The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire 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
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 44 41
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 0 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 1.62% 1.52%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.71% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £133 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £12.00 £12.00
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 Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 201 410 366
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 94.37% 95.13% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 251 218
Median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 67 30
Median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £25.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +49.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £54.25 £47.33
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 Lancashire

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

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Lancashire

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
2 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) SLA
3 1 (16.67%) Tandem
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) Service Management
3 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) ITSM
3 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Data Management
3 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) QA
3 1 (16.67%) Problem Management

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) IaaS
1 1 (16.67%) PaaS
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
2 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Management
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
2 1 (16.67%) Knowledge Management
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Open Source
2 1 (16.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Release Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) QA
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) VMware