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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 63 68 57
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.57% 1.06% 1.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 1.12% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
Median daily rate £170 £190 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% +36.69%
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £170
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £87.75 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +350.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £16.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-3.93% +17.85%

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
640 894 810
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 91.43% 94.60% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 323 513 464
Median daily rate £413 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.60% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £520 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 55 17
Median hourly rate £14.50 £33.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.71% +71.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £135.00 £54.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 21 January 2017, 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 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) DHCP
3 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) LAN
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (22.22%) SCCM
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) SLA
6 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
6 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 1 (11.11%) Data Management
6 1 (11.11%) JIRA
6 1 (11.11%) Linux
6 1 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (11.11%) MCSA

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 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DHCP
1 4 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) JIRA
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Creative Problem-Solving
1 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (11.11%) Data Management
1 1 (11.11%) Data Protection
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) A+ Certification
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (11.11%) MCSA
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Apple