The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 53 32 52
Rank change year-on-year -21 +20  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 10 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.81% 3.82% 2.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.85% 3.97% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 5
Median daily rate £150 £150 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £161
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -9.37%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year +3.44% -1.19%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 541 479 646
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 97.65% 96.38% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 370 397
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 57
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £11.00 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Oxfordshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Oxfordshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Oxfordshire

2nd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Oxford -14 6 £150 +11.11% 1
Abingdon - 1 £150 - 1
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 Oxfordshire region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 5 (31.25%) Apple
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (25.00%) MS Office
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
6 3 (18.75%) SQL
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (18.75%) Sophos
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) MCTS
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (12.50%) CCTV
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Avaya
7 2 (12.50%) EPoS
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
7 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (12.50%) Dynamics GP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Network Security
1 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) .NET
1 2 (12.50%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) CCTV
1 2 (12.50%) EPoS
2 1 (6.25%) Biotechnology
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Android
7 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Mac OS
7 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Fault Analysis
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) MCTS
3 1 (6.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Apple
3 3 (18.75%) Sophos
4 2 (12.50%) Adobe
4 2 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat