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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford - 1.35% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.39% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
- +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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
61 72 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 88.41% 97.30% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 41 27
Average daily rate £360 £238 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.57% -29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
3 2 (50.00%) VCP5
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) CCDP
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) MCP
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) MCSA
3 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
3 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (50.00%) CCSA
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) vSphere
3 2 (50.00%) Network Management

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) Network Management
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) MCP
1 2 (50.00%) MCSE
1 2 (50.00%) MCSA
1 2 (50.00%) CCNP
1 2 (50.00%) CCDP
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Check Point Certification
1 2 (50.00%) CCSA
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (50.00%) VCP5
2 1 (25.00%) BC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Intel