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 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 369 345 338
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 272 289 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 177 147
Median daily rate £275 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £180 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 36
Median hourly rate £21.33 £24.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.04% +15.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £18.23 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.90 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.23% +17.50%
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
46767 46633 45417
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.73% 94.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 30873 29254 28503
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
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 £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1342 1874 1952
Median hourly rate £17.95 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.65% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

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 25 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 25 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 25 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 -25 72 £283 +4.62% 24
South East -17 70 £275 +5.76% 20
South West +5 33 £294 +30.55% 6
North East -21 26 £280 - 2
North West -13 19 £300 +39.53% 13
Yorkshire +1 13 £250 -12.28% 6
East of England -7 13 £220 -2.22% 3
West Midlands -13 13 £275 - 4
East Midlands +13 12 £290 -3.33% 3
Midlands - 1 £450 -
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 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.

1 393 (71.20%) Windows
2 325 (58.88%) Active Directory
3 275 (49.82%) VMware
4 269 (48.73%) Windows Server
5 206 (37.32%) Microsoft
6 161 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 143 (25.91%) Citrix
8 134 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 127 (23.01%) MS Exchange
10 124 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
11 105 (19.02%) Windows 7
12 104 (18.84%) ITIL
13 97 (17.57%) Cisco
14 90 (16.30%) DNS
15 86 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 80 (14.49%) Office 365
17 79 (14.31%) SQL
18 75 (13.59%) SAN
19 71 (12.86%) DHCP
20 69 (12.50%) Security Cleared
21 68 (12.32%) SCCM
22 67 (12.14%) PowerShell
22 67 (12.14%) Linux
23 64 (11.59%) HP
24 63 (11.41%) Hyper-V
25 62 (11.23%) XenApp
26 58 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
27 57 (10.33%) Finance
27 57 (10.33%) MS Office
28 56 (10.14%) SQL Server

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
1 127 (23.01%) MS Exchange
2 58 (10.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 49 (8.88%) SharePoint
4 42 (7.61%) Skype for Business
5 23 (4.17%) IIS
6 21 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 17 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.36%) IBM Notes
9 10 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.91%) WordPress
12 4 (0.72%) Live Communications Server
13 3 (0.54%) Apache
13 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.54%) CMS
14 2 (0.36%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.36%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 57 (10.33%) MS Office
2 56 (10.14%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Eikon
2 4 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.36%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.18%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.18%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 80 (14.49%) Office 365
2 21 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.27%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.09%) Yammer
6 3 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.36%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (16.30%) DNS
2 75 (13.59%) SAN
3 71 (12.86%) DHCP
4 51 (9.24%) LAN
5 49 (8.88%) WAN
6 48 (8.70%) Firewall
7 41 (7.43%) TCP/IP
8 27 (4.89%) VPN
9 22 (3.99%) VoIP
10 17 (3.08%) Skype
11 13 (2.36%) Internet
11 13 (2.36%) NAS
12 12 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (1.99%) Unified Communications
14 10 (1.81%) Network Security
14 10 (1.81%) Wireless
15 9 (1.63%) LDAP
15 9 (1.63%) SSL
15 9 (1.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.72%) MS Access
6 3 (0.54%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (0.54%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.18%) MySQL
8 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (0.72%) JIRA
2 3 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.36%) Subversion
3 2 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.18%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.18%) LSMW
4 1 (0.18%) Maven
4 1 (0.18%) MSI
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.18%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (10.33%) Finance
2 18 (3.26%) Retail
3 16 (2.90%) Banking
3 16 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.54%) Back Office
5 10 (1.81%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.45%) Advertising
7 7 (1.27%) Legal
7 7 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.91%) Billing
8 5 (0.91%) Law
8 5 (0.91%) Marketing
9 4 (0.72%) Local Government
10 3 (0.54%) Electronics
11 2 (0.36%) Online Betting
11 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.18%) Front Office
12 1 (0.18%) Military
12 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.17%) .NET
2 11 (1.99%) Web Services
3 4 (0.72%) Middleware
4 3 (0.54%) Hibernate
4 3 (0.54%) jQuery
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 3 (0.54%) RESTful
4 3 (0.54%) SOAP
4 3 (0.54%) XML
5 2 (0.36%) HTML
5 2 (0.36%) Java EE
5 2 (0.36%) JAX-RS
5 2 (0.36%) JSF
5 2 (0.36%) WAP
5 2 (0.36%) XSLT
6 1 (0.18%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.18%) CSS
6 1 (0.18%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.18%) Lucene
6 1 (0.18%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 24 (4.35%) Data Centre
2 18 (3.26%) Replication
3 16 (2.90%) Blackberry
4 11 (1.99%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (1.81%) Driving Licence
5 10 (1.81%) Fat Client
5 10 (1.81%) NHS
5 10 (1.81%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.63%) Clustering
6 9 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (1.45%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.45%) EMC VNX
7 8 (1.45%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
8 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.27%) PKI
9 6 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 5 (0.91%) Client/Server
10 5 (0.91%) iPhone
11 4 (0.72%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 393 (71.20%) Windows
2 269 (48.73%) Windows Server
3 161 (29.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 134 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 105 (19.02%) Windows 7
6 86 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 67 (12.14%) Linux
8 34 (6.16%) Windows XP
9 30 (5.43%) Windows 8
10 23 (4.17%) Unix
11 20 (3.62%) Windows 10
12 13 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (2.17%) AIX
14 10 (1.81%) Mac OS X
15 9 (1.63%) Android
16 7 (1.27%) Solaris
17 4 (0.72%) Mac OS
17 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.54%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (18.84%) ITIL
2 43 (7.79%) Migration
3 32 (5.80%) Service Delivery
4 31 (5.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (4.89%) Problem Management
6 22 (3.99%) Change Management
7 19 (3.44%) Incident Management
8 13 (2.36%) Server Building
8 13 (2.36%) Service Management
9 12 (2.17%) Asset Management
9 12 (2.17%) High Availability
9 12 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 11 (1.99%) Infrastructure Management
10 11 (1.99%) Patch Management
11 10 (1.81%) Project Management
12 9 (1.63%) Configuration Management
12 9 (1.63%) CRM
12 9 (1.63%) Mentoring
12 9 (1.63%) Performance Management
12 9 (1.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (14.31%) SQL
2 67 (12.14%) PowerShell
3 27 (4.89%) Java
4 11 (1.99%) VBScript
5 7 (1.27%) C#
6 5 (0.91%) C
6 5 (0.91%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.54%) Python
7 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.54%) VB
8 2 (0.36%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.36%) C++
8 2 (0.36%) COBOL
8 2 (0.36%) PHP
8 2 (0.36%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.18%) Perl
9 1 (0.18%) Ruby
9 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 69 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 53 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
3 40 (7.25%) SC Cleared
4 37 (6.70%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (6.52%) MCSE
6 28 (5.07%) CCNA
7 18 (3.26%) DV Cleared
8 17 (3.08%) MCP
9 16 (2.90%) CCNP
9 16 (2.90%) Degree
10 11 (1.99%) MCITP
11 10 (1.81%) MCSA
12 8 (1.45%) RHCE
13 7 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.27%) DBS Check
13 7 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.09%) MCTS
15 3 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
15 3 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
16 2 (0.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (6.88%) SLA
2 5 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.54%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 325 (58.88%) Active Directory
2 124 (22.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (11.41%) Hyper-V
4 62 (11.23%) XenApp
5 45 (8.15%) vSphere
6 35 (6.34%) XenDesktop
7 22 (3.99%) VMware ESXi
8 19 (3.44%) VMware ESX
8 19 (3.44%) XenServer
9 16 (2.90%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (1.27%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.09%) NFS
12 5 (0.91%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.91%) KVM
12 5 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
12 5 (0.91%) vCloud
13 4 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 3 (0.54%) MetaFrame
14 3 (0.54%) VMware Server
15 2 (0.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 68 (12.32%) SCCM
2 20 (3.62%) WSUS
3 15 (2.72%) SCOM
4 12 (2.17%) NetBackup
5 9 (1.63%) Backup Exec
5 9 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
6 7 (1.27%) SCVMM
7 6 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (1.09%) Windows Intune
8 5 (0.91%) SCOrch
8 5 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.72%) Netcool
9 4 (0.72%) Unicenter
9 4 (0.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 3 (0.54%) Bacula
10 3 (0.54%) Cacti
10 3 (0.54%) Casper Suite
10 3 (0.54%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.54%) Opsview
10 3 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 275 (49.82%) VMware
2 206 (37.32%) Microsoft
3 143 (25.91%) Citrix
4 97 (17.57%) Cisco
5 64 (11.59%) HP
6 29 (5.25%) Oracle
7 28 (5.07%) IBM
8 26 (4.71%) EMC
9 25 (4.53%) NetApp
10 18 (3.26%) AppSense
11 16 (2.90%) Dell
12 12 (2.17%) Red Hat
13 11 (1.99%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.99%) Lotus
13 11 (1.99%) Symantec
14 10 (1.81%) Avaya
14 10 (1.81%) CheckPoint
15 8 (1.45%) Apple
16 7 (1.27%) Reuters
16 7 (1.27%) Veritas
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Rate: From £20 to £25 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
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Posted: 11 hours ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Connectus
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Oxfordshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £260 - £280 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £220 - £240 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Pudsey, West Yorkshire
Vadis People
Rate: £300 - £325
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Pertemps IT
Rate: £275-£325 a day
Posted: 7 days ago
Northamptonshire
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
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G2 Recruitment
Rate: £200 - 250 per day
Posted: 27 days ago