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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 91 71 80
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.25% 1.31% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 1.38% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 7
Average daily rate
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£305 £216 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.04% -3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £208 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £250 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.68% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.04%
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
1510 1374 1355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 94.26% 94.50% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 910 705 680
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 118 96
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Leicestershire +4 2 £275 - 1
Derbyshire -9 1 £305 +46.98%
Northamptonshire - 1 £420 - 1
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 15 (75.00%) Windows
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
4 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (30.00%) Office 365
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (25.00%) DNS
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (20.00%) MCSE
7 4 (20.00%) DHCP
7 4 (20.00%) Citrix
7 4 (20.00%) Firewall
7 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (15.00%) SCCM
8 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
8 3 (15.00%) SAN
8 3 (15.00%) IIS
8 3 (15.00%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 3 (15.00%) Lync
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (5.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) FWSM
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (5.00%) Wireless
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security
5 1 (5.00%) PBX
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) General Ledger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Clustering
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (75.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 3 (15.00%) Linux
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.00%) Line Management
3 1 (5.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (5.00%) Logistics
3 1 (5.00%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (5.00%) Cash Management
3 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (5.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (20.00%) MCSE
4 2 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (10.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) CCNP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (5.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
4 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) JD Edwards
5 1 (5.00%) F5