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 2 September 2014 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 178 216 199
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -17
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 18 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.20% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.22% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 13 9
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£275 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £190 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £325 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £236 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £97.91 - £36.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.24 - £29.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £151.58 - £43.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -
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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
5428 6808 7223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.11% 92.50% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3937 4974 5219
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 146 171
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

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 2 September 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the City of London region over the 3 months to 2 September 2014.

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

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 28 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (43.18%) VMware
5 17 (38.64%) MS Exchange
6 14 (31.82%) Citrix
6 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2010
8 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
9 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
11 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
11 8 (18.18%) DNS
11 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (15.91%) Cisco
12 7 (15.91%) Oracle
12 7 (15.91%) Finance
12 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (13.64%) Blackberry
14 5 (11.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 5 (11.36%) Firewall
14 5 (11.36%) Banking
14 5 (11.36%) HP
14 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 4 (9.09%) SQL
15 4 (9.09%) ITIL
15 4 (9.09%) Linux
15 4 (9.09%) MCSE
15 4 (9.09%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, 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 17 (38.64%) MS Exchange
2 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (11.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.82%) Lync
6 2 (4.55%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.27%) Apache
7 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
7 1 (2.27%) IIS
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.27%) Node.js
7 1 (2.27%) Liferay
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (2.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Academy Housing
1 1 (2.27%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Communications & Networking
1 8 (18.18%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) Firewall
3 3 (6.82%) SAN
3 3 (6.82%) LAN
3 3 (6.82%) WAN
3 3 (6.82%) DHCP
4 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.55%) VPN
5 1 (2.27%) LDAP
5 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.27%) VLAN
5 1 (2.27%) Network Security
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.27%) NAS
5 1 (2.27%) Kerberos
5 1 (2.27%) VoIP
5 1 (2.27%) DMZ
5 1 (2.27%) Internet
5 1 (2.27%) Extranet
5 1 (2.27%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (4.55%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) MongoDB
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (11.36%) Banking
3 2 (4.55%) Retail
3 2 (4.55%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Retail Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Publishing
4 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (2.27%) XML
2 1 (2.27%) WSDL
2 1 (2.27%) Spring
2 1 (2.27%) Kafka
2 1 (2.27%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.27%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 11 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
6 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (9.09%) Linux
8 3 (6.82%) UNIX
9 2 (4.55%) Solaris
10 1 (2.27%) Android
10 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.09%) ITIL
1 4 (9.09%) Migration
2 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (4.55%) Project Management
4 1 (2.27%) Service Management
4 1 (2.27%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.27%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.27%) Systems Analysis
4 1 (2.27%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (2.27%) High Availability
4 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.27%) ITSM
4 1 (2.27%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (6.82%) VBScript
3 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) VB
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (9.09%) MCSE
2 4 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
4 2 (4.55%) MCP
4 2 (4.55%) CCNA
4 2 (4.55%) CCA
4 2 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.27%) MCTS
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
5 1 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 28 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (4.55%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) UAG
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) WSUS
1 2 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) PureDisk
2 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (2.27%) SCSM
2 1 (2.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (2.27%) ARCserve
2 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.27%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (2.27%) DameWare
2 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.27%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) VMware
2 14 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 14 (31.82%) Citrix
3 7 (15.91%) Oracle
3 7 (15.91%) Cisco
4 5 (11.36%) HP
5 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.55%) Lotus
6 2 (4.55%) Symantec
6 2 (4.55%) Sybase
6 2 (4.55%) Sun
7 1 (2.27%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) NetApp
7 1 (2.27%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.27%) IBM
7 1 (2.27%) Civica
7 1 (2.27%) Capita
7 1 (2.27%) Orchard
7 1 (2.27%) SonicWALL
7 1 (2.27%) ProCurve
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