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 20 February 2017 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
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
England / South East
Rank 204 196 192
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 39 61 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.51% 0.71% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.75% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 36
Median daily rate £325 £275 £283
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -2.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 12
Median hourly rate - £63.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +119.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £21.75 £23.13
% change year-on-year
-10.34% -5.94%

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
7129 8103 9105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.59% 94.43% 94.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 4928 4868
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 383 426
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £11.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £55.55 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.74
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.55%

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 20 February 2017.

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 20 February 2017. 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 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
Hampshire +4 17 £325 +10.16% 4
Berkshire +12 9 £300 +19.40% 6
Buckinghamshire +5 5 £335 +35.35%
Oxfordshire -6 2 £225 -10.00% 1
West Sussex -10 2 £400 - 1
East Sussex +3 1 - -
Surrey 0 1 £325 +4.83% 1
Middlesex - 1 £100 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, 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 58 (66.67%) Windows
2 45 (51.72%) VMware
3 44 (50.57%) Active Directory
4 40 (45.98%) Windows Server
5 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
6 31 (35.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (33.33%) Security Cleared
8 28 (32.18%) DNS
9 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
10 22 (25.29%) SQL
11 19 (21.84%) Citrix
12 18 (20.69%) Cisco
13 17 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (18.39%) Incident Management
15 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
16 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
16 14 (16.09%) SCCM
17 13 (14.94%) Hyper-V
17 13 (14.94%) Change Management
18 12 (13.79%) Java
18 12 (13.79%) DHCP
18 12 (13.79%) Windows 7
18 12 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
19 11 (12.64%) Office 365
19 11 (12.64%) vSphere
19 11 (12.64%) Solaris
20 10 (11.49%) MS Office
20 10 (11.49%) LDAP

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 14 (16.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.75%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.60%) IIS
5 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (11.49%) MS Office
2 5 (5.75%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.64%) Office 365
2 2 (2.30%) IaaS
2 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.15%) iTunes
3 1 (1.15%) PaaS
3 1 (1.15%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (32.18%) DNS
2 12 (13.79%) DHCP
3 10 (11.49%) LDAP
4 9 (10.34%) SAN
5 8 (9.20%) Firewall
6 5 (5.75%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (5.75%) NAS
7 4 (4.60%) BGP
7 4 (4.60%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (4.60%) LAN
7 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.60%) Unified Communications
8 3 (3.45%) MPLS
8 3 (3.45%) OSPF
8 3 (3.45%) Skype
8 3 (3.45%) SMTP
8 3 (3.45%) VPN
8 3 (3.45%) WAN
9 2 (2.30%) ICMP
9 2 (2.30%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.45%) MS Access
3 2 (2.30%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (5.75%) Local Government
2 2 (2.30%) Back Office
2 2 (2.30%) Finance
2 2 (2.30%) Retail
2 2 (2.30%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.15%) Advertising
3 1 (1.15%) Billing
3 1 (1.15%) Law
3 1 (1.15%) Legal
3 1 (1.15%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.15%) XML
1 1 (1.15%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
1 5 (5.75%) EMC VMAX
1 5 (5.75%) EMC VNX
1 5 (5.75%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (4.60%) Clustering
3 3 (3.45%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.45%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.30%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.30%) FMCG
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 2 (2.30%) User Experience
5 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.15%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.15%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.15%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.15%) Replication
5 1 (1.15%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (66.67%) Windows
2 40 (45.98%) Windows Server
3 31 (35.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (18.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (17.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 11 (12.64%) Solaris
8 8 (9.20%) Linux
9 5 (5.75%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.60%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.45%) AIX
11 3 (3.45%) CentOS
11 3 (3.45%) Unix
11 3 (3.45%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.30%) Android
12 2 (2.30%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.30%) Mac OS
12 2 (2.30%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.15%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Incident Management
2 13 (14.94%) Change Management
3 12 (13.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (5.75%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (5.75%) CRM
6 4 (4.60%) ITIL
6 4 (4.60%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.60%) Server Building
7 3 (3.45%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (2.30%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.30%) High Availability
8 2 (2.30%) Migration
8 2 (2.30%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.30%) Statistics
8 2 (2.30%) Validation
9 1 (1.15%) Application Packaging
9 1 (1.15%) Email Management
9 1 (1.15%) ITSM
9 1 (1.15%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.29%) SQL
2 14 (16.09%) PowerShell
3 12 (13.79%) Java
4 2 (2.30%) Perl
4 2 (2.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 29 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (28.74%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.05%) CCNP
3 7 (8.05%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (8.05%) DV Cleared
4 5 (5.75%) CCNA
4 5 (5.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.45%) CCIP
6 2 (2.30%) MCSE
7 1 (1.15%) CCIE
7 1 (1.15%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.15%) CCSA
7 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) JNCIA
7 1 (1.15%) MCP
7 1 (1.15%) MCSA
7 1 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (50.57%) Active Directory
2 17 (19.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (14.94%) Hyper-V
4 11 (12.64%) vSphere
5 6 (6.90%) BitLocker
5 6 (6.90%) XenApp
6 4 (4.60%) ProxySG
6 4 (4.60%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.45%) XenServer
8 2 (2.30%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.30%) UAG
8 2 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.30%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.30%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.15%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.15%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (16.09%) SCCM
2 6 (6.90%) WSUS
3 5 (5.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.60%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (4.60%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.45%) Netcool
5 3 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 3 (3.45%) SCOM
6 2 (2.30%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.30%) Puppet
6 2 (2.30%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.30%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.15%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.15%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.15%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.15%) OVSD
7 1 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (1.15%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 45 (51.72%) VMware
2 34 (39.08%) Microsoft
3 19 (21.84%) Citrix
4 18 (20.69%) Cisco
5 10 (11.49%) EMC
5 10 (11.49%) HP
6 4 (4.60%) Blue Coat
6 4 (4.60%) Lumension
6 4 (4.60%) NetApp
6 4 (4.60%) Symantec
7 3 (3.45%) CA
7 3 (3.45%) Dell
7 3 (3.45%) Forcepoint
7 3 (3.45%) Juniper
7 3 (3.45%) Oracle
7 3 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.45%) Veritas
8 2 (2.30%) Apple
8 2 (2.30%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.30%) IBM
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Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
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