Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 124 100
Rank change year-on-year +40 -24 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 39 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 2.02% 0.63% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.13% 0.66% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 7
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £200 £165 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -1.49% -16.25%
10th Percentile £120 £111 £103
90th Percentile £231 £208 £205
South East median daily rate £165 £150 £150
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -13.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 2
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +9.38% -20.00%
10th Percentile £14.01 £17.50 £15.20
90th Percentile £24.65 £17.50 £16.80
South East median hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% +6.06%

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 1,832 2,129 1,822
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.02% 96.25% 95.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 967 935 962
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £215 £231
90th Percentile £559 £538 £527
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 94 70
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.33 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.31% +23.75% -2.42%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £8.50
90th Percentile £43.00 £59.63 £44.50
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.63
% change year-on-year +6.92% -9.45% +12.14%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +28 31 £200 +9.59%
High Wycombe -4 3 £175 +29.63%
Marlow - 1 £190 -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 23 (58.97%) Windows
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
5 12 (30.77%) HP
6 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
7 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
7 10 (25.64%) Office 365
7 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
7 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (20.51%) Citrix
8 8 (20.51%) ITIL
9 6 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (12.82%) Finance
10 5 (12.82%) Change Management
10 5 (12.82%) SCCM
10 5 (12.82%) SLA
10 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (10.26%) McAfee
11 4 (10.26%) Apple
11 4 (10.26%) MS Exchange
11 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
11 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
11 4 (10.26%) Advertising
11 4 (10.26%) VMware
11 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
11 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
11 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure

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 (10.26%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.64%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.56%) IaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 3 (7.69%) LAN
1 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
1 3 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Advertising
3 3 (7.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (5.13%) Banking
5 1 (2.56%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
2 1 (2.56%) Mainframe
2 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Windows
2 11 (28.21%) Windows Server
3 10 (25.64%) Windows 7
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.56%) Unix
8 1 (2.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) ITIL
2 5 (12.82%) Change Management
3 4 (10.26%) ITIL V3
3 4 (10.26%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.69%) ITSM
4 3 (7.69%) Service Management
4 3 (7.69%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.56%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (2.56%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.56%) Information Security
5 1 (2.56%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) SC Cleared
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.26%) DV Cleared
3 2 (5.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.13%) MCSA
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.56%) MCP
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SLA
2 1 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.13%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.56%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (12.82%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (30.77%) HP
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 4 (10.26%) Apple
4 4 (10.26%) McAfee
4 4 (10.26%) VMware
5 3 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (2.56%) Adobe
6 1 (2.56%) Meraki
6 1 (2.56%) NetApp
6 1 (2.56%) Remedy
6 1 (2.56%) WatchGuard