The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the London 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 352 330 323
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 74 96 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.42% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.45% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 70 71
Median daily rate £268 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £259 £260
% change year-on-year
+6.28% -0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 2
Median hourly rate £16.29 £26.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.34% +22.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -6.25%
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
20247 21536 22754
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.77% 95.14% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14429 15250 16369
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 284 348 448
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

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 4 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the London region over the 3 months to 4 December 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
City of London -10 10 £323 -12.66% 2
Croydon - 1 £155 -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 97 (67.83%) Windows
2 83 (58.04%) Active Directory
3 72 (50.35%) Microsoft
4 68 (47.55%) Windows Server
5 64 (44.76%) VMware
6 47 (32.87%) Citrix
7 45 (31.47%) SCCM
8 42 (29.37%) Cisco
9 41 (28.67%) MS Exchange
10 36 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (25.17%) Finance
11 33 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 31 (21.68%) Office 365
13 30 (20.98%) ITIL
13 30 (20.98%) SAN
14 29 (20.28%) Firewall
15 28 (19.58%) DNS
15 28 (19.58%) Windows 7
16 27 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (18.18%) MS Office
18 25 (17.48%) TCP/IP
19 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
20 22 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
21 21 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
22 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Certification
22 20 (13.99%) SQL Server
22 20 (13.99%) SQL
22 20 (13.99%) Skype for Business
23 19 (13.29%) Data Centre
23 19 (13.29%) DHCP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 41 (28.67%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (13.99%) Skype for Business
4 15 (10.49%) SharePoint
5 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.50%) IIS
7 3 (2.10%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.40%) Apache
9 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.70%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.70%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (18.18%) MS Office
2 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.68%) Office 365
2 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.80%) Yammer
4 3 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.10%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.70%) G Suite
5 1 (0.70%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.98%) SAN
2 29 (20.28%) Firewall
3 28 (19.58%) DNS
4 25 (17.48%) TCP/IP
5 19 (13.29%) DHCP
6 12 (8.39%) VPN
7 11 (7.69%) LAN
7 11 (7.69%) Skype
8 10 (6.99%) WAN
9 8 (5.59%) Internet
10 7 (4.90%) Wireless
11 5 (3.50%) Network Security
11 5 (3.50%) SSL
12 4 (2.80%) BGP
12 4 (2.80%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (2.80%) Intranet
12 4 (2.80%) OSPF
12 4 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.10%) NAS
13 3 (2.10%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.40%) MySQL
4 1 (0.70%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (0.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 36 (25.17%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Financial Institution
3 7 (4.90%) Back Office
4 5 (3.50%) Retail
5 4 (2.80%) Banking
5 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
6 3 (2.10%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.70%) Billing
7 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Polish Language
7 1 (0.70%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.70%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) MSMQ
1 9 (6.29%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.10%) .NET
3 2 (1.40%) HTML
3 2 (1.40%) LAMP
3 2 (1.40%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.70%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.70%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.70%) Ajax
4 1 (0.70%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) CSS
4 1 (0.70%) jQuery
4 1 (0.70%) Web Services
4 1 (0.70%) XHTML
4 1 (0.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.29%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.29%) Hedge funds
3 8 (5.59%) VCE vBlock
4 6 (4.20%) Clustering
4 6 (4.20%) iPhone
5 5 (3.50%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.80%) Blackberry
6 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.40%) EPoS
8 2 (1.40%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.40%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.70%) BYOD
9 1 (0.70%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.70%) NHS
9 1 (0.70%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) Statistics
9 1 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 97 (67.83%) Windows
2 68 (47.55%) Windows Server
3 36 (25.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (19.58%) Windows 7
6 16 (11.19%) Windows 10
7 12 (8.39%) Windows 8
8 10 (6.99%) Linux
9 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (4.20%) Mac OS
11 5 (3.50%) Apple iOS
12 4 (2.80%) Android
13 3 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.10%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.40%) CentOS
14 2 (1.40%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.40%) Unix
15 1 (0.70%) HPUX
15 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.98%) ITIL
2 10 (6.99%) Load Balancing
2 10 (6.99%) Migration
3 9 (6.29%) Change Management
3 9 (6.29%) Server Patching
4 7 (4.90%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (4.20%) Software Deployment
6 5 (3.50%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (3.50%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.80%) Change Control
7 4 (2.80%) Investment Management
7 4 (2.80%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.80%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.80%) Service Management
8 3 (2.10%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.10%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (2.10%) Project Management
8 3 (2.10%) Server Building
8 3 (2.10%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.10%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (13.99%) SQL
2 18 (12.59%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.59%) Java
4 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.40%) C#
5 2 (1.40%) PHP
5 2 (1.40%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 21 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.79%) MCSE
4 12 (8.39%) CCNA
5 9 (6.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (5.59%) Security Cleared
7 7 (4.90%) CCNP
8 6 (4.20%) MCSA
9 5 (3.50%) A+ Certification
10 4 (2.80%) Degree
10 4 (2.80%) DV Cleared
10 4 (2.80%) MCP
11 3 (2.10%) ACDT
11 3 (2.10%) ACHDS
11 3 (2.10%) ACTC
11 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.10%) MCDST
11 3 (2.10%) MCSM
11 3 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.99%) SLA
System Software
1 83 (58.04%) Active Directory
2 27 (18.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.89%) XenApp
4 16 (11.19%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.39%) vSphere
6 7 (4.90%) Virtual Servers
7 5 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.80%) DFS Replication
8 4 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.10%) UAG
9 3 (2.10%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.70%) NFS
10 1 (0.70%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.70%) Samba
10 1 (0.70%) Squid
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (31.47%) SCCM
2 8 (5.59%) SCOM
3 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (2.80%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.70%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.70%) Nagios
5 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.70%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 72 (50.35%) Microsoft
2 64 (44.76%) VMware
3 47 (32.87%) Citrix
4 42 (29.37%) Cisco
5 13 (9.09%) EMC
6 12 (8.39%) HP
7 7 (4.90%) IBM
8 6 (4.20%) Apple
8 6 (4.20%) Dell
9 5 (3.50%) Canon
9 5 (3.50%) Mitel
9 5 (3.50%) Oracle
9 5 (3.50%) Remedy
9 5 (3.50%) Veeam
10 3 (2.10%) AppSense
10 3 (2.10%) Lotus
11 2 (1.40%) arcserve
11 2 (1.40%) CommVault
11 2 (1.40%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.40%) Symantec
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