The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North East region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 88 65 52
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 27 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.95% 0.13% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 0.13% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 0 3
Median daily rate £280 - £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 - £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 - £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +12.82%
3rd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1244 752 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 89.69% 95.19% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 422 351
Median daily rate £338 £359 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.99% +2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £540 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 80 19
Median hourly rate £27.75 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.00% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.63 £22.50 £31.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North East region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the North East

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -22 27 £280 -
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 18 (64.29%) ITIL
3 15 (53.57%) Windows
3 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
3 15 (53.57%) Citrix
3 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
4 14 (50.00%) XenApp
4 14 (50.00%) DHCP
5 13 (46.43%) DNS
6 11 (39.29%) HP
6 11 (39.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (35.71%) VMware
8 9 (32.14%) SCCM
8 9 (32.14%) AppSense
8 9 (32.14%) SAN
8 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
9 8 (28.57%) IBM
9 8 (28.57%) AIX
9 8 (28.57%) Linux
9 8 (28.57%) RHCE
9 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (28.57%) XenServer
9 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
9 8 (28.57%) Software Delivery
9 8 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 7 (25.00%) Skype for Business
10 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
10 7 (25.00%) Degree
10 7 (25.00%) Computer Science

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (25.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (50.00%) DHCP
2 13 (46.43%) DNS
3 9 (32.14%) SAN
4 5 (17.86%) SMS
5 1 (3.57%) 3G
5 1 (3.57%) Firewall
5 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MSI
General
1 1 (3.57%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.00%) Computer Science
2 6 (21.43%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.57%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 8 (28.57%) AIX
2 8 (28.57%) Linux
2 8 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (64.29%) ITIL
2 8 (28.57%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 8 (28.57%) Software Delivery
3 6 (21.43%) High Availability
3 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
4 4 (14.29%) Conflict Management
4 4 (14.29%) Mentoring
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.57%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.57%) Business Continuity
5 1 (3.57%) Escalation Management
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) SQL
2 4 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (67.86%) Security Cleared
2 15 (53.57%) SC Cleared
3 8 (28.57%) RHCE
4 7 (25.00%) Degree
5 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (7.14%) MCSE
7 1 (3.57%) CCA
7 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.57%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
2 2 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) XenApp
3 11 (39.29%) Microsoft App-V
4 8 (28.57%) XenDesktop
4 8 (28.57%) XenServer
5 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (17.86%) KVM
6 5 (17.86%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (17.86%) Terminal Services
7 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) SCCM
2 5 (17.86%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (3.57%) EdgeSight
4 1 (3.57%) HP SIM
4 1 (3.57%) OpenView
4 1 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Perfmon
4 1 (3.57%) SafeCom
4 1 (3.57%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Citrix
2 11 (39.29%) HP
3 10 (35.71%) VMware
4 9 (32.14%) AppSense
4 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
5 8 (28.57%) IBM
6 7 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle
8 5 (17.86%) EMC
9 2 (7.14%) ThinPrint
10 1 (3.57%) Lotus
10 1 (3.57%) SAP