The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Peterborough 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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 20 33 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 3.60% 0.43% 0.84%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.70% 0.46% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
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£225 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £260 £264
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Peterborough 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
Peterborough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
135 219 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Peterborough 97.12% 94.81% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 77 52
Average daily rate £310 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.88% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £500 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 14
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £45.00 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Peterborough

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Peterborough

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Peterborough

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Peterborough

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Lync
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) Finance
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya
4 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
4 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) SLA
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (14.29%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Peterborough 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 (28.57%) Lync
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Service Delivery
1 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) NetApp
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) EMC
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya