The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Lancashire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 42 - 42
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.55% - 1.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.75% - 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Average daily rate
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£270 - £155
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.03 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +7.22%
Job Titles Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
401 241 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 88.52% 89.26% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 109 242
Average daily rate £375 £300 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £350 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 38 27
Average hourly rate £20.19 £17.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.37% -32.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £36.15 £37.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
3rd Line Support
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Blackburn - - - -
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
2 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) Citrix
4 7 (58.33%) DHCP
4 7 (58.33%) DNS
5 5 (41.67%) 3G
5 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
5 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
6 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (16.67%) SMS
7 2 (16.67%) MS Office
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
7 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) SCCM
7 2 (16.67%) Infor
7 2 (16.67%) XenApp
7 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) DNS
1 7 (58.33%) DHCP
2 5 (41.67%) 3G
2 5 (41.67%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (16.67%) SMS
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Thin Client
1 5 (41.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
2 1 (8.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows XP
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL
1 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) C
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 10 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenServer
3 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (8.33%) HP SIM
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Infor
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) AppSense
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