The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cambridge 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 41 59 44
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.10% 0.39% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.15% 0.41% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Median daily rate £183 £250 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% -41.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £277 £220
% change year-on-year
-0.81% +26.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £20.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
3rd Line Support
Cambridgeshire

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
347 483 429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 95.33% 95.27% 95.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 338 288
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £250 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 35
Median hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +32.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Cambridge region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Front Office
2 3 (50.00%) Back Office
2 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Intel
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Nagios
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) OLAP
4 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) MySQL
4 1 (16.67%) Oracle
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (16.67%) OLAP
2 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (50.00%) Back Office
1 3 (50.00%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Mac OS
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCNA
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (16.67%) MCSA
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Cognos
3 1 (16.67%) Intel
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) VMware