The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset 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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 45 35 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 1.16% 1.29% 0.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.23% 1.37% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £310 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £273 £260
% change year-on-year
-15.59% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.85 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.32% -
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
324 219 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 93.64% 94.40% 96.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 135 92
Average daily rate £350 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £218 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £423 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 15
Average hourly rate £35.00 £14.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £10.58 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.59 £22.93 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Somerset region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
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3rd Line Support
South West

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 (83.33%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) LAN
4 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) SAN
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) WAN
4 2 (33.33%) SLA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (33.33%) HP
5 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
5 1 (16.67%) IronPort
5 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (16.67%) VPLS
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) SAN
1 2 (33.33%) WAN
1 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) ADSL
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) RIP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) OSPF
2 1 (16.67%) BGP
2 1 (16.67%) VRRP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VPLS
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
1 1 (16.67%) Back Office
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (16.67%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) NFS
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
1 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
3 1 (16.67%) Siemens
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Brocade
3 1 (16.67%) WatchGuard
3 1 (16.67%) IronPort
3 1 (16.67%) Trustwave
Somerset
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £270 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago