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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 376 297 357
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +60
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 72 137 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.31% 0.59% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.62% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 101 50
Median daily rate £275 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £236
% change year-on-year
- +16.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.25 £26.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.95% -7.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.10
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +11.92%
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
21892 22043 22753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.84% 94.74% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15546 15460 15444
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 268 330 430
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.50 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 -3 4 £250 -20.63% 2
Ilford - 2 - -
Uxbridge -1 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Surbiton - 1 £260 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 94 (66.20%) Windows
2 84 (59.15%) Active Directory
3 59 (41.55%) VMware
4 55 (38.73%) Windows Server
5 53 (37.32%) Microsoft
6 42 (29.58%) Citrix
7 40 (28.17%) Cisco
8 37 (26.06%) MS Exchange
9 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (23.94%) SCCM
11 32 (22.54%) Finance
12 31 (21.83%) TCP/IP
13 30 (21.13%) ITIL
14 29 (20.42%) DNS
14 29 (20.42%) PowerShell
14 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
14 29 (20.42%) Office 365
15 28 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
16 27 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (18.31%) MS Excel
17 26 (18.31%) SAN
18 24 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
18 24 (16.90%) DHCP
18 24 (16.90%) SQL
18 24 (16.90%) MS Office
19 22 (15.49%) Data Centre
20 21 (14.79%) Java
21 20 (14.08%) SQL Server
22 19 (13.38%) Linux
22 19 (13.38%) Firewall

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 37 (26.06%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (10.56%) SharePoint
4 12 (8.45%) Skype for Business
5 11 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.63%) IBM Notes
7 7 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.23%) IIS
9 5 (3.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.41%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.70%) Apache
12 1 (0.70%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 26 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 24 (16.90%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (2.11%) Eikon
2 2 (1.41%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (20.42%) Office 365
2 11 (7.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.82%) OneDrive
3 4 (2.82%) Yammer
4 3 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (21.83%) TCP/IP
2 29 (20.42%) DNS
3 26 (18.31%) SAN
4 24 (16.90%) DHCP
5 19 (13.38%) Firewall
6 13 (9.15%) Internet
6 13 (9.15%) VPN
6 13 (9.15%) WAN
7 11 (7.75%) Wireless
8 10 (7.04%) LAN
9 6 (4.23%) Skype
10 5 (3.52%) Ethernet
10 5 (3.52%) Intranet
10 5 (3.52%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.82%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.82%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (2.82%) Cisco Wireless
11 4 (2.82%) NAS
11 4 (2.82%) SSL
12 3 (2.11%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.08%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.82%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.41%) MySQL
5 2 (1.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 32 (22.54%) Finance
2 8 (5.63%) Back Office
2 8 (5.63%) Retail
3 7 (4.93%) Financial Institution
4 6 (4.23%) Billing
5 4 (2.82%) Banking
6 3 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.70%) Local Government
8 1 (0.70%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.70%) Polish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.63%) .NET
2 5 (3.52%) HTML
3 3 (2.11%) XML
4 2 (1.41%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.41%) Java EE
4 2 (1.41%) JAX-RS
4 2 (1.41%) JSF
4 2 (1.41%) LAMP
4 2 (1.41%) Middleware
4 2 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.41%) RESTful
4 2 (1.41%) SOAP
4 2 (1.41%) Web Services
4 2 (1.41%) XSLT
5 1 (0.70%) Ajax
5 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.70%) CSS
5 1 (0.70%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.70%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.49%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.75%) Hedge funds
3 9 (6.34%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.93%) VCE vBlock
5 6 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 6 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (2.82%) iPhone
7 3 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.11%) Clustering
7 3 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.11%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.11%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.41%) iPad
9 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.70%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.70%) HP Superdome
9 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 94 (66.20%) Windows
2 55 (38.73%) Windows Server
3 35 (24.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
5 27 (19.01%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (13.38%) Linux
7 11 (7.75%) Windows 10
7 11 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (7.04%) Unix
9 7 (4.93%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.23%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.52%) Android
11 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.11%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.11%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.41%) HPUX
13 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.70%) CentOS
14 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (21.13%) ITIL
2 18 (12.68%) Migration
3 14 (9.86%) Change Management
4 8 (5.63%) Server Patching
4 8 (5.63%) Time Management
5 7 (4.93%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (4.93%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.52%) Asset Management
7 5 (3.52%) Validation
8 4 (2.82%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.82%) Change Control
8 4 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.82%) ERP
8 4 (2.82%) Identity Management
8 4 (2.82%) Problem Management
8 4 (2.82%) Project Management
8 4 (2.82%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (2.82%) Workflow
9 3 (2.11%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.42%) PowerShell
2 24 (16.90%) SQL
3 21 (14.79%) Java
4 6 (4.23%) C#
5 4 (2.82%) Python
5 4 (2.82%) VB
6 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.41%) C
7 2 (1.41%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.41%) PHP
7 2 (1.41%) VBScript
8 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (16.90%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (10.56%) CCNA
2 15 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (9.15%) MCSE
4 10 (7.04%) Security Cleared
4 10 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (5.63%) A+ Certification
6 7 (4.93%) Degree
6 7 (4.93%) MCP
7 6 (4.23%) CCNP
7 6 (4.23%) MCSA
8 5 (3.52%) ACDT
8 5 (3.52%) ACHDS
8 5 (3.52%) ACTC
8 5 (3.52%) MCDST
8 5 (3.52%) MCSM
8 5 (3.52%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (2.82%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.82%) MCITP
9 4 (2.82%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.04%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (59.15%) Active Directory
2 28 (19.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.38%) Hyper-V
4 13 (9.15%) XenApp
5 7 (4.93%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (4.23%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.52%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.82%) vSphere
9 3 (2.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.41%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.70%) iptables
11 1 (0.70%) NFS
11 1 (0.70%) Samba
11 1 (0.70%) Squid
11 1 (0.70%) UAG
11 1 (0.70%) vCloud
11 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 34 (23.94%) SCCM
2 12 (8.45%) SCOM
3 4 (2.82%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.41%) Cacti
4 2 (1.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.41%) Opsview
4 2 (1.41%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.41%) WMI
5 1 (0.70%) Ansible
5 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.70%) FreeIPA
5 1 (0.70%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.70%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.70%) SCSM
5 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 59 (41.55%) VMware
2 53 (37.32%) Microsoft
3 42 (29.58%) Citrix
4 40 (28.17%) Cisco
5 14 (9.86%) Oracle
6 13 (9.15%) HP
7 10 (7.04%) Apple
8 8 (5.63%) Lotus
9 7 (4.93%) EMC
9 7 (4.93%) IBM
10 5 (3.52%) Dell
11 4 (2.82%) Bloomberg
11 4 (2.82%) Reuters
12 3 (2.11%) Avaya
12 3 (2.11%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.11%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.11%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.11%) Remedy
12 3 (2.11%) Symantec
12 3 (2.11%) Veeam
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