The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 9 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 2.86% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £245 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £25.00 £20.03
% change year-on-year
-19.18% +24.81%
Job Titles Category
Bedford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
31 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedford 88.57% 85.71% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 4
Average daily rate £325 £300 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.39 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.95% -30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.39 £7.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £135.00 £19.39 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
3rd Line Support
Bedfordshire

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 18 April 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) XenMobile
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Lotus Domino
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) SecurID
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (33.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) XenApp
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
1 1 (33.33%) vSphere
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (33.33%) XenMobile
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) McAfee
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) LANDesk
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Clearswift
2 1 (33.33%) Lotus
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint