The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 310 302 316
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +14
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 270 266 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.62% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 131 127
Average daily rate
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£235 £275 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 33
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.42 £16.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.50 £27.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -1.13%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45626 43161 49005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.60% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 28137 25930 28012
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1961 2542
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -8.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
3rd Line Support
UK

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the England region over the 3 months to 1 August 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
London +4 80 £300 +4.34% 28
East of England +6 47 £200 -27.27% 9
South East -31 43 £225 -21.73% 26
West Midlands -8 30 £210 -16.00% 7
North West -8 25 £208 -13.43% 3
East Midlands +8 19 £216 -3.88% 4
Yorkshire -4 11 £269 +34.37% 2
South West -31 11 £250 -20.00% 11
North East -17 5 £280 -2.09%
3rd Line Support
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3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 390 (74.86%) Windows
2 306 (58.73%) Active Directory
3 224 (42.99%) VMware
4 221 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 198 (38.00%) Microsoft
6 195 (37.43%) MS Exchange
7 137 (26.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 137 (26.30%) Windows 7
8 124 (23.80%) Citrix
9 117 (22.46%) Exchange Server 2010
10 99 (19.00%) Cisco
11 85 (16.31%) ITIL
11 85 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
12 84 (16.12%) SQL
13 78 (14.97%) Windows XP
13 78 (14.97%) Microsoft Certification
14 73 (14.01%) SAN
15 71 (13.63%) Firewall
16 69 (13.24%) DNS
17 68 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
18 65 (12.48%) SQL Server
19 64 (12.28%) MS Office
20 62 (11.90%) SCCM
21 61 (11.71%) MCSE
22 56 (10.75%) MS Excel
23 54 (10.36%) TCP/IP
24 53 (10.17%) LAN
24 53 (10.17%) Finance
25 51 (9.79%) Blackberry
25 51 (9.79%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 195 (37.43%) MS Exchange
2 117 (22.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (9.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 44 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (7.49%) SharePoint
6 26 (4.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 19 (3.65%) Lync
8 15 (2.88%) IBM Notes
9 13 (2.50%) IIS
10 11 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2000
12 4 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
12 4 (0.77%) Apache
13 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.38%) SAS
14 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
14 2 (0.38%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.38%) Oracle Service Bus
15 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.19%) JCAPS
Applications
1 64 (12.28%) MS Office
2 56 (10.75%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.34%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.19%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.19%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 8 (1.54%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.19%) assyst
2 1 (0.19%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.19%) Academy Revenues and Benefits
2 1 (0.19%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 32 (6.14%) Office 365
2 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 73 (14.01%) SAN
2 71 (13.63%) Firewall
3 69 (13.24%) DNS
4 54 (10.36%) TCP/IP
5 53 (10.17%) LAN
6 51 (9.79%) WAN
7 49 (9.40%) DHCP
8 22 (4.22%) VoIP
9 18 (3.45%) VPN
10 17 (3.26%) VLAN
11 16 (3.07%) NAS
12 10 (1.92%) Internet
12 10 (1.92%) MPLS
13 8 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (1.34%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.34%) Network Security
14 7 (1.34%) Wireless
15 6 (1.15%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (0.96%) 3G
16 5 (0.96%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (12.48%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (2.30%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.77%) DTS
6 4 (0.77%) Cognos Impromptu
6 4 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (0.77%) MySQL
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (0.77%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.38%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.38%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.19%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.38%) MSI
2 1 (0.19%) CruiseControl
2 1 (0.19%) Subversion
2 1 (0.19%) Maven
2 1 (0.19%) Introscope
2 1 (0.19%) ProC
2 1 (0.19%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.19%) Ant
2 1 (0.19%) Eclipse
General
1 53 (10.17%) Finance
2 16 (3.07%) Banking
3 9 (1.73%) Back Office
3 9 (1.73%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.58%) Retail
4 3 (0.58%) Law
5 2 (0.38%) Front Office
5 2 (0.38%) Legal
5 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
5 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.19%) Local Government
