The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 38 50 33
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -17
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.78% 0.60% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.85% 0.63% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £230 £270
% change year-on-year
+20.65% -14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.21 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.35% -10.20%
3rd Line Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Bedfordshire 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
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
352 479 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 90.96% 95.23% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 336 107
Average daily rate £400 £413 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +26.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £280 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £538 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 8 15
Average hourly rate £26.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £12.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford +5 3 £300 -7.69%
Luton - 3 £300 -
3rd Line Support
East of England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
4 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) Change Management
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) NHS
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (14.29%) Symantec
6 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) VPN
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (14.29%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) VPN
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (42.86%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Change Management
3 3 (42.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
2 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Symantec