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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 353 318 334
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +16
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 80 103 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.49% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 71 67
Average daily rate £278 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.73% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £170 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £28.75 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.17% +30.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +11.35%
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
21798 21233 22125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15763 14581 15377
Average daily rate £463 £446 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 379 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 +31 11 £281 +12.50% 3
Bromley - 1 £225 -
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 123 (74.55%) Windows
2 90 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 83 (50.30%) Windows Server
4 75 (45.45%) VMware
5 62 (37.58%) Microsoft
6 49 (29.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 44 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 42 (25.45%) Cisco
10 40 (24.24%) Citrix
11 38 (23.03%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (21.82%) MS Exchange
13 33 (20.00%) Finance
13 33 (20.00%) Office 365
14 28 (16.97%) SAN
14 28 (16.97%) SCCM
15 26 (15.76%) PowerShell
16 25 (15.15%) SharePoint
17 24 (14.55%) SQL
18 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
18 22 (13.33%) MS Office
18 22 (13.33%) DNS
19 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
20 19 (11.52%) Firewall
20 19 (11.52%) WAN
21 18 (10.91%) DHCP
21 18 (10.91%) LAN
21 18 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
21 18 (10.91%) Linux
21 18 (10.91%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 36 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 25 (15.15%) SharePoint
3 15 (9.09%) IIS
4 14 (8.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (8.48%) Skype for Business
5 12 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.82%) IBM Notes
8 3 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.21%) Apache
9 2 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (1.21%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 22 (13.33%) MS Office
2 16 (9.70%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.03%) Eikon
2 1 (0.61%) Markit EDM
2 1 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.00%) Office 365
2 10 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.03%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.42%) Yammer
5 3 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.61%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.61%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.97%) SAN
2 22 (13.33%) DNS
3 19 (11.52%) Firewall
3 19 (11.52%) WAN
4 18 (10.91%) DHCP
4 18 (10.91%) LAN
5 12 (7.27%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.67%) VPN
7 10 (6.06%) Internet
8 9 (5.45%) NAS
9 7 (4.24%) SSL
10 4 (2.42%) Intranet
10 4 (2.42%) LDAP
10 4 (2.42%) Skype
11 3 (1.82%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.82%) Network Security
11 3 (1.82%) VoIP
11 3 (1.82%) WebEx
11 3 (1.82%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (1.21%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.61%) GIS
6 1 (0.61%) MySQL
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.82%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.82%) JIRA
2 2 (1.21%) Eclipse
2 2 (1.21%) Maven
2 2 (1.21%) Subversion
2 2 (1.21%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (7.88%) Banking
3 11 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 10 (6.06%) Retail
5 6 (3.64%) Legal
6 5 (3.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.82%) Billing
8 2 (1.21%) Back Office
8 2 (1.21%) Law
9 1 (0.61%) Advertising
9 1 (0.61%) Front Office
9 1 (0.61%) Marketing
9 1 (0.61%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.24%) .NET
2 5 (3.03%) Web Services
3 3 (1.82%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.82%) jQuery
3 3 (1.82%) Middleware
3 3 (1.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.82%) RESTful
3 3 (1.82%) SOAP
4 2 (1.21%) Java SE
4 2 (1.21%) Lucene
4 2 (1.21%) NHibernate
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (0.61%) COM
5 1 (0.61%) Java EE
5 1 (0.61%) JAX-RS
5 1 (0.61%) JSF
5 1 (0.61%) XML
5 1 (0.61%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.45%) Blackberry
2 8 (4.85%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.85%) Hedge funds
3 6 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.03%) PKI
5 4 (2.42%) EMC VNX
5 4 (2.42%) iPhone
6 3 (1.82%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.82%) EMC VMAX
6 3 (1.82%) HP Storage
6 3 (1.82%) New Media
6 3 (1.82%) Wiki
7 2 (1.21%) iPad
7 2 (1.21%) NHS
7 2 (1.21%) Replication
8 1 (0.61%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.61%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.61%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.61%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 123 (74.55%) Windows
2 83 (50.30%) Windows Server
3 49 (29.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 44 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 20 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (10.91%) Linux
8 13 (7.88%) Windows 8
9 11 (6.67%) Windows 10
10 10 (6.06%) Unix
11 7 (4.24%) Mac OS X
12 4 (2.42%) Android
13 3 (1.82%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.21%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.61%) CentOS
15 1 (0.61%) HPUX
15 1 (0.61%) Solaris
15 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (10.91%) Migration
2 16 (9.70%) ITIL
3 13 (7.88%) Asset Management
3 13 (7.88%) Service Delivery
4 10 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 8 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (4.85%) Patch Management
6 6 (3.64%) Configuration Management
6 6 (3.64%) Investment Management
7 5 (3.03%) Change Management
7 5 (3.03%) Data Protection
7 5 (3.03%) Security Management
8 4 (2.42%) Business Continuity
8 4 (2.42%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (1.82%) Change Control
9 3 (1.82%) Fault Management
9 3 (1.82%) ITSM
9 3 (1.82%) Performance Management
9 3 (1.82%) Release Management
9 3 (1.82%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (15.76%) PowerShell
2 24 (14.55%) SQL
3 13 (7.88%) Java
4 6 (3.64%) C#
4 6 (3.64%) VBScript
5 3 (1.82%) C
5 3 (1.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.82%) Python
6 2 (1.21%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.21%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 18 (10.91%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.67%) CCNA
4 10 (6.06%) CCNP
4 10 (6.06%) MCSE
5 9 (5.45%) Security Cleared
6 7 (4.24%) MCITP
7 5 (3.03%) Degree
7 5 (3.03%) MCTS
8 4 (2.42%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.42%) SC Cleared
9 3 (1.82%) CCIE
9 3 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.21%) MCSA
11 1 (0.61%) CCA
11 1 (0.61%) CCEE
11 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.61%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.61%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.03%) SLA
2 3 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 90 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 38 (23.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 12 (7.27%) XenApp
5 11 (6.67%) vSphere
6 9 (5.45%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.64%) NFS
8 5 (3.03%) BitLocker
8 5 (3.03%) vCloud
8 5 (3.03%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.82%) Firmware
10 2 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.61%) Squid
11 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (16.97%) SCCM
2 9 (5.45%) SCOM
3 4 (2.42%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.42%) SCOrch
3 4 (2.42%) WSUS
4 3 (1.82%) Cacti
4 3 (1.82%) Casper Suite
4 3 (1.82%) EMC VPLEX
4 3 (1.82%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.21%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.61%) DameWare
6 1 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.61%) Nagios
6 1 (0.61%) Opsview
6 1 (0.61%) SCSM
6 1 (0.61%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 75 (45.45%) VMware
2 62 (37.58%) Microsoft
3 42 (25.45%) Cisco
4 40 (24.24%) Citrix
5 15 (9.09%) HP
6 12 (7.27%) Bloomberg
7 11 (6.67%) NetApp
8 8 (4.85%) Reuters
9 7 (4.24%) Dell
9 7 (4.24%) EMC
9 7 (4.24%) Oracle
9 7 (4.24%) Veeam
10 6 (3.64%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.03%) Apple
11 5 (3.03%) Intel Security
11 5 (3.03%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.42%) Juniper
12 4 (2.42%) Symantec
13 3 (1.82%) Avaya
13 3 (1.82%) Lotus
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