The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Leicestershire during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
East Midlands / Leicestershire
Rank 40 36 35
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 1.07% 1.10% 1.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% 1.14% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Median daily rate £125 - £90
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £160
% change year-on-year -6.25% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +3.84%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year +3.44% -1.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire. 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
Leicestershire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 272 264 298
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 96.80% 96.70% 97.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 142 187
Median daily rate £315 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.54% -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £81
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 18 22
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% +37.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £42.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Leicestershire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Leicestershire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Leicestershire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Leicester -8 1 £100 -
Kegworth - 1 £150 -
2nd Line Support
East Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 Leicestershire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) QA
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) VPN
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) VBScript
4 1 (14.29%) MS Office
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Dell
4 1 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) EPoS
4 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Advertising
4 1 (14.29%) Retail
4 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
1 1 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Financial Institution
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Chat Support
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix
2 1 (14.29%) Dell
2 1 (14.29%) HP