The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Technical Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Technical Support
Rank 65 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Technical Support 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
-11.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £21.25
3rd Line Technical Support
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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
712 829 865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 92.11% 90.60% 94.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 399 465
Average daily rate £375 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 56 43
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.74 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

3rd Line Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Technical Support
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 3rd Line Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title.

1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analysis

3rd Line Technical Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited 3rd Line Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (100.00%) MS Office
1 1 (100.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Analysis
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) VMware