The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 103 95 113
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +18
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 21 30 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.88% 1.17% 0.80%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.92% 1.22% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 10
Average daily rate £283 £255 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.78% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £293 £223
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 5
Average hourly rate - £23.75 £23.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.37%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £24.56 £23.35
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +5.19%
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 of England 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 of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2271 2467 2261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.30% 96.56% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1358 1464 1234
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £188 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 227 244
Average hourly rate £20.50 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.24% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hertfordshire +19 8 £313 -16.66% 8
Suffolk +3 5 £263 -
Essex -5 3 £265 +8.16% 2
Bedfordshire -7 3 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +11 1 £170 -
Norfolk -16 1 £345 +97.14% 1
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 27 (77.14%) Windows
3 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
4 18 (51.43%) VMware
5 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
5 17 (48.57%) Office 365
6 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
8 14 (40.00%) DNS
9 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 11 (31.43%) DHCP
12 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
12 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
12 10 (28.57%) Citrix
12 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
13 9 (25.71%) SQL
14 8 (22.86%) VoIP
14 8 (22.86%) SAN
14 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (22.86%) Firewall
14 8 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
14 8 (22.86%) Software Licensing
15 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
15 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
15 7 (20.00%) IIS
15 7 (20.00%) Web Services
16 6 (17.14%) iSCSI
16 6 (17.14%) NAS
16 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business

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

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 17 (48.57%) MS Exchange
2 15 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (20.00%) IIS
4 6 (17.14%) Skype for Business
5 4 (11.43%) SharePoint
6 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (8.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (5.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 17 (48.57%) Office 365
2 7 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) DNS
2 11 (31.43%) DHCP
3 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 8 (22.86%) Firewall
4 8 (22.86%) SAN
4 8 (22.86%) VoIP
4 8 (22.86%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (17.14%) iSCSI
5 6 (17.14%) NAS
6 3 (8.57%) VPN
7 1 (2.86%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (11.43%) Advertising
1 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.71%) NHS
3 1 (2.86%) Chemistry
3 1 (2.86%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.86%) FlexPod
3 1 (2.86%) Physics
3 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Windows
2 19 (54.29%) Windows Server
3 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 7 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (8.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (5.71%) Linux
9 1 (2.86%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.86%) Solaris
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) Disaster Recovery
1 8 (22.86%) Software Licensing
2 5 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (8.57%) Migration
3 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.71%) Scrum
5 1 (2.86%) Application Packaging
5 1 (2.86%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.86%) CRM
5 1 (2.86%) Patch Management
5 1 (2.86%) Presales
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.86%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.86%) Java
3 1 (2.86%) VB
3 1 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (2.86%) CCNA
1 1 (2.86%) CCNP
1 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (34.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (14.29%) XenApp
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (8.57%) MetaFrame
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Backup Exec
1 3 (8.57%) Bacula
1 3 (8.57%) SCCM
1 3 (8.57%) ZABBIX
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (51.43%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) Citrix
3 5 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (11.43%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) Symantec
6 2 (5.71%) Lotus
6 2 (5.71%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Altiris
7 1 (2.86%) HP
7 1 (2.86%) Intel
7 1 (2.86%) Wyse
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