The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the 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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 397 335 355
Rank change year-on-year
-62 +20
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 246 337 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.49% 0.65% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.68% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 212 172
Median daily rate £275 £288 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £187 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £375 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £236
% change year-on-year
- +16.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 26 24
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £18.83 £16.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £30.00 £35.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.10
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +11.92%
3rd Line Support
UK

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
47525 49547 47656
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.69% 95.00% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31298 32087 29344
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1474 1872 1909
Median hourly rate £17.17 £17.06 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.61% +2.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

3rd Line Support
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 across the England region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

3rd Line Support
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 across the England region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the England region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in England

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 30 August 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
South East +9 73 £275 - 7
London -79 72 £275 -8.33% 14
South West +5 23 £314 +54.93% 4
North East +2 19 £264 - 2
West Midlands -33 13 £240 -28.35% 6
East of England +10 12 £280 +12.00% 6
North West -11 12 £269 -10.41% 7
East Midlands +6 11 £265 -3.63% 5
Yorkshire -13 11 £289 +15.50% 5
Midlands - 2 £200 -
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 England region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 339 (65.95%) Windows
2 306 (59.53%) Active Directory
3 245 (47.67%) VMware
4 230 (44.75%) Windows Server
5 206 (40.08%) Microsoft
6 142 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 134 (26.07%) Citrix
8 123 (23.93%) MS Exchange
9 122 (23.74%) ITIL
10 121 (23.54%) DNS
11 114 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 98 (19.07%) Cisco
12 98 (19.07%) SQL
13 97 (18.87%) Security Cleared
14 90 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 87 (16.93%) SCCM
15 87 (16.93%) DHCP
16 86 (16.73%) SAN
16 86 (16.73%) MS Excel
17 83 (16.15%) Windows 7
18 82 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
19 80 (15.56%) MS Office
20 75 (14.59%) HP
21 72 (14.01%) PowerShell
22 66 (12.84%) Office 365
23 62 (12.06%) SQL Server
24 61 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
25 60 (11.67%) Hyper-V
26 59 (11.48%) Linux
27 56 (10.89%) TCP/IP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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
1 123 (23.93%) MS Exchange
2 52 (10.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (9.53%) SharePoint
4 42 (8.17%) Skype for Business
5 20 (3.89%) IIS
6 18 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
10 12 (2.33%) IBM Notes
10 12 (2.33%) WebLogic
11 8 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 7 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.78%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.78%) Live Communications Server
15 3 (0.58%) Apache
15 3 (0.58%) CMS
15 3 (0.58%) Documentum
15 3 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 86 (16.73%) MS Excel
2 80 (15.56%) MS Office
3 13 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.97%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.58%) Eikon
2 2 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.19%) assyst
3 1 (0.19%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 66 (12.84%) Office 365
2 21 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.14%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (0.97%) OneDrive
5 4 (0.78%) Yammer
6 3 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.39%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.39%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (23.54%) DNS
2 87 (16.93%) DHCP
3 86 (16.73%) SAN
4 56 (10.89%) TCP/IP
5 55 (10.70%) Firewall
6 54 (10.51%) WAN
7 52 (10.12%) LAN
8 27 (5.25%) Internet
9 25 (4.86%) VPN
10 24 (4.67%) LDAP
11 20 (3.89%) Wireless
12 18 (3.50%) Skype
13 15 (2.92%) NAS
13 15 (2.92%) Unified Communications
14 13 (2.53%) Intranet
14 13 (2.53%) VoIP
15 12 (2.33%) VLAN
16 11 (2.14%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (1.95%) Network Security
18 9 (1.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (12.06%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.17%) MS Access
5 6 (1.17%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.58%) MySQL
8 2 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.19%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.19%) OLAP
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.58%) JIRA
1 3 (0.58%) MSI
2 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.19%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.19%) Subversion
2 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (9.53%) Finance
2 17 (3.31%) Back Office
3 14 (2.72%) Retail
4 10 (1.95%) Banking
4 10 (1.95%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.56%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.17%) Billing
7 4 (0.78%) Front Office
7 4 (0.78%) Law
8 3 (0.58%) Legal
