The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £206 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire during the 3 months to 30 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 40 -
Rank change year-on-year +6 -  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.83% 0.27% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 0.27% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Median daily rate £206 £250 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £163
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
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 Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 367 369 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 95.82% 98.40% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 251 281 292
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 22
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +159.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £35.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Northamptonshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Northamptonshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Northamptonshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 30 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
Northampton - 2 £200 - 2
Wellingborough - 2 - -
Brackley - 1 £240 -
Daventry - 1 £195 -
2nd Line Support
East Midlands

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 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 Northamptonshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (42.86%) SCCM
3 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 4 (28.57%) Citrix
6 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
6 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
6 3 (21.43%) Office 365
6 3 (21.43%) OneDrive
6 3 (21.43%) BitLocker
6 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
6 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
6 3 (21.43%) ITIL
6 3 (21.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
7 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (14.29%) XenApp
7 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (14.29%) DBS Check

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (14.29%) IBM Notes
2 2 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
1 3 (21.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (7.14%) Skype
2 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Application Packaging
1 3 (21.43%) Desktop Virtualisation
1 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) DBS Check
1 2 (14.29%) MCSE
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) BitLocker
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) Terminal Server
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) XenApp
3 2 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Intel Security
4 2 (14.29%) Lotus
5 1 (7.14%) Dell