The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 6 July 2015 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 184 205 153
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -52
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 73 41 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.46% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 0.49% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 25 45
Average daily rate
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£286 £250 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.40% -15.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £196 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £325 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £223 £289
% change year-on-year
+23.15% -22.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.60 £16.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £20.50 £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
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
8465 8291 7699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.45% 92.53% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4905 4528 3914
Average daily rate £375 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 416 580
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

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 6 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 6 July 2015. 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Sussex -3 14 £295 -48.24% 1
Buckinghamshire +11 13 £277 +10.80% 1
Oxfordshire -14 11 £300 +40.35% 1
Surrey +9 10 £300 -0.82% 5
Berkshire +2 8 £263 +1.94% 5
Hampshire +1 7 £250 +19.04% 1
East Sussex -5 6 - - 1
Kent -3 4 £190 -9.52% 1
3rd Line Support
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3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 110 (78.57%) Windows
2 78 (55.71%) VMware
3 76 (54.29%) Active Directory
4 68 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 67 (47.86%) Microsoft
6 54 (38.57%) ITIL
7 47 (33.57%) MS Exchange
8 44 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 42 (30.00%) IIS
10 38 (27.14%) SQL
11 37 (26.43%) SCCM
11 37 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
12 31 (22.14%) Citrix
13 29 (20.71%) SAN
14 28 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
15 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
16 25 (17.86%) PowerShell
16 25 (17.86%) SCOM
17 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
18 22 (15.71%) SQL Server
18 22 (15.71%) HP
19 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
19 21 (15.00%) Lync
20 20 (14.29%) DHCP
20 20 (14.29%) DNS
20 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (14.29%) Clustering
21 19 (13.57%) Change Management
21 19 (13.57%) Hyper-V
21 19 (13.57%) Windows 7

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 47 (33.57%) MS Exchange
2 42 (30.00%) IIS
3 21 (15.00%) Lync
4 18 (12.86%) SharePoint
5 15 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (7.86%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.43%) Documentum
9 2 (1.43%) CMS
10 1 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2000
10 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.71%) Apache
10 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 23 (16.43%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (12.86%) Office 365
2 14 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (20.71%) SAN
2 20 (14.29%) DHCP
2 20 (14.29%) DNS
3 16 (11.43%) Firewall
4 10 (7.14%) VoIP
4 10 (7.14%) Network Security
5 8 (5.71%) iSCSI
5 8 (5.71%) VPN
6 6 (4.29%) TCP/IP
7 4 (2.86%) WAN
7 4 (2.86%) LAN
8 3 (2.14%) Unified Communications
8 3 (2.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.43%) Avaya Modular Messaging
9 2 (1.43%) Megaco
9 2 (1.43%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.43%) SMTP
9 2 (1.43%) Wireless
9 2 (1.43%) Internet
9 2 (1.43%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (2.86%) MySQL
3 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.71%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (4.29%) Finance
2 2 (1.43%) Retail
3 1 (0.71%) Online Betting
3 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.43%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.71%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.29%) Clustering
2 11 (7.86%) Data Centre
3 10 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.57%) Replication
5 4 (2.86%) PKI
5 4 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.14%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.71%) iPhone
8 1 (0.71%) iPad
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) NHS
8 1 (0.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.71%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 110 (78.57%) Windows
2 68 (48.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (31.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (13.57%) Windows 7
6 11 (7.86%) Windows XP
7 10 (7.14%) Linux
8 6 (4.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.43%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.43%) CentOS
9 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.43%) UNIX
9 2 (1.43%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.71%) AIX
10 1 (0.71%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (38.57%) ITIL
2 19 (13.57%) Change Management
3 15 (10.71%) Problem Management
4 11 (7.86%) Migration
5 8 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 7 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (3.57%) Information Security Management
7 5 (3.57%) Security Management
7 5 (3.57%) Information Security
7 5 (3.57%) CRM
7 5 (3.57%) ISMS
7 5 (3.57%) Network Management
8 4 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.86%) Service Delivery
8 4 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (2.86%) PRINCE2
9 3 (2.14%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.14%) SQL
2 25 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.86%) VBScript
4 2 (1.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.71%) C
5 1 (0.71%) Perl
5 1 (0.71%) Python
5 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (18.57%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 20 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (10.00%) MCSE
5 12 (8.57%) MCP
6 10 (7.14%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.71%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (4.29%) CCNP
8 6 (4.29%) CCNA
9 4 (2.86%) HND
9 4 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (2.14%) MCITP
10 3 (2.14%) Degree
11 2 (1.43%) CCA
11 2 (1.43%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.43%) MCSD
11 2 (1.43%) MCSA
11 2 (1.43%) VCP5
12 1 (0.71%) VCAP
12 1 (0.71%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.71%) SLA
2 5 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 37 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.57%) Hyper-V
4 18 (12.86%) vSphere
5 13 (9.29%) XenDesktop
6 12 (8.57%) VMware ESX
7 10 (7.14%) XenApp
8 3 (2.14%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.71%) UAG
10 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.71%) HDFS
10 1 (0.71%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 37 (26.43%) SCCM
2 25 (17.86%) SCOM
3 14 (10.00%) WSUS
4 8 (5.71%) Nagios
5 7 (5.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 5 (3.57%) Icinga
6 5 (3.57%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.86%) OVSD
7 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.86%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (2.86%) SCVMM
8 3 (2.14%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.43%) Hyperic
9 2 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (1.43%) OpenView
10 1 (0.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.71%) ARCserve
10 1 (0.71%) Foglight
10 1 (0.71%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 78 (55.71%) VMware
2 67 (47.86%) Microsoft
3 31 (22.14%) Citrix
4 22 (15.71%) HP
5 17 (12.14%) Cisco
6 11 (7.86%) Dell
7 6 (4.29%) Sophos
7 6 (4.29%) SolarWinds
8 5 (3.57%) Oracle
8 5 (3.57%) NetApp
9 4 (2.86%) Veritas
9 4 (2.86%) Lumension
10 3 (2.14%) Splunk
10 3 (2.14%) Kaspersky
10 3 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.14%) EMC
11 2 (1.43%) Avaya
11 2 (1.43%) Juniper
11 2 (1.43%) Apple
11 2 (1.43%) CheckPoint
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