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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 367 328 346
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +18
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 273 307 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.54% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.64% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 179 157
Median daily rate £275 £250 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £236
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 57 33
Median hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.20% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.10 £18.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £25.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +9.21%
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
48390 47949 46865
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.00% 94.73% 94.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 31923 29597 29145
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1362 1922 1960
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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
London -35 72 £275 +5.76% 15
South East -24 71 £275 +10.00% 13
South West +11 35 £228 -4.21% 4
North West -11 18 £275 +22.22% 14
North East - 18 £280 - 1
East of England -8 15 £240 +6.66% 1
West Midlands -13 15 £300 +9.09% 3
Yorkshire +1 14 £258 -10.43% 10
East Midlands +11 13 £235 -21.66% 1
Midlands - 1 £450 -
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 400 (73.26%) Windows
2 321 (58.79%) Active Directory
3 275 (50.37%) Windows Server
4 269 (49.27%) VMware
5 198 (36.26%) Microsoft
6 169 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 144 (26.37%) Citrix
8 135 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 126 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 123 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
11 109 (19.96%) Windows 7
12 98 (17.95%) Cisco
13 90 (16.48%) ITIL
14 88 (16.12%) Windows Server 2003
15 85 (15.57%) Office 365
16 84 (15.38%) DNS
17 76 (13.92%) SAN
18 75 (13.74%) SQL
19 72 (13.19%) DHCP
20 71 (13.00%) SCCM
21 62 (11.36%) Finance
22 61 (11.17%) XenApp
22 61 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
23 60 (10.99%) Hyper-V
24 59 (10.81%) PowerShell
25 58 (10.62%) Security Cleared
26 57 (10.44%) HP
27 55 (10.07%) MS Office
28 54 (9.89%) SQL Server
28 54 (9.89%) LAN

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
1 126 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 61 (11.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 52 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 41 (7.51%) Skype for Business
5 28 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 28 (5.13%) IIS
6 14 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 11 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
7 11 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.65%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.92%) WordPress
11 4 (0.73%) Apache
12 3 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.55%) CMS
12 3 (0.55%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.37%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 55 (10.07%) MS Office
2 52 (9.52%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.92%) Eikon
2 3 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
3 1 (0.18%) Maximo
3 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
3 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 85 (15.57%) Office 365
2 18 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.10%) OneDrive
5 5 (0.92%) Yammer
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.18%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
6 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 84 (15.38%) DNS
2 76 (13.92%) SAN
3 72 (13.19%) DHCP
4 54 (9.89%) LAN
5 52 (9.52%) Firewall
6 48 (8.79%) WAN
7 41 (7.51%) TCP/IP
8 28 (5.13%) VPN
9 22 (4.03%) VoIP
10 18 (3.30%) NAS
11 16 (2.93%) Internet
12 15 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (2.56%) Skype
14 12 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (2.01%) Wireless
16 10 (1.83%) SSL
17 9 (1.65%) Intranet
17 9 (1.65%) Network Security
17 9 (1.65%) Unified Communications
18 7 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.48%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.37%) MS Access
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.18%) MySQL
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (0.73%) JIRA
2 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.55%) Subversion
2 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.37%) Maven
3 2 (0.37%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.18%) LSMW
4 1 (0.18%) MSI
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
General
1 62 (11.36%) Finance
2 20 (3.66%) Banking
3 16 (2.93%) Retail
3 16 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.56%) Back Office
5 11 (2.01%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.83%) Advertising
7 8 (1.47%) Legal
7 8 (1.47%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.10%) Law
9 4 (0.73%) Billing
9 4 (0.73%) Local Government
9 4 (0.73%) Marketing
9 4 (0.73%) Publishing
10 3 (0.55%) Electronics
11 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (2.75%) .NET
2 9 (1.65%) Web Services
3 4 (0.73%) Middleware
4 3 (0.55%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.55%) jQuery
4 3 (0.55%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.55%) RESTful
4 3 (0.55%) SOAP
5 2 (0.37%) Java SE
5 2 (0.37%) Lucene
5 2 (0.37%) NHibernate
5 2 (0.37%) WAP
