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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 358 331 354
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +23
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 281 325 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.58% 0.64% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.67% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 204 163
Median daily rate £275 £275 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £184 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
- +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 37 29
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £38.40 £22.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +10.25%
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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
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 £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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
South East +6 86 £275 - 13
London -29 74 £275 - 13
North East -19 34 £280 -
South West +9 31 £300 +33.33% 4
North West -26 18 £300 +6.19% 14
Yorkshire +4 14 £265 -1.39% 7
East of England +2 12 £220 -12.00% 3
West Midlands -27 8 £250 -9.09% 3
East Midlands +3 5 £300 -1.63% 3
Midlands - 1 £200 -
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 373 (69.59%) Windows
2 312 (58.21%) Active Directory
3 267 (49.81%) VMware
4 249 (46.46%) Windows Server
5 203 (37.87%) Microsoft
6 156 (29.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 131 (24.44%) Citrix
8 126 (23.51%) MS Exchange
9 121 (22.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 114 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
11 110 (20.52%) ITIL
12 98 (18.28%) Windows 7
13 95 (17.72%) DNS
14 92 (17.16%) Cisco
15 89 (16.60%) SQL
16 86 (16.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 81 (15.11%) Security Cleared
18 79 (14.74%) SAN
19 73 (13.62%) SCCM
20 72 (13.43%) DHCP
20 72 (13.43%) Office 365
21 70 (13.06%) HP
22 68 (12.69%) MS Excel
23 66 (12.31%) Linux
24 63 (11.75%) PowerShell
24 63 (11.75%) MS Office
25 62 (11.57%) Hyper-V
26 60 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
27 58 (10.82%) SQL Server
28 57 (10.63%) XenApp

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 (23.51%) MS Exchange
2 60 (11.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 51 (9.51%) SharePoint
4 40 (7.46%) Skype for Business
5 21 (3.92%) IIS
6 20 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
8 15 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (2.80%) IBM Notes
9 11 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.12%) WebLogic
11 5 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (0.93%) WordPress
12 4 (0.75%) Live Communications Server
12 4 (0.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 3 (0.56%) Apache
13 3 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
13 3 (0.56%) CMS
13 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 68 (12.69%) MS Excel
2 63 (11.75%) MS Office
3 8 (1.49%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.93%) Eikon
2 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.56%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.19%) assyst
5 1 (0.19%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 72 (13.43%) Office 365
2 23 (4.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.31%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.12%) Yammer
6 3 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.37%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.19%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.19%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 95 (17.72%) DNS
2 79 (14.74%) SAN
3 72 (13.43%) DHCP
4 51 (9.51%) Firewall
5 46 (8.58%) TCP/IP
6 45 (8.40%) WAN
7 42 (7.84%) LAN
8 19 (3.54%) Skype
9 18 (3.36%) Internet
9 18 (3.36%) VoIP
10 16 (2.99%) LDAP
10 16 (2.99%) Unified Communications
10 16 (2.99%) Wireless
11 14 (2.61%) VPN
12 11 (2.05%) Intranet
12 11 (2.05%) NAS
12 11 (2.05%) Network Security
13 10 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (10.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.12%) MS Access
6 5 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
7 4 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.56%) MySQL
8 3 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.19%) DB2
10 1 (0.19%) EDRMS
10 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.56%) JIRA
2 2 (0.37%) MSI
3 1 (0.19%) AdminStudio
3 1 (0.19%) LSMW
3 1 (0.19%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (0.19%) Subversion
3 1 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (8.77%) Finance
2 17 (3.17%) Retail
3 14 (2.61%) Back Office
4 13 (2.43%) Banking
5 11 (2.05%) Telecoms
6 7 (1.31%) Legal
7 6 (1.12%) Investment Banking
7 6 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.93%) Advertising
8 5 (0.93%) Billing
8 5 (0.93%) Law
9 4 (0.75%) Marketing
10 2 (0.37%) Electronics
10 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
10 2 (0.37%) Publishing
11 1 (0.19%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.19%) Front Office
11 1 (0.19%) Local Government
11 1 (0.19%) Military
11 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.05%) .NET
2 8 (1.49%) Web Services
3 4 (0.75%) HTML
4 3 (0.56%) Middleware
5 2 (0.37%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.37%) Java EE
