The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Berkshire region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 9 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 92 104 116
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 21 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.05% 0.35% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.38% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 10
Median daily rate £275 £293 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.98% +17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £214 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £363 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £263 £250
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.25%
3rd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire 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
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1855 2341 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.84% 91.88% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1021 1217 1305
Median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 150 61
Median hourly rate £14.50 £21.55 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.71% +19.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £47.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Berkshire region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 9 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +7 9 £325 +30.00% 3
Newbury - 8 £275 -
Slough +11 1 £275 - 1
Bracknell +5 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 2016, 3rd 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 Berkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 38 (66.67%) VMware
2 30 (52.63%) SQL
3 28 (49.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 27 (47.37%) DNS
5 25 (43.86%) Solaris
5 25 (43.86%) Incident Management
6 24 (42.11%) Java
6 24 (42.11%) LDAP
6 24 (42.11%) Change Management
7 22 (38.60%) Windows
8 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
9 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
10 15 (26.32%) DV Cleared
10 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
11 13 (22.81%) EMC
11 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
12 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (17.54%) Citrix
13 10 (17.54%) HP
14 9 (15.79%) AIX
14 9 (15.79%) Linux
14 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
15 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
16 7 (12.28%) SAN
16 7 (12.28%) SCCM
16 7 (12.28%) WSUS
16 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
17 6 (10.53%) High Availability

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (7.02%) MS Exchange
1 4 (7.02%) SharePoint
2 3 (5.26%) Documentum
3 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.75%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (8.77%) MS Office
2 3 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) IaaS
2 1 (1.75%) PaaS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (47.37%) DNS
2 24 (42.11%) LDAP
3 7 (12.28%) SAN
4 5 (8.77%) Firewall
5 2 (3.51%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) LAN
5 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) BGP
6 1 (1.75%) Broadband
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.75%) ICMP
6 1 (1.75%) MPLS
6 1 (1.75%) NAS
6 1 (1.75%) OSPF
6 1 (1.75%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.75%) SNMP
6 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.75%) VPN
6 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) MS Access
General
1 1 (1.75%) Law
1 1 (1.75%) Legal
1 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) Clustering
2 5 (8.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) Statistics
4 1 (1.75%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.75%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 25 (43.86%) Solaris
2 22 (38.60%) Windows
3 13 (22.81%) Windows Server
4 11 (19.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (15.79%) AIX
5 9 (15.79%) Linux
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Windows 10
9 2 (3.51%) Android
10 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.75%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (1.75%) Unix
10 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (49.12%) Performance Monitoring
2 25 (43.86%) Incident Management
3 24 (42.11%) Change Management
4 8 (14.04%) Service Delivery
5 6 (10.53%) High Availability
5 6 (10.53%) Problem Management
6 5 (8.77%) Compliance Management
6 5 (8.77%) ITIL
7 4 (7.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.02%) Validation
8 3 (5.26%) Network Management
9 1 (1.75%) CRM
9 1 (1.75%) Email Management
9 1 (1.75%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.75%) Release Management
9 1 (1.75%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (52.63%) SQL
2 24 (42.11%) Java
3 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (28.07%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.32%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.77%) RHCE
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (26.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.77%) KVM
3 5 (8.77%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.75%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) EMC NetWorker
2 7 (12.28%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) WSUS
3 4 (7.02%) SCOM
4 2 (3.51%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.75%) Netcool
5 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 38 (66.67%) VMware
2 17 (29.82%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.81%) EMC
4 10 (17.54%) Citrix
4 10 (17.54%) HP
5 6 (10.53%) Oracle
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco
6 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
7 4 (7.02%) NetApp
8 2 (3.51%) Symantec
8 2 (3.51%) Veritas
9 1 (1.75%) Apple
9 1 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) Huawei
9 1 (1.75%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.75%) Juniper
9 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.75%) Samsung
9 1 (1.75%) Veeam