Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 57 61
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.69% 1.20% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 1.28% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 4
Lancashire median daily rate - £150 £160
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +39.13%
North West median daily rate £180 £150 £160
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Lancashire median hourly rate £10.00 - £12.00
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £14.29 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.47% -4.73% +1.69%

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 419 548 894
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.32% 94.00% 95.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 383 589
Lancashire median daily rate £401 £400 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% -1.84% +7.95%
10th Percentile £228 £232 £210
90th Percentile £576 £575 £600
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 74 109
Lancashire median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +8.11% +37.91%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.27 £16.74
90th Percentile £62.78 £53.00 £47.76
North West median hourly rate £17.88 £18.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -0.67% -16.28% +30.30%

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 February 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
Blackburn - 2 - -
Blackpool +2 1 - -
2nd Line Support
North West

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 2 (66.67%) SMS
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification

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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SMS
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VPN
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Network+ Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware