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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 86 110 115
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 28 13 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.27% 0.52% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.39% 0.56% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 7 5
Median daily rate £275 £200 £268
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -25.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £184 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £438 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 £175.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-75.26% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-8.88% +8.43%
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
2016 2307 2244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.47% 93.06% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1091 1316 1113
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 106 86
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.09 £41.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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
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 27 September 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
Newbury - 13 £275 -
Reading +14 9 £255 +27.50%
Bracknell -3 1 - - 1
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 (51.35%) VMware
2 37 (50.00%) SQL
3 34 (45.95%) Windows
4 33 (44.59%) Security Cleared
5 29 (39.19%) DNS
5 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
6 28 (37.84%) Windows Server
7 27 (36.49%) Performance Monitoring
7 27 (36.49%) Solaris
8 26 (35.14%) HP
9 25 (33.78%) DV Cleared
9 25 (33.78%) Incident Management
10 24 (32.43%) Change Management
10 24 (32.43%) Java
10 24 (32.43%) LDAP
11 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
12 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (25.68%) EMC
14 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (18.92%) SAN
16 13 (17.57%) Oracle
16 13 (17.57%) MS Office
17 12 (16.22%) SLA
17 12 (16.22%) Windows XP
17 12 (16.22%) Clustering
17 12 (16.22%) WSUS
18 11 (14.86%) Problem Management
18 11 (14.86%) MS Exchange
18 11 (14.86%) ITIL
19 10 (13.51%) Citrix

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 11 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.41%) IIS
3 4 (5.41%) Live Communications Server
4 3 (4.05%) Documentum
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (17.57%) MS Office
2 9 (12.16%) MS Excel
3 8 (10.81%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.76%) Office 365
2 1 (1.35%) IaaS
2 1 (1.35%) PaaS
2 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (39.19%) DNS
2 24 (32.43%) LDAP
3 14 (18.92%) SAN
4 6 (8.11%) DHCP
5 4 (5.41%) Firewall
6 3 (4.05%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.70%) Internet
7 2 (2.70%) LAN
7 2 (2.70%) WAN
8 1 (1.35%) BGP
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.35%) IPsec
8 1 (1.35%) MPLS
8 1 (1.35%) NAS
8 1 (1.35%) Network Security
8 1 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.35%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.46%) MS Access
General
1 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Clustering
2 5 (6.76%) Statistics
3 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.41%) Fat Client
3 4 (5.41%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.35%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.35%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.95%) Windows
2 28 (37.84%) Windows Server
3 27 (36.49%) Solaris
4 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (16.22%) Windows XP
7 9 (12.16%) AIX
7 9 (12.16%) Linux
7 9 (12.16%) Windows 7
8 6 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (5.41%) Windows 10
10 3 (4.05%) Unix
11 2 (2.70%) Android
11 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.35%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (36.49%) Performance Monitoring
2 25 (33.78%) Incident Management
3 24 (32.43%) Change Management
4 11 (14.86%) ITIL
4 11 (14.86%) Problem Management
5 10 (13.51%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.46%) High Availability
7 6 (8.11%) Compliance Management
8 4 (5.41%) Validation
9 3 (4.05%) Data Protection
9 3 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (4.05%) Network Management
10 2 (2.70%) Server Patching
11 1 (1.35%) Change Control
11 1 (1.35%) Email Management
11 1 (1.35%) ITIL V3
11 1 (1.35%) Kalman Filter
11 1 (1.35%) Network Design
11 1 (1.35%) Release Management
11 1 (1.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (50.00%) SQL
2 24 (32.43%) Java
3 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) Security Cleared
2 25 (33.78%) DV Cleared
3 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.11%) MCP
5 6 (8.11%) MCSE
5 6 (8.11%) RHCE
6 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.35%) CCDA
7 1 (1.35%) CCNA
7 1 (1.35%) CCNP
7 1 (1.35%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (16.22%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (39.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.11%) KVM
3 6 (8.11%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.70%) vSphere
6 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 12 (16.22%) WSUS
2 9 (12.16%) EMC NetWorker
2 9 (12.16%) NetBackup
3 8 (10.81%) Netcool
3 8 (10.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (9.46%) SCCM
5 5 (6.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (5.41%) Unicenter
7 3 (4.05%) SCOM
8 2 (2.70%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (1.35%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 38 (51.35%) VMware
2 26 (35.14%) HP
3 21 (28.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (25.68%) EMC
5 13 (17.57%) Oracle
6 10 (13.51%) Citrix
6 10 (13.51%) Veritas
7 6 (8.11%) Cisco
7 6 (8.11%) Red Hat
8 4 (5.41%) Dell
8 4 (5.41%) Intel Security
8 4 (5.41%) Meridio
9 3 (4.05%) NetApp
9 3 (4.05%) Symantec
10 1 (1.35%) Apple
10 1 (1.35%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.35%) IBM
10 1 (1.35%) Juniper
10 1 (1.35%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.35%) Veeam