The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 30 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 13 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 4.08% 4.69% -
As % of the Job Titles category 4.17% 5.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £235 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.65% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £223 £285
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -21.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.30%
3rd Line Support
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedford region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48 54 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 97.96% 84.38% 88.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 38 13
Average daily rate £270 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £107 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £448 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 £25.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Bedford region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Bedford region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

3rd Line Support
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedford region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) Service Delivery
2 3 (75.00%) Change Management
2 3 (75.00%) Problem Management
2 3 (75.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix