The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 11 July 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 Oxford 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 16 26 35
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 12 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 5.69% 2.34% 2.00%
As % of the Job Titles category 5.94% 2.42% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
Average daily rate
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- £170 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.44%
UK excluding London average daily rate £160 £160 £143
% change year-on-year
- +12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 1
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -18.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.21 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.92% +4.86%
Job Titles Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
202 207 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 95.73% 96.73% 98.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 125 166
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 13 40
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
2nd Line Support
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2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

2nd Line Support
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 12 (54.55%) Blackberry
3 10 (45.45%) Migration
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 5 (22.73%) SLA
6 4 (18.18%) C
6 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
6 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
6 4 (18.18%) Software Distribution
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
7 3 (13.64%) MS Office
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (9.09%) HP
8 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
8 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (9.09%) Office 365
9 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
9 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
9 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
9 1 (4.55%) LAN
9 1 (4.55%) MS Project
9 1 (4.55%) Cisco
9 1 (4.55%) Dell
9 1 (4.55%) Nortel
9 1 (4.55%) Remedy
9 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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.

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.55%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.55%) LAN
General
1 1 (4.55%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 12 (54.55%) Blackberry
2 4 (18.18%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 3 (13.64%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.55%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Migration
2 4 (18.18%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (22.73%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 2 (9.09%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) Dell
3 1 (4.55%) Nortel
3 1 (4.55%) Remedy
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco