The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 29 April 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 75 64
Rank change year-on-year +18 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 3 7 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.44% 0.68% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.74% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 4
Median daily rate £185 £238 £176
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.10% +35.13%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £150 £150
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.79%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.68
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 627 952 935
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.48% 92.52% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 537 498
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £516
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 28 29
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -35.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

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

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (16.67%) Apple
5 1 (16.67%) SAP
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) MCSA
5 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing

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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) A+ Certification
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (16.67%) MCSA
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware