The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Second Line Support
Rank 36 14 34
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +20
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.81% 7.36% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.90% 7.73% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 2
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£146 £100 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.25% -41.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £159 £150 £168
% change year-on-year
+5.83% -10.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
2nd Line Support
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
316 220 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 95.18% 95.24% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 115 130
Average daily rate £398 £313 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.20% -8.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) MS Office
5 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 2 (14.29%) Lync
5 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (7.14%) iPhone
6 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
6 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (7.14%) Office 365
6 1 (7.14%) ITIL
6 1 (7.14%) Linux
6 1 (7.14%) VoIP
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 2 (14.29%) Lync
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) VoIP
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.14%) iPhone
2 1 (7.14%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) NFS
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
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