The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire 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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 84 73 49
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -24
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.31% 0.94% 2.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 1.00% 2.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Average daily rate
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£250 £238 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +2.70%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £235 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £14.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+175.86% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.60 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.21% -14.15%
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 Buckinghamshire 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1190 1104 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.32% 93.96% 91.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 589 409
Average daily rate £350 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £473 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 59 66
Average hourly rate £16.14 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.55% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £22.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Buckinghamshire region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Buckinghamshire region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
Milton Keynes -9 3 £250 +13.63%
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
4 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
5 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (27.27%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) SQL
6 3 (27.27%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
7 2 (18.18%) Change Management
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 2 (18.18%) LAN
7 2 (18.18%) WAN
7 2 (18.18%) MCITP
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
7 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
7 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
7 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) LAN
1 2 (18.18%) WAN
2 1 (9.09%) 4G
2 1 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (9.09%) VPN
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
2 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Migration
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
3 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (9.09%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (18.18%) MCITP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (9.09%) BitLocker
3 1 (9.09%) vSphere
3 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
1 1 (9.09%) SCCM
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) IBM
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus
4 1 (9.09%) McAfee