The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire 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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 116 96 118
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 33 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.16% 1.30% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 1.42% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Average daily rate
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£211 £210 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% -20.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £196 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £302 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £273 £260
% change year-on-year
-13.76% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.85 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.32% -
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
2213 2318 2653
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.18% 91.40% 88.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 1019 982
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 89 84
Average hourly rate £17.07 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. 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
Reading +9 4 £211 +1.80% 1
Slough - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
Ascot - - - -
Bracknell - - - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (37.50%) Firewall
5 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (31.25%) UNIX
6 5 (31.25%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco
7 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (18.75%) XenApp
8 3 (18.75%) VPN
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) Citrix
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
9 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
9 2 (12.50%) Juniper
9 2 (12.50%) NetScreen
9 2 (12.50%) IIS
9 2 (12.50%) LDAP
9 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 2 (12.50%) IIS
4 1 (6.25%) IBM Notes
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 4 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (12.50%) LDAP
4 2 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (12.50%) SSL
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (12.50%) NAS
4 2 (12.50%) NetScreen
5 1 (6.25%) xDSL
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) OSPF
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) DSL
5 1 (6.25%) L2TP
5 1 (6.25%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) iPhone
2 1 (6.25%) iPad
2 1 (6.25%) Handset
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (87.50%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 5 (31.25%) UNIX
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (6.25%) Android
8 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
8 1 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
1 1 (6.25%) VBScript
1 1 (6.25%) VB
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCSE
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNP
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 2 (12.50%) UAG
5 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (6.25%) NLBS
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) WSUS
1 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
4 2 (12.50%) Juniper
4 2 (12.50%) HP
4 2 (12.50%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) EMC
5 1 (6.25%) Lotus
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Polycom