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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 104 102 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 14 15 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.65% 0.67% 0.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.71% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 12
Average daily rate £300 £290 £196
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +47.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £216 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £315 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £36.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +65.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +11.35%
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
2052 2102 1875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 95.26% 94.05% 92.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1266 1100
Average daily rate £385 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 130 114
Average hourly rate £17.45 £19.63 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.08% -39.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.34 £11.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.50 £115.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 3 £300 -4.76% 1
Winchester -5 3 £275 +83.33% 1
Farnborough +4 1 - -
Portsmouth -2 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - - 1
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 25 (75.76%) VMware
2 24 (72.73%) Windows
3 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 21 (63.64%) Windows Server
5 15 (45.45%) vSphere
5 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
6 14 (42.42%) Citrix
6 14 (42.42%) XenApp
7 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
8 10 (30.30%) XenServer
8 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Management
9 9 (27.27%) SCCM
10 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
10 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
11 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (18.18%) SCVMM
12 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
12 6 (18.18%) SAN
12 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
13 5 (15.15%) VoIP
14 4 (12.12%) WAN
14 4 (12.12%) Cisco
14 4 (12.12%) EMC
14 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (12.12%) LAN
14 4 (12.12%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) SAN
2 5 (15.15%) VoIP
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
3 4 (12.12%) NAS
3 4 (12.12%) WAN
4 3 (9.09%) Network Security
5 2 (6.06%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.06%) NetScaler
6 1 (3.03%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (9.09%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.12%) EMC VMAX
1 4 (12.12%) EMC VNX
1 4 (12.12%) VCE vBlock
2 3 (9.09%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (72.73%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (36.36%) Windows 7
5 10 (30.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (30.30%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (12.12%) Change Management
2 4 (12.12%) Converged Infrastructure
3 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.03%) Migration
3 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.03%) Server Building
3 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) CCNA
2 2 (6.06%) CCNP
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 22 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (45.45%) vSphere
3 14 (42.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (42.42%) XenApp
4 10 (30.30%) XenServer
5 8 (24.24%) XenDesktop
6 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
7 1 (3.03%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (27.27%) SCCM
2 6 (18.18%) SCVMM
3 4 (12.12%) SCOM
3 4 (12.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (6.06%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) VMware
2 14 (42.42%) Citrix
2 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) Cisco
3 4 (12.12%) EMC
4 3 (9.09%) Avaya
4 3 (9.09%) BT
5 1 (3.03%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Lumension
5 1 (3.03%) Veeam