Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £128 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 102 81
Rank change year-on-year +25 -21 +10
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 6 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.47% 0.77% 1.44%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.82% 1.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 8
Reading median daily rate £128 £148 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.56% -13.24% -16.05%
10th Percentile £112 £115 £131
90th Percentile £196 £244 £219
Berkshire median daily rate £128 £191 £163
% change year-on-year -33.33% +17.69% -1.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 17
Reading median hourly rate - £20.78 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.57% +26.24%
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £21.55
% change year-on-year -31.43% -18.79% +19.72%

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 1175 1702 1831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.59% 93.16% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 963 1002
Reading median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £205 £245 £230
90th Percentile £575 £538 £537
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.75% +0.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 67 78
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -28.07% +32.62%
10th Percentile £9.25 £9.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £55.46 £38.31 £39.13
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.14% -26.32% +11.76%

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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Finance
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) GDPR
4 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (16.67%) Defect Management
4 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) Data Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
4 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Electronics
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (16.67%) Thin Client

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 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 1 (16.67%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
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%) Programme Management
1 1 (16.67%) Project Management
1 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
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 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
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