The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire 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 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 110 88 112
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +24
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 13 12 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.61% 0.73% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.78% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 7
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£279 £275 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £217 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £330 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £270 £263
% change year-on-year
-3.70% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+0.83% +9.75%
3rd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Hampshire 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
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1949 1532 1811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 91.20% 93.82% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1114 912 962
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 125 169
Average hourly rate £15.77 £14.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 20 October 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southampton -8 4 £340 +23.63%
Hook - 3 £275 -
Portsmouth -6 2 £240 -12.72% 1
Winchester - 1 £350 -
Farnborough - 1 £250 -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Eastleigh - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Havant - - - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
4 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
5 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
5 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
6 8 (34.78%) HP
7 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
7 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (30.43%) VMware
8 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
9 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
10 4 (17.39%) Firewall
10 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
10 4 (17.39%) MS Office
10 4 (17.39%) Citrix
10 4 (17.39%) Symantec
10 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (13.04%) Becrypt
11 3 (13.04%) Line Management
11 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (13.04%) McAfee
11 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (13.04%) ITIL
11 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
11 3 (13.04%) CCNP
11 3 (13.04%) CA

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 7 (30.43%) MS Exchange
2 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.35%) Lync
6 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) MS Excel
2 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Firewall
2 3 (13.04%) LAN
2 3 (13.04%) WAN
2 3 (13.04%) SMTP
3 1 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (4.35%) Internet
3 1 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (4.35%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (69.57%) Windows
2 15 (65.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
1 3 (13.04%) Business Continuity
1 3 (13.04%) Fault Management
1 3 (13.04%) Line Management
2 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (4.35%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (43.48%) SC Cleared
1 10 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) CCNP
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.04%) SLA
1 3 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 12 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (8.70%) XenServer
3 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) XenApp
3 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) ARCserve
1 3 (13.04%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Microsoft
2 8 (34.78%) HP
3 7 (30.43%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
4 4 (17.39%) Symantec
5 3 (13.04%) McAfee
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 3 (13.04%) CA
5 3 (13.04%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.04%) Becrypt
6 2 (8.70%) LANDesk
7 1 (4.35%) 3PAR
7 1 (4.35%) Altiris
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) SAP