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 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
South East / Berkshire
Rank 100 97 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 24 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.36% 0.97% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.08% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 14
Median daily rate £173 £325 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.92% +133.81%
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £166
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 5
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%

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
1789 2225 2415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.31% 90.37% 94.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 912 1135 1244
Median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £256 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 121 51
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £63.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.08
% change year-on-year
- +8.83%

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 19 January 2017. 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 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 +1 4 £170 -10.52%
Bracknell +1 2 £195 +26.82%
Slough +5 1 £180 -47.82%
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, 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 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
4 10 (41.67%) MS Office
5 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
7 6 (25.00%) Office 365
7 6 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (25.00%) DHCP
7 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (20.83%) SCCM
8 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
8 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (16.67%) DNS
9 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 4 (16.67%) LAN
9 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
10 3 (12.50%) Local Government
10 3 (12.50%) ITIL
10 3 (12.50%) MCP
10 3 (12.50%) MCSE
10 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
11 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
11 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
11 2 (8.33%) OneDrive

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) OneDrive
3 1 (4.17%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DHCP
1 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) LAN
3 2 (8.33%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) MPLS
4 1 (4.17%) SAN
4 1 (4.17%) SMS
4 1 (4.17%) WAN
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) JIRA
General
1 3 (12.50%) Local Government
2 2 (8.33%) Advertising
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
1 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (4.17%) Linux
8 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Software Delivery
2 2 (8.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.17%) Creative Problem-Solving
3 1 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (4.17%) Data Management
3 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
3 1 (4.17%) Release Management
3 1 (4.17%) Software Distribution
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (12.50%) MCP
3 3 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (8.33%) DBS Check
5 1 (4.17%) A+ Certification
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco
2 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
2 2 (8.33%) Juniper
2 2 (8.33%) Sophos
3 1 (4.17%) Apple
3 1 (4.17%) Aruba
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
3 1 (4.17%) HP
3 1 (4.17%) VMware