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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 359 324 328
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 71 99 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.32% 0.44% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.47% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 69 59
Median daily rate £275 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
Median hourly rate £20.00 £91.73 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-78.19% +307.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.20 £17.44 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £165.00 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +12.82%
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
20937 21092 21547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.91% 94.62% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 15237 14541 15168
Median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 219 396 389
Median hourly rate £18.75 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.57 £55.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +25 7 £295 +22.91% 4
Bromley - 2 £225 -
Wimbledon -1 1 £200 -33.33%
Uxbridge - 1 £404 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 110 (70.51%) Windows
2 81 (51.92%) Active Directory
3 71 (45.51%) Windows Server
4 64 (41.03%) VMware
5 54 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 43 (27.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (25.00%) Windows 7
8 38 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
9 37 (23.72%) Cisco
10 36 (23.08%) Citrix
10 36 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
11 35 (22.44%) MS Exchange
12 33 (21.15%) Finance
13 29 (18.59%) PowerShell
14 28 (17.95%) Office 365
15 24 (15.38%) SQL
15 24 (15.38%) SCCM
16 22 (14.10%) Linux
17 21 (13.46%) MS Office
18 20 (12.82%) MS Excel
18 20 (12.82%) SharePoint
18 20 (12.82%) DNS
18 20 (12.82%) SAN
18 20 (12.82%) Migration
19 19 (12.18%) Firewall
20 18 (11.54%) ITIL
20 18 (11.54%) Hyper-V
21 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
21 17 (10.90%) WAN
22 16 (10.26%) DHCP

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 35 (22.44%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.82%) SharePoint
3 14 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (8.97%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (5.13%) IIS
6 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (3.85%) IBM Notes
8 5 (3.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.28%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.64%) Apache
11 1 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 21 (13.46%) MS Office
2 20 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) Eikon
2 2 (1.28%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.64%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 28 (17.95%) Office 365
2 12 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.85%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.21%) Yammer
5 3 (1.92%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.64%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.82%) DNS
1 20 (12.82%) SAN
2 19 (12.18%) Firewall
3 17 (10.90%) WAN
4 16 (10.26%) DHCP
5 13 (8.33%) TCP/IP
6 12 (7.69%) LAN
7 10 (6.41%) Internet
8 9 (5.77%) VPN
9 6 (3.85%) Skype
10 5 (3.21%) NAS
10 5 (3.21%) SSL
11 4 (2.56%) LDAP
12 3 (1.92%) Intranet
12 3 (1.92%) Network Security
12 3 (1.92%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.92%) VoIP
12 3 (1.92%) Wireless
13 2 (1.28%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.28%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.28%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.64%) MySQL
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (0.64%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.64%) Maven
2 1 (0.64%) Subversion
2 1 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio
General
1 33 (21.15%) Finance
2 12 (7.69%) Banking
2 12 (7.69%) Retail
3 10 (6.41%) Investment Banking
4 5 (3.21%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.56%) Billing
5 4 (2.56%) Legal
6 2 (1.28%) Back Office
6 2 (1.28%) Law
6 2 (1.28%) Marketing
7 1 (0.64%) Front Office
7 1 (0.64%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.49%) .NET
2 4 (2.56%) Web Services
3 3 (1.92%) Hibernate
3 3 (1.92%) jQuery
3 3 (1.92%) Middleware
3 3 (1.92%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (1.92%) RESTful
3 3 (1.92%) SOAP
4 2 (1.28%) HTML
4 2 (1.28%) Java EE
4 2 (1.28%) JAX-RS
4 2 (1.28%) JSF
4 2 (1.28%) XML
4 2 (1.28%) XSLT
5 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.64%) Java SE
5 1 (0.64%) Lucene
5 1 (0.64%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.64%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.77%) Blackberry
2 8 (5.13%) Hedge funds
3 6 (3.85%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.56%) iPhone
4 4 (2.56%) PKI
5 3 (1.92%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (1.92%) HP Storage
5 3 (1.92%) New Media
5 3 (1.92%) Replication
5 3 (1.92%) Wiki
6 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.28%) iPad
6 2 (1.28%) NHS
7 1 (0.64%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.64%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.64%) PMI
7 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 110 (70.51%) Windows
2 71 (45.51%) Windows Server
3 43 (27.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 38 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (14.10%) Linux
7 14 (8.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (8.33%) Windows 10
9 12 (7.69%) Unix
9 12 (7.69%) Windows 8
10 7 (4.49%) Mac OS X
11 6 (3.85%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.56%) Android
13 3 (1.92%) Mac OS
14 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.28%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.64%) HPUX
15 1 (0.64%) Solaris
15 1 (0.64%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.82%) Migration
2 18 (11.54%) ITIL
3 14 (8.97%) Service Delivery
4 12 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 9 (5.77%) Problem Management
6 8 (5.13%) Change Management
7 7 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (4.49%) Patch Management
8 5 (3.21%) Configuration Management
8 5 (3.21%) Data Protection
8 5 (3.21%) Investment Management
9 4 (2.56%) Security Management
9 4 (2.56%) Time Management
10 3 (1.92%) Change Control
10 3 (1.92%) Mentoring
10 3 (1.92%) Network Management
10 3 (1.92%) Open Source
10 3 (1.92%) Performance Management
10 3 (1.92%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (1.92%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 29 (18.59%) PowerShell
2 24 (15.38%) SQL
3 15 (9.62%) Java
4 6 (3.85%) C#
4 6 (3.85%) VBScript
5 3 (1.92%) C
5 3 (1.92%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.92%) Python
6 2 (1.28%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.28%) VB
7 1 (0.64%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (9.62%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.41%) CCNA
3 10 (6.41%) MCSE
3 10 (6.41%) Security Cleared
4 8 (5.13%) CCNP
5 7 (4.49%) Degree
5 7 (4.49%) MCITP
6 5 (3.21%) MCTS
6 5 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.28%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.28%) CCIE
8 2 (1.28%) MCP
8 2 (1.28%) MCSA
8 2 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.64%) ACHDS
9 1 (0.64%) ACTC
9 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.64%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.92%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 81 (51.92%) Active Directory
2 36 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 13 (8.33%) XenApp
5 8 (5.13%) vSphere
6 6 (3.85%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.21%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.56%) BitLocker
8 4 (2.56%) NFS
8 4 (2.56%) vCloud
8 4 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.64%) Firmware
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.64%) Squid
9 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 24 (15.38%) SCCM
2 8 (5.13%) SCOM
3 3 (1.92%) Cacti
3 3 (1.92%) Casper Suite
3 3 (1.92%) EMC VPLEX
3 3 (1.92%) SCOrch
3 3 (1.92%) WSUS
4 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (1.28%) Opsview
4 2 (1.28%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.64%) DameWare
5 1 (0.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.64%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.64%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.64%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.64%) SCSM
5 1 (0.64%) SCVMM
5 1 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 64 (41.03%) VMware
2 54 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 37 (23.72%) Cisco
4 36 (23.08%) Citrix
5 14 (8.97%) HP
6 11 (7.05%) Bloomberg
7 10 (6.41%) NetApp
8 9 (5.77%) Oracle
9 7 (4.49%) Dell
9 7 (4.49%) Reuters
10 6 (3.85%) Apple
10 6 (3.85%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.85%) Lotus
11 5 (3.21%) EMC
12 4 (2.56%) Avaya
12 4 (2.56%) IBM
12 4 (2.56%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.56%) Juniper
12 4 (2.56%) Veeam
13 3 (1.92%) SolarWinds
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