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 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
England / London
Rank 337 313 327
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 67 85 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.35% 0.41% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.44% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 60 60
Median daily rate £268 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +15.55%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.13
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.73%

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
18379 19532 20026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.86% 95.16% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13143 13698 14273
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 246 305 351
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.47% +2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £10.40 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.26 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 -7 8 £298 -20.66% 4
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 93 (65.96%) Windows
2 74 (52.48%) Active Directory
3 72 (51.06%) Microsoft
4 63 (44.68%) Windows Server
5 55 (39.01%) VMware
6 45 (31.91%) Citrix
7 40 (28.37%) SCCM
8 39 (27.66%) Cisco
9 37 (26.24%) Finance
10 33 (23.40%) MS Exchange
11 32 (22.70%) MS Office
12 31 (21.99%) Office 365
13 28 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (19.86%) Firewall
14 27 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (17.73%) Windows 7
15 25 (17.73%) DNS
16 23 (16.31%) SAN
16 23 (16.31%) ITIL
16 23 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (15.60%) PowerShell
18 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
18 21 (14.89%) Windows 10
19 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
19 20 (14.18%) TCP/IP
19 20 (14.18%) XenApp
20 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
21 18 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
21 18 (12.77%) DHCP
21 18 (12.77%) SQL

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 33 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 18 (12.77%) Skype for Business
3 17 (12.06%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (9.93%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (4.26%) IBM Notes
6 6 (4.26%) IIS
7 3 (2.13%) Apache
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
8 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.71%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
Applications
1 32 (22.70%) MS Office
2 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Eikon
2 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.99%) Office 365
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.26%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (2.84%) Yammer
5 3 (2.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.42%) GitHub
7 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.71%) G Suite
7 1 (0.71%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (19.86%) Firewall
2 25 (17.73%) DNS
3 23 (16.31%) SAN
4 20 (14.18%) TCP/IP
5 18 (12.77%) DHCP
6 17 (12.06%) VPN
7 13 (9.22%) LAN
8 12 (8.51%) Skype
9 11 (7.80%) WAN
10 10 (7.09%) SSL
11 7 (4.96%) Internet
12 6 (4.26%) Network Security
13 5 (3.55%) Wireless
14 4 (2.84%) BGP
14 4 (2.84%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (2.84%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (2.84%) OSPF
14 4 (2.84%) VLAN
15 3 (2.13%) IPsec
15 3 (2.13%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.71%) FileMaker
3 1 (0.71%) MySQL
3 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 37 (26.24%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Financial Institution
3 11 (7.80%) Retail
4 7 (4.96%) Back Office
5 6 (4.26%) Banking
6 4 (2.84%) Telecoms
7 3 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.13%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.71%) Polish Language
8 1 (0.71%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.67%) MSMQ
1 8 (5.67%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (2.13%) Software Packaging
3 2 (1.42%) .NET
4 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.71%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.71%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.71%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.71%) jQuery
4 1 (0.71%) LAMP
4 1 (0.71%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.06%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.93%) Hedge funds
3 8 (5.67%) iPhone
3 8 (5.67%) VCE vBlock
4 7 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.96%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.26%) Smartphone
6 5 (3.55%) Clustering
7 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.42%) BYOD
8 2 (1.42%) EPoS
8 2 (1.42%) iPad
8 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.71%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.71%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.71%) NHS
9 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.71%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 93 (65.96%) Windows
2 63 (44.68%) Windows Server
3 28 (19.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (19.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (17.73%) Windows 7
6 21 (14.89%) Windows 10
7 13 (9.22%) Windows 8
8 10 (7.09%) Linux
9 7 (4.96%) Mac OS
9 7 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.84%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.84%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.13%) CentOS
11 3 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.42%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.71%) Android
13 1 (0.71%) HPUX
13 1 (0.71%) SUSE
13 1 (0.71%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (16.31%) ITIL
2 10 (7.09%) Migration
2 10 (7.09%) Problem Management
3 9 (6.38%) Server Patching
4 8 (5.67%) Change Management
4 8 (5.67%) Load Balancing
5 7 (4.96%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (4.96%) Software Deployment
6 5 (3.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (2.84%) Service Management
8 3 (2.13%) Application Packaging
8 3 (2.13%) Change Control
8 3 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (2.13%) Incident Management
8 3 (2.13%) Investment Management
8 3 (2.13%) Project Management
8 3 (2.13%) Server Building
8 3 (2.13%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.13%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (2.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 22 (15.60%) PowerShell
2 18 (12.77%) SQL
3 6 (4.26%) Java
4 3 (2.13%) VB
5 2 (1.42%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.42%) C#
5 2 (1.42%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.71%) Perl
6 1 (0.71%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) Python
6 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 19 (13.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (9.22%) MCSE
4 9 (6.38%) CCNA
4 9 (6.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (4.96%) Security Cleared
6 5 (3.55%) CCNP
6 5 (3.55%) MCSA
7 4 (2.84%) A+ Certification
7 4 (2.84%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.13%) Degree
8 3 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.13%) MCP
9 2 (1.42%) ACDT
9 2 (1.42%) ACHDS
9 2 (1.42%) ACTC
9 2 (1.42%) MCDST
9 2 (1.42%) MCITP
9 2 (1.42%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.42%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.09%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (52.48%) Active Directory
2 23 (16.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.18%) XenApp
4 11 (7.80%) vSphere
5 10 (7.09%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.67%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (4.96%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.13%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.42%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.42%) UAG
10 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.71%) KVM
10 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.71%) NFS
10 1 (0.71%) Postfix
10 1 (0.71%) Samba
10 1 (0.71%) Squid
10 1 (0.71%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.71%) Xen
Systems Management
1 40 (28.37%) SCCM
2 8 (5.67%) SCOM
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (1.42%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.71%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.71%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.71%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (0.71%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.71%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.71%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 72 (51.06%) Microsoft
2 55 (39.01%) VMware
3 45 (31.91%) Citrix
4 39 (27.66%) Cisco
5 14 (9.93%) HP
6 12 (8.51%) EMC
7 6 (4.26%) Canon
7 6 (4.26%) Lotus
7 6 (4.26%) Mitel
7 6 (4.26%) Veeam
8 5 (3.55%) Dell
8 5 (3.55%) IBM
8 5 (3.55%) Remedy
8 5 (3.55%) WorldPay
9 4 (2.84%) Apple
9 4 (2.84%) AppSense
9 4 (2.84%) Oracle
10 3 (2.13%) CommVault
10 3 (2.13%) Juniper
10 3 (2.13%) Palo Alto
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