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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 109 111 106
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 18 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.68% 0.73% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.81% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 7
Average daily rate
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£227 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.45% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £252 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.65 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.56 £23.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.52% +9.30%
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
2367 2350 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.46% 90.35% 91.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1197 1182 813
Average daily rate £400 £385 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 102 113
Average hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 +10 10 £204 -25.81% 4
Bracknell 0 1 - - 2
Slough -7 1 - -
Wokingham - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (46.43%) MCSE
6 11 (39.29%) VMware
7 10 (35.71%) MCP
8 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
8 9 (32.14%) SCCM
9 8 (28.57%) SCOM
9 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
9 8 (28.57%) Network Management
9 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 8 (28.57%) ITIL
9 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
10 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (21.43%) IIS
11 6 (21.43%) SQL
11 6 (21.43%) DNS
11 6 (21.43%) EMC
12 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
12 5 (17.86%) SAN
12 5 (17.86%) Firewall
12 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 9 (32.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (21.43%) IIS
4 3 (10.71%) Lotus Domino
4 3 (10.71%) Documentum
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (7.14%) GlassFish
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (7.14%) IBM Notes
5 2 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (3.57%) Lync
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 5 (17.86%) SAN
2 5 (17.86%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) LDAP
3 2 (7.14%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.57%) Wireless
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) SSL
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) Softswitch
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) Network Security
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.57%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Flash
2 1 (3.57%) LINQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.71%) CLARiiON
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Network Management
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
1 8 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.14%) Web Development
2 2 (7.14%) Change Management
3 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.57%) Migration
3 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (46.43%) MCSE
3 10 (35.71%) MCP
4 8 (28.57%) DV Cleared
4 8 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.57%) CCA
6 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCSD
6 1 (3.57%) MCSA
6 1 (3.57%) MCDBA
6 1 (3.57%) Degree
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
6 1 (3.57%) MCITP
6 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.57%) NLBS
4 1 (3.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 8 (28.57%) SCOM
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (10.71%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 14 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (39.29%) VMware
3 6 (21.43%) EMC
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (10.71%) Lotus
5 3 (10.71%) Symantec
5 3 (10.71%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) Adobe
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) Nortel
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