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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 69 62 56
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.45% 0.28% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.31% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£365 £183 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.86% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
- +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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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
815 652 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 92.40% 92.48% 93.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 301 296
Average daily rate £350 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 80 47
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.20 £18.37
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

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
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 23 October 2014, 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 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) Websense
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (33.33%) UAG
4 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (16.67%) PowerCenter
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) Incident Management
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) DV Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) CCNA
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (33.33%) UAG
4 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) NFS
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (33.33%) Websense
3 1 (16.67%) Informatica
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Computacenter
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco