The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 30 July 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 102 107 116
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 26 25 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.87% 0.92% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.00% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 9
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£208 £240 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.43% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £206 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £345 £263
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £24.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -9.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.02 £17.80 £21.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £27.50 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2805 2503 2948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.47% 92.46% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1190 1495
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 195 226
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 14 £183 -30.87% 4
Lancashire - 7 £270 - 1
Cheshire -2 4 £253 -10.61%
Merseyside 0 1 £175 -
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England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 29 (65.91%) Active Directory
3 19 (43.18%) Citrix
3 19 (43.18%) VMware
4 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
5 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
7 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (31.82%) Windows XP
8 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
9 11 (25.00%) ITIL
9 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 10 (22.73%) SQL
10 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (22.73%) SAN
10 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (20.45%) SCCM
11 9 (20.45%) DHCP
11 9 (20.45%) DNS
12 8 (18.18%) MS Office
12 8 (18.18%) MCSE
12 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
13 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (13.64%) HP
13 6 (13.64%) Symantec
13 6 (13.64%) SCOM
13 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
13 6 (13.64%) MCITP
14 5 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 18 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 11 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (11.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.27%) Lync
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Office
2 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) SAN
2 9 (20.45%) DHCP
2 9 (20.45%) DNS
3 5 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
3 5 (11.36%) 3G
4 4 (9.09%) WAN
4 4 (9.09%) LAN
5 3 (6.82%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) SMS
7 1 (2.27%) VLAN
7 1 (2.27%) ADSL
7 1 (2.27%) Broadband
7 1 (2.27%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (2.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Fat Client
1 5 (11.36%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.82%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) PDA
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Smartcard
4 1 (2.27%) Firmware
4 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (84.09%) Windows
2 17 (38.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (36.36%) Windows 7
4 14 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (31.82%) Windows XP
5 6 (13.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.27%) UNIX
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (4.55%) Migration
3 2 (4.55%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.27%) Logistics
4 1 (2.27%) Service Management
4 1 (2.27%) Change Management
4 1 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.27%) Data Privacy
4 1 (2.27%) High Availability
4 1 (2.27%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (4.55%) VBScript
2 2 (4.55%) VB
2 2 (4.55%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.55%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.27%) C
3 1 (2.27%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (18.18%) MCSE
3 6 (13.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (13.64%) MCITP
4 5 (11.36%) MCTS
4 5 (11.36%) MCSA
4 5 (11.36%) MCP
5 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.27%) CCNP
7 1 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (2.27%) CCA
7 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (65.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.09%) XenApp
5 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.27%) XenServer
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.27%) DFS Replication
5 1 (2.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (20.45%) SCCM
2 6 (13.64%) SCOM
3 4 (9.09%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.55%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.27%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.27%) WSUS
5 1 (2.27%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 19 (43.18%) Citrix
1 19 (43.18%) VMware
2 13 (29.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.64%) HP
3 6 (13.64%) Symantec
4 4 (9.09%) Sophos
5 3 (6.82%) CheckPoint
5 3 (6.82%) NetApp
5 3 (6.82%) Dell
6 2 (4.55%) EMC
6 2 (4.55%) Cisco
6 2 (4.55%) McAfee
6 2 (4.55%) Infor
6 2 (4.55%) Toshiba
6 2 (4.55%) AppSense
7 1 (2.27%) SurfControl
7 1 (2.27%) Veeam
7 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.27%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) Cyber-Ark
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