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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 102 86 66
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -20
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 12 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.89% 0.091% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.96% 0.096% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 3
Median daily rate £276 - £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 - £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £274
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £270 £250
% change year-on-year
- +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
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
1251 1042 669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 92.46% 95.25% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 885 662 402
Median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £270 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 51 49
Median hourly rate £26.50 £15.86 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+67.08% +17.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.21 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £32.50 £32.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the North East region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 26 September 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 -18 12 £276 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 25 (54.35%) Security Cleared
2 23 (50.00%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
3 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
4 20 (43.48%) ITIL
5 18 (39.13%) DHCP
6 17 (36.96%) DNS
6 17 (36.96%) HP
6 17 (36.96%) Citrix
7 16 (34.78%) Oracle
8 15 (32.61%) XenApp
9 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
10 13 (28.26%) VMware
10 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
11 12 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
12 11 (23.91%) SCCM
12 11 (23.91%) AIX
12 11 (23.91%) Linux
13 10 (21.74%) WebLogic
13 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
13 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
13 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
13 10 (21.74%) AppSense
13 10 (21.74%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (19.57%) Degree
14 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
14 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (19.57%) 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 10 (21.74%) MS Exchange
1 10 (21.74%) WebLogic
2 9 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (19.57%) Skype for Business
3 8 (17.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.35%) IIS
5 2 (4.35%) Office Communications Server
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.35%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (2.17%) Apache
6 1 (2.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (39.13%) DHCP
2 17 (36.96%) DNS
3 9 (19.57%) SAN
4 8 (17.39%) HTTP
5 5 (10.87%) SMS
6 3 (6.52%) Internet
7 2 (4.35%) Firewall
7 2 (4.35%) Intranet
7 2 (4.35%) Skype
8 1 (2.17%) 3G
8 1 (2.17%) LAN
8 1 (2.17%) NAS
8 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.17%) WAN
8 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.39%) BusinessObjects
2 7 (15.22%) SQL Server
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MSI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (19.57%) Computer Science
2 6 (13.04%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.17%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 23 (50.00%) Windows
2 13 (28.26%) Windows Server
3 11 (23.91%) AIX
3 11 (23.91%) Linux
4 9 (19.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (19.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Unix
7 2 (4.35%) Android
7 2 (4.35%) Apple iOS
7 2 (4.35%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) ITIL
2 8 (17.39%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 7 (15.22%) Service Delivery
3 7 (15.22%) Software Delivery
4 6 (13.04%) High Availability
5 5 (10.87%) Compliance Management
6 4 (8.70%) Conflict Management
6 4 (8.70%) Incident Management
6 4 (8.70%) Mentoring
6 4 (8.70%) Risk Management
7 2 (4.35%) Content Management
7 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 2 (4.35%) SOA
8 1 (2.17%) Application Packaging
8 1 (2.17%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.17%) Change Management
8 1 (2.17%) Project Management
8 1 (2.17%) QMS
8 1 (2.17%) Quality Management
8 1 (2.17%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.87%) VBScript
4 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 25 (54.35%) Security Cleared
2 21 (45.65%) SC Cleared
3 10 (21.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (19.57%) Degree
4 9 (19.57%) RHCE
5 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.35%) MCSE
7 1 (2.17%) CCA
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.17%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (15.22%) SLA
2 6 (13.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 21 (45.65%) Active Directory
2 15 (32.61%) XenApp
3 12 (26.09%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (21.74%) Hyper-V
5 9 (19.57%) XenDesktop
5 9 (19.57%) XenServer
6 5 (10.87%) KVM
6 5 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (10.87%) Terminal Services
7 3 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (23.91%) SCCM
2 5 (10.87%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (8.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) EdgeSight
4 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) OpenView
4 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.17%) Perfmon
4 1 (2.17%) SafeCom
4 1 (2.17%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Citrix
2 17 (36.96%) HP
3 16 (34.78%) Oracle
4 13 (28.26%) VMware
5 10 (21.74%) AppSense
5 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
6 9 (19.57%) IBM
7 8 (17.39%) TIBCO
8 5 (10.87%) EMC
9 2 (4.35%) CA
9 2 (4.35%) NetApp
9 2 (4.35%) ServiceNow
9 2 (4.35%) ThinPrint
9 2 (4.35%) Trend Micro
10 1 (2.17%) Lotus
10 1 (2.17%) SAP