The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London 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 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 182 175 194
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 19 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.33% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 15
Average daily rate
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£250 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £210 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £375 £352
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £223 £289
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -22.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £78.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -64.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
3rd Line 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 City of London 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
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
5393 5319 6448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.43% 92.41% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4151 3926 4767
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £263 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 76 164
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.58 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.64% -7.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.05 £32.03 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 19 (54.29%) VMware
4 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
7 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (25.71%) Cisco
8 9 (25.71%) Citrix
9 7 (20.00%) MS Office
9 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 7 (20.00%) Finance
9 7 (20.00%) Firewall
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
10 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
10 6 (17.14%) ITIL
10 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (14.29%) SAN
11 5 (14.29%) SQL
11 5 (14.29%) MCSE
11 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
11 5 (14.29%) CCNP
11 5 (14.29%) WAN
11 5 (14.29%) SCCM
11 5 (14.29%) SCOM
11 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (11.43%) Windows 8

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 7 (20.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (11.43%) IIS
5 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (8.57%) Lync
5 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (5.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 7 (20.00%) MS Office
2 6 (17.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) SAN
2 5 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (11.43%) LAN
3 4 (11.43%) MPLS
4 3 (8.57%) VPLS
5 2 (5.71%) FTP
5 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
6 1 (2.86%) DNS
6 1 (2.86%) HTTP
6 1 (2.86%) LDAP
6 1 (2.86%) DHCP
6 1 (2.86%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.86%) DSL
6 1 (2.86%) Wireless
6 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Sybase ASE
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (20.00%) Finance
2 3 (8.57%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.57%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.71%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) Replication
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) FMCG
4 1 (2.86%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 26 (74.29%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (17.14%) Windows 7
4 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 4 (11.43%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Debian
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Business Continuity
3 2 (5.71%) BCP
3 2 (5.71%) Business Analysis
3 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.71%) CRM
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) Change Management
3 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
3 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity Planning
4 1 (2.86%) Data Protection
4 1 (2.86%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (2.86%) ITSM
4 1 (2.86%) Information Security Management
4 1 (2.86%) Security Management
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.86%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCSE
2 5 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (8.57%) MCSA
3 3 (8.57%) CCIE
3 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (5.71%) MCTS
4 2 (5.71%) MCITP
4 2 (5.71%) CCNA
4 2 (5.71%) CCA
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (5.71%) CCEA
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) PhD
5 1 (2.86%) Degree
5 1 (2.86%) VCAP
System Software
1 21 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.43%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (5.71%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (5.71%) vSphere
5 2 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.86%) vCloud
6 1 (2.86%) UAG
6 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.86%) Xen
6 1 (2.86%) NLBS
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
1 5 (14.29%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.86%) SCSM
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (2.86%) MOM
4 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.86%) DameWare
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) VMware
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (25.71%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) Juniper
5 3 (8.57%) HP
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) McAfee
6 2 (5.71%) Veritas
6 2 (5.71%) AppSense
6 2 (5.71%) Altiris
6 2 (5.71%) RightFax
7 1 (2.86%) Veeam
7 1 (2.86%) F5
7 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.86%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Sybase
7 1 (2.86%) CommVault
7 1 (2.86%) NetApp
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