The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
England / South East
Rank 165 188 164
Rank change year-on-year +23 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 76 80 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.97% 0.87% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.03% 0.92% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 36
Median daily rate £150 £175 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £134 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £345 £250
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £161
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 23
Median hourly rate £14.88 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.45 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £28.38 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year +3.44% -1.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7384 8741 9195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.04% 95.02% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4172 5330 4925
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 376 447
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in the South East

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in the South East

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in the South East

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in the South East

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Surrey +29 29 £160 -1.53% 4
Hampshire +18 18 £143 -24.00% 2
Oxfordshire -21 10 £150 - 4
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £165 - 2
Berkshire +7 6 £153 -48.08% 7
Kent +7 2 £105 -37.31%
West Sussex -4 2 £240 +20.00% 1
East Sussex - 2 £150 -
2nd Line Support
England

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 106 (76.81%) Windows
2 84 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 64 (46.38%) Windows 7
4 55 (39.86%) Microsoft
5 45 (32.61%) MS Office
6 25 (18.12%) ITIL
7 23 (16.67%) TCP/IP
8 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
8 22 (15.94%) Windows Server
9 20 (14.49%) WAN
9 20 (14.49%) SCCM
10 19 (13.77%) Office 365
10 19 (13.77%) LAN
11 18 (13.04%) HP
11 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
12 17 (12.32%) Citrix
13 16 (11.59%) Windows 10
14 15 (10.87%) Apple
14 15 (10.87%) SLA
15 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (9.42%) Incident Management
15 13 (9.42%) VPN
16 12 (8.70%) DNS
16 12 (8.70%) DHCP
16 12 (8.70%) Windows XP
16 12 (8.70%) Smartphone
17 11 (7.97%) VMware
17 11 (7.97%) Finance
17 11 (7.97%) MS Exchange
18 10 (7.25%) Dell

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 11 (7.97%) MS Exchange
2 8 (5.80%) IIS
3 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.45%) Apache
5 2 (1.45%) CMS
5 2 (1.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.72%) Drupal
6 1 (0.72%) WordPress
Applications
1 45 (32.61%) MS Office
2 22 (15.94%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.45%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (13.77%) Office 365
2 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.45%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.72%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 23 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 20 (14.49%) WAN
3 19 (13.77%) LAN
4 13 (9.42%) VPN
5 12 (8.70%) DHCP
5 12 (8.70%) DNS
6 8 (5.80%) Firewall
7 5 (3.62%) Wireless
8 4 (2.90%) Network Security
8 4 (2.90%) VoIP
9 3 (2.17%) ATM
10 2 (1.45%) 3G
10 2 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.45%) VLAN
11 1 (0.72%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.72%) Internet
11 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.72%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.17%) MySQL
2 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.72%) JIRA
General
1 11 (7.97%) Finance
2 6 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.90%) Back Office
3 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.17%) Law
4 3 (2.17%) Retail
5 2 (1.45%) Legal
5 2 (1.45%) Local Government
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.45%) .NET
1 2 (1.45%) WAP
2 1 (0.72%) JSON
2 1 (0.72%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.70%) Smartphone
2 8 (5.80%) Driving Licence
3 7 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (3.62%) Clustering
6 4 (2.90%) iPad
6 4 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.90%) RSA SecurID
7 3 (2.17%) Blackberry
7 3 (2.17%) EPoS
7 3 (2.17%) iPhone
8 2 (1.45%) CCTV
8 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.45%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Biotechnology
9 1 (0.72%) CMDB
9 1 (0.72%) Life Science
9 1 (0.72%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 106 (76.81%) Windows
2 64 (46.38%) Windows 7
3 22 (15.94%) Windows Server
4 16 (11.59%) Windows 10
5 13 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (8.70%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (4.35%) Android
10 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.90%) Linux
12 3 (2.17%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.12%) ITIL
2 13 (9.42%) Incident Management
3 9 (6.52%) ITIL V3
4 7 (5.07%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.07%) Software Deployment
5 6 (4.35%) Change Management
6 5 (3.62%) Network Load Balancing
6 5 (3.62%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.90%) Coaching
7 4 (2.90%) DNA
7 4 (2.90%) Fault Analysis
7 4 (2.90%) Migration
7 4 (2.90%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.90%) Service Management
8 3 (2.17%) CRM
9 2 (1.45%) DevOps
9 2 (1.45%) Software Delivery
10 1 (0.72%) Continuous Delivery
10 1 (0.72%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (5.80%) SQL
2 2 (1.45%) VBScript
3 1 (0.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.72%) C#
3 1 (0.72%) PHP
3 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
3 1 (0.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.80%) MCSE
3 5 (3.62%) MCP
3 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.45%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.45%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.45%) Degree
5 2 (1.45%) MCSA
5 2 (1.45%) MCTS
6 1 (0.72%) CCNA
6 1 (0.72%) CCNP
6 1 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.72%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (0.72%) MCDST
6 1 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (0.72%) Security+ Certification
6 1 (0.72%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.87%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) GDPR
2 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 84 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.07%) XenApp
3 6 (4.35%) Firmware
3 6 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (3.62%) Terminal Services
4 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (14.49%) SCCM
2 8 (5.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 6 (4.35%) EdgeSight
4 4 (2.90%) SafeCom
5 2 (1.45%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.45%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.72%) Ansible
6 1 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.72%) Puppet
6 1 (0.72%) SCOM
6 1 (0.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 55 (39.86%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.04%) HP
3 17 (12.32%) Citrix
4 15 (10.87%) Apple
5 11 (7.97%) VMware
6 10 (7.25%) Dell
7 7 (5.07%) Sophos
8 4 (2.90%) Cisco
8 4 (2.90%) Toshiba
9 3 (2.17%) Adobe
9 3 (2.17%) Altiris
9 3 (2.17%) BT
9 3 (2.17%) IronPort
9 3 (2.17%) LANDesk
10 2 (1.45%) Avaya
10 2 (1.45%) Intel Security
10 2 (1.45%) Remedy
10 2 (1.45%) SAP
10 2 (1.45%) Symantec
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle
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