The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 57 - 39
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 0 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.31% - 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% - 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£135 - £258
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 - £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £147 - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £235 £273
% change year-on-year
+17.55% -13.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.85 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.90% -7.32%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
622 432 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.99% 90.57% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 215 198
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 59 63
Average hourly rate £29.50 £24.12 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.30% +50.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £13.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.24 £41.95 £38.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Essex region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Essex region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title.

1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) Avaya
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) CRM
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Wireless
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (25.00%) LAN
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco IPT
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Solaris
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 1 (12.50%) Change Control
2 1 (12.50%) CRM
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) NetApp
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (25.00%) Avaya
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel