The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Oxford 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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 51 39 26
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.92% 2.02% 2.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 2.06% 2.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Median daily rate £250 £175 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -21.34%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £277 £220
% change year-on-year
-0.81% +26.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
3rd Line Support
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford 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
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
321 340 207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 98.47% 97.98% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 263 92
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 20 26
Median hourly rate £27.50 £15.68 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.38% -7.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Oxford region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
3 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
4 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
4 5 (45.45%) WordPress
4 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
4 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (45.45%) Project Management
4 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
4 5 (45.45%) NetBackup
4 5 (45.45%) Change Management
4 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
4 5 (45.45%) DHCP
4 5 (45.45%) DNS
4 5 (45.45%) SLA
4 5 (45.45%) SQL
4 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 5 (45.45%) Linux

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford 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 6 (54.55%) SharePoint
2 5 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (45.45%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DHCP
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
1 5 (45.45%) Intranet
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) Management Information System
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (54.55%) Incident Management
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
3 5 (45.45%) Change Management
3 5 (45.45%) Patch Management
3 5 (45.45%) Problem Management
3 5 (45.45%) Project Management
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 5 (45.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (9.09%) MCP
3 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 5 (45.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) Hyper-V
2 5 (45.45%) VMware ESX
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) NetBackup
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) SCOM
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) NetApp
3 5 (45.45%) Oracle
4 1 (9.09%) Avaya
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Kaspersky
4 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
4 1 (9.09%) Sophos