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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 68 54 52
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.55% 0.83% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.89% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% +13.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £226 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £314 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+1.92% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.90%
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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
846 675 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 93.90% 92.85% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 483 345 231
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 65 44
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.65 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £15.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) IIS
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Remedy
4 2 (33.33%) Websense
4 2 (33.33%) Migration
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (33.33%) UAG
4 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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%) IIS
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (16.67%) Lync
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (16.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mobile App
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (33.33%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (16.67%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) DV Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (33.33%) UAG
3 1 (16.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Remedy
3 2 (33.33%) Websense
4 1 (16.67%) Computacenter
4 1 (16.67%) McAfee
4 1 (16.67%) Lotus
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) IBM