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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 371 317 332
Rank change year-on-year
-54 +15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 275 346 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.67% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 224 161
Median daily rate £275 £283 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.65% +25.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £375 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £277 £220
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +25.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 28
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +4.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.00 £15.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £33.15 £25.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
47288 48921 46148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.81% 94.82% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 31099 31589 28488
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 £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1397 1847 1900
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.61 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.34% +0.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 +15 91 £275 -8.33% 15
London -69 65 £275 -8.18% 24
North East -8 29 £276 - 2
South West -4 27 £306 +53.12% 10
North West -17 17 £300 +4.34% 6
East of England +10 15 £220 -12.00% 3
West Midlands -35 12 £240 -12.72% 6
East Midlands +5 10 £275 -9.83%
Yorkshire -8 9 £258 +17.71% 1
Midlands - 2 £200 -
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 375 (68.56%) Windows
2 317 (57.95%) Active Directory
3 277 (50.64%) VMware
4 251 (45.89%) Windows Server
5 221 (40.40%) Microsoft
6 161 (29.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 142 (25.96%) Citrix
8 129 (23.58%) MS Exchange
9 126 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 118 (21.57%) ITIL
11 114 (20.84%) DNS
11 114 (20.84%) VMware Infrastructure
12 99 (18.10%) SQL
13 98 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 96 (17.55%) Windows 7
15 93 (17.00%) Cisco
16 91 (16.64%) Security Cleared
17 81 (14.81%) DHCP
17 81 (14.81%) SAN
18 80 (14.63%) SCCM
19 76 (13.89%) MS Excel
20 73 (13.35%) HP
21 72 (13.16%) MS Office
22 71 (12.98%) Linux
22 71 (12.98%) Hyper-V
23 69 (12.61%) PowerShell
24 68 (12.43%) Office 365
25 64 (11.70%) SQL Server
26 61 (11.15%) XenApp
27 60 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification

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
1 129 (23.58%) MS Exchange
2 55 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 53 (9.69%) SharePoint
4 43 (7.86%) Skype for Business
5 22 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (4.02%) IIS
6 17 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (2.19%) IBM Notes
9 11 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.83%) WebLogic
11 7 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 5 (0.91%) WordPress
13 4 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (0.73%) Live Communications Server
14 3 (0.55%) Apache
14 3 (0.55%) CMS
14 3 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 76 (13.89%) MS Excel
2 72 (13.16%) MS Office
3 9 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 5 (0.91%) Eikon
2 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.37%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.18%) assyst
5 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 68 (12.43%) Office 365
2 22 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.28%) OneDrive
5 6 (1.10%) Yammer
6 3 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.55%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (0.55%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.18%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (20.84%) DNS
2 81 (14.81%) DHCP
2 81 (14.81%) SAN
3 57 (10.42%) Firewall
4 52 (9.51%) WAN
5 47 (8.59%) LAN
6 45 (8.23%) TCP/IP
7 23 (4.20%) Internet
8 21 (3.84%) Skype
9 20 (3.66%) LDAP
10 18 (3.29%) Wireless
11 16 (2.93%) Unified Communications
12 15 (2.74%) VoIP
13 13 (2.38%) VLAN
13 13 (2.38%) VPN
14 11 (2.01%) Intranet
15 10 (1.83%) NAS
15 10 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
16 9 (1.65%) Network Security
17 8 (1.46%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 18 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (1.46%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (1.10%) MS Access
6 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.55%) MySQL
7 3 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.18%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.18%) OLAP
9 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.55%) JIRA
1 3 (0.55%) MSI
2 1 (0.18%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.18%) LSMW
2 1 (0.18%) Subversion
2 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (8.59%) Finance
2 13 (2.38%) Back Office
2 13 (2.38%) Retail
3 12 (2.19%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.01%) Banking
5 7 (1.28%) Legal
6 6 (1.10%) Billing
6 6 (1.10%) Law
7 4 (0.73%) Front Office
7 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.73%) Marketing
8 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.37%) Advertising
9 2 (0.37%) Electronics
9 2 (0.37%) Local Government
