Period
to 19 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 19 February 2019.

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
19 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 36 37
Rank change year-on-year -7 +1 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.83% 0.75% 1.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 0.79% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Staffordshire median daily rate - - £183
West Midlands median daily rate £150 £140 £135
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% -3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.31% +1.75% +3.22%
10th Percentile £12.89 £13.75 £11.68
90th Percentile £18.70 £15.25 £16.23
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £12.75 £14.88
% change year-on-year +25.49% -14.29% +36.91%

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 227 253 360
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.19% 95.11% 96.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 159 231
Staffordshire median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
10th Percentile £224 £269 £185
90th Percentile £461 £456 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 31
Staffordshire median hourly rate £45.00 £22.25 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.25% +3.49% +62.26%
10th Percentile £14.15 £11.70 £11.25
90th Percentile £59.58 £47.75 £57.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -13.51% +10.45% +5.18%

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 19 February 2019. 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
Cannock - 1 - - 1
Tamworth - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
West Midlands

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 19 February 2019, 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 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) VMware