The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 29 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
29 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 23 - 28
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.76% - 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £260 £260
% change year-on-year
-6.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +7.14%
3rd Line Support
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester 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
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
111 195 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 84.73% 89.86% 93.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 64 67
Average daily rate £313 £312 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.16% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £430 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 8
Average hourly rate £29.00 £31.56 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.09% -23.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.44 £16.84 £25.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £62.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Chester

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
2 1 (50.00%) WSUS
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (50.00%) High Availability
2 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) McAfee
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) EMC
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) High Availability
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) DFS Replication
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) WSUS
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) SCOM
1 1 (50.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) McAfee
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Dell
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
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