The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff 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 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank - 49 28
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff - 0.25% 1.04%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.26% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -45.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £223 £290
% change year-on-year
+11.96% -23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -4.87%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff 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
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
272 379 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 95.44% 96.19% 93.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 263 108
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £27.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-56.37% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.71 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £30.25 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 9 (69.23%) IBM
2 8 (61.54%) HTTP
2 8 (61.54%) IBM HTTP Server
2 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
3 5 (38.46%) Windows
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) VMware
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (15.38%) SLA
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) DNS
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
6 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 1 (7.69%) LAN
6 1 (7.69%) OS/400
6 1 (7.69%) DHCP
6 1 (7.69%) Citrix
6 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
6 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (7.69%) VCP5
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (7.69%) AS400

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff 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 8 (61.54%) IBM HTTP Server
1 8 (61.54%) WebSphere
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) OS/400
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.69%) VCP5
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus