The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 47 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.44% 0.50% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.53% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.35 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.06% +8.60%
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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 Lancashire 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
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
411 190 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 91.33% 94.53% 91.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 98 166
Average daily rate £375 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £170 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £447 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 20
Average hourly rate £26.83 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+78.86% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.35 £14.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £35.00 £31.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (60.00%) DHCP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) 3G
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) SMS
4 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
5 1 (20.00%) NetApp
5 1 (20.00%) Remedy
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) MS Office
5 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (20.00%) AppSense

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (40.00%) 3G
2 2 (40.00%) SMS
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Fat Client
1 2 (40.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (20.00%) WMI
2 1 (20.00%) PureDisk
2 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (20.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) NetApp
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) AppSense
2 1 (20.00%) Infor
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds