The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Kent 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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 32 42 42
Rank change year-on-year
+10 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 1.90% 1.01% 1.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.91% 1.03% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 5
Median daily rate £178 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.10% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £290 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £410 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
- +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
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 Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
262 291 282
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 99.62% 97.98% 94.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 174 183
Median daily rate £350 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 9
Median hourly rate £20.83 £9.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+131.44% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £16.50 £33.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Kent region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Kent

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Maidstone - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 Kent region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) DNS
3 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (12.50%) RightFax
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Office 365
4 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
4 1 (12.50%) MCDST
4 1 (12.50%) SCCM
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Firewall
4 1 (12.50%) AS400
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Veritas
4 1 (12.50%) Intranet
4 1 (12.50%) Internet

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Kent 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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
2 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) PBX
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (12.50%) AS400
1 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Information Security
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (12.50%) MCDST
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) RightFax
2 1 (12.50%) Sybase
2 1 (12.50%) Veeam
2 1 (12.50%) Veritas