5 2 (0.37%) JAX-RS
5 2 (0.37%) jQuery
5 2 (0.37%) JSF
5 2 (0.37%) ODBC
5 2 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.37%) RESTful
5 2 (0.37%) SOAP
5 2 (0.37%) WAP
5 2 (0.37%) XML
5 2 (0.37%) XSLT
6 1 (0.19%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.19%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.19%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (4.85%) Data Centre
2 19 (3.54%) Clustering
3 18 (3.36%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (3.36%) Replication
4 14 (2.61%) Blackberry
5 10 (1.87%) Fat Client
5 10 (1.87%) Thin Client
6 9 (1.68%) NHS
7 8 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 8 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.49%) Hedge funds
7 8 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (1.31%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.31%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.31%) Statistics
9 6 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (0.93%) EMC VNX
10 5 (0.93%) iPhone
10 5 (0.93%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.75%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 373 (69.59%) Windows
2 249 (46.46%) Windows Server
3 156 (29.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 121 (22.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (18.28%) Windows 7
6 86 (16.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 66 (12.31%) Linux
8 36 (6.72%) Windows XP
9 27 (5.04%) Windows 8
10 22 (4.10%) Unix
11 18 (3.36%) Windows 10
12 16 (2.99%) AIX
12 16 (2.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (2.61%) Solaris
14 11 (2.05%) Android
15 6 (1.12%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.75%) CentOS
16 4 (0.75%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.75%) Windows Vista
17 3 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (20.52%) ITIL
2 41 (7.65%) Migration
3 30 (5.60%) Service Delivery
4 27 (5.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 26 (4.85%) Change Management
6 25 (4.66%) Incident Management
7 24 (4.48%) Problem Management
8 20 (3.73%) Performance Monitoring
9 18 (3.36%) High Availability
10 13 (2.43%) Server Building
11 11 (2.05%) Project Management
12 10 (1.87%) Time Management
13 9 (1.68%) CRM
13 9 (1.68%) Service Management
14 8 (1.49%) Asset Management
14 8 (1.49%) Change Control
14 8 (1.49%) Data Protection
14 8 (1.49%) Mentoring
14 8 (1.49%) Performance Management
14 8 (1.49%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 89 (16.60%) SQL
2 63 (11.75%) PowerShell
3 34 (6.34%) Java
4 7 (1.31%) VBScript
5 6 (1.12%) C#
6 4 (0.75%) C
6 4 (0.75%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.75%) Python
7 3 (0.56%) PHP
7 3 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.56%) VB
8 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.37%) C++
9 1 (0.19%) Perl
9 1 (0.19%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.19%) Ruby
9 1 (0.19%) VBA
Qualifications
1 81 (15.11%) Security Cleared
2 50 (9.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 48 (8.96%) SC Cleared
4 36 (6.72%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (6.53%) MCSE
6 32 (5.97%) CCNA
7 24 (4.48%) DV Cleared
8 16 (2.99%) Degree
8 16 (2.99%) MCP
9 15 (2.80%) CCNP
10 12 (2.24%) RHCE
11 11 (2.05%) MCSA
12 9 (1.68%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (1.68%) MCITP
13 7 (1.31%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.12%) MCTS
14 6 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (0.75%) MCDST
16 3 (0.56%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (7.46%) SLA
2 5 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.56%) QA
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) JSP 440
System Software
1 312 (58.21%) Active Directory
2 114 (21.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (11.57%) Hyper-V
4 57 (10.63%) XenApp
5 40 (7.46%) vSphere
6 30 (5.60%) XenDesktop
7 26 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (4.10%) VMware ESX
9 18 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (2.99%) XenServer
11 8 (1.49%) KVM
11 8 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.31%) Terminal Services
13 6 (1.12%) Virtual Desktop
14 4 (0.75%) NFS
14 4 (0.75%) vCloud
14 4 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (0.75%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 73 (13.62%) SCCM
2 16 (2.99%) NetBackup
3 15 (2.80%) WSUS
4 14 (2.61%) SCOM
5 13 (2.43%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.31%) Backup Exec
7 7 (1.31%) Netcool
8 6 (1.12%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (0.93%) AirWatch
9 5 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (0.75%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.75%) SCVMM
10 4 (0.75%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
11 3 (0.56%) Nagios
11 3 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.56%) Opsview
11 3 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 267 (49.81%) VMware
2 203 (37.87%) Microsoft
3 131 (24.44%) Citrix
4 92 (17.16%) Cisco
5 70 (13.06%) HP
6 40 (7.46%) Oracle
7 31 (5.78%) EMC
7 31 (5.78%) IBM
8 25 (4.66%) NetApp
9 19 (3.54%) AppSense
10 17 (3.17%) Dell
10 17 (3.17%) Red Hat
11 13 (2.43%) Lotus
12 12 (2.24%) CheckPoint
13 11 (2.05%) Veritas
14 10 (1.87%) Symantec
15 9 (1.68%) Avaya
15 9 (1.68%) Bloomberg
15 9 (1.68%) Intel Security
16 8 (1.49%) Apple
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