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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 108 116 83
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 11 8 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.43% 0.32% 1.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.36% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 15
Average daily rate
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£263 £258 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% +17.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £211 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £291 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £286 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.11% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £95.75 - £23.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 - £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £159.15 - £25.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
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
2284 2243 2205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.01% 89.65% 91.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1247 1081 958
Average daily rate £385 £370 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.05% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 56 82
Average hourly rate £19.75 £17.07 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £21.10 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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
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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Reading -2 8 £325 +26.21%
Bracknell - 2 £200 -
Slough - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) Lync
4 4 (22.22%) Office 365
5 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 3 (16.67%) SCOM
5 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 3 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (16.67%) Migration
5 3 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (11.11%) Skype
6 2 (11.11%) Clustering
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (11.11%) Citrix
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (11.11%) SAN
6 2 (11.11%) MCP
6 2 (11.11%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (22.22%) Lync
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
1 3 (16.67%) WAN
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) iPad
2 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (11.11%) IT Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Network Management
3 1 (5.56%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) MCP
2 2 (11.11%) MCSE
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.56%) Degree
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) SCCM
2 3 (16.67%) SCOM
3 2 (11.11%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Lumension
3 2 (11.11%) MobileIron
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Lotus
4 1 (5.56%) Apple
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy