The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Lancashire 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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 41 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.64% - 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% - 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £225 - £211
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
-1.85% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.14
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +4.65%
3rd Line Support
North West

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
297 521 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 94.59% 94.73% 86.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 376 227
Median daily rate £375 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 28
Median hourly rate £40.75 £34.95 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.59% +58.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £15.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £69.07 £42.02 £82.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
Burnley - 1 £225 -
3rd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 Lancashire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (40.00%) MS Office
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Mitel
3 2 (40.00%) Retail
3 2 (40.00%) Veeam
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
4 1 (20.00%) People Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (20.00%) Office 365

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

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (40.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Retail
2 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ERP
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) People Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Licensing
2 1 (20.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) HP ASE
1 1 (20.00%) HP MASE
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (20.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (40.00%) Mitel
3 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 1 (20.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) NEC
4 1 (20.00%) Sophos
4 1 (20.00%) Symantec