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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 97 92 96
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 15 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 1.23% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.34% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 19 18
Median daily rate £170 £225 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £135 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £361 £283
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £151 £170
% change year-on-year
+5.78% -11.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 6
Median hourly rate £17.06 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.27 £16.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.42 £90.75 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
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
1823 2318 2496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.77% 92.09% 93.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1007 1213 1296
Median daily rate £400 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 147 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.85 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.98 £47.50 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.79
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.66%

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
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 2 December 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
Slough +5 5 £180 -47.82% 1
Reading +3 5 £170 -24.44% 1
Bracknell -1 2 - - 1
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
3 13 (46.43%) MS Office
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
7 5 (17.86%) Office 365
7 5 (17.86%) SLA
7 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
7 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
7 5 (17.86%) DHCP
7 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 5 (17.86%) SCCM
8 4 (14.29%) Cisco
9 3 (10.71%) HP
9 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
9 3 (10.71%) DNS
9 3 (10.71%) LAN
9 3 (10.71%) MCP
9 3 (10.71%) Local Government
9 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
9 3 (10.71%) Data Privacy
10 2 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (7.14%) DBS Check

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 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (7.14%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (46.43%) MS Office
2 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Office 365
2 2 (7.14%) OneDrive
3 1 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) DHCP
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) LAN
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
3 2 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) FCoE
4 1 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (3.57%) Firewall
4 1 (3.57%) MPLS
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Local Government
2 2 (7.14%) Advertising
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) FlexPod
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.57%) e-Health
2 1 (3.57%) Enterprise Cloud
2 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 24 (85.71%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (21.43%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 10
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Windows XP
7 2 (7.14%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (3.57%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (10.71%) Data Privacy
3 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) Creative Problem-Solving
4 1 (3.57%) Data Management
4 1 (3.57%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCP
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) DBS Check
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.86%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (60.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (14.29%) Cisco
3 3 (10.71%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) NetApp
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) Aruba
5 1 (3.57%) CA
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) IBM
5 1 (3.57%) Sophos
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec
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