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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 417 354 356
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 212 317 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.60% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.63% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 197 178
Median daily rate £275 £275 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £186 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £379 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 32
Median hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £19.50 £15.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £30.00 £36.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.43%
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
46983 50190 48389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.63% 95.01% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 30991 32588 30029
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 1916 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 -68 69 £260 -13.33% 15
South East -12 51 £275 - 23
South West +1 19 £290 +41.46% 9
North West +1 16 £275 +0.91% 7
West Midlands -17 14 £240 -29.92% 5
Yorkshire -2 12 £288 +15.00% 6
North East -5 12 £276 -
East Midlands +2 9 £265 +0.95% 4
East of England -5 9 £243 -3.00% 7
Midlands - 1 £200 -
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 September 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.

1 324 (65.45%) Windows
2 288 (58.18%) Active Directory
3 242 (48.89%) VMware
4 221 (44.65%) Windows Server
5 203 (41.01%) Microsoft
6 138 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 137 (27.68%) Citrix
8 121 (24.44%) DNS
9 112 (22.63%) MS Exchange
9 112 (22.63%) ITIL
10 107 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 103 (20.81%) SQL
12 102 (20.61%) SCCM
13 99 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 91 (18.38%) MS Office
15 90 (18.18%) Cisco
16 89 (17.98%) MS Excel
17 88 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 85 (17.17%) SAN
19 84 (16.97%) DHCP
20 82 (16.57%) Windows 7
21 81 (16.36%) HP
22 80 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
23 68 (13.74%) PowerShell
24 62 (12.53%) Office 365
25 59 (11.92%) SQL Server
25 59 (11.92%) Hyper-V
26 58 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
27 57 (11.52%) Firewall
27 57 (11.52%) SC Cleared

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
1 112 (22.63%) MS Exchange
2 49 (9.90%) Skype for Business
3 48 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 43 (8.69%) SharePoint
5 19 (3.84%) IIS
6 17 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
8 13 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 12 (2.42%) IBM Notes
9 12 (2.42%) WebLogic
10 8 (1.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 7 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (1.01%) Apache
14 4 (0.81%) Live Communications Server
15 3 (0.61%) Documentum
16 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
16 2 (0.40%) CMS
16 2 (0.40%) MindAlign
Applications
1 91 (18.38%) MS Office
2 89 (17.98%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.42%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 3 (0.61%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.40%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.20%) assyst
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (12.53%) Office 365
2 19 (3.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.61%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.61%) Yammer
5 2 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.40%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.40%) SaaS
5 2 (0.40%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.20%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (24.44%) DNS
2 85 (17.17%) SAN
3 84 (16.97%) DHCP
4 57 (11.52%) Firewall
5 56 (11.31%) TCP/IP
6 50 (10.10%) LAN
7 49 (9.90%) WAN
8 30 (6.06%) Internet
9 27 (5.45%) LDAP
9 27 (5.45%) VPN
10 22 (4.44%) Skype
11 17 (3.43%) Wireless
12 14 (2.83%) NAS
12 14 (2.83%) Unified Communications
12 14 (2.83%) VLAN
12 14 (2.83%) VoIP
13 13 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (2.22%) Intranet
15 10 (2.02%) Network Security
16 8 (1.62%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.62%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (1.41%) MS Access
6 6 (1.21%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (0.81%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (0.61%) MySQL
9 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.20%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.20%) OLAP
10 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (0.81%) JIRA
2 3 (0.61%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.61%) MSI
3 2 (0.40%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.20%) AdminStudio
4 1 (0.20%) Subversion
4 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 47 (9.49%) Finance
2 16 (3.23%) Back Office
3 12 (2.42%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.22%) Banking
4 11 (2.22%) Retail
5 7 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.21%) Billing
7 4 (0.81%) Front Office
7 4 (0.81%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.61%) Law
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Online Betting
9 2 (0.40%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.40%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.20%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.82%) .NET
2 6 (1.21%) Web Services
3 5 (1.01%) HTML
4 3 (0.61%) Middleware
4 3 (0.61%) XML
5 2 (0.40%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.40%) Java EE
