The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Oxfordshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 40 50 45
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.26% 0.21% 1.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.22% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£220 £250 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +19.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £223 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-18.80% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £21.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +6.09%
Job Titles Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
459 452 545
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 96.03% 94.76% 97.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 273 285
Average daily rate £350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 30 65
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £13.35 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Thame - - - -
Witney - - - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
2 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 2 (28.57%) VB
3 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
3 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) Office 365
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
4 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
4 1 (14.29%) Infor
4 1 (14.29%) iPhone
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) Apple
4 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
4 1 (14.29%) MAILsweeper

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 3 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 8
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) VB
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) MAILsweeper
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Infor
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Clearswift
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