Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 21 July 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 31 33 48
Rank change year-on-year +2 +15 -29
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.57% 1.97% 1.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.67% 2.08% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Staffordshire median daily rate £175 £135 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.63% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £120 £170 £200
% change year-on-year -29.41% -15.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Staffordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -10.00% +11.11%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.63 £12.60
90th Percentile £14.75 £16.25 £17.40
West Midlands median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £14.84
% change year-on-year -10.71% -5.66% +19.20%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 239 336 353
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 94.09% 94.38% 95.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 204 209
Staffordshire median daily rate £345 £335 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.99% -7.59% +11.54%
10th Percentile £206 £182 £250
90th Percentile £475 £488 £455
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £399 £363
% change year-on-year +0.25% +10.07% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 19 30
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.10 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% -12.50% +16.36%
10th Percentile £10.40 £11.08 £10.35
90th Percentile £28.35 £46.70 £21.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.88 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% -11.76% +6.25%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Staffordshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 3 £175 -
2nd Line Support
West Midlands

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Staffordshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) ERP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8

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 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Dynamics AX
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ERP
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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