The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East Midlands region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 26 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 89 94 71
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 6 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.63% 0.38% 1.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.40% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 7
Median daily rate £275 £305 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.83% +35.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £287 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £444 £265
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £277 £220
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £28.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +21.73%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
1514 1500 1369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 95.94% 95.36% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 921 910 703
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 76 121
Median hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.91 £10.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £28.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the East Midlands region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

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 26 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Northamptonshire -2 3 £253 -42.61%
Leicestershire +4 1 £275 -
Derbyshire +3 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 2016, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East Midlands region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
3 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (40.00%) Firewall
5 10 (40.00%) VMware
6 9 (36.00%) ITIL
6 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (36.00%) WAN
6 9 (36.00%) SAN
6 9 (36.00%) LAN
6 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (28.00%) DNS
7 7 (28.00%) Cisco
7 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (24.00%) Wireless
8 6 (24.00%) Server Building
9 5 (20.00%) SCCM
9 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 4 (16.00%) DHCP
10 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (16.00%) NetApp
10 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
10 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
10 4 (16.00%) High Availability
10 4 (16.00%) Office 365
10 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.00%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 10 (40.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) LAN
2 9 (36.00%) SAN
2 9 (36.00%) WAN
3 7 (28.00%) DNS
4 6 (24.00%) Wireless
5 4 (16.00%) DHCP
6 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) IPv4
7 1 (4.00%) NAS
7 1 (4.00%) PBX
7 1 (4.00%) Skype
7 1 (4.00%) VLAN
7 1 (4.00%) VoIP
7 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (4.00%) Back Office
1 1 (4.00%) Retail
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (16.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (36.00%) Windows XP
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 3 (12.00%) Linux
7 3 (12.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) ITIL
2 6 (24.00%) Server Building
3 4 (16.00%) High Availability
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (8.00%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (8.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.00%) Logistics
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) Project Management
5 1 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (4.00%) Software Licensing
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) DBS Check
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) CCNA
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCSA
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (28.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.00%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) NetApp
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Citrix
5 2 (8.00%) Dell
5 2 (8.00%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Brocade
6 1 (4.00%) HP
6 1 (4.00%) Kronos
6 1 (4.00%) Sophos