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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 167 177 164
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 17 23 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.33% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.42% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 17 18
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £289
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £174 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £243
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £23.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-1.59% +9.30%
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
4780 5413 5331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.07% 93.31% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3657 3807 3953
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 87 128
Average hourly rate £17.98 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.10% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £33.28 £72.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) VMware
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
4 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (34.29%) Finance
5 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
5 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
6 11 (31.43%) Citrix
7 10 (28.57%) Cisco
7 10 (28.57%) Firewall
7 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
9 7 (20.00%) Juniper
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (17.14%) Windows 8
10 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (17.14%) HP
10 6 (17.14%) CCNP
10 6 (17.14%) SQL
10 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
10 6 (17.14%) ITIL
10 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
11 5 (14.29%) LAN
11 5 (14.29%) WAN
11 5 (14.29%) DNS
11 5 (14.29%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.43%) Lync
3 4 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (11.43%) IIS
4 3 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (2.86%) Apache
6 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.86%) WorkSite
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
2 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (8.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.86%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
2 1 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Firewall
2 5 (14.29%) MPLS
2 5 (14.29%) LAN
2 5 (14.29%) WAN
2 5 (14.29%) DNS
3 4 (11.43%) SAN
3 4 (11.43%) VPLS
4 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.86%) LDAP
5 1 (2.86%) Extranet
5 1 (2.86%) DHCP
5 1 (2.86%) VoIP
5 1 (2.86%) Network Security
5 1 (2.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 1 (2.86%) DSL
5 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) MS Access
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 12 (34.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Advertising
3 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
1 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.86%) FMCG
3 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Replication
3 1 (2.86%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (34.29%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (17.14%) Windows 8
6 3 (8.57%) UNIX
6 3 (8.57%) Solaris
6 3 (8.57%) Linux
7 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.86%) Fedora
8 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.14%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) Change Management
3 2 (5.71%) Business Continuity
3 2 (5.71%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.86%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.86%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (2.86%) Business Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Information Security
4 1 (2.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.86%) Migration
4 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2
4 1 (2.86%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 2 (5.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) CCNP
1 6 (17.14%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCSE
3 4 (11.43%) CCIE
3 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
4 3 (8.57%) MCITP
5 2 (5.71%) MCTS
5 2 (5.71%) CCA
5 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.86%) CCEA
6 1 (2.86%) CCNA
6 1 (2.86%) MCP
6 1 (2.86%) MCSA
6 1 (2.86%) PhD
6 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.86%) Degree
6 1 (2.86%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) Hyper-V
3 3 (8.57%) XenApp
3 3 (8.57%) UAG
4 2 (5.71%) Xen
5 1 (2.86%) NLBS
5 1 (2.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.86%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.86%) vSphere
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.86%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (8.57%) SCOM
2 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.71%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (2.86%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
4 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 19 (54.29%) VMware
2 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (31.43%) Citrix
4 10 (28.57%) Cisco
5 7 (20.00%) Juniper
6 6 (17.14%) HP
7 4 (11.43%) Symantec
8 3 (8.57%) NetApp
9 2 (5.71%) Reuters
9 2 (5.71%) Bloomberg
9 2 (5.71%) IBM
10 1 (2.86%) Oracle
10 1 (2.86%) Sybase
10 1 (2.86%) Sun
10 1 (2.86%) Murex
10 1 (2.86%) Fidessa
10 1 (2.86%) Dell
10 1 (2.86%) EMC
10 1 (2.86%) Veritas
10 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
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