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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 109 106 108
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 19 27 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.76% 0.94% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.82% 1.02% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 7
Median daily rate £338 £153 £155
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+121.31% -1.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £125 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £224 £240
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £140
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 8
Median hourly rate £16.25 £21.55 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.59% +32.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £13.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £21.55 £63.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-6.89% -
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
2321 2647 2538
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.33% 92.62% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1379 1283
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 89 95
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 May 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 2 May 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 -10 7 £238 +35.13% 1
Slough +12 3 £351 -
Maidenhead - 3 £140 -
Newbury +10 2 - - 4
Bracknell -5 2 £405 +159.20%
Wokingham -4 1 - -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 2 May 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 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
3 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
4 18 (39.13%) Windows 7
5 14 (30.43%) MS Office
6 10 (21.74%) ITIL
6 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
6 10 (21.74%) Cisco
7 9 (19.57%) Windows 8
8 8 (17.39%) Blackberry
8 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (15.22%) SLA
9 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
9 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
10 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
10 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
10 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (13.04%) Firewall
10 6 (13.04%) VMware
10 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
11 5 (10.87%) Apple
11 5 (10.87%) CCNP
12 4 (8.70%) Citrix
12 4 (8.70%) Wireless
12 4 (8.70%) Retail
12 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
12 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
13 3 (6.52%) vSphere

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 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
3 2 (4.35%) Live Communications Server
3 2 (4.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Office
2 10 (21.74%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) Firewall
2 4 (8.70%) Wireless
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (6.52%) Internet
3 3 (6.52%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Wireless
4 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
4 2 (4.35%) FCoE
4 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (4.35%) IPX
4 2 (4.35%) SAN
4 2 (4.35%) Skype
4 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.17%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (2.17%) DHCP
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) Intranet
5 1 (2.17%) SMS
5 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (8.70%) Retail
2 1 (2.17%) Billing
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Law
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.39%) Blackberry
2 6 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.70%) Smartphone
4 3 (6.52%) Driving Licence
4 3 (6.52%) FlexPod
5 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (4.35%) e-Health
5 2 (4.35%) iPhone
6 1 (2.17%) Clustering
6 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 34 (73.91%) Windows
2 18 (39.13%) Windows 7
3 9 (19.57%) Windows 8
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server
4 7 (15.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (15.22%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Data ONTAP
6 3 (6.52%) Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 10
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Unix
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (2.17%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 2 (4.35%) Migration
3 2 (4.35%) Release Management
3 2 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
3 2 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.35%) Software Delivery
4 1 (2.17%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.17%) Change Management
4 1 (2.17%) Coaching
4 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
4 1 (2.17%) Logistics
4 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
4 1 (2.17%) Service Management
4 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.17%) Software Distribution
4 1 (2.17%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.35%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) CCNP
4 3 (6.52%) ACMT
4 3 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) CCVP
5 2 (4.35%) NCDA
6 1 (2.17%) CCNA
6 1 (2.17%) DBS Check
6 1 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.17%) MCP
6 1 (2.17%) MOS
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (6.52%) VMware ESX
2 3 (6.52%) vSphere
3 2 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.35%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
2 2 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.17%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) Cisco
3 6 (13.04%) VMware
4 5 (10.87%) Apple
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) NetApp
7 2 (4.35%) CA
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) IBM
7 2 (4.35%) Intel Security
7 2 (4.35%) Lotus
7 2 (4.35%) Oracle
7 2 (4.35%) Polycom
7 2 (4.35%) Remedy
8 1 (2.17%) Avaya
8 1 (2.17%) Google
8 1 (2.17%) Juniper
8 1 (2.17%) Symantec
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