The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 23 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 / South West
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 122 95 81
Rank change year-on-year -27 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 16 48 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.59% 1.60% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 1.68% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 21 27
Median daily rate £140 £140 £138
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £110 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £210
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £163
% change year-on-year -1.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 28
Median hourly rate - £12.74 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.01%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

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 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
South West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2603 2852 2989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.80% 95.32% 95.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1631 1843 1914
Median daily rate £375 £365 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 141 198
Median hourly rate £39.50 £26.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.47% +50.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.45 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the South West over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

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

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

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

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Wiltshire -2 7 £126 -9.82%
Bristol -5 4 £160 -4.47% 2
Somerset -9 3 £175 +4.47%
Devon -8 2 £279 +35.97%
2nd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 South West region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 41 (89.13%) Windows
2 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
3 22 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
5 11 (23.91%) ITIL
5 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
6 10 (21.74%) Windows 10
7 9 (19.57%) Office 365
8 8 (17.39%) WAN
8 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
9 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
10 6 (13.04%) LAN
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
10 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.04%) ITIL V3
10 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
10 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
11 5 (10.87%) SCCM
11 5 (10.87%) VMware
11 5 (10.87%) Change Management
11 5 (10.87%) Cisco
12 4 (8.70%) Apple
12 4 (8.70%) HP
12 4 (8.70%) Wireless
12 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
12 4 (8.70%) Android
12 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 7 (15.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.17%) IaaS
2 1 (2.17%) PaaS
2 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.39%) WAN
2 6 (13.04%) LAN
3 4 (8.70%) Wireless
4 3 (6.52%) DHCP
4 3 (6.52%) VPN
5 2 (4.35%) DNS
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.35%) VLAN
6 1 (2.17%) DMVPN
6 1 (2.17%) Firewall
6 1 (2.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
6 1 (2.17%) SAN
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ADO
2 1 (2.17%) WAP
2 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) RSA SecurID
2 3 (6.52%) Smartphone
3 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.17%) BYOD
4 1 (2.17%) Handset
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 41 (89.13%) Windows
2 22 (47.83%) Windows 7
3 11 (23.91%) Windows Server
4 10 (21.74%) Windows 10
5 6 (13.04%) Windows 8
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.70%) Android
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) ITIL V3
3 5 (10.87%) Change Management
4 3 (6.52%) Asset Management
4 3 (6.52%) Break/Fix
4 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.52%) ITSM
4 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.35%) Business Development
5 2 (4.35%) CAD
5 2 (4.35%) Change Control
5 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.17%) Demand Management
6 1 (2.17%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.17%) Migration
6 1 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.17%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) CCNA
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
2 1 (2.17%) SCSM
2 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.87%) Cisco
2 5 (10.87%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) Apple
3 4 (8.70%) HP
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
4 3 (6.52%) Sophos
4 3 (6.52%) Toshiba
5 2 (4.35%) CommVault
5 2 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) Google
6 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec
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