Period
to 19 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a 1st/2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 19 July 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.

1st/2nd Line Support
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 59 61
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2 0
Contract jobs requiring a 1st/2nd Line Support 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.44% 0.78% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.82% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 0
Merseyside median daily rate - £125 -
North West median daily rate £160 £125 -
% change year-on-year +28.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.25 - £10.65
10th Percentile £14.13 - £10.33
90th Percentile £16.38 - £10.98
North West median hourly rate £15.13 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year +6.14% -1.72% -4.92%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 433 610 613
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.96% 95.76% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 382 355
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £213 £250 £250
90th Percentile £538 £550 £505
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 28
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £10.06
90th Percentile £19.00 £16.52 £16.84
North West median hourly rate £18.79 £22.00 £18.99
% change year-on-year -14.59% +15.84% +3.32%

1st/2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings that featured 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

Job vacancy trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Merseyside

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Merseyside

1st/2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st/2nd Line Support in Merseyside

1st/2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 1st/2nd Line Support within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 19 July 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
Liverpool +13 2 - -
1st/2nd Line Support
North West

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 18 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 1st/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 Merseyside region featuring 1st/2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft

1st/2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
General
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) ITSM
1 1 (50.00%) Knowledge Management
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft