The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford 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 11 December 2016 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
11 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 43 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.67% 1.37% 1.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.70% 1.45% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £143 £138 £133
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.63% +3.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £13.25 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 - £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-4.83% +6.89%
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
352 275 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.78% 94.50% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 215 269
Median daily rate £450 £430 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -9.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 32
Median hourly rate £17.43 £27.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.61% +96.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.40 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.19 £55.00 £19.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Oxford region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 11 December 2016, 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 Oxford region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 5 (38.46%) Fault Analysis
3 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
4 3 (23.08%) MS Office
4 3 (23.08%) ITIL
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
5 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.69%) VPN
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) SLA
6 1 (7.69%) CRM
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) Adobe
6 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
6 1 (7.69%) HTML
6 1 (7.69%) PHP
6 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (7.69%) CSS
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
6 1 (7.69%) SAN
6 1 (7.69%) BMC
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (7.69%) Apple
6 1 (7.69%) Acrobat

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) Acrobat
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) CSS
1 1 (7.69%) CSS3
1 1 (7.69%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) e-Learning
1 1 (7.69%) Learning Management System
1 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.69%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows 7
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
3 2 (15.38%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Fault Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) Change Management
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
3 1 (7.69%) CRM
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.69%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) BMC Marimba
1 1 (7.69%) DameWare
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) BMC
2 1 (7.69%) Lotus
2 1 (7.69%) PeopleSoft
2 1 (7.69%) VMware