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 17 December 2014 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank - 28 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 0.59% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.62% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £263
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.90%
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
397 161 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 92.11% 94.71% 94.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 94 138
Average daily rate £463 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 9 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.09 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.98% -19.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £39.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 22 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (25.00%) LAN
4 1 (25.00%) WAN
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (25.00%) Infor
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) VB
4 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2014, 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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 8
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (25.00%) VB
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (25.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Infor