The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford 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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 41 29 32
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 1.45% 1.27% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.51% 1.32% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £220 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £223 £286
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -21.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -9.30%
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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
331 228 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 96.22% 96.20% 97.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 111 130
Average daily rate £400 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 26 15
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% +13.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 8 (57.14%) IIS
4 8 (57.14%) ITIL
4 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
6 5 (35.71%) Nagios
6 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
6 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
6 5 (35.71%) Change Management
6 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (35.71%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (35.71%) Icinga
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 3 (21.43%) MS Office
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
9 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (7.14%) Cisco
10 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
10 1 (7.14%) SCCM

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford 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 8 (57.14%) IIS
2 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Octopus Deploy
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 8
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) ITIL
2 5 (35.71%) Change Management
2 5 (35.71%) Problem Management
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) SQL
1 8 (57.14%) PowerShell
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Nagios
1 5 (35.71%) Icinga
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco