The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Somerset 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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 28 41 58
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +17
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 8 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 3.28% 1.60% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.57% 1.67% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Median daily rate £300 £225 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +12.82%
3rd Line Support
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Somerset 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
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
224 360 445
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 91.80% 96.00% 98.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 206 331
Median daily rate £338 £363 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 17
Median hourly rate £38.50 £32.54 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.31% +8.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.83 £10.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £55.00 £37.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Taunton - 5 £300 -
Bath -5 1 £288 +27.77% 1
3rd Line Support
South West

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 Somerset region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) WAN
3 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 4 (33.33%) LAN
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
4 3 (25.00%) PABX
4 3 (25.00%) Skype
4 3 (25.00%) OpenScape
4 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (25.00%) BT
4 3 (25.00%) IVR
4 3 (25.00%) Handset
5 2 (16.67%) Replication
5 2 (16.67%) Finance
5 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
5 2 (16.67%) SLA
5 2 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (16.67%) Siemens
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) C++
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) MS Office

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset 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 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
1 4 (33.33%) WAN
2 3 (25.00%) OpenScape
2 3 (25.00%) PABX
2 3 (25.00%) Skype
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) Unified Communications
2 3 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
1 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Handset
1 3 (25.00%) IVR
2 2 (16.67%) Replication
3 1 (8.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Programme Management
3 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) C++
1 2 (16.67%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) BT
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Siemens
5 1 (8.33%) SAP