6 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.19%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.73%) Application Packaging
2 6 (1.15%) .NET
2 6 (1.15%) Web Services
3 5 (0.96%) XML
4 4 (0.77%) Middleware
5 3 (0.58%) J2EE
5 3 (0.58%) WSDL
6 2 (0.38%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.19%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.19%) JAX-WS
7 1 (0.19%) Kafka
7 1 (0.19%) XMPP
7 1 (0.19%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.19%) WCF
7 1 (0.19%) WF
7 1 (0.19%) Spring
7 1 (0.19%) JNDI
7 1 (0.19%) EDIFACT
7 1 (0.19%) EDI
7 1 (0.19%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 51 (9.79%) Blackberry
2 14 (2.69%) Fat Client
2 14 (2.69%) Thin Client
3 13 (2.50%) NHS
4 9 (1.73%) PDA
5 8 (1.54%) Clustering
6 6 (1.15%) Replication
6 6 (1.15%) iPhone
7 5 (0.96%) iPad
7 5 (0.96%) Management Information System
8 4 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.58%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.58%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.38%) EPoS
10 2 (0.38%) Firmware
10 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.19%) iSeries
11 1 (0.19%) TRADACOMS
11 1 (0.19%) FMCG
11 1 (0.19%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 390 (74.86%) Windows
2 221 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 137 (26.30%) Windows Server 2003
3 137 (26.30%) Windows 7
4 78 (14.97%) Windows XP
5 68 (13.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 47 (9.02%) Windows 8
7 34 (6.53%) Linux
8 25 (4.80%) UNIX
9 10 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (1.73%) Mac OS X
11 7 (1.34%) Android
11 7 (1.34%) Windows 2000
12 6 (1.15%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.15%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.96%) Solaris
14 3 (0.58%) Windows Phone
14 3 (0.58%) Windows Vista
15 2 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.19%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (16.31%) ITIL
2 31 (5.95%) Migration
3 19 (3.65%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 17 (3.26%) Problem Management
5 15 (2.88%) Business Continuity
6 14 (2.69%) Service Management
7 13 (2.50%) Change Management
7 13 (2.50%) Incident Management
8 10 (1.92%) PRINCE2
8 10 (1.92%) Service Delivery
8 10 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (1.54%) Project Management
10 7 (1.34%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (1.15%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (0.96%) Data Protection
12 5 (0.96%) Change Control
12 5 (0.96%) Logistics
12 5 (0.96%) Information Management
12 5 (0.96%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 84 (16.12%) SQL
2 27 (5.18%) PowerShell
3 14 (2.69%) VBScript
4 11 (2.11%) VB
5 10 (1.92%) T-SQL
6 8 (1.54%) Perl
7 4 (0.77%) PL/SQL
7 4 (0.77%) Java
8 3 (0.58%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.58%) C#
9 2 (0.38%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.19%) JCL
10 1 (0.19%) Python
10 1 (0.19%) C
10 1 (0.19%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (14.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (11.71%) MCSE
3 43 (8.25%) Security Cleared
4 37 (7.10%) SC Cleared
5 33 (6.33%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (5.95%) MCITP
7 27 (5.18%) CCNA
7 27 (5.18%) MCP
8 19 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 18 (3.45%) MCSA
10 17 (3.26%) MCTS
11 16 (3.07%) Citrix Certification
11 16 (3.07%) CCNP
12 15 (2.88%) CCA
13 7 (1.34%) CCSA
14 6 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.15%) DV Cleared
15 4 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.77%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.03%) SLA
2 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 306 (58.73%) Active Directory
2 85 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (9.40%) XenApp
4 44 (8.45%) Hyper-V
5 25 (4.80%) XenDesktop
6 24 (4.61%) vSphere
7 21 (4.03%) XenServer
8 19 (3.65%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 11 (2.11%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.73%) VMware Server
11 8 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (1.34%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 4 (0.77%) NLBS
15 3 (0.58%) UAG
15 3 (0.58%) Xen
15 3 (0.58%) NFS
16 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.38%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 62 (11.90%) SCCM
2 28 (5.37%) Backup Exec
3 15 (2.88%) SCOM
4 8 (1.54%) ARCserve
5 7 (1.34%) WSUS
6 6 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.96%) SCVMM
7 5 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (0.77%) SCDPM
9 3 (0.58%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
9 3 (0.58%) HP SIM
9 3 (0.58%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 2 (0.38%) MOM
10 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.38%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.38%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (0.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 224 (42.99%) VMware
2 198 (38.00%) Microsoft
3 124 (23.80%) Citrix
4 99 (19.00%) Cisco
5 41 (7.87%) HP
6 23 (4.41%) Dell
7 21 (4.03%) Symantec
8 20 (3.84%) Oracle
9 16 (3.07%) CheckPoint
9 16 (3.07%) NetApp
10 15 (2.88%) Lotus
10 15 (2.88%) Juniper
11 13 (2.50%) EMC
12 11 (2.11%) Apple
13 9 (1.73%) Sophos
13 9 (1.73%) Avaya
14 8 (1.54%) McAfee
14 8 (1.54%) Veeam
15 6 (1.15%) Intel
16 5 (0.96%) SolarWinds
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