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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 113 109 97
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 8 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.38% 0.39% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.41% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 13
Average daily rate
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£250 £190 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £115 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £210 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £223 £285
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -21.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £39.00 £20.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.30%
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
1962 1930 1636
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 93.16% 93.33% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1245 1112 895
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 150 118 172
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%

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 30 June 2015.

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 30 June 2015. 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
Winchester - 3 £150 -
Portsmouth 0 1 - - 1
Southampton -2 1 £250 +31.57%
Hook - 1 £275 -
Havant - 1 £325 -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (22.22%) Linux
8 4 (22.22%) ITIL
9 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
9 3 (16.67%) Oracle
9 3 (16.67%) HP
9 3 (16.67%) Citrix
9 3 (16.67%) Cisco
9 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
9 3 (16.67%) SCCM
9 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
10 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
10 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (11.11%) CentOS
10 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (11.11%) Server Building
10 2 (11.11%) Hyperic
10 2 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (11.11%) Splunk

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 2015, 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 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Lync
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (5.56%) IBM Notes
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.11%) Unified Communications
2 1 (5.56%) SMTP
2 1 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.56%) DNS
2 1 (5.56%) SAN
2 1 (5.56%) Internet
2 1 (5.56%) Firewall
2 1 (5.56%) Wireless
2 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (5.56%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
1 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
6 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
7 2 (11.11%) Windows 2000
7 2 (11.11%) Ubuntu
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (11.11%) CentOS
8 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 2 (11.11%) Change Management
2 2 (11.11%) Network Architecture
2 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Asset Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Management
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
3 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) Nagios
2 2 (11.11%) Hyperic
3 1 (5.56%) SCDPM
3 1 (5.56%) EdgeSight
3 1 (5.56%) ARCserve
3 1 (5.56%) SCVMM
3 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 7 (38.89%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
3 3 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.11%) Splunk
5 1 (5.56%) 3PAR
5 1 (5.56%) Altiris
5 1 (5.56%) Qualys
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) Websense
5 1 (5.56%) CA
5 1 (5.56%) Lotus