5 2 (0.37%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (0.37%) XML
6 1 (0.18%) COM
6 1 (0.18%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.18%) Java EE
6 1 (0.18%) JAX-RS
6 1 (0.18%) JSF
6 1 (0.18%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 25 (4.58%) Data Centre
2 17 (3.11%) Replication
3 14 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.20%) Driving Licence
5 11 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (1.65%) NHS
6 9 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.47%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.47%) EMC VNX
7 8 (1.47%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.47%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.47%) PKI
7 8 (1.47%) Thin Client
8 7 (1.28%) EMC VMAX
9 6 (1.10%) HP Storage
9 6 (1.10%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (0.73%) iPhone
11 4 (0.73%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 400 (73.26%) Windows
2 275 (50.37%) Windows Server
3 169 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 135 (24.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 109 (19.96%) Windows 7
6 88 (16.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 52 (9.52%) Linux
8 33 (6.04%) Windows XP
9 30 (5.49%) Windows 8
10 23 (4.21%) Unix
11 17 (3.11%) Windows 10
12 10 (1.83%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.65%) Android
14 4 (0.73%) AIX
14 4 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 4 (0.73%) Solaris
15 3 (0.55%) CentOS
15 3 (0.55%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (16.48%) ITIL
2 40 (7.33%) Migration
3 34 (6.23%) Disaster Recovery
4 26 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 25 (4.58%) Service Delivery
6 17 (3.11%) Change Management
7 15 (2.75%) Incident Management
8 14 (2.56%) Asset Management
9 12 (2.20%) Infrastructure Management
9 12 (2.20%) Patch Management
9 12 (2.20%) Server Building
9 12 (2.20%) Service Management
10 10 (1.83%) Configuration Management
10 10 (1.83%) Mentoring
11 9 (1.65%) Data Protection
11 9 (1.65%) Performance Management
11 9 (1.65%) Project Management
12 8 (1.47%) ITIL V3
12 8 (1.47%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (1.47%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 75 (13.74%) SQL
2 59 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 22 (4.03%) Java
4 11 (2.01%) VBScript
5 8 (1.47%) C#
6 5 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.73%) C
8 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
8 3 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.55%) Python
9 2 (0.37%) C++
9 2 (0.37%) COBOL
9 2 (0.37%) Perl
9 2 (0.37%) PHP
9 2 (0.37%) VB
10 1 (0.18%) Ruby
10 1 (0.18%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (10.62%) Security Cleared
2 51 (9.34%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (6.41%) SC Cleared
5 34 (6.23%) MCSE
6 29 (5.31%) CCNA
7 18 (3.30%) CCNP
8 15 (2.75%) DV Cleared
8 15 (2.75%) MCP
9 14 (2.56%) Degree
10 11 (2.01%) MCITP
11 9 (1.65%) MCSA
12 7 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.28%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.10%) MCTS
14 3 (0.55%) CCIE
14 3 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.37%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (5.86%) SLA
2 5 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 321 (58.79%) Active Directory
2 123 (22.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (11.17%) XenApp
4 60 (10.99%) Hyper-V
5 50 (9.16%) vSphere
6 37 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 22 (4.03%) XenServer
8 20 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (2.93%) VMware ESX
10 14 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.28%) NFS
12 6 (1.10%) BitLocker
12 6 (1.10%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.10%) vCloud
13 4 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.73%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.55%) MetaFrame
15 2 (0.37%) Shibboleth
16 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
16 1 (0.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 71 (13.00%) SCCM
2 21 (3.85%) WSUS
3 13 (2.38%) SCOM
4 8 (1.47%) Backup Exec
4 8 (1.47%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.28%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.10%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.10%) Windows Intune
7 4 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.55%) Bacula
8 3 (0.55%) Cacti
8 3 (0.55%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.55%) EMC VPLEX
8 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.55%) SmoothWall
8 3 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 269 (49.27%) VMware
2 198 (36.26%) Microsoft
3 144 (26.37%) Citrix
4 98 (17.95%) Cisco
5 57 (10.44%) HP
6 24 (4.40%) NetApp
7 23 (4.21%) Oracle
8 21 (3.85%) EMC
9 18 (3.30%) IBM
10 16 (2.93%) AppSense
10 16 (2.93%) Dell
11 12 (2.20%) Bloomberg
12 10 (1.83%) Symantec
13 9 (1.65%) CheckPoint
14 8 (1.47%) Reuters
15 7 (1.28%) Apple
15 7 (1.28%) Avaya
15 7 (1.28%) Juniper
15 7 (1.28%) Lotus
15 7 (1.28%) Veeam
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Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
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East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
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Rate: £240 - £280 per day
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G2 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Bath
People Source Consulting
Rate: £275 - £300 per day
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Hays Specialist Recruitment
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