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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 105 99 101
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 16 28 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.67% 1.09% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 1.18% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 2
Median daily rate £135 £171 £239
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.16% -28.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £153 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £263 £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £175 £160
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 9
Median hourly rate £20.78 £21.55 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +26.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.16 £18.81 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £21.55 £19.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
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
2186 2376 2306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.93% 92.13% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1153 1265 1087
Median daily rate £403 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 109 62
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.53 £17.07
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.63% +26.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 July 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 July 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 +2 7 £128 -31.08% 1
Bracknell -16 5 £120 -29.41% 1
Slough +9 2 - -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server
4 14 (35.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (30.00%) MS Office
5 12 (30.00%) ITIL
6 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
7 9 (22.50%) SLA
7 9 (22.50%) VMware
8 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
8 6 (15.00%) Cisco
8 6 (15.00%) HP
8 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
8 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
9 5 (12.50%) Firewall
9 5 (12.50%) NetApp
9 5 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
9 5 (12.50%) FlexPod
10 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
10 4 (10.00%) SAN
10 4 (10.00%) Symantec
10 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
10 4 (10.00%) SQL Server

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 3 (7.50%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.00%) IBM Notes
2 2 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.50%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 12 (30.00%) MS Office
2 6 (15.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.50%) Firewall
2 4 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 4 (10.00%) SAN
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
3 3 (7.50%) FCoE
3 3 (7.50%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (5.00%) Internet
4 2 (5.00%) IPX
4 2 (5.00%) Skype
5 1 (2.50%) DHCP
5 1 (2.50%) DNS
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) MPLS
5 1 (2.50%) SMS
5 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (5.00%) Legal
2 1 (2.50%) Billing
2 1 (2.50%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (12.50%) FlexPod
3 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 4 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 3 (7.50%) Driving Licence
4 3 (7.50%) e-Health
5 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.50%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (2.50%) iPhone
6 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 17 (42.50%) Windows Server
3 14 (35.00%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (15.00%) Windows 8
5 6 (15.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (12.50%) Data ONTAP
6 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 3 (7.50%) Linux
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.00%) Unix
10 1 (2.50%) Windows 2000
10 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (7.50%) Data Privacy
3 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.00%) Change Control
4 2 (5.00%) Migration
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.00%) Software Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Change Management
5 1 (2.50%) Coaching
5 1 (2.50%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.50%) Release Management
5 1 (2.50%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.50%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (2.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) CCNP
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 3 (7.50%) MCP
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.00%) NCDA
5 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.50%) MCSE
5 1 (2.50%) MOS
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (22.50%) SLA
2 3 (7.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (42.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) vSphere
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESX
5 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.50%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (7.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (22.50%) VMware
3 6 (15.00%) Cisco
3 6 (15.00%) HP
4 5 (12.50%) NetApp
5 4 (10.00%) Symantec
6 3 (7.50%) CA
6 3 (7.50%) IBM
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (5.00%) Dell
7 2 (5.00%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.00%) Lotus
7 2 (5.00%) Meridio
7 2 (5.00%) Oracle
7 2 (5.00%) Polycom
8 1 (2.50%) Apple
8 1 (2.50%) Aruba
8 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.50%) Google
8 1 (2.50%) Sophos
Bracknell, Berkshire
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