Period
to 22 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 22 September 2020.

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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 23 38
Rank change year-on-year +11 +15 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 1 3 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.56% 1.64% 1.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 1.65% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £158 £113
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +40.00% -
West Midlands median daily rate £283 £160 £140
% change year-on-year +76.56% +14.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £14.74
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +4.84% +14.81%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 60 182 281
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.75% 99.45% 97.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 118 183
Median daily rate £375 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £230 £162 £263
90th Percentile £513 £506 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 22
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £13.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +14.50% -7.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £22.88 £49.25 £33.65
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% -8.82%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 17 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 2020, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (100.00%) Orchard
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics 365
1 1 (100.00%) Housing Association
1 1 (100.00%) Project Delivery
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) BusinessObjects
General
1 1 (100.00%) Housing Association
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Project Delivery
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Orchard