The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxfordshire 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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 39 55 28
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -27
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 21 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.55% 1.97% 4.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 2.05% 4.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 7
Median daily rate £150 £164 £100
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.39% +63.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £140
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +1.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.68 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +1.20%
2nd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
570 732 509
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.45% 96.32% 96.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 466 280
Median daily rate £350 £380 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £220 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 57 45
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Oxford +16 10 £135 -8.47%
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 3 May 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 Oxfordshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
4 11 (33.33%) ITIL
5 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
6 9 (27.27%) MS Office
7 7 (21.21%) IBM Notes
7 7 (21.21%) Lotus
8 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
8 6 (18.18%) Change Management
9 5 (15.15%) VMware
9 5 (15.15%) Internet
9 5 (15.15%) VPN
9 5 (15.15%) PeopleSoft
10 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
10 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (12.12%) WordPress
10 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (12.12%) SQL
10 4 (12.12%) Oracle
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
10 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
10 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.12%) Adobe
10 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.12%) Acrobat
10 4 (12.12%) Intranet
10 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 7 (21.21%) IBM Notes
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 4 (12.12%) WordPress
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) Acrobat
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Internet
1 5 (15.15%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) Intranet
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) Broadband
4 1 (3.03%) DHCP
4 1 (3.03%) DNS
4 1 (3.03%) SMTP
General
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Windows 7
3 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000
4 4 (12.12%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 3 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Change Management
3 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
4 3 (9.09%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Project Management
5 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.03%) Information Security
6 1 (3.03%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) CCNA
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) BMC Marimba
1 4 (12.12%) DameWare
2 2 (6.06%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 7 (21.21%) Lotus
3 5 (15.15%) PeopleSoft
3 5 (15.15%) VMware
4 4 (12.12%) Adobe
4 4 (12.12%) BMC
4 4 (12.12%) Oracle
5 1 (3.03%) Google