The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Second Line Support
Rank 58 60 58
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.89% 1.29% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.95% 1.39% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
Median daily rate £128 £185 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.08% -11.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £161 £174 £160
% change year-on-year
-7.19% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 8
Median hourly rate £24.06 £21.55 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% +19.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
2nd Line Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
735 865 838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 93.63% 93.21% 92.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 499 376
Median daily rate £401 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 47 34
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.81 £41.29 £19.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 Reading region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (42.86%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) SLA
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
7 4 (28.57%) HP
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
7 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) Data Privacy
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (14.29%) MCP
9 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 2 (14.29%) Citrix
9 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (7.14%) SAN
10 1 (7.14%) Lotus
10 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
10 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (7.14%) Internet
10 1 (7.14%) MPLS
10 1 (7.14%) Sophos
10 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
10 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
10 1 (7.14%) Firewall
10 1 (7.14%) Wireless

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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 (7.14%) IBM Notes
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 4 (28.57%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
1 1 (7.14%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) DHCP
1 1 (7.14%) DNS
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) Internet
1 1 (7.14%) IPX
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) MPLS
1 1 (7.14%) SAN
1 1 (7.14%) Skype
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (28.57%) Windows 8
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Data Privacy
3 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) MCP
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) DV Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) HP
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Aruba
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Polycom
4 1 (7.14%) Sophos
4 1 (7.14%) VMware