The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £153 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
South East / Berkshire
Rank 94 99 107
Rank change year-on-year +5 +8  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 0.94% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 1.02% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 12
Median daily rate £153 £338 £139
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.81% +142.80%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £140 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £405 £207
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £155 £161
% change year-on-year -3.22% -3.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £13.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +3.44% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1709 2260 2679
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.40% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 1185 1354
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 72 82
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +61.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Berkshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Berkshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Berkshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 2017. 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 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
Reading +11 3 £175 -22.22% 5
Maidenhead -5 1 £110 -21.42% 1
Windsor - 1 £153 -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 22 March 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 Berkshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (44.44%) MS Office
4 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
5 5 (27.78%) Office 365
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
6 4 (22.22%) SCCM
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
7 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (16.67%) LAN
7 3 (16.67%) MCSE
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
8 2 (11.11%) MCP
8 2 (11.11%) DHCP
8 2 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.11%) Local Government
8 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (44.44%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
2 2 (11.11%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) SMS
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.11%) Local Government
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Advertising
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.56%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
1 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (94.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Software Delivery
2 2 (11.11%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
3 1 (5.56%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (5.56%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
3 1 (5.56%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
3 2 (11.11%) MCP
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.56%) DBS Check
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
3 1 (5.56%) Apple
3 1 (5.56%) Citrix
3 1 (5.56%) HP
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) Sophos
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
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