The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes 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 28 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 64 72 41
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -31
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 9 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.12% 0.43% 3.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.46% 3.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Average daily rate
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£277 £220 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.90% -7.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £196 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £244 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £223 £288
% change year-on-year
+15.32% -22.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+12.82% -11.36%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Milton Keynes 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
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
744 861 515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.88% 92.98% 93.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 510 281
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 45 46
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £18.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the Milton Keynes region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Milton Keynes region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Milton Keynes region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
3 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
3 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (41.67%) Lync
5 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (41.67%) CRM
5 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) HP
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) MS Office
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (33.33%) OVSD
7 3 (25.00%) SCOM
7 3 (25.00%) Clustering
7 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
7 3 (25.00%) IIS
7 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 3 (25.00%) Linux
7 3 (25.00%) Change Control
7 3 (25.00%) Office 365

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 5 (41.67%) Lync
1 5 (41.67%) SharePoint
2 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
4 1 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (41.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (8.33%) 4G
1 1 (8.33%) VPN
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (58.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) UNIX
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) CRM
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 3 (25.00%) Change Control
5 2 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (16.67%) High Availability
5 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 2 (16.67%) Service Management
5 2 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (16.67%) Change Management
5 2 (16.67%) ITSM
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE
6 1 (8.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (25.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (8.33%) UAG
5 1 (8.33%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) OVSD
2 3 (25.00%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (16.67%) SCCM
3 2 (16.67%) OpenView
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) VMware
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) HP
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) Lumension
4 2 (16.67%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus