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 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
South East / Berkshire
Rank 101 103 115
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 8 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.41% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.73% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 8
Median daily rate £275 £251 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +23.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £174 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £290 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £261 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.78% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £63.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +13.20%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.75 £23.44
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -7.20%

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
1839 2332 2638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 93.78% 92.32% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 1257 1315
Median daily rate £415 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 90 78
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £63.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
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 25 February 2017. 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 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
Reading +11 3 £300 +22.44%
Bracknell -3 2 - -
Newbury - 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £250 -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 21 (70.00%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) SQL
4 14 (46.67%) DNS
5 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (36.67%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (36.67%) Incident Management
7 10 (33.33%) Solaris
7 10 (33.33%) Citrix
8 9 (30.00%) Change Management
8 9 (30.00%) LDAP
8 9 (30.00%) Java
8 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
9 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
9 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
11 4 (13.33%) Cisco
11 4 (13.33%) EMC
11 4 (13.33%) Firewall
11 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
12 3 (10.00%) Office 365
12 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
12 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
12 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
12 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (10.00%) WSUS
12 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
12 3 (10.00%) OSPF

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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.33%) IIS
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) iTunes
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) PaaS
3 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (46.67%) DNS
2 9 (30.00%) LDAP
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
4 3 (10.00%) BGP
4 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 3 (10.00%) OSPF
5 2 (6.67%) Broadband
5 2 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (6.67%) ICMP
5 2 (6.67%) MPLS
5 2 (6.67%) SAN
5 2 (6.67%) SNMP
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (3.33%) HSRP
6 1 (3.33%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.33%) Telnet
6 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MS Access
General
1 1 (3.33%) Back Office
1 1 (3.33%) Billing
1 1 (3.33%) Law
1 1 (3.33%) Legal
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 2 (6.67%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Mobile Computing
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (56.67%) Windows
2 10 (33.33%) Solaris
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.67%) AIX
6 2 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (6.67%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.33%) Unix
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Incident Management
1 11 (36.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 9 (30.00%) Change Management
3 3 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.67%) CRM
4 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (3.33%) Email Management
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Line Management
5 1 (3.33%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 16 (53.33%) SQL
2 9 (30.00%) Java
3 2 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) CCNP
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) CCIP
3 2 (6.67%) CCNA
3 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) WSUS
2 2 (6.67%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (6.67%) Netcool
2 2 (6.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (6.67%) SCCM
2 2 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.33%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 21 (70.00%) VMware
2 12 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (33.33%) Citrix
4 4 (13.33%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) HP
5 3 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) Intel Security
6 2 (6.67%) Juniper
6 2 (6.67%) Oracle
6 2 (6.67%) Veritas
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) Dell
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Huawei
7 1 (3.33%) LANDesk
7 1 (3.33%) Meridio
7 1 (3.33%) Samsung
Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 5 days ago