The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge 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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 50 - 49
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.41% - 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£425 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-14.81% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.21 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge 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
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
461 348 440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 94.27% 94.31% 95.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 154 202
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £515 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 100
Average hourly rate £25.25 £30.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.83% -10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £59.10 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

3rd Line Support
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (50.00%) SLA
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
2 1 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) MCSE
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (25.00%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
1 1 (25.00%) NAS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Service Management
1 2 (50.00%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) EMC
1 1 (25.00%) Citrix
1 1 (25.00%) VMware