The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 June 2015 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 326 326 266
Rank change year-on-year
0 -60
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 302 264 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.54% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.58% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 156 155
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£275 £230 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £158 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £213 £286
% change year-on-year
+29.41% -25.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 40
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -17.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £16.00 £17.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £23.10 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.30%
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
47066 45217 40607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.44% 92.73% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 30236 28292 24162
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1772 1811 1958
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -5.71%

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015.

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 29 June 2015. 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 +21 112 £287 -1.79% 20
South East +9 75 £286 +21.70% 14
North West -1 34 £288 +16.56% 18
South West +15 25 £225 -10.00% 9
East of England -28 23 £225 +12.50% 4
West Midlands -17 15 £225 -7.21% 5
Yorkshire -27 11 £213 -19.04% 3
East Midlands -17 7 £305 +46.98% 3
North East -19 1 - -
3rd Line Support
UK

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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.

1 429 (77.58%) Windows
2 325 (58.77%) Active Directory
3 295 (53.35%) VMware
4 233 (42.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 231 (41.77%) Microsoft
6 195 (35.26%) MS Exchange
7 165 (29.84%) Citrix
8 150 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
9 133 (24.05%) SQL
10 132 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 130 (23.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 127 (22.97%) ITIL
13 103 (18.63%) SCCM
14 97 (17.54%) Cisco
15 96 (17.36%) Exchange Server 2010
16 85 (15.37%) SAN
16 85 (15.37%) Hyper-V
17 84 (15.19%) Windows 7
18 77 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
19 76 (13.74%) Firewall
20 74 (13.38%) SQL Server
21 71 (12.84%) IIS
22 67 (12.12%) WAN
23 66 (11.93%) SharePoint
24 63 (11.39%) LAN
25 62 (11.21%) DNS
26 61 (11.03%) XenApp
27 60 (10.85%) vSphere
28 59 (10.67%) MS Excel
28 59 (10.67%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, 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 (35.26%) MS Exchange
2 96 (17.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (12.84%) IIS
4 66 (11.93%) SharePoint
5 48 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 47 (8.50%) Lync
7 35 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2003
8 29 (5.24%) Exchange Server 2007
9 24 (4.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 6 (1.08%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
12 5 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2000
13 4 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
14 3 (0.54%) Oracle Service Bus
14 3 (0.54%) Apache
14 3 (0.54%) Documentum
15 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
15 2 (0.36%) CMS
15 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (10.67%) MS Office
1 59 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
2 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.54%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Line 500
Cloud Services
1 54 (9.76%) Office 365
2 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.53%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.54%) PaaS
5 2 (0.36%) IaaS
5 2 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 85 (15.37%) SAN
2 76 (13.74%) Firewall
3 67 (12.12%) WAN
4 63 (11.39%) LAN
5 62 (11.21%) DNS
6 52 (9.40%) DHCP
7 29 (5.24%) VPN
8 26 (4.70%) TCP/IP
8 26 (4.70%) VoIP
9 19 (3.44%) MPLS
10 15 (2.71%) Internet
10 15 (2.71%) VLAN
11 14 (2.53%) Network Security
12 13 (2.35%) iSCSI
12 13 (2.35%) Wireless
13 10 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.81%) BIG-IP
14 9 (1.63%) DSL
14 9 (1.63%) NAS
14 9 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (13.38%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (3.25%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (1.63%) MySQL
5 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (0.72%) JasperReports
7 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.54%) Crystal Reports
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.18%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.18%) IDOL
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.18%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 5 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.36%) Ant
3 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.18%) PVCS
3 1 (0.18%) MSI
3 1 (0.18%) Subversion
3 1 (0.18%) Maven
General
1 41 (7.41%) Finance
2 14 (2.53%) Telecoms
3 10 (1.81%) Retail
4 6 (1.08%) Legal
5 5 (0.90%) Law
5 5 (0.90%) Banking
6 4 (0.72%) Automotive
7 3 (0.54%) Marketing
8 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.18%) Advertising
9 1 (0.18%) Publishing
9 1 (0.18%) Military
9 1 (0.18%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.63%) Middleware
2 7 (1.27%) Web Services
3 5 (0.90%) .NET
3 5 (0.90%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.72%) HTML
4 4 (0.72%) LAMP
5 3 (0.54%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.18%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.18%) J2EE
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.18%) COM
6 1 (0.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.18%) JSP
6 1 (0.18%) Spring
6 1 (0.18%) Java EE
6 1 (0.18%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.24%) Blackberry
2 28 (5.06%) Clustering
3 27 (4.88%) Data Centre
4 14 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.53%) NHS
5 13 (2.35%) Management Information System
6 9 (1.63%) Replication
6 9 (1.63%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.63%) Client/Server
6 9 (1.63%) Fat Client
7 8 (1.45%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.08%) PKI
9 4 (0.72%) Fixed Income
9 4 (0.72%) iPhone
9 4 (0.72%) iPad
10 3 (0.54%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.36%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.36%) User Experience
11 2 (0.36%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.18%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 429 (77.58%) Windows
2 233 (42.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 150 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 130 (23.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 84 (15.19%) Windows 7
6 42 (7.59%) Linux
7 33 (5.97%) Windows XP
8 19 (3.44%) Windows 8
9 17 (3.07%) UNIX
10 11 (1.99%) Windows 2000 Server
11 10 (1.81%) Windows 2000
12 9 (1.63%) Solaris
13 6 (1.08%) Windows NT
14 5 (0.90%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.72%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.72%) Android
15 4 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.54%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.54%) CentOS
17 2 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (22.97%) ITIL
2 35 (6.33%) Migration
3 33 (5.97%) Problem Management
4 26 (4.70%) Change Management
5 22 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (3.25%) Service Management
7 16 (2.89%) Service Delivery
8 15 (2.71%) Business Continuity
9 14 (2.53%) Configuration Management
9 14 (2.53%) Performance Management
10 13 (2.35%) CRM
11 11 (1.99%) PRINCE2
11 11 (1.99%) ITSM
12 10 (1.81%) BCP
12 10 (1.81%) Network Management
12 10 (1.81%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (1.81%) Business Continuity Planning
13 9 (1.63%) Capacity Planning
13 9 (1.63%) Project Management
14 8 (1.45%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 133 (24.05%) SQL
2 53 (9.58%) PowerShell
3 17 (3.07%) VBScript
4 16 (2.89%) T-SQL
5 9 (1.63%) Shell Script
6 8 (1.45%) VB
6 8 (1.45%) Java
7 6 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 4 (0.72%) Python
9 3 (0.54%) C
10 1 (0.18%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.18%) Perl
10 1 (0.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 77 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (9.76%) MCSE
3 45 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (8.14%) Security Cleared
4 35 (6.33%) SC Cleared
5 33 (5.97%) CCNA
6 29 (5.24%) MCP
7 21 (3.80%) CCNP
8 20 (3.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (3.44%) MCITP
10 16 (2.89%) MCSA
11 15 (2.71%) Degree
12 14 (2.53%) CCA
12 14 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
13 12 (2.17%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.45%) MCTS
15 7 (1.27%) CCEA
16 6 (1.08%) CCIE
17 5 (0.90%) MCSD
18 4 (0.72%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (5.42%) SLA
2 7 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.18%) QA
System Software
1 325 (58.77%) Active Directory
2 132 (23.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (15.37%) Hyper-V
4 61 (11.03%) XenApp
5 60 (10.85%) vSphere
6 30 (5.42%) XenDesktop
7 28 (5.06%) VMware ESX
8 14 (2.53%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 9 (1.63%) Xen
11 9 (1.63%) NLBS
11 9 (1.63%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.27%) vCloud
13 6 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.72%) UAG
16 3 (0.54%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.54%) XenServer
17 2 (0.36%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 103 (18.63%) SCCM
2 45 (8.14%) SCOM
3 29 (5.24%) WSUS
4 19 (3.44%) Backup Exec
5 11 (1.99%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.45%) Nagios
7 7 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 6 (1.08%) AirWatch
8 6 (1.08%) SCVMM
9 5 (0.90%) Icinga
10 4 (0.72%) OVSD
11 3 (0.54%) HP Data Protector
11 3 (0.54%) ARCserve
11 3 (0.54%) OpenView
11 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
11 3 (0.54%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.54%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
12 2 (0.36%) Hyperic
Vendors
1 295 (53.35%) VMware
2 231 (41.77%) Microsoft
3 165 (29.84%) Citrix
4 97 (17.54%) Cisco
5 49 (8.86%) HP
6 27 (4.88%) Dell
7 20 (3.62%) NetApp
7 20 (3.62%) Symantec
8 19 (3.44%) CheckPoint
9 17 (3.07%) Oracle
10 15 (2.71%) Juniper
11 14 (2.53%) McAfee
11 14 (2.53%) Sophos
12 10 (1.81%) Lotus
13 9 (1.63%) EMC
13 9 (1.63%) Veeam
14 8 (1.45%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.27%) Apple
15 7 (1.27%) Veritas
16 6 (1.08%) Avaya
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