The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Leicestershire 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 35 - 32
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 1.05% - 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.10% - 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £210
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £273 £260
% change year-on-year
-15.59% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.85 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.32% -
3rd Line Support
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Leicestershire 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
Leicestershire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
273 281 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leicestershire 95.12% 92.43% 94.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 125 85
Average daily rate £305 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 32 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Leicestershire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Leicestershire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Leicestershire

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 Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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3rd Line Support
East Midlands

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
4 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 4 (57.14%) XenApp
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 2 (28.57%) Finance
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
6 2 (28.57%) LAN
6 2 (28.57%) VBScript
6 2 (28.57%) MS Office
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Remedy
6 2 (28.57%) XenServer
6 2 (28.57%) Lync
6 2 (28.57%) Office 365
7 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (14.29%) PABX
7 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
7 1 (14.29%) Change Management
7 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
7 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (14.29%) Wireless
7 1 (14.29%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Leicestershire 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 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
1 2 (28.57%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) Site Server
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WLAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) PABX
2 1 (14.29%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VBScript
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) XenApp
2 4 (57.14%) XenDesktop
3 3 (42.86%) VMware ESX
4 2 (28.57%) XenServer
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Remedy