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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 346 321 341
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +20
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 74 115 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.49% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.52% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 86 45
Median daily rate £275 £275 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £198 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £388 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
- +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.98 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% +2.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +10.25%
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
20313 22036 22179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 95.14% 94.60% 95.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14741 15378 15441
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 368 399
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +13.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.60 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +27 6 £259 +14.36% 2
Bromley -9 2 £225 -10.00%
Wimbledon -2 1 £200 -33.33%
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Uxbridge - 1 £404 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (74.48%) Windows
2 82 (56.55%) Active Directory
3 64 (44.14%) VMware
4 63 (43.45%) Windows Server
5 54 (37.24%) Microsoft
6 44 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
7 37 (25.52%) Citrix
8 35 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 34 (23.45%) MS Exchange
10 33 (22.76%) Office 365
10 33 (22.76%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (22.07%) Windows 7
12 29 (20.00%) Cisco
13 28 (19.31%) SCCM
14 27 (18.62%) PowerShell
15 24 (16.55%) SQL
16 23 (15.86%) ITIL
16 23 (15.86%) Finance
17 22 (15.17%) Linux
17 22 (15.17%) MS Office
18 21 (14.48%) DNS
19 20 (13.79%) MS Excel
19 20 (13.79%) SAN
19 20 (13.79%) Migration
20 18 (12.41%) Hyper-V
20 18 (12.41%) Firewall
20 18 (12.41%) SharePoint
21 17 (11.72%) DHCP
21 17 (11.72%) TCP/IP
21 17 (11.72%) SQL Server

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 34 (23.45%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.41%) SharePoint
3 15 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.59%) Skype for Business
5 10 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.83%) IBM Notes
7 5 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (3.45%) IIS
8 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.38%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.69%) Apache
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (15.17%) MS Office
2 20 (13.79%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Eikon
2 3 (2.07%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (1.38%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.76%) Office 365
2 14 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.14%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.45%) Yammer
5 3 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.69%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.48%) DNS
2 20 (13.79%) SAN
3 18 (12.41%) Firewall
4 17 (11.72%) DHCP
4 17 (11.72%) TCP/IP
5 12 (8.28%) WAN
6 10 (6.90%) Internet
7 7 (4.83%) LAN
7 7 (4.83%) Skype
8 5 (3.45%) LDAP
8 5 (3.45%) Unified Communications
8 5 (3.45%) Wireless
9 4 (2.76%) Intranet
10 3 (2.07%) NAS
10 3 (2.07%) VoIP
10 3 (2.07%) VPN
11 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (1.38%) VLAN
11 2 (1.38%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (2.07%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (1.38%) MySQL
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.07%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.38%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) MSI
General
1 23 (15.86%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Retail
3 7 (4.83%) Banking
4 6 (4.14%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.45%) Billing
6 4 (2.76%) Legal
7 3 (2.07%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.38%) Back Office
8 2 (1.38%) Law
8 2 (1.38%) Marketing
9 1 (0.69%) Front Office
9 1 (0.69%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.83%) .NET
2 4 (2.76%) HTML
3 2 (1.38%) Hibernate
3 2 (1.38%) Java EE
3 2 (1.38%) JAX-RS
3 2 (1.38%) jQuery
3 2 (1.38%) JSF
3 2 (1.38%) Middleware
3 2 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (1.38%) RESTful
3 2 (1.38%) SOAP
3 2 (1.38%) Web Services
3 2 (1.38%) XML
3 2 (1.38%) XSLT
4 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.69%) LAMP
4 1 (0.69%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Blackberry
1 9 (6.21%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.52%) Hedge funds
3 6 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (3.45%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.76%) iPhone
6 3 (2.07%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.38%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.38%) Clustering
7 2 (1.38%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.38%) iPad
7 2 (1.38%) NHS
7 2 (1.38%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.69%) Handset
8 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.69%) PMI
8 1 (0.69%) Statistics
8 1 (0.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (74.48%) Windows
2 63 (43.45%) Windows Server
3 44 (30.34%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (22.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (22.07%) Windows 7
6 22 (15.17%) Linux
7 15 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (8.28%) Unix
8 12 (8.28%) Windows 10
9 11 (7.59%) Windows 8
10 8 (5.52%) Android
11 6 (4.14%) Mac OS X
11 6 (4.14%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.07%) Windows Vista
13 2 (1.38%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.38%) CentOS
13 2 (1.38%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (15.86%) ITIL
2 20 (13.79%) Migration
3 10 (6.90%) Service Delivery
4 9 (6.21%) Change Management
5 8 (5.52%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.83%) Problem Management
7 5 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.45%) Time Management
8 4 (2.76%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.76%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.76%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.76%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (2.76%) Virtual Environments
9 3 (2.07%) Change Control
9 3 (2.07%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.07%) High Availability
9 3 (2.07%) Identity Access Management
9 3 (2.07%) Open Source
9 3 (2.07%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (18.62%) PowerShell
2 24 (16.55%) SQL
3 17 (11.72%) Java
4 5 (3.45%) C#
5 4 (2.76%) Python
6 3 (2.07%) VB
7 2 (1.38%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.38%) C
7 2 (1.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.38%) VBScript
8 1 (0.69%) PHP
8 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (8.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.28%) CCNA
3 11 (7.59%) MCSE
4 8 (5.52%) Security Cleared
5 7 (4.83%) Degree
6 6 (4.14%) CCNP
6 6 (4.14%) MCITP
7 5 (3.45%) MCTS
7 5 (3.45%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.07%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.07%) MCP
8 3 (2.07%) MCSA
9 2 (1.38%) ACDT
9 2 (1.38%) ACHDS
9 2 (1.38%) ACTC
9 2 (1.38%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.38%) MCDST
9 2 (1.38%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) QA
3 1 (0.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 82 (56.55%) Active Directory
2 35 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.41%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.28%) XenApp
5 7 (4.83%) VMware ESX
6 6 (4.14%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.14%) vSphere
7 3 (2.07%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.07%) vCloud
7 3 (2.07%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.38%) NFS
8 2 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.69%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.69%) Firmware
9 1 (0.69%) iptables
9 1 (0.69%) Squid
9 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.69%) UAG
9 1 (0.69%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 28 (19.31%) SCCM
2 6 (4.14%) SCOM
3 4 (2.76%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.38%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.38%) Cacti
4 2 (1.38%) Casper Suite
4 2 (1.38%) EMC VPLEX
4 2 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.38%) Nagios
4 2 (1.38%) Opsview
4 2 (1.38%) SCOrch
4 2 (1.38%) WMI
5 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.69%) HAProxy
5 1 (0.69%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.69%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.69%) Puppet
5 1 (0.69%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (44.14%) VMware
2 54 (37.24%) Microsoft
3 37 (25.52%) Citrix
4 29 (20.00%) Cisco
5 11 (7.59%) HP
6 9 (6.21%) Bloomberg
6 9 (6.21%) Oracle
7 8 (5.52%) Apple
7 8 (5.52%) NetApp
8 7 (4.83%) Lotus
9 6 (4.14%) Dell
9 6 (4.14%) IBM
10 5 (3.45%) Reuters
11 4 (2.76%) Avaya
11 4 (2.76%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.76%) EMC
11 4 (2.76%) Intel Security
12 3 (2.07%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.07%) Veeam