The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 22 June 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
England / North West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 108 139 100
Rank change year-on-year +31 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 29 22 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.99% 0.57% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.60% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 19
Median daily rate £180 £245 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.53% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £163
% change year-on-year - -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 24
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £16.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2750 3641 3522
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 93.82% 94.74% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1621 2258 1996
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 130 203
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.79% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.31 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.40 £45.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in the North West

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in the North West

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in the North West

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Manchester +20 16 £100 - 8
Merseyside +3 9 - - 1
Cheshire +17 4 £180 -25.00% 5
2nd Line Support
England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 North West region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
3 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
4 24 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 19 (39.58%) Office 365
5 19 (39.58%) Windows Server
5 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Office
6 14 (29.17%) ITIL
6 14 (29.17%) Citrix
7 11 (22.92%) SQL
7 11 (22.92%) Windows XP
8 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
8 10 (20.83%) Windows 8
9 9 (18.75%) SCCM
10 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 7 (14.58%) VMware
11 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
12 6 (12.50%) DNS
13 5 (10.42%) DHCP
13 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
13 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
13 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
13 5 (10.42%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (6.25%) Automotive
14 3 (6.25%) Web Analytics
14 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 3 (6.25%) Internet

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.25%) IBM Notes
3 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (39.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) DNS
2 5 (10.42%) DHCP
2 5 (10.42%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (2.08%) LAN
5 1 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) JIRA
General
1 3 (6.25%) Automotive
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) CSS
1 3 (6.25%) HTML
1 3 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.08%) iPad
2 1 (2.08%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 19 (39.58%) Windows Server
4 11 (22.92%) Windows XP
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 10 (20.83%) Windows 8
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.25%) Analytics
3 3 (6.25%) Web Analytics
4 2 (4.17%) Time Management
5 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.08%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.08%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.08%) Defect Management
5 1 (2.08%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (2.08%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.08%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.08%) Programme Management
5 1 (2.08%) Service Management
5 1 (2.08%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.92%) SQL
2 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
2 3 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 29 (60.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (52.08%) Microsoft
2 14 (29.17%) Citrix
3 7 (14.58%) VMware
4 3 (6.25%) HP
4 3 (6.25%) Lotus
5 2 (4.17%) Apple
6 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco
6 1 (2.08%) Google
6 1 (2.08%) Remedy
6 1 (2.08%) SAP
6 1 (2.08%) Twitter
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