Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 124 88
Rank change year-on-year +44 -36 +21
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 31 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.87% 0.64% 0.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.97% 0.67% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £215 £190 £153
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.16% +24.59% -32.22%
10th Percentile £152 £149 £103
90th Percentile £240 £235 £205
South East median daily rate £170 £145 £165
% change year-on-year +17.24% -12.12% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.08 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.74% +0.47% -32.00%
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.03
% change year-on-year +3.23% -8.98% +6.44%

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 1,576 2,234 1,564
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.74% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 893 990 828
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £213 £224 £200
90th Percentile £575 £525 £550
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 126 81
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £10.09 £10.25 £9.00
90th Percentile £35.25 £42.79 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.55
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.96% +6.00%

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 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 16 December 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 +39 27 £216 +8.13%
High Wycombe -1 1 - - 3
Marlow - 1 £150 -
Princes Risborough - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
3 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
4 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
4 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (29.03%) Office 365
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
5 9 (29.03%) ITIL
6 8 (25.81%) HP
6 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
7 7 (22.58%) SQL
8 6 (19.35%) Service Management
8 6 (19.35%) ITIL V3
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
9 5 (16.13%) SCCM
9 5 (16.13%) ITSM
9 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.90%) SLA
10 4 (12.90%) Citrix
10 4 (12.90%) Apple
10 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (12.90%) Finance
10 4 (12.90%) Financial Institution
10 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (12.90%) Ticket Management
10 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
10 4 (12.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate

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 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.23%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (29.03%) Office 365
2 4 (12.90%) Azure Active Directory
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.23%) LAN
1 1 (3.23%) NetScaler
1 1 (3.23%) Skype
1 1 (3.23%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (12.90%) Finance
1 4 (12.90%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.23%) iPad
3 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (67.74%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 4 (12.90%) Windows 10
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.45%) Unix
7 1 (3.23%) Linux
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) ITIL
2 6 (19.35%) ITIL V3
2 6 (19.35%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) ITSM
4 4 (12.90%) Ticket Management
5 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (6.45%) Change Management
6 2 (6.45%) CRM
6 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.45%) IT Asset Management
7 1 (3.23%) Critical Thinking
7 1 (3.23%) Customer Requirements
7 1 (3.23%) Information Security
7 1 (3.23%) Migration
7 1 (3.23%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (22.58%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) SC Cleared
1 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) DV Cleared
3 4 (12.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (6.45%) MCP
5 2 (6.45%) MCSA
6 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 19 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
2 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (16.13%) SCCM
2 2 (6.45%) Backup Exec
2 2 (6.45%) OVSD
3 1 (3.23%) NetVault Backup
3 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (45.16%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) HP
3 4 (12.90%) Apple
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 2 (6.45%) McAfee
4 2 (6.45%) VMware
5 1 (3.23%) Adobe
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) Computacenter
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Remedy
5 1 (3.23%) webMethods