20.46%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Lancashire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Lancashire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Lancashire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Burnley - 7 - -
Preston - 3 - - 1
Blackburn -4 2 - -
2nd Line Support
North West

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 November 2018, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Lancashire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (8.33%) SMS
5 1 (8.33%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) Office 365
5 1 (8.33%) Life Science
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server

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

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) SMS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V