The first table below looks at the demand for the 2nd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 18 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 Oxfordshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 28 45 48
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 23 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 4.28% 0.89% 1.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 4.42% 0.95% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 1
Average daily rate £100 - £225
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £135
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Average hourly rate £17.75 £12.50 £14.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.00% -15.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
520 423 591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.83% 93.79% 93.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 221 291
Average daily rate £325 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 48 80
Average hourly rate £15.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.33 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £20.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 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
Oxford +15 11 £100 - 2
Abingdon +2 2 - - 2
Banbury - 1 - -
Wantage - - - -
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) MS Office
4 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
5 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
5 10 (27.03%) SLA
6 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
7 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
8 5 (13.51%) C
8 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
9 4 (10.81%) Software Distribution
10 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (5.41%) SCCM
11 2 (5.41%) Migration
11 2 (5.41%) ITIL
11 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
11 2 (5.41%) CAD
11 2 (5.41%) SAN
11 2 (5.41%) Apple
11 2 (5.41%) HP
11 2 (5.41%) LAN
11 2 (5.41%) DHCP
11 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
11 2 (5.41%) DNS
11 2 (5.41%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 6 (16.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (35.14%) MS Office
2 10 (27.03%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) MS Project
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) SAN
1 2 (5.41%) LAN
1 2 (5.41%) DHCP
1 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (5.41%) DNS
General
1 1 (2.70%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
1 1 (2.70%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Mathematics
2 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 12 (32.43%) Windows 7
3 7 (18.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
5 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.81%) Software Distribution
2 2 (5.41%) Migration
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL
2 2 (5.41%) CAD
3 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (2.70%) Security Management
3 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (13.51%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) MCSE
1 1 (2.70%) MCSA
1 1 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
1 1 (2.70%) CCNA
1 1 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (2.70%) ACSA
1 1 (2.70%) MCTS
1 1 (2.70%) MCITP
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) CCENT
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.03%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (37.84%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
2 1 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.41%) Apple
2 2 (5.41%) HP
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco
3 1 (2.70%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.70%) Dell
3 1 (2.70%) Nortel
3 1 (2.70%) Symantec
3 1 (2.70%) Remedy
3 1 (2.70%) VMware
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £18.00 - £19.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxfordshire
Roc Search
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago