The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Reading region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 52 66 65
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 13 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.75% 1.12% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 1.20% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 4
Median daily rate £550 £263 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+109.52% +24.26%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £236
% change year-on-year
- +16.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 £95.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £20.10
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +11.92%
3rd Line Support
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
670 916 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.17% 93.66% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 560 403
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 49 47
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.55 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +23.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.43 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £40.00 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Reading region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Reading region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 17 (68.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (64.00%) DV Cleared
3 15 (60.00%) Windows
3 15 (60.00%) HP
4 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (48.00%) SLA
5 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
6 11 (44.00%) EMC
7 10 (40.00%) WSUS
8 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (36.00%) Service Delivery
9 8 (32.00%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (32.00%) AIX
9 8 (32.00%) Linux
9 8 (32.00%) MS Office
9 8 (32.00%) ITIL
9 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
10 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (28.00%) VMware
11 6 (24.00%) Clustering
11 6 (24.00%) RHCE
11 6 (24.00%) Oracle RAC
11 6 (24.00%) MCP
11 6 (24.00%) Oracle
11 6 (24.00%) MCSE
11 6 (24.00%) SAN
11 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (24.00%) High Availability

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (12.00%) Documentum
1 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (32.00%) MS Office
1 8 (32.00%) MS Visio
2 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (24.00%) SAN
2 3 (12.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.00%) BGP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (4.00%) DHCP
3 1 (4.00%) DNS
3 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (4.00%) Internet
3 1 (4.00%) IPsec
3 1 (4.00%) LAN
3 1 (4.00%) MPLS
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security
3 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Clustering
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (32.00%) AIX
3 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (32.00%) ITIL
3 6 (24.00%) Compliance Management
3 6 (24.00%) High Availability
4 3 (12.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (12.00%) Network Management
4 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.00%) Validation
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) Server Patching
6 1 (4.00%) Change Control
6 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (4.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 17 (68.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (64.00%) DV Cleared
3 9 (36.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (24.00%) MCP
4 6 (24.00%) MCSE
4 6 (24.00%) RHCE
5 1 (4.00%) CCDA
5 1 (4.00%) CCNP
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (48.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (24.00%) KVM
2 6 (24.00%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) WSUS
2 8 (32.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 5 (20.00%) SCCM
4 2 (8.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (60.00%) HP
2 12 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (44.00%) EMC
4 7 (28.00%) VMware
5 6 (24.00%) Oracle
5 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (16.00%) Citrix
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco
7 1 (4.00%) Dell
7 1 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper