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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 407 369 344
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -25
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 200 270 298
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.54% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.57% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 174 181
Median daily rate £275 £275 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £399 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £255 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 34
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £17.00 £17.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.37 £28.00 £31.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.25%
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
43322 47779 48205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.49% 94.87% 93.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28576 30906 31008
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 1853 2022
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 -22 71 £268 -17.69% 16
South East +10 52 £275 - 19
North West 0 17 £200 -20.00% 8
South West -7 17 £210 +9.09% 6
East of England -6 10 £238 -20.83% 8
West Midlands -26 10 £305 +74.28% 7
North East -19 9 £313 -8.08%
Yorkshire +25 7 £265 -11.66% 9
East Midlands -10 6 £244 -8.45% 1
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 291 (67.05%) Windows
2 223 (51.38%) Active Directory
3 206 (47.47%) Windows Server
4 205 (47.24%) VMware
5 198 (45.62%) Microsoft
6 117 (26.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 116 (26.73%) DNS
8 110 (25.35%) Citrix
9 103 (23.73%) SCCM
10 95 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 89 (20.51%) MS Exchange
12 84 (19.35%) ITIL
13 83 (19.12%) Cisco
14 81 (18.66%) MS Office
15 76 (17.51%) SQL
15 76 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
15 76 (17.51%) Security Cleared
16 75 (17.28%) DHCP
17 74 (17.05%) Windows 7
18 69 (15.90%) Firewall
19 67 (15.44%) MS Excel
19 67 (15.44%) Office 365
20 65 (14.98%) SAN
21 58 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
22 52 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
23 49 (11.29%) SC Cleared
23 49 (11.29%) TCP/IP
24 48 (11.06%) Finance
25 47 (10.83%) PowerShell
26 46 (10.60%) HP

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 89 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (8.53%) SharePoint
4 35 (8.06%) Skype for Business
5 18 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (3.46%) IIS
7 10 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (2.07%) WebLogic
9 7 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 7 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (1.15%) Apache
12 3 (0.69%) Documentum
12 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
13 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 81 (18.66%) MS Office
2 67 (15.44%) MS Excel
3 9 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.23%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) assyst
3 1 (0.23%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 67 (15.44%) Office 365
2 24 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.92%) OneDrive
4 4 (0.92%) Yammer
5 3 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.46%) IaaS
6 2 (0.46%) PaaS
6 2 (0.46%) SaaS
7 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.23%) G Suite
7 1 (0.23%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.23%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 116 (26.73%) DNS
2 75 (17.28%) DHCP
3 69 (15.90%) Firewall
4 65 (14.98%) SAN
5 49 (11.29%) TCP/IP
6 46 (10.60%) LAN
7 40 (9.22%) WAN
8 26 (5.99%) VPN
9 25 (5.76%) LDAP
10 23 (5.30%) Internet
11 18 (4.15%) Skype
12 15 (3.46%) NAS
13 14 (3.23%) Wireless
14 13 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
15 11 (2.53%) VLAN
15 11 (2.53%) VoIP
16 10 (2.30%) Network Security
16 10 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (2.30%) Unified Communications
17 9 (2.07%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.60%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.07%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (1.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.46%) MS Access
6 2 (0.46%) MySQL
6 2 (0.46%) OLAP
6 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.23%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.23%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle OWB
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Metasploit
1 2 (0.46%) MSI
2 1 (0.23%) JIRA
General
1 48 (11.06%) Finance
2 13 (3.00%) Back Office
3 11 (2.53%) Banking
3 11 (2.53%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.30%) Retail
5 9 (2.07%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.38%) Local Government
7 5 (1.15%) Front Office
8 4 (0.92%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.69%) Advertising
9 3 (0.69%) Law
9 3 (0.69%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.46%) Electronics
10 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 2 (0.46%) Private Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
11 1 (0.23%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.07%) MSMQ
1 9 (2.07%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (0.92%) .NET
3 3 (0.69%) Software Packaging
3 3 (0.69%) XML
4 2 (0.46%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (0.46%) Web Services
5 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.23%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.23%) Ajax
5 1 (0.23%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.23%) CSS
5 1 (0.23%) HTML
5 1 (0.23%) jQuery
5 1 (0.23%) LAMP
5 1 (0.23%) ODBC
5 1 (0.23%) WCF
5 1 (0.23%) XHTML
5 1 (0.23%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (8.06%) Data Centre
2 24 (5.53%) Blackberry
3 21 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (4.38%) Clustering
5 13 (3.00%) NHS
6 11 (2.53%) VCE vBlock
7 10 (2.30%) Hedge funds
8 9 (2.07%) Fat Client
8 9 (2.07%) Thin Client
9 8 (1.84%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.84%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.38%) iPhone
10 6 (1.38%) Replication
10 6 (1.38%) Virtual Team
11 5 (1.15%) EPoS
11 5 (1.15%) PDA
11 5 (1.15%) Statistics
12 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
12 4 (0.92%) EMC VNX
12 4 (0.92%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 291 (67.05%) Windows
2 206 (47.47%) Windows Server
3 117 (26.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 95 (21.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 74 (17.05%) Windows 7
6 58 (13.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (9.91%) Linux
8 32 (7.37%) Solaris
8 32 (7.37%) Windows 10
9 24 (5.53%) Windows 8
10 20 (4.61%) Windows XP
11 19 (4.38%) Apple iOS
12 14 (3.23%) AIX
13 13 (3.00%) Android
14 11 (2.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 11 (2.53%) Unix
15 8 (1.84%) CentOS
16 7 (1.61%) Mac OS
17 6 (1.38%) Ubuntu
18 4 (0.92%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (19.35%) ITIL
2 43 (9.91%) Incident Management
3 41 (9.45%) Change Management
4 30 (6.91%) Performance Monitoring
5 17 (3.92%) Migration
5 17 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 17 (3.92%) Project Management
5 17 (3.92%) Service Delivery
6 15 (3.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 13 (3.00%) High Availability
9 11 (2.53%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (2.53%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (2.53%) Server Building
10 10 (2.30%) Change Control
10 10 (2.30%) Server Patching
10 10 (2.30%) Validation
11 8 (1.84%) Patch Management
11 8 (1.84%) Software Deployment
11 8 (1.84%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (17.51%) SQL
2 47 (10.83%) PowerShell
3 34 (7.83%) Java
4 6 (1.38%) Python
5 5 (1.15%) Perl
6 4 (0.92%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.92%) VB
7 3 (0.69%) Bash Shell
7 3 (0.69%) C#
7 3 (0.69%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.69%) VBA
8 2 (0.46%) VBScript
9 1 (0.23%) C
9 1 (0.23%) PHP
9 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.23%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 52 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 49 (11.29%) SC Cleared
4 37 (8.53%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (7.37%) MCSE
6 26 (5.99%) DV Cleared
7 25 (5.76%) CCNA
8 16 (3.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (3.46%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (3.46%) CCNP
10 14 (3.23%) Degree
11 11 (2.53%) MCSA
12 8 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (1.38%) MCP
13 6 (1.38%) RHCE
14 5 (1.15%) A+ Certification
14 5 (1.15%) MCITP
15 4 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.92%) MCDST
15 4 (0.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.30%) SLA
2 9 (2.07%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 223 (51.38%) Active Directory
2 76 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.14%) Hyper-V
4 43 (9.91%) XenApp
5 26 (5.99%) vSphere
6 17 (3.92%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (2.30%) XenServer
9 9 (2.07%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (2.07%) VMware ESX
9 9 (2.07%) VMware Server
10 8 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (1.38%) DFS Replication
11 6 (1.38%) KVM
12 5 (1.15%) BitLocker
12 5 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (1.15%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.69%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 103 (23.73%) SCCM
2 23 (5.30%) SCOM
3 11 (2.53%) WSUS
4 9 (2.07%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (1.84%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.38%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.15%) FortiGate
8 4 (0.92%) Nagios
8 4 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.69%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 2 (0.46%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.46%) Puppet
10 2 (0.46%) SCSM
10 2 (0.46%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 205 (47.24%) VMware
2 198 (45.62%) Microsoft
3 110 (25.35%) Citrix
4 83 (19.12%) Cisco
5 46 (10.60%) HP
6 31 (7.14%) EMC
7 25 (5.76%) Oracle
8 20 (4.61%) Dell
9 19 (4.38%) NetApp
10 17 (3.92%) AppSense
11 10 (2.30%) Apple
11 10 (2.30%) IBM
11 10 (2.30%) Red Hat
11 10 (2.30%) Symantec
11 10 (2.30%) Veeam
12 9 (2.07%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.84%) Mitel
13 8 (1.84%) Remedy
14 7 (1.61%) Palo Alto
14 7 (1.61%) TIBCO
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