The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 98 101 102
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 15 20 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 0.78% 1.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.84% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Median daily rate £160 £173 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% -26.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £143 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £195 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £168 £160
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £14.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +45.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.26 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-1.70% +9.00%
2nd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2063 2380 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.49% 92.64% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1343 1166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 111 71
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +17 8 £135 -32.50% 2
Bracknell -6 3 £144 -6.50%
Slough - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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 Berkshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
2 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
4 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
5 11 (33.33%) MS Office
6 9 (27.27%) ITIL
7 7 (21.21%) VMware
7 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
7 7 (21.21%) SLA
8 6 (18.18%) Cisco
8 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 5 (15.15%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (15.15%) FlexPod
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (15.15%) NetApp
9 5 (15.15%) HP
10 4 (12.12%) SAN
10 4 (12.12%) Symantec
10 4 (12.12%) Firewall
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
10 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (12.12%) vSphere
11 3 (9.09%) FCoE
11 3 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (9.09%) Data Privacy
11 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (6.06%) IIS
1 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
1 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
1 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.03%) IBM Notes
2 1 (3.03%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 11 (33.33%) MS Office
2 7 (21.21%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
1 4 (12.12%) Firewall
1 4 (12.12%) SAN
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 3 (9.09%) FCoE
2 3 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
3 2 (6.06%) DHCP
3 2 (6.06%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) Internet
4 1 (3.03%) IPX
4 1 (3.03%) LAN
4 1 (3.03%) MPLS
4 1 (3.03%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
4 1 (3.03%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (6.06%) Legal
2 1 (3.03%) Billing
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) FlexPod
2 4 (12.12%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 3 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 3 (9.09%) e-Health
3 3 (9.09%) Smartphone
4 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (84.85%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 13 (39.39%) Windows 7
4 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 5 (15.15%) Data ONTAP
5 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (9.09%) Linux
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
7 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Data Privacy
4 2 (6.06%) Change Control
4 2 (6.06%) Migration
4 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Coaching
5 1 (3.03%) Data Management
5 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.03%) Data Protection
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.03%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) CCNP
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) MCP
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (6.06%) NCDA
4 1 (3.03%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) MCSE
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (21.21%) SLA
2 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.12%) vSphere
4 2 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Backup Exec
1 3 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) VMware
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) HP
4 5 (15.15%) NetApp
5 4 (12.12%) Symantec
6 3 (9.09%) CA
6 3 (9.09%) IBM
7 2 (6.06%) Dell
7 2 (6.06%) Meridio
8 1 (3.03%) Apple
8 1 (3.03%) Aruba
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) Citrix
8 1 (3.03%) Lotus
8 1 (3.03%) Polycom
8 1 (3.03%) Sophos