The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Milton Keynes region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 66 57 56
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.34% 1.68% 1.03%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 1.78% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 2
Average daily rate
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£280 £275 £211
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +30.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.75 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -1.13%
Job Titles Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
794 675 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 90.23% 94.27% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 337 300
Average daily rate £350 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £211 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 59 52
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.38 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.31% -7.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £22.50 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 1 August 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 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Migration
4 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 2 (22.22%) NFS
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
5 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (22.22%) Linux
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) VBScript
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (11.11%) RightFax

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

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 2 (22.22%) MS Exchange
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (11.11%) Lync
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) Network Security
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) OSPF
2 1 (11.11%) BGP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) PowerCenter
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) EPoS
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Change Management
3 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (22.22%) VBScript
3 1 (11.11%) VB
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) CCSA
3 1 (11.11%) CCNP
3 1 (11.11%) CCIP
3 1 (11.11%) CCNA
3 1 (11.11%) CCDA
3 1 (11.11%) CCDP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (11.11%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (11.11%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) NFS
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) RightFax
4 1 (11.11%) MobileIron
4 1 (11.11%) IronPort
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (11.11%) Remedy
4 1 (11.11%) Informatica