Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 17 January 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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 87 88
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 -20
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 4 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.32% 0.71% 1.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.78% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 10
Reading median daily rate £150 £170 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -24.44% +32.35%
10th Percentile £147 £149 £173
90th Percentile £192 £183 £376
Berkshire median daily rate £148 £170 £225
% change year-on-year -13.24% -24.44% +32.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Reading median hourly rate £16.00 - £88.75
10th Percentile £15.50 - £15.55
90th Percentile £16.50 - £180.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.06 £18.25
% change year-on-year -29.66% -6.52% +7.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,178 1,284 1,812
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.49% 90.55% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 671 1,083
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £255 £238 £226
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 73 123
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -44.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £52.66 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +17.65%

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Reading

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Reading

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Reading

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 13 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Reading region featuring 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (75.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft