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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
London / City of London
Rank 151 142 167
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +25
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 11 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.36% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 9 18
Median daily rate £298 £325 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.46% +17.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.28% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.75 £23.44
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -7.20%

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
2819 3054 4960
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 95.14% 95.53% 95.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2223 2413 3800
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 46 76
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +9.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £53.00 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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
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 24 February 2017.

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

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
4 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
6 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
6 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) HP
7 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 3 (20.00%) Office 365
7 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
8 2 (13.33%) vSphere
8 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
8 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (13.33%) SCCM
8 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (13.33%) Skype
8 2 (13.33%) Java
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) .NET
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
8 2 (13.33%) SAN

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 4 (26.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.67%) Mimecast
2 1 (6.67%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.67%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) SAN
1 2 (13.33%) Skype
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IPT
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) FTP
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) SSL
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Private Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) .NET
2 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
2 1 (6.67%) AngularJS
2 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
2 1 (6.67%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (13.33%) Mac OS
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) ITIL
1 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (6.67%) Email Management
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (6.67%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.67%) SDLC
2 1 (6.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
2 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Java
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) BitLocker
4 1 (6.67%) DFS Replication
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) NFS
4 1 (6.67%) ProxySG
4 1 (6.67%) Samba
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (13.33%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (6.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix
4 1 (6.67%) Clearswift
4 1 (6.67%) DataCore
4 1 (6.67%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Google
4 1 (6.67%) Lumension
4 1 (6.67%) Meru Networks
4 1 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (6.67%) Remedy
4 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
4 1 (6.67%) Symantec
4 1 (6.67%) Veeam