Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £120 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

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.

Second Line Support
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 99 110 100
Rank change year-on-year +11 -10 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 33 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.59% 0.72% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.68% 0.76% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 2
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £120 £153 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.31% -41.06% +29.38%
South East median daily rate £150 £160 £159
% change year-on-year -6.25% +0.79% -3.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 - £17.00
South East median hourly rate £14.05 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.33% -9.09% +1.54%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,968 1,844 1,906
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.71% 94.66% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 991 909 1,008
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £220 £225 £253
90th Percentile £550 £550 £530
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 65 67
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £16.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £9.59 £9.12 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £37.05 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year - -6.67% +8.40%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 2nd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 22 May 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +8 25 £120 -40.74% 1
High Wycombe -1 3 £175 +29.63%
2nd Line Support
South East

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 2nd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Buckinghamshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) Windows
3 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Office
4 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 9 (27.27%) HP
4 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 8 (24.24%) Office 365
5 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
5 8 (24.24%) LAN
5 8 (24.24%) WAN
5 8 (24.24%) SLA
5 8 (24.24%) Change Management
6 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
7 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
7 6 (18.18%) Citrix
7 6 (18.18%) Smartphone
7 6 (18.18%) SCCM
8 5 (15.15%) Adobe
8 5 (15.15%) ITIL
8 5 (15.15%) Apple
8 5 (15.15%) McAfee
8 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
9 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
10 3 (9.09%) iPhone
10 3 (9.09%) VMware
10 3 (9.09%) Banking
10 3 (9.09%) Finance

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Office 365
2 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (24.24%) LAN
1 8 (24.24%) WAN
2 2 (6.06%) Firewall
2 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
3 1 (3.03%) Skype
General
1 3 (9.09%) Banking
1 3 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Automotive
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Smartphone
2 5 (15.15%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (9.09%) iPad
3 3 (9.09%) iPhone
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 10
4 6 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.03%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Change Management
1 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
2 5 (15.15%) ITIL
3 3 (9.09%) Ticket Management
4 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Operations
4 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.03%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) HP
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) Citrix
3 5 (15.15%) Adobe
3 5 (15.15%) Apple
3 5 (15.15%) McAfee
4 3 (9.09%) VMware
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco
5 2 (6.06%) MobileIron
6 1 (3.03%) Meraki
6 1 (3.03%) WatchGuard