The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the City of London region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 163 190 185
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.088% 0.44% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.46% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 21 11
Median daily rate £250 £228 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% -27.20%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £277 £220
% change year-on-year
-0.81% +26.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £29.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
3252 5610 5467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.62% 94.78% 94.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2639 4365 3971
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 89 95
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.98 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -5.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.60 £25.60 £35.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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

The demand trend of IT contracts across the City of London region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

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
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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
4 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) VMware
5 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
6 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
6 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (38.46%) Office 365
7 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (38.46%) MS Office
7 5 (38.46%) Citrix
8 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
9 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (23.08%) Yammer
9 3 (23.08%) Skype
9 3 (23.08%) OneDrive
9 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
9 3 (23.08%) SCCM
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
9 3 (23.08%) Migration
9 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (23.08%) HP
9 3 (23.08%) Cisco
9 3 (23.08%) SQL
9 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 3 (23.08%) MCSE

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (61.54%) MS Exchange
2 6 (46.15%) SharePoint
3 5 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (15.38%) IIS
6 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
6 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (23.08%) OneDrive
2 3 (23.08%) Yammer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) DNS
1 3 (23.08%) Skype
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) LAN
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
2 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) BGP
3 1 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (7.69%) Internet
3 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.69%) Banking
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.69%) Handset
2 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.69%) Windows Vista
6 1 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) Document Management
3 1 (7.69%) Load Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.69%) Process Improvement
3 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Server Patching
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (15.38%) CCNA
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) MCITP
2 2 (15.38%) MCTS
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 2 (15.38%) XenApp
5 1 (7.69%) Firmware
5 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (7.69%) HP SIM
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
3 1 (7.69%) SCOrch
3 1 (7.69%) SCSM
3 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
1 9 (69.23%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Cisco
3 3 (23.08%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) Avaya
4 1 (7.69%) Canon
4 1 (7.69%) Equitrac
4 1 (7.69%) iManage
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus
4 1 (7.69%) Sitecore
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec