The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 59 39 -
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 11 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.58% 1.89% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.66% 1.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 0
Average daily rate
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£306 £220 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.20% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.68% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £20.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -9.09%
3rd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
662 457 472
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 95.11% 95.81% 95.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 237 286
Average daily rate £400 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 29
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.70 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 2015. 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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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
Oxford -16 6 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) VMware
3 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 17 (60.71%) SQL
6 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (50.00%) IIS
7 14 (50.00%) ITIL
8 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
8 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
10 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 6 (21.43%) DHCP
11 6 (21.43%) DNS
11 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (21.43%) Change Management
11 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
11 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
12 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
12 5 (17.86%) Octopus Deploy
12 5 (17.86%) Icinga
12 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (17.86%) SCOM
12 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
12 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
12 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
12 5 (17.86%) Nagios
12 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
13 4 (14.29%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 14 (50.00%) IIS
2 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (17.86%) SharePoint
5 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) MS Office
2 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (21.43%) DHCP
1 6 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) Wireless
3 1 (3.57%) Network Security
3 1 (3.57%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.57%) NAS
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (3.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Octopus Deploy
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 23 (82.14%) Windows
2 19 (67.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (53.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Change Management
2 6 (21.43%) Problem Management
3 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
4 1 (3.57%) Migration
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 17 (60.71%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
1 5 (17.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.57%) MCITP
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
System Software
1 8 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) VMware ESX
3 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.57%) XenApp
5 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.57%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) Nagios
1 5 (17.86%) SCOM
1 5 (17.86%) Icinga
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) VMware
2 18 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 2 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (3.57%) Juniper
5 1 (3.57%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Apple
5 1 (3.57%) Symantec
5 1 (3.57%) Sophos
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) EMC
5 1 (3.57%) Kaspersky
5 1 (3.57%) Meru Networks