The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 24 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 202 187 197
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +10
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 68 78 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.74% 0.83% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.88% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 45 26
Median daily rate £275 £260 £241
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £208 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 13
Median hourly rate £21.33 £33.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.36% +73.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.23% +17.50%
3rd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8696 8842 8553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.09% 94.62% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 4908 4697
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 439 469
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +16 28 £275 +20.87% 5
Hampshire +5 11 £301 +24.89% 3
Oxfordshire +2 10 £250 +8.69% 3
Surrey -13 9 £191 -30.72%
Kent -15 4 £205 +7.89%
West Sussex -43 3 £413 +39.83% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £300 +16.50% 2
East Sussex -3 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 103 (74.10%) Windows
2 83 (59.71%) Active Directory
3 82 (58.99%) VMware
4 78 (56.12%) Windows Server
5 58 (41.73%) Microsoft
6 46 (33.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 33 (23.74%) Citrix
9 31 (22.30%) MS Exchange
10 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
10 28 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 27 (19.42%) Windows 7
12 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (17.27%) Cisco
14 23 (16.55%) vSphere
15 22 (15.83%) ITIL
16 21 (15.11%) HP
17 20 (14.39%) MS Excel
18 19 (13.67%) SQL
18 19 (13.67%) SAN
18 19 (13.67%) SLA
18 19 (13.67%) Hyper-V
19 18 (12.95%) XenApp
19 18 (12.95%) PowerShell
19 18 (12.95%) DNS
20 17 (12.23%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (12.23%) MS Office
20 17 (12.23%) Linux
20 17 (12.23%) SCCM
21 15 (10.79%) VMware ESXi

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 31 (22.30%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.91%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.60%) IIS
4 5 (3.60%) WordPress
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.88%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.88%) Live Communications Server
5 4 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.72%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 17 (12.23%) MS Office
3 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.72%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.72%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.67%) SAN
2 18 (12.95%) DNS
3 15 (10.79%) LAN
4 14 (10.07%) DHCP
4 14 (10.07%) WAN
5 11 (7.91%) Firewall
6 10 (7.19%) VoIP
7 9 (6.47%) VPN
8 7 (5.04%) NAS
9 6 (4.32%) Network Security
10 5 (3.60%) Intranet
10 5 (3.60%) TCP/IP
11 4 (2.88%) LDAP
11 4 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.16%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.16%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (2.16%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.16%) VLAN
13 2 (1.44%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 2 (1.44%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.07%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.88%) MS Access
3 3 (2.16%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.44%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) DB2
5 1 (0.72%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) LSMW
General
1 7 (5.04%) Finance
2 4 (2.88%) Back Office
3 3 (2.16%) Local Government
3 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.44%) Online Betting
4 2 (1.44%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Electronics
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.72%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.72%) CSS
1 1 (0.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.47%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.60%) Driving Licence
3 4 (2.88%) EMC VMAX
3 4 (2.88%) EMC VNX
3 4 (2.88%) Fat Client
3 4 (2.88%) Thin Client
3 4 (2.88%) VCE vBlock
4 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (2.16%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.16%) Replication
4 3 (2.16%) Statistics
5 1 (0.72%) Clustering
5 1 (0.72%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.72%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.72%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.72%) iPad
5 1 (0.72%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 103 (74.10%) Windows
2 78 (56.12%) Windows Server
3 46 (33.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (20.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (19.42%) Windows 7
6 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (12.23%) Linux
8 10 (7.19%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.60%) Solaris
10 4 (2.88%) AIX
11 3 (2.16%) Windows 10
11 3 (2.16%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.44%) Unix
12 2 (1.44%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.83%) ITIL
2 15 (10.79%) Disaster Recovery
3 13 (9.35%) Problem Management
4 11 (7.91%) Change Management
5 9 (6.47%) Incident Management
5 9 (6.47%) Infrastructure Management
6 7 (5.04%) Performance Monitoring
7 6 (4.32%) Project Management
8 5 (3.60%) Time Management
9 4 (2.88%) B2B
9 4 (2.88%) Capacity Management
9 4 (2.88%) Converged Infrastructure
9 4 (2.88%) Data Protection
9 4 (2.88%) Patch Management
9 4 (2.88%) Performance Management
9 4 (2.88%) Server Building
10 3 (2.16%) Migration
10 3 (2.16%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.16%) Service Delivery
11 2 (1.44%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.67%) SQL
2 18 (12.95%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.60%) Java
4 1 (0.72%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.72%) PHP
4 1 (0.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 28 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.07%) DV Cleared
4 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
5 10 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (7.19%) MCSE
6 9 (6.47%) MCP
7 7 (5.04%) CCNA
8 5 (3.60%) CCNP
9 3 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.16%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.44%) MCITP
11 1 (0.72%) CCDA
11 1 (0.72%) CCSE
11 1 (0.72%) Degree
11 1 (0.72%) HNC
11 1 (0.72%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.72%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.72%) SAP Certification
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 83 (59.71%) Active Directory
2 42 (30.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.55%) vSphere
4 19 (13.67%) Hyper-V
5 18 (12.95%) XenApp
6 15 (10.79%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (9.35%) XenDesktop
8 10 (7.19%) XenServer
9 8 (5.76%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.72%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.72%) Shibboleth
10 1 (0.72%) vCloud
10 1 (0.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 17 (12.23%) SCCM
2 10 (7.19%) WSUS
3 9 (6.47%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.32%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (2.88%) Netcool
6 4 (2.88%) SCOM
6 4 (2.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (2.88%) Unicenter
6 4 (2.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 3 (2.16%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.44%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.72%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.72%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.72%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.72%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.72%) yum
Vendors
1 82 (58.99%) VMware
2 58 (41.73%) Microsoft
3 33 (23.74%) Citrix
4 24 (17.27%) Cisco
5 21 (15.11%) HP
6 14 (10.07%) EMC
7 9 (6.47%) Oracle
8 6 (4.32%) Veritas
9 5 (3.60%) CommVault
9 5 (3.60%) Dell
9 5 (3.60%) IBM
9 5 (3.60%) Meridio
9 5 (3.60%) NetApp
9 5 (3.60%) RightFax
10 4 (2.88%) AppSense
10 4 (2.88%) Avaya
10 4 (2.88%) Remedy
11 3 (2.16%) BT
11 3 (2.16%) StorageTek
11 3 (2.16%) Sun
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