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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 73 106 121
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 40 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.77% 0.58% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 0.63% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 6 5
Median daily rate £275 £263 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +19.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £188 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £448 £258
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £276 £225
% change year-on-year
-0.45% +22.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 £95.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
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
2063 2380 2353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 91.49% 92.64% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1074 1343 1166
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 111 71
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.60% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 - 17 £275 -
Reading +19 13 £550 +109.52% 1
Bracknell +6 7 - - 2
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 35 (50.00%) VMware
2 32 (45.71%) SQL
2 32 (45.71%) Windows
3 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
4 27 (38.57%) DNS
4 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
4 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
5 24 (34.29%) HP
5 24 (34.29%) DV Cleared
6 23 (32.86%) Solaris
6 23 (32.86%) Performance Monitoring
7 21 (30.00%) Change Management
7 21 (30.00%) Java
7 21 (30.00%) Incident Management
7 21 (30.00%) LDAP
7 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
8 17 (24.29%) EMC
8 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (18.57%) SAN
11 12 (17.14%) SLA
11 12 (17.14%) Oracle
11 12 (17.14%) MS Office
11 12 (17.14%) Clustering
12 11 (15.71%) WSUS
12 11 (15.71%) ITIL
12 11 (15.71%) MS Exchange
12 11 (15.71%) Windows XP
13 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 10 (14.29%) Problem Management

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 (15.71%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (5.71%) Live Communications Server
4 3 (4.29%) Documentum
4 3 (4.29%) IIS
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (17.14%) MS Office
2 10 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 8 (11.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (38.57%) DNS
2 21 (30.00%) LDAP
3 13 (18.57%) SAN
4 7 (10.00%) DHCP
5 5 (7.14%) Firewall
6 3 (4.29%) LAN
6 3 (4.29%) WAN
7 2 (2.86%) BGP
7 2 (2.86%) IPsec
7 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.86%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.86%) VPN
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.43%) EIGRP
8 1 (1.43%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (1.43%) IGRP
8 1 (1.43%) IPv6
8 1 (1.43%) Network Security
8 1 (1.43%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.57%) MS Access
General
1 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Clustering
2 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.71%) Statistics
2 4 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.86%) FlexPod
4 1 (1.43%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.43%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (45.71%) Windows
2 27 (38.57%) Windows Server
3 23 (32.86%) Solaris
4 17 (24.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (15.71%) Windows XP
7 8 (11.43%) AIX
7 8 (11.43%) Linux
7 8 (11.43%) Windows 7
8 6 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (4.29%) Windows 10
9 3 (4.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.86%) Unix
11 1 (1.43%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (32.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 21 (30.00%) Change Management
2 21 (30.00%) Incident Management
3 11 (15.71%) ITIL
4 10 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 10 (14.29%) Service Delivery
5 7 (10.00%) High Availability
6 6 (8.57%) Compliance Management
7 3 (4.29%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.29%) Network Management
7 3 (4.29%) Validation
8 2 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.86%) Server Patching
9 1 (1.43%) Change Control
9 1 (1.43%) ITIL V3
9 1 (1.43%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.43%) Load Balancing
9 1 (1.43%) Network Design
9 1 (1.43%) Release Management
9 1 (1.43%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (45.71%) SQL
2 21 (30.00%) Java
3 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (44.29%) Security Cleared
2 24 (34.29%) DV Cleared
3 9 (12.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (8.57%) MCP
5 6 (8.57%) MCSE
5 6 (8.57%) RHCE
6 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.86%) CCNP
8 1 (1.43%) CCDA
8 1 (1.43%) CCNA
8 1 (1.43%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.43%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.14%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (38.57%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.57%) KVM
3 6 (8.57%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (5.71%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.29%) vSphere
6 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.43%) vCloud
7 1 (1.43%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.43%) XenApp
7 1 (1.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) WSUS
2 8 (11.43%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (11.43%) NetBackup
3 7 (10.00%) Netcool
3 7 (10.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (8.57%) SCCM
5 5 (7.14%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (5.71%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.86%) SCOM
8 1 (1.43%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (50.00%) VMware
2 24 (34.29%) HP
3 21 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (24.29%) EMC
5 12 (17.14%) Oracle
6 9 (12.86%) Veritas
7 8 (11.43%) Citrix
8 7 (10.00%) Cisco
9 6 (8.57%) Red Hat
10 4 (5.71%) Meridio
11 3 (4.29%) Dell
11 3 (4.29%) Intel Security
11 3 (4.29%) Symantec
12 2 (2.86%) NetApp
13 1 (1.43%) F5
13 1 (1.43%) IBM
13 1 (1.43%) Juniper
13 1 (1.43%) Veeam