9 2 (0.39%) Local Government
9 2 (0.39%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.39%) Marketing
9 2 (0.39%) Online Betting
10 1 (0.19%) Advertising
10 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Military
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.19%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.75%) .NET
2 6 (1.17%) Web Services
3 5 (0.97%) HTML
4 3 (0.58%) Middleware
4 3 (0.58%) XML
5 2 (0.39%) CSS
5 2 (0.39%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.39%) Java EE
5 2 (0.39%) JAX-RS
5 2 (0.39%) JSF
5 2 (0.39%) LAMP
5 2 (0.39%) ODBC
5 2 (0.39%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.39%) RESTful
5 2 (0.39%) SOAP
5 2 (0.39%) WAP
5 2 (0.39%) XSLT
6 1 (0.19%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (0.19%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 38 (7.39%) Data Centre
2 28 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 25 (4.86%) Clustering
4 21 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (2.92%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.53%) NHS
7 12 (2.33%) Replication
8 11 (2.14%) Fat Client
8 11 (2.14%) Hedge funds
8 11 (2.14%) Thin Client
9 9 (1.75%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.56%) VCE vBlock
11 7 (1.36%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.17%) Statistics
12 6 (1.17%) Virtual Team
13 5 (0.97%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.97%) iPhone
13 5 (0.97%) PDA
14 4 (0.78%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 339 (65.95%) Windows
2 230 (44.75%) Windows Server
3 142 (27.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 114 (22.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 83 (16.15%) Windows 7
6 82 (15.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 59 (11.48%) Linux
8 30 (5.84%) Windows XP
9 27 (5.25%) Solaris
10 20 (3.89%) AIX
10 20 (3.89%) Windows 10
11 18 (3.50%) Unix
12 17 (3.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (3.31%) Windows 8
13 11 (2.14%) Android
14 9 (1.75%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.78%) CentOS
15 4 (0.78%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.58%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (23.74%) ITIL
2 40 (7.78%) Change Management
3 37 (7.20%) Incident Management
4 35 (6.81%) Service Delivery
5 34 (6.61%) Migration
6 27 (5.25%) Performance Monitoring
7 24 (4.67%) High Availability
8 20 (3.89%) Problem Management
9 18 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
10 17 (3.31%) Server Building
11 15 (2.92%) Project Management
12 14 (2.72%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (2.33%) Server Patching
13 12 (2.33%) Time Management
14 11 (2.14%) Compliance Management
14 11 (2.14%) Load Balancing
14 11 (2.14%) Validation
15 10 (1.95%) Data Protection
15 10 (1.95%) Patch Management
16 9 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 98 (19.07%) SQL
2 72 (14.01%) PowerShell
3 45 (8.75%) Java
4 8 (1.56%) VBScript
5 6 (1.17%) C#
5 6 (1.17%) VB
6 5 (0.97%) Python
7 4 (0.78%) C
7 4 (0.78%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.78%) PHP
7 4 (0.78%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.58%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.58%) VBA
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 97 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 61 (11.87%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (10.51%) SC Cleared
4 45 (8.75%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (7.20%) MCSE
6 34 (6.61%) DV Cleared
7 32 (6.23%) CCNA
8 20 (3.89%) MCP
9 19 (3.70%) Degree
10 17 (3.31%) BPSS Clearance
10 17 (3.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (3.11%) CCNP
12 15 (2.92%) RHCE
13 13 (2.53%) MCSA
14 8 (1.56%) A+ Certification
15 7 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.36%) MCDST
16 5 (0.97%) MCITP
16 5 (0.97%) MCSM
16 5 (0.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.98%) SLA
2 10 (1.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.78%) PCI DSS
3 4 (0.78%) QA
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 306 (59.53%) Active Directory
2 90 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (11.67%) Hyper-V
4 50 (9.73%) XenApp
5 26 (5.06%) vSphere
6 25 (4.86%) XenDesktop
7 19 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (3.11%) XenServer
10 14 (2.72%) VMware ESX
11 11 (2.14%) KVM
11 11 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
12 10 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (1.95%) VMware Server
13 9 (1.75%) Terminal Services
14 5 (0.97%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.78%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.58%) NFS
16 3 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
17 2 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 87 (16.93%) SCCM
2 27 (5.25%) SCOM
3 17 (3.31%) NetBackup
4 15 (2.92%) WSUS
5 13 (2.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 8 (1.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.36%) Netcool
8 6 (1.17%) Backup Exec
8 6 (1.17%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (0.97%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.78%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.78%) Nagios
10 4 (0.78%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.78%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.58%) SCDPM
11 3 (0.58%) SCSM
11 3 (0.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 245 (47.67%) VMware
2 206 (40.08%) Microsoft
3 134 (26.07%) Citrix
4 98 (19.07%) Cisco
5 75 (14.59%) HP
6 47 (9.14%) Oracle
7 33 (6.42%) EMC
8 28 (5.45%) IBM
9 24 (4.67%) Dell
10 22 (4.28%) NetApp
11 19 (3.70%) Red Hat
12 16 (3.11%) AppSense
13 12 (2.33%) Lotus
13 12 (2.33%) Veritas
14 11 (2.14%) Apple
14 11 (2.14%) CheckPoint
14 11 (2.14%) Symantec
15 9 (1.75%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.75%) Veeam
16 8 (1.56%) TIBCO
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