The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 64 68 75
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.46% 0.78% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.85% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Average daily rate
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£211 £208 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.80% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £202 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £273 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £270 £260
% change year-on-year
-14.81% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -
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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 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
784 936 1102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.01% 91.41% 87.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 430 362
Average daily rate £380 £380 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 39 26
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £48.85 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

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
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (45.45%) Linux
5 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) UNIX
6 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
6 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (36.36%) Firewall
6 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) Cisco
8 2 (18.18%) WAN
8 2 (18.18%) Change Management
8 2 (18.18%) Citrix
8 2 (18.18%) SAN
8 2 (18.18%) XenApp
8 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 1 (9.09%) iPhone
9 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
9 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 5 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 4 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (9.09%) PPP
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) MPLS
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) BGP
4 1 (9.09%) DSL
4 1 (9.09%) L2TP
4 1 (9.09%) IPsec
4 1 (9.09%) NAS
4 1 (9.09%) xDSL
4 1 (9.09%) LDAP
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (45.45%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (36.36%) UNIX
4 4 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
3 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) VBScript
1 1 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) DV Cleared
2 1 (9.09%) CCNP
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) XenDesktop
4 1 (9.09%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) WSUS
1 1 (9.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) VMware
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) EMC