The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Buckinghamshire region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 72 52 63
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +11
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 13 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 1.08% 2.04% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 2.24% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate £120 £195 £142
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +37.32%
UK excluding London average daily rate £148 £140 £135
% change year-on-year
+5.35% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Average hourly rate £15.35 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.70% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.25 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.21 £22.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Job Titles Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1132 759 1113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 93.86% 90.90% 93.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 598 425 473
Average daily rate £350 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 70 86
Average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.73 £10.20 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Buckinghamshire region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Buckinghamshire region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -19 8 £120 -38.46% 1
High Wycombe -1 1 - -
Marlow - - - -
Chesham - - - -
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) MS Office
3 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
3 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
4 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 14 (46.67%) Windows XP
6 10 (33.33%) Blackberry
6 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (23.33%) ITIL
8 7 (23.33%) Citrix
9 6 (20.00%) BMC
9 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 6 (20.00%) Remedy
9 6 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (20.00%) iPhone
10 5 (16.67%) Finance
11 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
12 3 (10.00%) MCSE
12 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
12 3 (10.00%) ITSM
12 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
13 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
13 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 2 (6.67%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (60.00%) MS Office
2 6 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
2 2 (6.67%) VPN
2 2 (6.67%) DNS
2 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) ADSL
3 1 (3.33%) Broadband
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (33.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (3.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows 7
3 14 (46.67%) Windows XP
4 8 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.33%) Linux
6 1 (3.33%) Windows NT
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 3 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (3.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (3.33%) Change Management
3 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.33%) SQL
1 1 (3.33%) VBScript
1 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (10.00%) MCSE
1 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCITP
3 1 (3.33%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.33%) XenApp
3 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) Plesk
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (23.33%) Citrix
3 6 (20.00%) BMC
3 6 (20.00%) Remedy
4 2 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle
5 1 (3.33%) Apple
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) HP
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) Intel
5 1 (3.33%) Symantec
5 1 (3.33%) AppSense