9 2 (0.37%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.37%) Publishing
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Military
10 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.65%) .NET
2 8 (1.46%) Web Services
3 5 (0.91%) HTML
4 3 (0.55%) Middleware
4 3 (0.55%) XML
5 2 (0.37%) CSS
5 2 (0.37%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.37%) Java EE
5 2 (0.37%) JAX-RS
5 2 (0.37%) JSF
5 2 (0.37%) LAMP
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%) XSLT
6 1 (0.18%) Ajax
6 1 (0.18%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.18%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.30%) Data Centre
2 23 (4.20%) Blackberry
2 23 (4.20%) Clustering
3 18 (3.29%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (2.56%) Replication
5 11 (2.01%) Client/Server
5 11 (2.01%) Fat Client
5 11 (2.01%) Thin Client
6 10 (1.83%) NHS
7 8 (1.46%) Computer Science
7 8 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.46%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 7 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.10%) Statistics
9 6 (1.10%) Virtual Team
10 5 (0.91%) iPhone
11 4 (0.73%) Driving Licence
11 4 (0.73%) Handset
11 4 (0.73%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 375 (68.56%) Windows
2 251 (45.89%) Windows Server
3 161 (29.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 126 (23.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (17.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 96 (17.55%) Windows 7
7 71 (12.98%) Linux
8 32 (5.85%) Windows XP
9 23 (4.20%) Windows 8
10 21 (3.84%) Solaris
10 21 (3.84%) Windows 10
11 20 (3.66%) AIX
12 19 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (3.47%) Unix
13 12 (2.19%) Android
14 5 (0.91%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.73%) CentOS
15 4 (0.73%) Mac OS
15 4 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 4 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (21.57%) ITIL
2 44 (8.04%) Migration
3 35 (6.40%) Incident Management
4 32 (5.85%) Change Management
5 31 (5.67%) Service Delivery
6 25 (4.57%) Performance Monitoring
7 23 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (4.20%) High Availability
8 22 (4.02%) Problem Management
9 14 (2.56%) Project Management
9 14 (2.56%) Server Building
10 12 (2.19%) Patch Management
10 12 (2.19%) Time Management
11 10 (1.83%) Data Protection
11 10 (1.83%) Load Balancing
12 9 (1.65%) Validation
13 8 (1.46%) CRM
13 8 (1.46%) Operational Acceptance Testing
13 8 (1.46%) Service Management
13 8 (1.46%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (18.10%) SQL
2 69 (12.61%) PowerShell
3 38 (6.95%) Java
4 8 (1.46%) VBScript
5 6 (1.10%) C#
5 6 (1.10%) VB
6 5 (0.91%) C
7 4 (0.73%) Python
7 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.55%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.55%) PHP
8 3 (0.55%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.37%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 91 (16.64%) Security Cleared
2 60 (10.97%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (9.87%) SC Cleared
4 42 (7.68%) Cisco Certification
5 39 (7.13%) MCSE
6 37 (6.76%) CCNA
7 29 (5.30%) DV Cleared
8 18 (3.29%) MCP
9 17 (3.11%) BPSS Clearance
10 16 (2.93%) CCNP
10 16 (2.93%) Degree
11 15 (2.74%) RHCE
12 14 (2.56%) MCSA
13 9 (1.65%) MCITP
14 8 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.10%) DBS Check
15 6 (1.10%) MCTS
16 5 (0.91%) A+ Certification
16 5 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (6.40%) SLA
2 8 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.55%) QA
5 1 (0.18%) JSP 440
System Software
1 317 (57.95%) Active Directory
2 114 (20.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (12.98%) Hyper-V
4 61 (11.15%) XenApp
5 39 (7.13%) vSphere
6 36 (6.58%) XenDesktop
7 24 (4.39%) VMware ESX
7 24 (4.39%) VMware ESXi
8 21 (3.84%) XenServer
9 20 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
10 11 (2.01%) KVM
10 11 (2.01%) Oracle RAC
11 10 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
12 9 (1.65%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.46%) VMware Server
14 7 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.73%) DFS Replication
17 3 (0.55%) NFS
17 3 (0.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 80 (14.63%) SCCM
2 20 (3.66%) SCOM
3 19 (3.47%) NetBackup
4 18 (3.29%) WSUS
5 14 (2.56%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 7 (1.28%) Netcool
8 6 (1.10%) SCVMM
8 6 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 5 (0.91%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.73%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.73%) FortiGate
10 4 (0.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (0.73%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.73%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.73%) Unicenter
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.55%) Opsview
11 3 (0.55%) SCSM
Vendors
1 277 (50.64%) VMware
2 221 (40.40%) Microsoft
3 142 (25.96%) Citrix
4 93 (17.00%) Cisco
5 73 (13.35%) HP
6 46 (8.41%) Oracle
7 30 (5.48%) IBM
8 29 (5.30%) NetApp
9 27 (4.94%) EMC
10 20 (3.66%) AppSense
10 20 (3.66%) Dell
10 20 (3.66%) Red Hat
11 12 (2.19%) CheckPoint
11 12 (2.19%) Lotus
12 11 (2.01%) Symantec
12 11 (2.01%) Veritas
13 10 (1.83%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.65%) Apple
14 9 (1.65%) Bloomberg
15 7 (1.28%) Avaya
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