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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 41 34 35
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.20% 0.79% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.85% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £168 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £268 £260
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £23.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +7.90%
3rd Line Support
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
322 236 229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 96.99% 93.65% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 146 142
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +5.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.17 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (20.00%) Intel
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) WAN
4 1 (20.00%) OS/400
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (20.00%) MS Office
4 1 (20.00%) AS400
4 1 (20.00%) Finance
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (60.00%) IBM HTTP Server
1 3 (60.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (20.00%) AS400
1 1 (20.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) OS/400
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (20.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (20.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Intel