The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 299 339 351
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 126 77 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.53% 0.32% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.34% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 49 54
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£300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £375 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £236 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
Average hourly rate £22.25 £30.82 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.80% +35.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £23.36 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £138.16 £25.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.21 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.35% -10.20%
3rd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21947 22424 23496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.67% 92.53% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 15477 15302 16131
Average daily rate £450 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £274 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 411 450
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in London

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +26 32 £315 +14.54% 6
Bromley - 3 £250 -
Docklands, London - 3 - -
Mayfair - 3 £320 -
Croydon -18 2 £325 -12.75%
Chessington - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Twickenham - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £170 -
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 170 (77.63%) Windows
2 126 (57.53%) Active Directory
3 115 (52.51%) VMware
4 97 (44.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (37.90%) Microsoft
6 81 (36.99%) MS Exchange
7 68 (31.05%) Citrix
8 59 (26.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (24.20%) Windows 7
10 52 (23.74%) Cisco
11 50 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
12 47 (21.46%) WAN
13 46 (21.00%) DNS
14 45 (20.55%) SAN
14 45 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 44 (20.09%) ITIL
15 44 (20.09%) SQL
16 43 (19.63%) LAN
17 38 (17.35%) MS Office
18 36 (16.44%) PowerShell
18 36 (16.44%) SCCM
19 35 (15.98%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (15.53%) DHCP
21 33 (15.07%) Blackberry
21 33 (15.07%) Firewall
22 31 (14.16%) XenApp
23 29 (13.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
23 29 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
24 28 (12.79%) MS Excel
25 26 (11.87%) vSphere

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 81 (36.99%) MS Exchange
2 45 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (13.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (10.96%) SharePoint
5 21 (9.59%) IIS
5 21 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 20 (9.13%) Lync
7 8 (3.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 7 (3.20%) SharePoint 2013
8 7 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (0.91%) Apache
11 2 (0.91%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.91%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.46%) Documentum
12 1 (0.46%) SAS
12 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 38 (17.35%) MS Office
2 28 (12.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.91%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (6.85%) Office 365
2 5 (2.28%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (0.91%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 47 (21.46%) WAN
2 46 (21.00%) DNS
3 45 (20.55%) SAN
4 43 (19.63%) LAN
5 34 (15.53%) DHCP
6 33 (15.07%) Firewall
7 20 (9.13%) TCP/IP
8 19 (8.68%) MPLS
9 17 (7.76%) VPN
10 13 (5.94%) BIG-IP
11 12 (5.48%) DSL
12 9 (4.11%) VLAN
13 7 (3.20%) NAS
13 7 (3.20%) Wireless
13 7 (3.20%) Internet
13 7 (3.20%) VoIP
14 6 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (2.28%) LDAP
15 5 (2.28%) Cisco Nexus
16 4 (1.83%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.83%) JasperReports
3 4 (1.83%) MySQL
4 3 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.46%) Big Data
6 1 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (0.46%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.46%) IDOL
6 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.46%) MSI
1 1 (0.46%) Bugzilla
1 1 (0.46%) JIRA
1 1 (0.46%) Trac
General
1 23 (10.50%) Finance
2 10 (4.57%) Law
3 7 (3.20%) Banking
4 4 (1.83%) Back Office
4 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.37%) Marketing
5 3 (1.37%) Advertising
6 2 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.91%) Legal
7 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.46%) Electronics
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Retail
7 1 (0.46%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.83%) LAMP
2 3 (1.37%) Middleware
3 2 (0.91%) Application Packaging
3 2 (0.91%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.91%) 802.1X
3 2 (0.91%) HTML
3 2 (0.91%) .NET
4 1 (0.46%) COM
4 1 (0.46%) Web Services
4 1 (0.46%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 33 (15.07%) Blackberry
2 9 (4.11%) Thin Client
2 9 (4.11%) Fat Client
2 9 (4.11%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.28%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.28%) PKI
4 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
4 4 (1.83%) Fixed Income
4 4 (1.83%) iPhone
4 4 (1.83%) iPad
5 3 (1.37%) Clustering
5 3 (1.37%) NHS
6 2 (0.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.91%) Replication
6 2 (0.91%) Smartphone
6 2 (0.91%) Informatics
6 2 (0.91%) CMDB
6 2 (0.91%) BYOD
6 2 (0.91%) Data Extraction
7 1 (0.46%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 170 (77.63%) Windows
2 97 (44.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 59 (26.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 53 (24.20%) Windows 7
5 35 (15.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (8.68%) Linux
7 11 (5.02%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.11%) Windows XP
8 9 (4.11%) Android
9 5 (2.28%) UNIX
10 3 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.37%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.91%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.91%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.91%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.91%) Solaris
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.46%) VMS
12 1 (0.46%) Debian
12 1 (0.46%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.09%) ITIL
2 19 (8.68%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (8.22%) Service Management
3 18 (8.22%) Problem Management
3 18 (8.22%) Performance Management
4 15 (6.85%) Business Continuity
5 14 (6.39%) ITSM
5 14 (6.39%) BCP
5 14 (6.39%) Business Continuity Planning
6 13 (5.94%) Migration
7 12 (5.48%) Service Delivery
8 8 (3.65%) Software Deployment
9 7 (3.20%) Project Management
10 6 (2.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 5 (2.28%) ITIL V3
11 5 (2.28%) Data Protection
11 5 (2.28%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (2.28%) PRINCE2
11 5 (2.28%) Change Management
11 5 (2.28%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (20.09%) SQL
2 36 (16.44%) PowerShell
3 16 (7.31%) VBScript
4 7 (3.20%) Shell Script
5 6 (2.74%) VB
6 5 (2.28%) Java
7 3 (1.37%) Python
8 2 (0.91%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.46%) C
9 1 (0.46%) C#
9 1 (0.46%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (13.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (10.96%) MCSE
3 16 (7.31%) Security Cleared
4 15 (6.85%) SC Cleared
4 15 (6.85%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (5.94%) MCSA
6 11 (5.02%) CCNA
7 8 (3.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (3.20%) MCP
9 6 (2.74%) CCA
9 6 (2.74%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (2.74%) MCITP
10 5 (2.28%) Degree
11 4 (1.83%) CCNP
11 4 (1.83%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (1.83%) CCEE
12 2 (0.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
12 2 (0.91%) CCEA
13 1 (0.46%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.76%) SLA
2 2 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 126 (57.53%) Active Directory
2 50 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (14.16%) XenApp
4 26 (11.87%) vSphere
5 23 (10.50%) Hyper-V
6 13 (5.94%) NLBS
7 12 (5.48%) VMware ESX
8 11 (5.02%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (4.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (4.11%) Xen
9 9 (4.11%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (3.65%) XenDesktop
11 6 (2.74%) vCloud
12 5 (2.28%) UAG
13 4 (1.83%) ISA Server
14 3 (1.37%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.91%) Samba
15 2 (0.91%) NFS
15 2 (0.91%) XenServer
15 2 (0.91%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (16.44%) SCCM
2 18 (8.22%) WSUS
3 9 (4.11%) SCOM
3 9 (4.11%) NetBackup
4 6 (2.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.83%) Nagios
6 3 (1.37%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.37%) SCDPM
6 3 (1.37%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (0.91%) Ionix
7 2 (0.91%) Puppet
8 1 (0.46%) DameWare
8 1 (0.46%) SCSM
8 1 (0.46%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.46%) vMotion
8 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 115 (52.51%) VMware
2 83 (37.90%) Microsoft
3 68 (31.05%) Citrix
4 52 (23.74%) Cisco
5 18 (8.22%) CheckPoint
6 17 (7.76%) HP
7 13 (5.94%) NetApp
8 10 (4.57%) Dell
9 9 (4.11%) EMC
9 9 (4.11%) Juniper
10 8 (3.65%) Symantec
11 7 (3.20%) Sophos
12 5 (2.28%) Apple
13 4 (1.83%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.83%) Altiris
13 4 (1.83%) IBM
13 4 (1.83%) Oracle
13 4 (1.83%) AppSense
13 4 (1.83%) F5
14 3 (1.37%) Bomgar
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