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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 201 186 178
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 57 52 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.59% 0.59% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.64% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 25 18
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£295 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.32% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £201 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £230
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 10
Average hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +31.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.20 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.20 £26.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+5.11% -2.22%
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
8841 8077 6850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.56% 91.36% 91.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4729 4304 3263
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 457 576
Average hourly rate £17.40 £17.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.86% -1.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 5 March 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Oxfordshire -6 14 £300 - 2
Hampshire -14 13 £295 +25.53% 3
Berkshire -10 12 £204 -23.01% 9
Surrey +7 8 £313 -3.84% 6
Buckinghamshire -5 5 £263 - 4
West Sussex -13 4 £320 -
Middlesex +2 1 £400 -
Kent -6 1 £263 -
Sussex - - - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 98 (83.76%) Windows
2 61 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 61 (52.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (49.57%) Active Directory
4 57 (48.72%) VMware
5 43 (36.75%) ITIL
6 38 (32.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 36 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (29.06%) MS Exchange
9 33 (28.21%) IIS
10 30 (25.64%) SQL
10 30 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (21.37%) Citrix
11 25 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (20.51%) PowerShell
12 24 (20.51%) MCSE
13 21 (17.95%) Firewall
13 21 (17.95%) Security Cleared
14 20 (17.09%) Cisco
15 19 (16.24%) SharePoint
15 19 (16.24%) SCCM
16 17 (14.53%) Windows XP
17 16 (13.68%) HP
17 16 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
17 16 (13.68%) SC Cleared
17 16 (13.68%) Hyper-V
17 16 (13.68%) Windows 7
18 15 (12.82%) DNS
18 15 (12.82%) LAN
18 15 (12.82%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 34 (29.06%) MS Exchange
2 33 (28.21%) IIS
3 19 (16.24%) SharePoint
4 16 (13.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (6.84%) Lync
6 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2003
6 7 (5.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (3.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.42%) IBM Notes
7 4 (3.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (2.56%) Documentum
8 3 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.85%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
9 1 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (11.97%) MS Excel
2 9 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (10.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (17.95%) Firewall
2 15 (12.82%) DNS
2 15 (12.82%) LAN
2 15 (12.82%) WAN
3 14 (11.97%) DHCP
3 14 (11.97%) SAN
4 10 (8.55%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.84%) Internet
6 7 (5.98%) VoIP
7 5 (4.27%) Network Security
8 4 (3.42%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.42%) VPN
8 4 (3.42%) Wireless
9 3 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (2.56%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.56%) VLAN
9 3 (2.56%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.71%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.71%) SMTP
10 2 (1.71%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.71%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.71%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 5 (4.27%) Finance
2 3 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.71%) Back Office
4 1 (0.85%) Games
4 1 (0.85%) Automotive
4 1 (0.85%) Legal
4 1 (0.85%) Publishing
4 1 (0.85%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) X-Windows
1 1 (0.85%) Flash
1 1 (0.85%) LINQ
1 1 (0.85%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Clustering
2 6 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.56%) NHS
4 2 (1.71%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.71%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.85%) Replication
5 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.85%) iPad
5 1 (0.85%) iPhone
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 98 (83.76%) Windows
2 61 (52.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (32.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 36 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (14.53%) Windows XP
6 16 (13.68%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.98%) Linux
7 7 (5.98%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.56%) CentOS
9 2 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.71%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.71%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.85%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.75%) ITIL
2 11 (9.40%) Configuration Management
3 9 (7.69%) Network Management
4 8 (6.84%) Change Management
5 7 (5.98%) Migration
6 6 (5.13%) Problem Management
7 5 (4.27%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.42%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.42%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.42%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.56%) Business Continuity
9 3 (2.56%) Line Management
10 2 (1.71%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.71%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (1.71%) Infrastructure Management
10 2 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.71%) Data Migration
10 2 (1.71%) Continuous Improvement
10 2 (1.71%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (1.71%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.64%) SQL
2 24 (20.51%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.27%) VBScript
4 1 (0.85%) C
4 1 (0.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 30 (25.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (20.51%) MCSE
3 21 (17.95%) Security Cleared
4 16 (13.68%) SC Cleared
5 14 (11.97%) MCP
5 14 (11.97%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (11.11%) DV Cleared
7 12 (10.26%) CCNA
8 8 (6.84%) CCNP
9 7 (5.98%) VCP4
10 6 (5.13%) MCITP
11 5 (4.27%) MCSA
11 5 (4.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.71%) Degree
12 2 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.71%) MCSD
13 1 (0.85%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.85%) CCA
13 1 (0.85%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (8.55%) SLA
2 3 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 58 (49.57%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.84%) XenDesktop
5 7 (5.98%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.98%) XenApp
6 4 (3.42%) vSphere
6 4 (3.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.56%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (2.56%) UAG
7 3 (2.56%) XenServer
8 2 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.71%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.85%) Firmware
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.85%) Xen
9 1 (0.85%) NLBS
9 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.85%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 19 (16.24%) SCCM
2 12 (10.26%) SCOM
3 5 (4.27%) Nagios
3 5 (4.27%) WSUS
4 3 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.56%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.56%) Icinga
5 2 (1.71%) Hyperic
5 2 (1.71%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.71%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.71%) Foglight
5 2 (1.71%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.85%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.85%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.85%) EdgeSight
Vendors
1 61 (52.14%) Microsoft
2 57 (48.72%) VMware
3 25 (21.37%) Citrix
4 20 (17.09%) Cisco
5 16 (13.68%) HP
6 8 (6.84%) Dell
7 6 (5.13%) Symantec
7 6 (5.13%) McAfee
8 5 (4.27%) EMC
8 5 (4.27%) Lotus
9 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
9 4 (3.42%) NetApp
9 4 (3.42%) Websense
10 3 (2.56%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.56%) Oracle
10 3 (2.56%) SolarWinds
10 3 (2.56%) Kaspersky
10 3 (2.56%) Becrypt
11 2 (1.71%) F5
11 2 (1.71%) Splunk
Berkshire
Roc Search
Posted: 23 hours ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £225 to £230 per day 7.5 hour day
Posted: 23 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £0000 - £1111 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Explore Group
Posted: 16 days ago