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 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 186 183 175
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 15 18 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.27% 0.27% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.29% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 13 17
Average daily rate
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£290 £301 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.49% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £168 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £260 £260
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.90%
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
5219 6286 5637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.83% 93.46% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 4571 4200
Average daily rate £448 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 113 144
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £35.10 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 December 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
4 18 (46.15%) VMware
5 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
6 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
7 13 (33.33%) Citrix
8 12 (30.77%) Finance
9 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
12 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
13 7 (17.95%) SQL
13 7 (17.95%) Firewall
13 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (15.38%) DNS
14 6 (15.38%) Cisco
14 6 (15.38%) HP
15 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
15 5 (12.82%) ITIL
15 5 (12.82%) SAN
16 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
16 4 (10.26%) LAN
16 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
16 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (10.26%) SCCM
16 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
16 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 14 (35.90%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.26%) Lync
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (7.69%) IIS
4 3 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.13%) Apache
5 2 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.56%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Coherence
6 1 (2.56%) WorkSite
6 1 (2.56%) Node.js
6 1 (2.56%) Liferay
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Academy Housing
1 1 (2.56%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) Firewall
2 6 (15.38%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) SAN
4 4 (10.26%) LAN
5 3 (7.69%) WAN
5 3 (7.69%) MPLS
6 2 (5.13%) LDAP
7 1 (2.56%) DSL
7 1 (2.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.56%) VPLS
7 1 (2.56%) Network Security
7 1 (2.56%) DHCP
7 1 (2.56%) VPN
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) MS Access
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MSI
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Law
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Publishing
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) WSDL
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.56%) Spring
2 1 (2.56%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) Kafka
2 1 (2.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (74.36%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (38.46%) Windows 7
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.26%) Windows 8
6 4 (10.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.69%) UNIX
7 3 (7.69%) Linux
8 2 (5.13%) Solaris
9 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.56%) Fedora
9 1 (2.56%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.82%) ITIL
2 3 (7.69%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Asset Management
3 2 (5.13%) Problem Management
3 2 (5.13%) Project Management
3 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.13%) Software Deployment
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.56%) MVC
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.56%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
4 1 (2.56%) Dependency Injection
4 1 (2.56%) High Availability
4 1 (2.56%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) VB
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) MCITP
2 2 (5.13%) MCSE
3 1 (2.56%) CCIE
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) CCA
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 10 (25.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
4 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.13%) Xen
4 2 (5.13%) UAG
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.56%) NLBS
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.13%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
4 1 (2.56%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.56%) WSUS
4 1 (2.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.56%) PureDisk
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (2.56%) ARCserve
4 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.56%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (2.56%) DameWare
4 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) VMware
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 13 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) HP
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) Juniper
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Reuters
6 2 (5.13%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) IBM
6 2 (5.13%) Oracle
7 1 (2.56%) Sybase
7 1 (2.56%) Business Objects
7 1 (2.56%) Dell
7 1 (2.56%) EMC
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) Murex
7 1 (2.56%) Veritas
7 1 (2.56%) Lotus
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