The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Shropshire 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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 49 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 0.30% 2.08% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 2.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £275 £253
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.75%
3rd Line Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Shropshire 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
Shropshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
317 139 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Shropshire 93.79% 96.53% 93.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 72 39
Average daily rate £450 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £175 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 4
Average hourly rate - £13.06 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Shropshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Shropshire

3rd Line Support
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Shropshire 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.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Network Management
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) LANDesk
1 1 (100.00%) VMware