The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire 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 6 May 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
6 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 89 79 69
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.092% 0.30% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.31% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £338 £225 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -38.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £236
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £17.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +7.14%
3rd Line Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1023 959 761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.77% 95.71% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 699 582 382
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £288 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 55
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.16 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.36% -51.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.05 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.60 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.43% -2.35%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 Cheshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Banking
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Change Management
5 1 (14.29%) Local Government
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) Skype
2 1 (14.29%) SSL
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (14.29%) Android
5 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Change Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper
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