5 2 (0.40%) JAX-RS
5 2 (0.40%) JSF
5 2 (0.40%) LAMP
5 2 (0.40%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.40%) ODBC
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.40%) RESTful
5 2 (0.40%) SOAP
5 2 (0.40%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.40%) XSLT
6 1 (0.20%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.20%) Ajax
6 1 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (7.88%) Data Centre
2 27 (5.45%) Blackberry
3 25 (5.05%) Clustering
4 23 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (3.03%) NHS
6 11 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 10 (2.02%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.02%) Fat Client
7 10 (2.02%) Thin Client
8 9 (1.82%) Replication
9 8 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (1.62%) Hedge funds
9 8 (1.62%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.41%) Statistics
10 7 (1.41%) VCE vBlock
11 6 (1.21%) iPhone
11 6 (1.21%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.01%) PDA
12 5 (1.01%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.81%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 324 (65.45%) Windows
2 221 (44.65%) Windows Server
3 138 (27.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (21.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (16.57%) Windows 7
6 80 (16.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 56 (11.31%) Linux
8 33 (6.67%) Solaris
9 28 (5.66%) Windows XP
10 27 (5.45%) Windows 10
11 23 (4.65%) Windows 8
12 21 (4.24%) AIX
13 19 (3.84%) Unix
14 18 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 14 (2.83%) Apple iOS
16 11 (2.22%) Android
17 8 (1.62%) CentOS
18 6 (1.21%) Ubuntu
19 4 (0.81%) Windows Vista
20 3 (0.61%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (22.63%) ITIL
2 42 (8.48%) Change Management
3 40 (8.08%) Incident Management
4 31 (6.26%) Service Delivery
5 30 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
6 27 (5.45%) Migration
7 21 (4.24%) High Availability
8 20 (4.04%) Problem Management
9 16 (3.23%) Project Management
10 13 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
10 13 (2.63%) Server Building
11 12 (2.42%) Server Patching
11 12 (2.42%) Validation
12 11 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (2.22%) Compliance Management
12 11 (2.22%) Time Management
13 10 (2.02%) Data Protection
14 9 (1.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 9 (1.82%) Patch Management
14 9 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (20.81%) SQL
2 68 (13.74%) PowerShell
3 46 (9.29%) Java
4 7 (1.41%) VBScript
5 6 (1.21%) C#
6 5 (1.01%) Python
6 5 (1.01%) VB
7 4 (0.81%) C
7 4 (0.81%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.81%) Perl
7 4 (0.81%) PHP
7 4 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.81%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.61%) VBA
9 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 99 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 58 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (11.52%) SC Cleared
4 40 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
5 37 (7.47%) MCSE
6 34 (6.87%) DV Cleared
7 28 (5.66%) CCNA
8 20 (4.04%) Degree
9 16 (3.23%) MCP
9 16 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 15 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
10 15 (3.03%) RHCE
11 14 (2.83%) CCNP
12 12 (2.42%) MCSA
13 8 (1.62%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (1.41%) MCDST
15 5 (1.01%) ACHDS
15 5 (1.01%) ACTC
15 5 (1.01%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.68%) SLA
2 8 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (0.81%) QA
4 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) JSP 440
System Software
1 288 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 88 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (11.92%) Hyper-V
4 56 (11.31%) XenApp
5 23 (4.65%) vSphere
5 23 (4.65%) XenDesktop
6 18 (3.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 18 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.03%) XenServer
8 12 (2.42%) VMware ESX
9 11 (2.22%) KVM
9 11 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
9 11 (2.22%) Terminal Services
9 11 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.02%) VMware Server
11 5 (1.01%) DFS Replication
11 5 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.61%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.61%) NFS
13 2 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 102 (20.61%) SCCM
2 27 (5.45%) SCOM
3 18 (3.64%) NetBackup
4 15 (3.03%) WSUS
5 14 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
6 9 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (1.62%) Netcool
8 7 (1.41%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.21%) Veritas Storage Foundation
10 5 (1.01%) AirWatch
10 5 (1.01%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.01%) Nagios
10 5 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 4 (0.81%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.81%) Unicenter
12 3 (0.61%) Failover Clustering
12 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (0.61%) Puppet
12 3 (0.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 242 (48.89%) VMware
2 203 (41.01%) Microsoft
3 137 (27.68%) Citrix
4 90 (18.18%) Cisco
5 81 (16.36%) HP
6 46 (9.29%) Oracle
7 35 (7.07%) EMC
8 26 (5.25%) IBM
9 22 (4.44%) Dell
10 21 (4.24%) NetApp
11 20 (4.04%) Red Hat
12 17 (3.43%) AppSense
13 12 (2.42%) Lotus
13 12 (2.42%) Veritas
14 11 (2.22%) Apple
14 11 (2.22%) Symantec
15 9 (1.82%) CheckPoint
15 9 (1.82%) Intel Security
15 9 (1.82%) Mitel
15 9 (1.82%) Veeam
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