The table below looks at the statistics for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 2nd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 99 102 103
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 24 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.95% 0.59% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.06% 0.66% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 6
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£171 £240 £173
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.64% +39.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £172 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £240 £188
UK excluding London average daily rate £158 £150 £165
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 8
Average hourly rate £21.55 £19.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.51% +5.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
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
2258 2262 2248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.00% 89.37% 91.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1181 1118 919
Average daily rate £380 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 119
Average hourly rate £18.25 £17.75 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -27.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 22 May 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +16 12 £191 -20.31% 3
Bracknell +4 6 £171 +10.48% 1
Slough +2 2 - -
Newbury -1 1 - -
Windsor - 1 £125 -
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title.

1 45 (88.24%) Windows
2 40 (78.43%) Active Directory
3 29 (56.86%) Windows 7
4 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
5 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 20 (39.22%) HP
7 18 (35.29%) SLA
7 18 (35.29%) ITIL
7 18 (35.29%) SC Cleared
8 17 (33.33%) MCP
9 16 (31.37%) MCSE
9 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 15 (29.41%) Symantec
10 15 (29.41%) DV Cleared
11 14 (27.45%) Configuration Management
11 14 (27.45%) MS Visio
12 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
12 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (13.73%) SCCM
13 7 (13.73%) DHCP
13 7 (13.73%) DNS
13 7 (13.73%) Citrix
14 6 (11.76%) VoIP
14 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
14 6 (11.76%) McAfee
14 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (11.76%) Software Delivery
15 5 (9.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (9.80%) Terminal Services

2nd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited 2nd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 2nd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (1.96%) Lync
2 1 (1.96%) CMS
2 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (27.45%) MS Visio
2 5 (9.80%) MS Office
3 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) DHCP
1 7 (13.73%) DNS
2 6 (11.76%) VoIP
3 4 (7.84%) SMS
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.96%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MSI
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
1 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
1 2 (3.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.96%) Retail
2 1 (1.96%) French Language
2 1 (1.96%) German Language
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) iPhone
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) PDA
4 1 (1.96%) iPad
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 45 (88.24%) Windows
2 29 (56.86%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.69%) Windows XP
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.88%) Linux
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Android
6 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
2 14 (27.45%) Configuration Management
3 6 (11.76%) Software Delivery
4 4 (7.84%) Release Management
4 4 (7.84%) Software Deployment
5 3 (5.88%) Software Distribution
6 1 (1.96%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.96%) Migration
6 1 (1.96%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.96%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.88%) SQL
2 1 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (47.06%) Security Cleared
2 18 (35.29%) SC Cleared
3 17 (33.33%) MCP
4 16 (31.37%) MCSE
4 16 (31.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (29.41%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) MCSD
6 2 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (35.29%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (78.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.80%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) SCCM
2 5 (9.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.96%) WSUS
4 1 (1.96%) SCOM
4 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 20 (39.22%) HP
3 15 (29.41%) Symantec
4 7 (13.73%) Citrix
5 6 (11.76%) McAfee
6 4 (7.84%) VMware
7 2 (3.92%) Apple
8 1 (1.96%) Google
8 1 (1.96%) Remedy
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21.55 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 19 days ago