The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £125 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 3 months to 28 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.

Second Line Support
North West / Merseyside
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +3 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.93% 0.59% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 0.62% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £125 - £190
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.83 -
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 Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 306 324 335
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 95.03% 95.58% 91.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 215 157
Median daily rate £368 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 16
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.10 £15.50 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Merseyside

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 2nd Line Support in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Merseyside

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Merseyside

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 2nd Line Support within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 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
Liverpool +3 3 £125 - 1
2nd Line Support
North West

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 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 Merseyside 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
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:

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