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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 113 106 129
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +23
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 1.03% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.12% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 7
Average daily rate
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£275 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.17% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £223 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £330 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £265 £261
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.75%
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
2237 2402 2691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 90.60% 91.78% 90.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1169 1137 991
Average daily rate £375 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 90 104
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

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
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 21 October 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 21 October 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
Bracknell +3 4 £280 -12.50% 1
Reading +15 3 £220 -23.47% 4
Slough -1 3 £288 -11.53%
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Ascot - - - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 7 (38.89%) DNS
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 6 (33.33%) Firewall
7 5 (27.78%) Linux
7 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) IIS
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
8 4 (22.22%) UNIX
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco
8 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 4 (22.22%) Citrix
8 4 (22.22%) Change Management
8 4 (22.22%) EMC
8 4 (22.22%) SAN
9 3 (16.67%) Lotus
9 3 (16.67%) Symantec
9 3 (16.67%) CLARiiON
9 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
9 3 (16.67%) WAN
9 3 (16.67%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (22.22%) IIS
4 3 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (11.11%) GlassFish
5 2 (11.11%) IBM Notes
5 2 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (38.89%) DNS
2 6 (33.33%) Firewall
3 4 (22.22%) SAN
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) VPN
6 1 (5.56%) LDAP
6 1 (5.56%) VoIP
6 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
6 1 (5.56%) PPP
6 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) VLAN
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.56%) NAS
6 1 (5.56%) xDSL
6 1 (5.56%) Softswitch
6 1 (5.56%) MPLS
6 1 (5.56%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Flash
2 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) CLARiiON
2 1 (5.56%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (27.78%) Linux
6 4 (22.22%) UNIX
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) Web Development
2 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) Java
2 1 (5.56%) VBScript
2 1 (5.56%) VB
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) MCP
1 1 (5.56%) MCSE
1 1 (5.56%) MCSA
1 1 (5.56%) CCNP
1 1 (5.56%) CCA
1 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) EMC
2 4 (22.22%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Symantec
3 3 (16.67%) Lotus
4 2 (11.11%) Dell
4 2 (11.11%) Adobe
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) Nortel
5 1 (5.56%) Red Hat
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