The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 132 110 116
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 37 26 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.85% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.92% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 14 6
Average daily rate
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£300 £223 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.83% -25.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £175 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £322 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £276 £236 £270
% change year-on-year
+16.93% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 5
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.10 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+11.92% -10.65%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4072 2818 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.50% 92.00% 92.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 2452 1557 1304
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 181 202
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 2015. 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 -17 22 £310 +29.43% 4
Cheshire -10 5 £273 - 4
Merseyside -7 2 £288 +64.28% 3
Lancashire -16 1 £203 -3.80% 2
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 43 (74.14%) VMware
3 42 (72.41%) Active Directory
4 30 (51.72%) Citrix
5 23 (39.66%) MS Exchange
5 23 (39.66%) Hyper-V
5 23 (39.66%) SCCM
6 22 (37.93%) XenApp
6 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
7 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 14 (24.14%) SQL
11 13 (22.41%) MS Office
12 11 (18.97%) DHCP
12 11 (18.97%) SAN
12 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (17.24%) DNS
13 10 (17.24%) Cisco
13 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (15.52%) LAN
14 9 (15.52%) WAN
15 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
15 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
15 8 (13.79%) CCNA
16 7 (12.07%) vSphere
16 7 (12.07%) Office 365

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

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 23 (39.66%) MS Exchange
2 18 (31.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (24.14%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.72%) IIS
4 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.72%) Lync
Applications
1 13 (22.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) DHCP
1 11 (18.97%) SAN
2 10 (17.24%) DNS
3 9 (15.52%) WAN
3 9 (15.52%) LAN
4 8 (13.79%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.34%) Firewall
6 5 (8.62%) VPN
6 5 (8.62%) VoIP
6 5 (8.62%) WLAN
7 4 (6.90%) Wireless
8 1 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.72%) Publishing
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
2 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.72%) Replication
2 1 (1.72%) Clustering
2 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 20 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 2 (3.45%) Windows NT
6 2 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.34%) Migration
2 5 (8.62%) ITIL
3 3 (5.17%) Project Management
3 3 (5.17%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.17%) Patch Management
4 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.72%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.72%) Information Security
4 1 (1.72%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 5 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.45%) VBScript
3 2 (3.45%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (13.79%) CCNA
2 8 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (8.62%) MCSE
3 5 (8.62%) MCITP
4 3 (5.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (5.17%) CCA
4 3 (5.17%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 23 (39.66%) Hyper-V
3 22 (37.93%) XenApp
4 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (12.07%) vSphere
6 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.17%) XenServer
8 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (39.66%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) SCOM
2 4 (6.90%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.72%) WSUS
3 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 43 (74.14%) VMware
2 30 (51.72%) Citrix
3 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 10 (17.24%) Cisco
5 6 (10.34%) Sophos
6 5 (8.62%) Veeam
7 4 (6.90%) Symantec
7 4 (6.90%) McAfee
8 3 (5.17%) Avaya
8 3 (5.17%) Toshiba
8 3 (5.17%) BT
9 1 (1.72%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.72%) ScanSafe
9 1 (1.72%) Nimble Storage
9 1 (1.72%) Juniper
9 1 (1.72%) Veritas
9 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.72%) HP
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