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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 373 307 346
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +39
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 63 128 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.28% 0.54% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.57% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 96 46
Median daily rate £280 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.51% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £280 £220
% change year-on-year
-1.78% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +22.22%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
21035 22303 22456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.03% 94.72% 95.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15052 15630 15374
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 360 417
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £52.17 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 July 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 July 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 +24 2 £250 +9.89% 4
Ilford - 2 - -
Uxbridge +3 1 £404 +137.35%
Wimbledon -2 1 £200 -33.33%
Bromley -4 1 £225 -10.00%
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 108 (75.52%) Windows
2 84 (58.74%) Active Directory
3 65 (45.45%) VMware
4 62 (43.36%) Windows Server
5 57 (39.86%) Microsoft
6 44 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (28.67%) Citrix
8 39 (27.27%) MS Exchange
9 37 (25.87%) Windows 7
10 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 31 (21.68%) Office 365
12 30 (20.98%) Cisco
12 30 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
13 27 (18.88%) SCCM
14 26 (18.18%) PowerShell
15 25 (17.48%) ITIL
16 24 (16.78%) DNS
16 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
17 23 (16.08%) MS Office
17 23 (16.08%) Finance
18 22 (15.38%) Migration
18 22 (15.38%) SQL
18 22 (15.38%) TCP/IP
18 22 (15.38%) SAN
18 22 (15.38%) Hyper-V
19 21 (14.69%) Linux
20 19 (13.29%) DHCP
20 19 (13.29%) Firewall
21 18 (12.59%) Java
21 18 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2010

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 39 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (11.89%) SharePoint
4 11 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 9 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.90%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.50%) IIS
8 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.70%) Apache
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 24 (16.78%) MS Excel
2 23 (16.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.50%) Eikon
2 3 (2.10%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.40%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.68%) Office 365
2 13 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.20%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.50%) Yammer
5 3 (2.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.70%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.78%) DNS
2 22 (15.38%) SAN
2 22 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 19 (13.29%) DHCP
3 19 (13.29%) Firewall
4 14 (9.79%) WAN
5 12 (8.39%) Internet
6 9 (6.29%) LAN
7 7 (4.90%) Skype
8 6 (4.20%) Wireless
9 5 (3.50%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.80%) Intranet
10 4 (2.80%) VPN
11 3 (2.10%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.10%) LDAP
11 3 (2.10%) VLAN
11 3 (2.10%) VoIP
12 2 (1.40%) NAS
12 2 (1.40%) WebEx
12 2 (1.40%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.89%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.10%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.40%) MySQL
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.40%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) MSI
General
1 23 (16.08%) Finance
2 7 (4.90%) Retail
3 6 (4.20%) Billing
4 4 (2.80%) Legal
5 3 (2.10%) Banking
5 3 (2.10%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.40%) Back Office
6 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.40%) Marketing
7 1 (0.70%) Law
7 1 (0.70%) Local Government
7 1 (0.70%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) .NET
2 5 (3.50%) HTML
3 3 (2.10%) XML
4 2 (1.40%) Hibernate
4 2 (1.40%) Java EE
4 2 (1.40%) JAX-RS
4 2 (1.40%) JSF
4 2 (1.40%) LAMP
4 2 (1.40%) Middleware
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (1.40%) RESTful
4 2 (1.40%) SOAP
4 2 (1.40%) Web Services
4 2 (1.40%) 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 12 (8.39%) Data Centre
2 9 (6.29%) Blackberry
3 7 (4.90%) Hedge funds
4 6 (4.20%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.50%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.80%) iPhone
7 3 (2.10%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.10%) Clustering
7 3 (2.10%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.10%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.40%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.40%) iPad
8 2 (1.40%) NHS
8 2 (1.40%) Replication
9 1 (0.70%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.70%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.70%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.70%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.70%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 108 (75.52%) Windows
2 62 (43.36%) Windows Server
3 44 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (25.87%) Windows 7
5 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (14.69%) Linux
7 15 (10.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 14 (9.79%) Windows 10
9 9 (6.29%) Unix
10 8 (5.59%) Windows 8
11 7 (4.90%) Android
12 6 (4.20%) Windows XP
13 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
14 3 (2.10%) Apple iOS
14 3 (2.10%) Windows Vista
15 2 (1.40%) CentOS
15 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.70%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (17.48%) ITIL
2 22 (15.38%) Migration
3 7 (4.90%) Change Management
3 7 (4.90%) Service Delivery
4 6 (4.20%) Asset Management
4 6 (4.20%) Time Management
5 5 (3.50%) Problem Management
5 5 (3.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (2.80%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (2.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.80%) High Availability
6 4 (2.80%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (2.10%) ERP
7 3 (2.10%) Identity Access Management
7 3 (2.10%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.10%) Patch Management
7 3 (2.10%) Risk Management
7 3 (2.10%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.10%) Validation
7 3 (2.10%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.38%) SQL
3 18 (12.59%) Java
4 5 (3.50%) C#
5 4 (2.80%) Python
5 4 (2.80%) VB
6 2 (1.40%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.40%) C
6 2 (1.40%) VBScript
7 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.70%) PHP
7 1 (0.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (11.19%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (9.79%) CCNA
2 14 (9.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 12 (8.39%) MCSE
4 7 (4.90%) CCNP
4 7 (4.90%) Security Cleared
5 6 (4.20%) A+ Certification
5 6 (4.20%) Degree
5 6 (4.20%) MCITP
6 5 (3.50%) MCTS
7 4 (2.80%) MCP
7 4 (2.80%) MCSA
7 4 (2.80%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.10%) ACDT
8 3 (2.10%) ACHDS
8 3 (2.10%) ACTC
8 3 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.10%) MCDST
8 3 (2.10%) MCSM
8 3 (2.10%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.10%) QA
2 2 (1.40%) SLA
3 1 (0.70%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (58.74%) Active Directory
2 30 (20.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (15.38%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.39%) XenApp
5 7 (4.90%) vSphere
6 6 (4.20%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.10%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.40%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.40%) vCloud
10 1 (0.70%) Firmware
10 1 (0.70%) iptables
10 1 (0.70%) Squid
10 1 (0.70%) UAG
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (18.88%) SCCM
2 6 (4.20%) SCOM
3 4 (2.80%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.40%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.40%) Cacti
4 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.40%) Opsview
4 2 (1.40%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.40%) WMI
5 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.70%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.70%) Nagios
5 1 (0.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.70%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.70%) Puppet
5 1 (0.70%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 65 (45.45%) VMware
2 57 (39.86%) Microsoft
3 41 (28.67%) Citrix
4 30 (20.98%) Cisco
5 11 (7.69%) HP
6 10 (6.99%) Oracle
7 9 (6.29%) Apple
7 9 (6.29%) Bloomberg
8 7 (4.90%) Lotus
8 7 (4.90%) NetApp
9 6 (4.20%) IBM
10 5 (3.50%) Reuters
11 4 (2.80%) Dell
11 4 (2.80%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.10%) Avaya
12 3 (2.10%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.10%) Equitrac
12 3 (2.10%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.10%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.10%) Symantec
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