Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £168 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset during the 6 months to 19 November 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
South West > Somerset
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 27 69
Rank change year-on-year -19 +42 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 8 22 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 1.58% 4.80% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 5.02% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 1
Somerset median daily rate £168 £155 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -18.42% +8.57%
South West median daily rate £140 £151 £155
% change year-on-year -7.44% -2.42% -11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 3
Somerset median hourly rate - £15.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.43% +16.67%
South West median hourly rate £13.10 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -18.13% - +6.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract vacancies in Somerset with a recognized job title 483 438 694
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.64% 95.63% 97.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 225 397
Somerset median daily rate £350 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £150 £169 £255
90th Percentile £500 £488 £488
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 75 82
Somerset median hourly rate £21.50 £26.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.31% -33.76% +96.25%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.25 £42.50 £55.00
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -9.09% +37.50%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Somerset

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Somerset

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Somerset

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset region over the 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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
Bath -14 5 £175 +12.90%
Yeovil - 2 £140 -
Taunton -5 1 £140 -16.42%
Bridgwater - 1 £140 -
Street - 1 £180 -
2nd Line Support
South West

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 Somerset region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (12.50%) VPN
6 1 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
6 1 (12.50%) Finance
6 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (12.50%) Remedy
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VPN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
1 1 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Remedy