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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 68 69 68
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.13% 0.55% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.58% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Average daily rate £420 £244 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.30% +10.79%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +11.35%
3rd Line Support
Buckinghamshire

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
722 862 830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 95.50% 95.04% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 406 416 434
Average daily rate £400 £355 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.67% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £254 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 19 43
Average hourly rate £12.00 £16.14 £15.35
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.65% +5.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 24 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) SAP
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (33.33%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (33.33%) SAP Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) LSMW
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (33.33%) SAP HCM
2 1 (33.33%) Data Conversion

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) LSMW
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Conversion
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) SAP
1 1 (33.33%) VMware