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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 78 110 109
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 47 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.97% 0.29% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.14% 0.31% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 0 8
Median daily rate £275 - £258
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 - £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 - £316
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
- +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.33 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.27% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+1.57% +7.69%
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
2201 2231 2324
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 92.44% 92.73% 94.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1117 1083
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 92 55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £21.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.39% +26.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.20 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 £39.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 June 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 28 June 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 +12 16 £375 - 2
Newbury - 15 £275 -
Bracknell +3 13 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) VMware
2 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
3 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
4 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
5 23 (35.38%) HP
5 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
5 23 (35.38%) SQL
6 22 (33.85%) DV Cleared
7 18 (27.69%) DNS
7 18 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (26.15%) Performance Monitoring
9 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 15 (23.08%) EMC
10 14 (21.54%) SAN
10 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (21.54%) Solaris
11 13 (20.00%) Incident Management
12 12 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (18.46%) Change Management
12 12 (18.46%) Java
12 12 (18.46%) LDAP
12 12 (18.46%) SLA
13 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
14 10 (15.38%) MS Office
14 10 (15.38%) Oracle
14 10 (15.38%) Clustering
15 9 (13.85%) EMC NetWorker
15 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
15 9 (13.85%) Windows XP

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 15 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.15%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (6.15%) IIS
2 4 (6.15%) Live Communications Server
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (16.92%) MS Excel
2 10 (15.38%) MS Office
3 5 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.69%) DNS
2 14 (21.54%) SAN
3 12 (18.46%) LDAP
4 7 (10.77%) DHCP
5 4 (6.15%) Firewall
5 4 (6.15%) NAS
6 3 (4.62%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (3.08%) BGP
7 2 (3.08%) IPsec
7 2 (3.08%) LAN
7 2 (3.08%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.08%) VPN
7 2 (3.08%) WAN
8 1 (1.54%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.54%) HTTP
8 1 (1.54%) IGRP
8 1 (1.54%) IPv6
8 1 (1.54%) MPLS
8 1 (1.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.23%) MS Access
3 1 (1.54%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) EDRMS
General
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Retail
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.38%) Clustering
2 7 (10.77%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.15%) Fat Client
3 4 (6.15%) Statistics
3 4 (6.15%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.62%) Replication
5 2 (3.08%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.54%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
6 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (55.38%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Windows Server
3 18 (27.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (21.54%) Solaris
4 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (13.85%) Windows XP
6 6 (9.23%) AIX
6 6 (9.23%) Linux
6 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.08%) Unix
9 1 (1.54%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Performance Monitoring
2 13 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 12 (18.46%) Change Management
4 8 (12.31%) ITIL
5 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
6 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.69%) High Availability
6 5 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.62%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.62%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.62%) Validation
8 2 (3.08%) Change Control
8 2 (3.08%) Server Patching
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.54%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.54%) Project Management
9 1 (1.54%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (1.54%) Software Deployment
9 1 (1.54%) Software Distribution
9 1 (1.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) SQL
2 12 (18.46%) Java
3 4 (6.15%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (46.15%) Security Cleared
2 22 (33.85%) DV Cleared
3 8 (12.31%) MCSE
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.77%) MCP
5 5 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.15%) RHCE
7 3 (4.62%) CCNA
8 2 (3.08%) CCNP
8 2 (3.08%) MCITP
9 1 (1.54%) CCDA
9 1 (1.54%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.54%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.54%) MCSA
9 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (18.46%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (44.62%) Active Directory
2 12 (18.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
4 5 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (6.15%) KVM
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle RAC
5 4 (6.15%) vSphere
6 2 (3.08%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.54%) vCloud
7 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.54%) XenApp
7 1 (1.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (13.85%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (12.31%) NetBackup
2 8 (12.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 8 (12.31%) WSUS
3 7 (10.77%) Netcool
4 5 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 4 (6.15%) SCCM
5 4 (6.15%) Unicenter
6 2 (3.08%) SCOM
7 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.54%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.54%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (49.23%) VMware
2 23 (35.38%) HP
2 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
3 15 (23.08%) EMC
4 10 (15.38%) Oracle
5 9 (13.85%) Citrix
5 9 (13.85%) Veritas
6 8 (12.31%) Cisco
7 5 (7.69%) Meridio
8 4 (6.15%) Intel Security
8 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.62%) Brocade
9 3 (4.62%) Dell
9 3 (4.62%) NetApp
9 3 (4.62%) StorageTek
9 3 (4.62%) Sun
10 2 (3.08%) Symantec
11 1 (1.54%) IBM
11 1 (1.54%) Juniper
11 1 (1.54%) Remedy
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