The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cardiff region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 42 28 30
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.53% 2.10% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.54% 2.25% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
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£190 £191 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.65% -39.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £216 £285 £258
% change year-on-year
-24.12% +10.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +5.95%
Job Titles Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
372 222 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 97.89% 93.28% 96.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 143 123
Average daily rate £350 £325 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -0.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
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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 23 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Intel
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Impromptu
2 1 (50.00%) ARCserve

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos Impromptu
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (100.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Intel
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cognos