Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £161 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 19 November 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 80 68
Rank change year-on-year -1 -12 -35
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 10 5 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.97% 0.40% 1.98%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.00% 0.41% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 10
West Sussex median daily rate £161 £243 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.51% +38.57% +45.83%
10th Percentile £144 £145 £102
90th Percentile £210 £344 £200
South East median daily rate £145 £160 £173
% change year-on-year -9.38% -7.25% +1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 12
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.63 £10.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.33% -27.59% -4.13%
10th Percentile £15.76 £10.25 £12.50
90th Percentile £17.59 £10.75 £16.50
South East median hourly rate £15.75 £17.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year -10.15% +6.24% +7.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract vacancies in West Sussex with a recognized job title 997 1222 1162
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.24% 96.60% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 704 761
West Sussex median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £262 £250
90th Percentile £569 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 60 48
West Sussex median hourly rate £45.00 £34.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +106.06% +3.13%
10th Percentile £13.30 £10.29 £11.10
90th Percentile £50.25 £50.00 £45.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.56 £18.50
% change year-on-year -7.95% +5.70% +15.63%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in West Sussex

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in West Sussex

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in West Sussex over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in West Sussex

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in West Sussex

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 19 November 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
Crawley +10 9 £150 +22.45% 2
Gatwick +4 1 £150 -
Horsham -3 1 £175 -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 West Sussex region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
4 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (60.00%) Office 365
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (60.00%) Windows 10
5 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (30.00%) HP
6 3 (30.00%) Dell
6 3 (30.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) SLA
6 3 (30.00%) ITIL
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
7 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
7 2 (20.00%) CMDB
7 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (20.00%) Linux
7 2 (20.00%) MCSA
7 2 (20.00%) VPN

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (60.00%) Office 365
2 3 (30.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) 3G
2 2 (20.00%) 4G
2 2 (20.00%) ADSL
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) CMDB
1 2 (20.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (10.00%) Life Science
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (60.00%) Windows 10
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Mac OS X
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Android
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 2 (20.00%) Proactive Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) MCSA
3 1 (10.00%) CCA
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (10.00%) MCITP
3 1 (10.00%) MCP
3 1 (10.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Apple
3 2 (20.00%) Symantec
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Draytek
4 1 (10.00%) Kaseya
4 1 (10.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (10.00%) VMware