The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands 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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 86 84 76
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 16 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.91% 0.39% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.42% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £160 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -32.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £160 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £342 £160 £252
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £236 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.82% -5.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.72 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.01% -4.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
3rd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1664 1433 1180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.65% 93.97% 91.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 699 546
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 150 134
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.08 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.82% +14.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £40.00 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the East Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the East Midlands region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the East Midlands region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire -5 8 £285 -
Derbyshire +6 5 £305 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £355 -
Leicestershire +1 1 £300 +87.50%
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
3 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (48.39%) VMware
5 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
6 11 (35.48%) Office 365
6 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
7 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
8 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (19.35%) SQL
10 6 (19.35%) DNS
10 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
10 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (19.35%) SCCM
11 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
12 4 (12.90%) Firewall
12 4 (12.90%) Clustering
12 4 (12.90%) IIS
12 4 (12.90%) MCSE
12 4 (12.90%) LAN
12 4 (12.90%) WAN
12 4 (12.90%) Citrix
12 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (12.90%) SCOM
12 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (12.90%) vSphere
12 4 (12.90%) Lync

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 10 (32.26%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (12.90%) IIS
3 4 (12.90%) Lync
4 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (6.45%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (35.48%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) Firewall
2 4 (12.90%) LAN
2 4 (12.90%) WAN
3 3 (9.68%) DHCP
3 3 (9.68%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.45%) VLAN
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.23%) FWSM
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (3.23%) VoIP
5 1 (3.23%) MPLS
5 1 (3.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Clustering
2 3 (9.68%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Windows
2 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (35.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (32.26%) Windows 7
5 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 2000 Server
7 3 (9.68%) Windows 8
8 2 (6.45%) Linux
8 2 (6.45%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
2 2 (6.45%) Migration
2 2 (6.45%) Line Management
3 1 (3.23%) Coaching
3 1 (3.23%) Supplier Management
3 1 (3.23%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.23%) Network Management
3 1 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.23%) CAD
3 1 (3.23%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.23%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
2 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (12.90%) MCSE
3 2 (6.45%) MCSA
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) MCITP
4 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.23%) CCIE
4 1 (3.23%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (19.35%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.90%) vSphere
4 2 (6.45%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (6.45%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.23%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (48.39%) VMware
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) HP
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) Juniper
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Nokia
5 1 (3.23%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.23%) McAfee
5 1 (3.23%) Websense
5 1 (3.23%) F5