The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
Merseyside / Liverpool
Rank 31 36 28
Rank change year-on-year +5 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.16% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.41% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £125 - £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £161
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £13.00 -
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 Liverpool. 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
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 248 244 217
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 95.75% 96.83% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 184 118
Median daily rate £375 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +18.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £16.25 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Liverpool

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Liverpool

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Liverpool

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 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 Liverpool region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Office 365
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) C
4 1 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (16.67%) Italian Language
4 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) Android

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Liverpool 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) VoIP
General
1 1 (16.67%) Italian Language
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Android
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft