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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 314 326 316
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 92 85 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.43% 0.41% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.43% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 56 48
Average daily rate £300 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £220 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £388 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £253
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +8.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Average hourly rate £26.67 £25.88 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.05% +15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.93 £22.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.40 £28.75 £74.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £24.06 £23.20
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +3.71%
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
20120 19835 20493
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.69% 94.52% 94.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 14240 14068 13851
Average daily rate £450 £445 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +2.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 309 331 399
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.41% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the London region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +36 12 £325 +10.16% 4
Harrow - 1 - -
Northwood - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 149 (76.02%) Windows
2 108 (55.10%) Active Directory
3 99 (50.51%) VMware
4 93 (47.45%) Windows Server
5 68 (34.69%) Microsoft
6 67 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (31.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 58 (29.59%) Windows 7
9 46 (23.47%) Citrix
10 45 (22.96%) Cisco
11 41 (20.92%) MS Exchange
12 39 (19.90%) DNS
12 39 (19.90%) Finance
12 39 (19.90%) VMware Infrastructure
13 37 (18.88%) SAN
14 34 (17.35%) SCCM
15 32 (16.33%) SQL
16 30 (15.31%) Office 365
17 29 (14.80%) LAN
17 29 (14.80%) DHCP
18 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
19 27 (13.78%) SQL Server
20 26 (13.27%) ITIL
20 26 (13.27%) PowerShell
21 24 (12.24%) IIS
22 23 (11.73%) WAN
23 22 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
24 21 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
24 21 (10.71%) XenApp
24 21 (10.71%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 41 (20.92%) MS Exchange
2 28 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 24 (12.24%) IIS
4 21 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (8.67%) Skype for Business
6 11 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (3.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.04%) Tomcat
10 3 (1.53%) IBM Notes
11 2 (1.02%) Apache
11 2 (1.02%) JBoss
11 2 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (1.02%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.51%) CMS
12 1 (0.51%) Drupal
12 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (10.71%) MS Office
2 13 (6.63%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Eikon
2 1 (0.51%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.31%) Office 365
2 7 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.53%) OneDrive
4 2 (1.02%) Yammer
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.51%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.90%) DNS
2 37 (18.88%) SAN
3 29 (14.80%) DHCP
3 29 (14.80%) LAN
4 23 (11.73%) WAN
5 20 (10.20%) VPN
6 19 (9.69%) Firewall
7 17 (8.67%) TCP/IP
8 14 (7.14%) SSL
9 10 (5.10%) NAS
10 7 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (3.06%) Network Security
11 6 (3.06%) VoIP
11 6 (3.06%) Wireless
12 5 (2.55%) Internet
13 4 (2.04%) Ethernet
13 4 (2.04%) Intranet
13 4 (2.04%) LDAP
13 4 (2.04%) VLAN
14 3 (1.53%) DECT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.78%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2000
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.53%) MySQL
6 2 (1.02%) GIS
6 2 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.51%) DB2
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.53%) JIRA
2 2 (1.02%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.02%) Maven
2 2 (1.02%) Subversion
2 2 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.02%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.51%) Bugzilla
3 1 (0.51%) C++Builder
3 1 (0.51%) Trac
3 1 (0.51%) VisiBroker
General
1 39 (19.90%) Finance
2 17 (8.67%) Banking
3 12 (6.12%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.08%) Telecoms
5 7 (3.57%) Law
5 7 (3.57%) Legal
6 5 (2.55%) Advertising
6 5 (2.55%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Back Office
7 2 (1.02%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Electronics
8 1 (0.51%) Front Office
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.57%) .NET
1 7 (3.57%) Web Services
2 3 (1.53%) jQuery
3 2 (1.02%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.02%) Java SE
3 2 (1.02%) Lucene
3 2 (1.02%) Middleware
3 2 (1.02%) NHibernate
3 2 (1.02%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.02%) RESTful
3 2 (1.02%) SOAP
3 2 (1.02%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.02%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 1 (0.51%) CORBA
4 1 (0.51%) HTML5
4 1 (0.51%) J2EE
4 1 (0.51%) POSIX
4 1 (0.51%) Pthreads
4 1 (0.51%) Sensu
4 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.61%) Blackberry
1 11 (5.61%) Data Centre
1 11 (5.61%) PKI
2 6 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.04%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.04%) Hedge funds
3 4 (2.04%) NHS
4 3 (1.53%) Clustering
4 3 (1.53%) CMDB
4 3 (1.53%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (1.53%) EMC VNX
4 3 (1.53%) HP Storage
4 3 (1.53%) New Media
4 3 (1.53%) Replication
4 3 (1.53%) Wiki
5 2 (1.02%) BYOD
5 2 (1.02%) Smartphone
5 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.51%) Informatics
6 1 (0.51%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 149 (76.02%) Windows
2 93 (47.45%) Windows Server
3 67 (34.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 62 (31.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (29.59%) Windows 7
6 22 (11.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (8.67%) Linux
8 15 (7.65%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.08%) Android
9 8 (4.08%) Unix
10 7 (3.57%) Windows 10
11 6 (3.06%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.04%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.53%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.53%) VMS
14 2 (1.02%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.02%) CentOS
14 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.02%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (13.27%) ITIL
2 20 (10.20%) Service Delivery
3 16 (8.16%) Patch Management
4 12 (6.12%) Migration
5 11 (5.61%) Asset Management
5 11 (5.61%) Investment Management
6 9 (4.59%) Configuration Management
6 9 (4.59%) Security Management
7 7 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (3.57%) Network Management
7 7 (3.57%) Performance Management
7 7 (3.57%) Problem Management
8 6 (3.06%) ITSM
9 5 (2.55%) Business Continuity
9 5 (2.55%) Change Management
9 5 (2.55%) Information Security
9 5 (2.55%) ITIL V3
10 4 (2.04%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (2.04%) High Availability
10 4 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 32 (16.33%) SQL
2 26 (13.27%) PowerShell
3 11 (5.61%) VBScript
4 4 (2.04%) Java
4 4 (2.04%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.02%) C
5 2 (1.02%) C#
5 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.51%) C++
6 1 (0.51%) Perl
6 1 (0.51%) PHP
6 1 (0.51%) Python
6 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.51%) VBA
Qualifications
1 20 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (5.10%) Security Cleared
4 9 (4.59%) CCNP
5 8 (4.08%) MCSE
6 6 (3.06%) Degree
6 6 (3.06%) MCSA
7 5 (2.55%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.55%) SC Cleared
8 4 (2.04%) CCNA
8 4 (2.04%) MCITP
9 3 (1.53%) CCA
9 3 (1.53%) CCEE
9 3 (1.53%) CCIE
9 3 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.53%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.53%) MCTS
10 2 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 108 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 39 (19.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (10.71%) XenApp
4 19 (9.69%) vSphere
5 14 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 12 (6.12%) BitLocker
7 10 (5.10%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.59%) Hyper-V
9 7 (3.57%) NFS
10 5 (2.55%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.55%) vCloud
11 4 (2.04%) Firmware
11 4 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (1.02%) ISA Server
12 2 (1.02%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.02%) XenServer
13 1 (0.51%) LXC
13 1 (0.51%) Samba
13 1 (0.51%) UAG
13 1 (0.51%) Xen
Systems Management
1 34 (17.35%) SCCM
2 8 (4.08%) WSUS
3 7 (3.57%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.57%) SCOM
4 5 (2.55%) Nagios
4 5 (2.55%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.04%) Cacti
5 4 (2.04%) SCOrch
6 3 (1.53%) Casper Suite
6 3 (1.53%) EMC VPLEX
6 3 (1.53%) Ionix
7 2 (1.02%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (1.02%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.51%) DameWare
8 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 99 (50.51%) VMware
2 68 (34.69%) Microsoft
3 46 (23.47%) Citrix
4 45 (22.96%) Cisco
5 13 (6.63%) EMC
5 13 (6.63%) HP
6 11 (5.61%) NetApp
7 10 (5.10%) SolarWinds
8 9 (4.59%) Oracle
8 9 (4.59%) Veeam
9 7 (3.57%) Dell
9 7 (3.57%) Symantec
10 6 (3.06%) Infoblox
11 5 (2.55%) Bloomberg
11 5 (2.55%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.04%) Apple
12 4 (2.04%) Isilon
12 4 (2.04%) Juniper
12 4 (2.04%) Reuters
13 3 (1.53%) Dell KACE
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