The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Technician role in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Technician
Rank 563 564 525
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -39
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Technician 9 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.017% 0.009% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.019% 0.009% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate
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£190 £275 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% -26.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £190 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £92.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +351.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £92.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +351.21%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47141 43312 43321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 90.67% 92.78% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 30352 26814 24841
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1943 1885 2412
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

3rd Line Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

3rd Line Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in England

3rd Line Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

3rd Line Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

3rd Line Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Support Technician
Contract Job Locations in 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 Technician within the England region over the 3 months to 27 November 2014. 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
South East - 4 £240 -
London -9 2 £200 -27.27%
East of England - - - -
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3rd Line Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 3rd Line Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
7 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (40.00%) SQL
8 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
8 5 (33.33%) MS Office
8 5 (33.33%) Symantec
8 5 (33.33%) NetApp
8 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) vSphere
8 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (33.33%) Backup Exec
8 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (26.67%) HP
10 3 (20.00%) McAfee
10 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (20.00%) QA
10 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery

3rd Line Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited 3rd Line Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) ADSL
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (13.33%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Client/Server
1 2 (13.33%) EPoS
2 1 (6.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
1 3 (20.00%) Line Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) QA
2 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) Backup Exec
2 4 (26.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.67%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Symantec
3 5 (33.33%) NetApp
4 4 (26.67%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) McAfee
5 3 (20.00%) Becrypt
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix
7 1 (6.67%) SAP
7 1 (6.67%) Oracle
7 1 (6.67%) Altiris
7 1 (6.67%) Clearswift
7 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
7 1 (6.67%) Veeam