Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £140 per day in advertised job vacancies in Oxfordshire during the 6 months to 21 November 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 93 70
Rank change year-on-year +7 -23 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 16 17 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.29% 1.35% 2.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 1.38% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 16
Oxfordshire median daily rate £140 £135 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -41.30% +65.77%
South East median daily rate £145 £160 £174
% change year-on-year -9.38% -7.91% +2.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 11
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £82.50 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +312.50% +29.03% +10.71%
10th Percentile £17.03 £14.70 £14.00
90th Percentile £160.00 £27.14 £17.00
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £17.53 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.58% +6.24% +9.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire. 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
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies in Oxfordshire with a recognized job title 1192 1232 1290
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.82% 97.62% 97.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 934 876 920
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +7.38%
10th Percentile £250 £203 £213
90th Percentile £586 £538 £520
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 75
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.77 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +6.25% +4.92%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.55 £9.99
90th Percentile £62.50 £40.50 £54.00
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Oxfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Oxfordshire

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Oxford -7 7 £145 +7.41% 2
Carterton - 3 £110 - 1
Abingdon +1 2 £150 - 2
Witney - 2 £140 -
Banbury - 1 - -
2nd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (50.00%) Windows
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) SLA
3 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (18.75%) Line Management
4 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
4 2 (12.50%) Office 365
4 2 (12.50%) SCCM
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Firewall
4 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Sophos
4 2 (12.50%) ADSL
4 2 (12.50%) LAN
4 2 (12.50%) PBX
4 2 (12.50%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 1 (6.25%) SMS
5 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 2 (12.50%) ADSL
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
2 2 (12.50%) PBX
2 2 (12.50%) VoIP
2 2 (12.50%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) SMS
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Driving Licence
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (6.25%) Android
5 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) DBS Check
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco