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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 138 169 183
Rank change year-on-year
+31 +14
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 12 23 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.45% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.47% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 14
Average daily rate £325 £280 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -10.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £452 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £24.56 £23.35
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +5.19%
3rd Line Support
London

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
3003 4864 5652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.42% 94.98% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2367 3726 4072
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £601 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 82 91
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.08% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £27.37 £30.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016, 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 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
4 19 (63.33%) VMware
5 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
6 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 12 (40.00%) Cisco
8 12 (40.00%) IIS
9 11 (36.67%) SQL
10 10 (33.33%) Citrix
10 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
11 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
11 9 (30.00%) WAN
11 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
12 8 (26.67%) LAN
12 8 (26.67%) ITIL
12 8 (26.67%) SAN
12 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
13 7 (23.33%) SCCM
13 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
13 7 (23.33%) XenApp
14 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
14 6 (20.00%) CCNP
14 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (16.67%) Finance
15 5 (16.67%) DNS
15 5 (16.67%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 (40.00%) IIS
2 10 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
4 5 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (3.33%) CMS
7 1 (3.33%) Drupal
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (3.33%) Tomcat
7 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Office
2 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Markit EDM
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.33%) Force.com
2 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.33%) OneDrive
2 1 (3.33%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) WAN
2 8 (26.67%) LAN
2 8 (26.67%) SAN
3 5 (16.67%) DHCP
3 5 (16.67%) DNS
4 4 (13.33%) VPN
5 3 (10.00%) SSL
5 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.67%) Firewall
6 2 (6.67%) iSCSI
6 2 (6.67%) NAS
7 1 (3.33%) BGP
7 1 (3.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
7 1 (3.33%) IP Telephony
7 1 (3.33%) Skype
7 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) GIS
5 1 (3.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) BusinessObjects
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Advertising
2 1 (3.33%) Back Office
2 1 (3.33%) Law
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
2 1 (3.33%) COM
2 1 (3.33%) CSS
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) HTML5
2 1 (3.33%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) NHS
2 3 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.33%) BYOD
4 1 (3.33%) HP Storage
4 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 21 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (30.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (16.67%) Linux
7 3 (10.00%) Android
7 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.33%) Unix
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
8 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (26.67%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (10.00%) Investment Management
3 3 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 3 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 3 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (10.00%) PRINCE
3 3 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 2 (6.67%) Coaching
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Data Management
4 2 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.67%) Security Management
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Release Management
5 1 (3.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 11 (36.67%) SQL
2 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.00%) VBScript
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) CCNP
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) MCSE
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (10.00%) CCA
3 3 (10.00%) CCEE
3 3 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (10.00%) MCSA
4 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) MCITP
5 1 (3.33%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) XenApp
3 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (16.67%) BitLocker
5 4 (13.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (13.33%) vSphere
5 4 (13.33%) XenDesktop
6 2 (6.67%) Firmware
6 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
6 2 (6.67%) ISA Server
6 2 (6.67%) NFS
7 1 (3.33%) UAG
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) SCCM
2 3 (10.00%) Nagios
3 2 (6.67%) WSUS
4 1 (3.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (63.33%) VMware
2 17 (56.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (40.00%) Cisco
4 10 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (10.00%) EMC
5 3 (10.00%) Juniper
6 2 (6.67%) Bomgar
6 2 (6.67%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.67%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.33%) Apple
7 1 (3.33%) Bloomberg
7 1 (3.33%) BMC
7 1 (3.33%) Equitrac
7 1 (3.33%) F5
7 1 (3.33%) Informatica
7 1 (3.33%) NetApp
7 1 (3.33%) Palo Alto
7 1 (3.33%) Remedy
7 1 (3.33%) Reuters
7 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
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