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 30 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 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Second Line Support
Rank 36 41 45
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 11 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.31% 2.21% 1.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.41% 2.32% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
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 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.75 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £12.80 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £19.40 £16.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.44 £15.10 £14.78
% change year-on-year
-4.40% +2.21%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
456 475 519
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.60% 95.57% 96.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 287 268
Average daily rate £348 £351 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.06% -6.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 29 58
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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 30 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +3 8 - - 2
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (35.29%) Blackberry
3 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
4 10 (29.41%) Migration
4 10 (29.41%) MS Office
4 10 (29.41%) SLA
4 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
5 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 5 (14.71%) C
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
7 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
7 4 (11.76%) Software Distribution
8 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.88%) Office 365
9 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.88%) SCCM
9 2 (5.88%) Cisco
9 2 (5.88%) HP
9 2 (5.88%) MCSE
9 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (5.88%) Apple
9 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.94%) Symantec
10 1 (2.94%) Remedy
10 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
10 1 (2.94%) CCNA
10 1 (2.94%) Security Management

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

Applications
1 10 (29.41%) MS Office
2 6 (17.65%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.94%) MS Project
3 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.88%) Office 365
General
1 1 (2.94%) Finance
1 1 (2.94%) Banking
1 1 (2.94%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.76%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.94%) iPhone
3 1 (2.94%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) Windows 7
3 5 (14.71%) Windows 8
4 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.94%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Software Distribution
3 1 (2.94%) Security Management
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL
3 1 (2.94%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.71%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.94%) CCNA
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (2.94%) ACSA
2 1 (2.94%) MCTS
2 1 (2.94%) MCITP
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (2.94%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (29.41%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Apple
3 1 (2.94%) Symantec
3 1 (2.94%) Remedy
3 1 (2.94%) PeopleSoft
3 1 (2.94%) Dell
3 1 (2.94%) Nortel
3 1 (2.94%) VMware
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