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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 44 42 32
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.66% 1.47% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 1.49% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Median daily rate £200 £175 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
- +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+1.57% +9.09%
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
297 336 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 97.38% 98.53% 97.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 263 116
Median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £191 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 26
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 June 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
3 8 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
5 6 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 5 (41.67%) Linux
6 5 (41.67%) SQL
6 5 (41.67%) Oracle
6 5 (41.67%) Intranet
6 5 (41.67%) WordPress
6 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
7 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
7 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (33.33%) ITIL
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) SLA
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) DHCP
8 3 (25.00%) NetApp
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (25.00%) Project Management
8 3 (25.00%) Problem Management

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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) WordPress
3 2 (16.67%) IBM Notes
4 1 (8.33%) IBM Domino
4 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Intranet
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 1 (8.33%) Skype
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
2 1 (8.33%) iPhone
2 1 (8.33%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Patch Management
3 3 (25.00%) Change Management
3 3 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (8.33%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (33.33%) SLA
2 3 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 3 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Sophos
6 1 (8.33%) Avaya
6 1 (8.33%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky
6 1 (8.33%) Lotus
6 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow