The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the East of England 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 25 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 113 124 98
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 15 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.59% 0.77% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.81% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 17 40
Median daily rate £220 £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £155 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £277 £220
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £26.50 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.15%
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 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
2418 2952 2816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 95.31% 95.01% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 1402 1793 1643
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 239 233
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £41.50 £37.00
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 of England

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

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the East of England region over the 3 months to 25 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
Essex +8 5 £280 +86.66%
Cambridgeshire +17 4 £183 -27.00% 1
Hertfordshire +14 4 £245 -17.08% 1
Bedfordshire +2 1 £325 +10.63%
Suffolk -2 1 £190 -41.53% 2
Norfolk -6 1 £190 +2.70% 1
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 of England region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) VMware
4 9 (30.00%) MS Office
5 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
7 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (16.67%) Cisco
8 5 (16.67%) SQL
8 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
9 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
9 4 (13.33%) Back Office
9 4 (13.33%) Linux
9 4 (13.33%) ITIL
9 4 (13.33%) DNS
9 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
9 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (13.33%) HP
9 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
10 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (10.00%) SAN
10 3 (10.00%) LAN
10 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
10 3 (10.00%) MCSE
10 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.00%) CCNA

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) IIS
2 3 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (10.00%) Office 365
2 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) DNS
2 3 (10.00%) LAN
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 3 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (3.33%) MySQL
2 1 (3.33%) OLAP
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 4 (13.33%) Back Office
2 3 (10.00%) Front Office
3 2 (6.67%) Finance
3 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.67%) NHS
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.33%) User Experience
3 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (13.33%) Linux
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
5 4 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
7 2 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
1 4 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (6.67%) CRM
2 2 (6.67%) Data Analysis
2 2 (6.67%) Migration
2 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (3.33%) Business Continuity
3 1 (3.33%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.33%) High Availability
3 1 (3.33%) ITSM
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.33%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) SQL
2 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.33%) VBA
4 1 (3.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (10.00%) CCNA
2 3 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.00%) MCSE
3 2 (6.67%) CCA
3 2 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (6.67%) MOS
4 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) MCSA
4 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (10.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (6.67%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.33%) vSphere
5 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (3.33%) Bacula
1 1 (3.33%) Nagios
1 1 (3.33%) SCCM
1 1 (3.33%) SCOM
1 1 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
1 13 (43.33%) VMware
2 8 (26.67%) Citrix
3 5 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (13.33%) HP
5 2 (6.67%) 3PAR
5 2 (6.67%) Avaya
6 1 (3.33%) Cognos
6 1 (3.33%) Intel
6 1 (3.33%) Lotus
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle