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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 173 186 205
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 91 84 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.89% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.94% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 45 26
Median daily rate £275 £275 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £194 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £395 £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
- +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 8
Median hourly rate £21.33 £31.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.28% +61.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.96 £18.95 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £39.30 £21.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+1.57% +7.69%
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
8452 8952 8679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.71% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 5032 5120 4704
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 £250 £230 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.49% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 429 449
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.47% -3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 June 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
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 30 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 30 June 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 +39 47 £275 - 3
Hampshire +19 16 £335 +34.00% 3
Surrey -10 10 £170 -40.78%
Oxfordshire +3 7 £270 +20.00% 4
Buckinghamshire -2 4 £120 -56.67% 1
Kent +7 3 £155 -18.42% 1
West Sussex -32 3 £413 +39.83%
East Sussex +7 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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.

1 104 (65.82%) Windows
2 86 (54.43%) VMware
3 85 (53.80%) Active Directory
4 80 (50.63%) Windows Server
5 62 (39.24%) Microsoft
6 47 (29.75%) Security Cleared
6 47 (29.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 38 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (22.15%) MS Exchange
9 33 (20.89%) SQL
9 33 (20.89%) HP
10 31 (19.62%) DNS
11 29 (18.35%) Cisco
11 29 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 29 (18.35%) Windows 7
12 28 (17.72%) Citrix
12 28 (17.72%) ITIL
13 27 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
14 26 (16.46%) MS Excel
14 26 (16.46%) SAN
15 25 (15.82%) SLA
16 24 (15.19%) SC Cleared
16 24 (15.19%) DV Cleared
17 21 (13.29%) EMC
17 21 (13.29%) vSphere
18 20 (12.66%) MS Office
18 20 (12.66%) Hyper-V
19 19 (12.03%) SCCM
19 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
19 19 (12.03%) Change Management

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 35 (22.15%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.86%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (4.43%) IIS
5 6 (3.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 5 (3.16%) WordPress
7 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.53%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.53%) Live Communications Server
8 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.63%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (16.46%) MS Excel
2 20 (12.66%) MS Office
3 8 (5.06%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.16%) Office 365
2 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.62%) DNS
2 26 (16.46%) SAN
3 18 (11.39%) DHCP
4 15 (9.49%) Firewall
5 14 (8.86%) LAN
6 13 (8.23%) WAN
7 12 (7.59%) LDAP
8 9 (5.70%) Network Security
8 9 (5.70%) TCP/IP
8 9 (5.70%) VoIP
9 7 (4.43%) Intranet
10 6 (3.80%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (3.80%) NAS
11 5 (3.16%) Unified Communications
11 5 (3.16%) VPN
12 4 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.53%) Wireless
13 3 (1.90%) IP Telephony
14 2 (1.27%) IPsec
14 2 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.49%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.80%) MS Access
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.63%) DB2
4 1 (0.63%) EDRMS
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) LSMW
General
1 9 (5.70%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Retail
3 4 (2.53%) Back Office
4 3 (1.90%) Banking
5 2 (1.27%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Military
6 1 (0.63%) Publishing
6 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.27%) ODBC
2 1 (0.63%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.96%) Clustering
1 11 (6.96%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.16%) Statistics
4 4 (2.53%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.53%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.53%) Replication
4 4 (2.53%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 3 (1.90%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.90%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.27%) AS400
6 2 (1.27%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.27%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.27%) FlexPod
6 2 (1.27%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (0.63%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.63%) iPhone
7 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 104 (65.82%) Windows
2 80 (50.63%) Windows Server
3 47 (29.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (18.35%) Windows 7
4 29 (18.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 27 (17.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (10.76%) Linux
7 14 (8.86%) Solaris
8 13 (8.23%) Windows XP
9 9 (5.70%) AIX
10 5 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.27%) Unix
11 2 (1.27%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.72%) ITIL
2 19 (12.03%) Change Management
2 19 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (11.39%) Incident Management
4 17 (10.76%) Performance Monitoring
5 14 (8.86%) Problem Management
6 10 (6.33%) Project Management
7 8 (5.06%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.80%) High Availability
8 6 (3.80%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (3.80%) Validation
9 5 (3.16%) Change Control
9 5 (3.16%) Patch Management
9 5 (3.16%) Time Management
10 4 (2.53%) Capacity Management
10 4 (2.53%) Data Protection
10 4 (2.53%) Performance Management
10 4 (2.53%) Server Building
11 3 (1.90%) System Testing
11 3 (1.90%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.89%) SQL
2 14 (8.86%) PowerShell
3 13 (8.23%) Java
4 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 47 (29.75%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.19%) DV Cleared
2 24 (15.19%) SC Cleared
3 19 (12.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (6.96%) CCNA
5 11 (6.96%) MCSE
6 8 (5.06%) MCP
7 7 (4.43%) CCNP
8 4 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.53%) RHCE
9 3 (1.90%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.90%) ISTQB
9 3 (1.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.27%) MCDST
10 2 (1.27%) MCITP
11 1 (0.63%) CCSE
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (15.82%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 85 (53.80%) Active Directory
2 38 (24.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.29%) vSphere
4 20 (12.66%) Hyper-V
5 16 (10.13%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.86%) XenApp
7 10 (6.33%) VMware ESX
7 10 (6.33%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.43%) XenServer
9 4 (2.53%) KVM
9 4 (2.53%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.63%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.63%) vCloud
11 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (12.03%) SCCM
2 15 (9.49%) NetBackup
3 9 (5.70%) EMC NetWorker
3 9 (5.70%) WSUS
4 8 (5.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 7 (4.43%) Netcool
6 6 (3.80%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 5 (3.16%) SCOM
8 4 (2.53%) FortiGate
8 4 (2.53%) Unicenter
9 3 (1.90%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.27%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.63%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.63%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.63%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.63%) SmoothWall
11 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (54.43%) VMware
2 62 (39.24%) Microsoft
3 33 (20.89%) HP
4 29 (18.35%) Cisco
5 28 (17.72%) Citrix
6 21 (13.29%) EMC
7 15 (9.49%) Oracle
8 11 (6.96%) Veritas
9 8 (5.06%) NetApp
10 7 (4.43%) Remedy
11 6 (3.80%) CheckPoint
11 6 (3.80%) IBM
12 5 (3.16%) Dell
12 5 (3.16%) Meridio
12 5 (3.16%) Red Hat
13 4 (2.53%) AppSense
13 4 (2.53%) Intel Security
13 4 (2.53%) Palo Alto
14 3 (1.90%) Sophos
14 3 (1.90%) Symantec
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