The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds 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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 94 79 71
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.30% 0.34% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.37% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Average daily rate
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£200 £306 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.69% +11.36%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £235 £250
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £18.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
3rd Line Support
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leeds 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
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1195 1087 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 90.60% 93.07% 96.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 728 398
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 25
Average hourly rate £13.60 £17.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.31% +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.38 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £110.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leeds

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) NHS
3 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (25.00%) SCCM
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (12.50%) Splunk
4 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (12.50%) Java
4 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 1 (12.50%) OpenView
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LDAP
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Ant
1 1 (12.50%) PVCS
1 1 (12.50%) Subversion
1 1 (12.50%) Maven
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
2 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) SQL
2 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (12.50%) MCTS
1 1 (12.50%) MCITP
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
1 2 (25.00%) AirWatch
2 1 (12.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (12.50%) Splunk
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
3 1 (12.50%) Sun