The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £155 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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.

Second Line Support
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 88 73 78
Rank change year-on-year -15 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.49% 0.52% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.54% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Median daily rate £155 £168 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.46% -16.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £145 £150 £165
% change year-on-year -3.33% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 989 926 1183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.58% 96.26% 97.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1892 2626
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £527 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 86 229
Median hourly rate £18.70 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.83% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £19.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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
Milton Keynes -12 2 £198 - 1
High Wycombe - 2 £135 - 1
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 7 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 7 (50.00%) WAN
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) Office 365
5 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (35.71%) Smartphone
5 5 (35.71%) VPN
5 5 (35.71%) Apple
6 4 (28.57%) SLA
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Dell
6 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 4 (28.57%) DNA
6 4 (28.57%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (28.57%) Toshiba
6 4 (28.57%) Wireless
6 4 (28.57%) Finance
6 4 (28.57%) Android
6 4 (28.57%) Coaching
6 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
7 3 (21.43%) ATM
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) Citrix
8 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) ATM
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (7.14%) HTTP
6 1 (7.14%) Skype
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (35.71%) Smartphone
2 4 (28.57%) RSA SecurID
3 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 1 (7.14%) CMDB
4 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
4 1 (7.14%) Handset
4 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 4 (28.57%) Android
3 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (28.57%) Break/Fix
2 4 (28.57%) Coaching
2 4 (28.57%) DNA
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
4 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) CCAA
2 1 (7.14%) CCENT
2 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 1 (7.14%) PMO
2 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) Apple
3 4 (28.57%) Dell
3 4 (28.57%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) Toshiba
4 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) NCR
5 1 (7.14%) Oracle
5 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (7.14%) Wyse