The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Buckinghamshire 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 72 86 81
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.36% 0.43% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.46% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Median daily rate £270 £295 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
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
781 1302 1116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 92.76% 94.14% 94.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 713 601
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 60 63
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +26.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.70 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £33.50 £20.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Buckinghamshire region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 September 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
Milton Keynes +12 3 £270 -8.47% 3
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Project Management
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) Validation
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) SLA
3 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
3 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Retail
3 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
3 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
3 3 (42.86%) System Testing
3 3 (42.86%) Change Control
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) LAN
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (57.14%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (42.86%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (42.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
1 2 (28.57%) Network Security
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 1 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Media
1 1 (14.29%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Change Control
2 3 (42.86%) Project Management
2 3 (42.86%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (42.86%) System Testing
2 3 (42.86%) Test Scripting
2 3 (42.86%) Validation
2 3 (42.86%) Workflow
3 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) ERP
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) Java
1 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
1 1 (14.29%) PHP
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB
1 3 (42.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCSE
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) HP
3 3 (42.86%) Remedy
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) F5
4 1 (14.29%) NetApp