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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 164 186 211
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +25
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 32 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.31% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.34% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 13
Average daily rate
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£315 £275 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.54% +14.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £201 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £370 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £236 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £97.91 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.92% -10.65%
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
4890 5349 6613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.97% 92.10% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 3890 4809
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
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 71 90 145
Average hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.84 £13.03 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 39 (82.98%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (55.32%) Active Directory
4 24 (51.06%) VMware
5 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
6 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
7 14 (29.79%) Citrix
8 13 (27.66%) SQL
9 12 (25.53%) SAN
9 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
9 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
10 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (23.40%) IIS
11 10 (21.28%) ITIL
11 10 (21.28%) Cisco
11 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (19.15%) XenApp
12 9 (19.15%) SCCM
12 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
12 9 (19.15%) WAN
12 9 (19.15%) Blackberry
13 8 (17.02%) DNS
13 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
15 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
15 6 (12.77%) SCOM
15 6 (12.77%) LAN
15 6 (12.77%) DHCP
15 6 (12.77%) MS Office
15 6 (12.77%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 16 (34.04%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.40%) IIS
3 9 (19.15%) SharePoint
4 8 (17.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (10.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (8.51%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (6.38%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (4.26%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.13%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (25.53%) SAN
2 9 (19.15%) WAN
3 8 (17.02%) DNS
4 6 (12.77%) LAN
4 6 (12.77%) DHCP
5 5 (10.64%) TCP/IP
6 4 (8.51%) Firewall
6 4 (8.51%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.26%) FTP
7 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 2 (4.26%) MPLS
8 1 (2.13%) OSPF
8 1 (2.13%) BGP
8 1 (2.13%) DSL
8 1 (2.13%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.13%) VRRP
8 1 (2.13%) SNMP
8 1 (2.13%) VPN
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.13%) Big Data
3 1 (2.13%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.13%) Sybase ASE
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Law
3 2 (4.26%) Back Office
4 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.13%) Advertising
4 1 (2.13%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) COM
1 1 (2.13%) Middleware
1 1 (2.13%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.15%) Blackberry
2 7 (14.89%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) HP Storage
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.13%) NHS
4 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.13%) Replication
4 1 (2.13%) Clustering
4 1 (2.13%) PKI
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 39 (82.98%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (25.53%) Windows 7
4 11 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (12.77%) Windows 8
6 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.51%) Linux
7 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.38%) Android
9 1 (2.13%) Debian
9 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.28%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) Data Protection
3 3 (6.38%) ITIL V3
3 3 (6.38%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
3 3 (6.38%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity Planning
3 3 (6.38%) PRINCE
3 3 (6.38%) BCP
3 3 (6.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.38%) Service Management
3 3 (6.38%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.26%) Data Management
4 2 (4.26%) ITSM
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.26%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.26%) Time Management
4 2 (4.26%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.13%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) SQL
2 12 (25.53%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) VBScript
3 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.13%) C#
3 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) MCSE
1 6 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.64%) MCSA
2 5 (10.64%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.64%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.51%) CCNP
3 4 (8.51%) CCA
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (6.38%) CCEE
5 2 (4.26%) MCITP
5 2 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.13%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.13%) CCEA
6 1 (2.13%) CCNA
6 1 (2.13%) CCSP
6 1 (2.13%) Degree
6 1 (2.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 26 (55.32%) Active Directory
2 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (19.15%) XenApp
4 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (8.51%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (8.51%) vSphere
6 3 (6.38%) UAG
7 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.26%) ISA Server
7 2 (4.26%) XenDesktop
7 2 (4.26%) Xen
7 2 (4.26%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.13%) NLBS
8 1 (2.13%) Firmware
8 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.13%) XenServer
8 1 (2.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (19.15%) SCCM
2 6 (12.77%) SCOM
3 4 (8.51%) Nagios
4 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.26%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (4.26%) Puppet
4 2 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.13%) SCSM
5 1 (2.13%) WSUS
5 1 (2.13%) DameWare
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) VMware
2 21 (44.68%) Microsoft
3 14 (29.79%) Citrix
4 10 (21.28%) Cisco
5 4 (8.51%) F5
5 4 (8.51%) Sophos
6 3 (6.38%) AppSense
6 3 (6.38%) Juniper
6 3 (6.38%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) McAfee
7 2 (4.26%) Symantec
7 2 (4.26%) Veritas
7 2 (4.26%) Altiris
7 2 (4.26%) Bomgar
7 2 (4.26%) RightFax
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.13%) Apple
8 1 (2.13%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.13%) Remedy
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
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