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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 193 204 203
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 53 55 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.68% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.62% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 28 41
Median daily rate £275 £275 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £348 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £253 £260
% change year-on-year
+8.91% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £43.28 £26.25 £24.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.87% +5.52%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -6.25%
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
7259 8921 9385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.71% 94.87% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 4242 5155 5152
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £263 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 504 515
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.77 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.58% +14.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 5 December 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 +23 22 £275 -1.34% 4
Hampshire +16 17 £288 -0.43% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 5 £343 +42.27%
Surrey +15 2 £425 +93.18% 2
Oxfordshire -5 2 - - 4
Kent - 2 £253 -
West Sussex +6 1 £240 +9.09%
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 71 (58.20%) Windows
2 67 (54.92%) VMware
3 55 (45.08%) Active Directory
4 50 (40.98%) Microsoft
4 50 (40.98%) Windows Server
5 47 (38.52%) DNS
6 38 (31.15%) Security Cleared
7 35 (28.69%) SQL
8 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (24.59%) Incident Management
10 28 (22.95%) Change Management
10 28 (22.95%) Performance Monitoring
11 25 (20.49%) Java
11 25 (20.49%) Solaris
12 24 (19.67%) LDAP
12 24 (19.67%) HP
12 24 (19.67%) SC Cleared
13 22 (18.03%) SCCM
13 22 (18.03%) Citrix
14 21 (17.21%) Cisco
14 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
15 20 (16.39%) DV Cleared
15 20 (16.39%) Windows 7
16 19 (15.57%) ITIL
16 19 (15.57%) MS Office
16 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
17 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
17 17 (13.93%) DHCP
17 17 (13.93%) EMC

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 17 (13.93%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.28%) IIS
4 4 (3.28%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.46%) Documentum
5 3 (2.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (15.57%) MS Office
2 15 (12.30%) MS Excel
3 7 (5.74%) MS Visio
4 4 (3.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.82%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.30%) Office 365
2 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.82%) IaaS
3 1 (0.82%) PaaS
3 1 (0.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (38.52%) DNS
2 24 (19.67%) LDAP
3 17 (13.93%) DHCP
4 16 (13.11%) Firewall
4 16 (13.11%) SAN
5 13 (10.66%) LAN
6 12 (9.84%) WAN
7 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.56%) VoIP
9 7 (5.74%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (4.92%) VPN
11 5 (4.10%) Internet
12 4 (3.28%) NAS
12 4 (3.28%) Network Security
12 4 (3.28%) Unified Communications
12 4 (3.28%) Wireless
13 3 (2.46%) IP Telephony
13 3 (2.46%) MPLS
13 3 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (2.46%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.02%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (1.64%) MS Access
4 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.64%) Metasploit
General
1 5 (4.10%) Finance
2 3 (2.46%) Banking
2 3 (2.46%) Retail
3 2 (1.64%) Local Government
3 2 (1.64%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.82%) Advertising
4 1 (0.82%) Law
4 1 (0.82%) Legal
4 1 (0.82%) Military
4 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) ODBC
2 1 (0.82%) XML
2 1 (0.82%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.20%) Clustering
2 8 (6.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.28%) Statistics
4 3 (2.46%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.46%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.64%) AS400
5 2 (1.64%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (1.64%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.64%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.64%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.64%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (0.82%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.82%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.82%) FMCG
6 1 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (0.82%) Replication
6 1 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 71 (58.20%) Windows
2 50 (40.98%) Windows Server
3 34 (27.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (20.49%) Solaris
5 20 (16.39%) Windows 7
6 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (15.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (12.30%) Linux
8 9 (7.38%) AIX
9 8 (6.56%) Windows 10
9 8 (6.56%) Windows XP
10 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.46%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.46%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.64%) Android
12 2 (1.64%) CentOS
12 2 (1.64%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.64%) Unix
13 1 (0.82%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.82%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (24.59%) Incident Management
2 28 (22.95%) Change Management
2 28 (22.95%) Performance Monitoring
3 19 (15.57%) ITIL
4 9 (7.38%) Problem Management
4 9 (7.38%) Service Delivery
5 8 (6.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.74%) High Availability
6 7 (5.74%) Validation
7 5 (4.10%) Compliance Management
7 5 (4.10%) Project Management
8 4 (3.28%) CRM
8 4 (3.28%) Migration
8 4 (3.28%) Server Building
9 3 (2.46%) Change Control
9 3 (2.46%) Load Balancing
9 3 (2.46%) Network Management
9 3 (2.46%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (2.46%) Test Scripting
9 3 (2.46%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.69%) SQL
2 25 (20.49%) Java
3 15 (12.30%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.64%) Perl
4 2 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 38 (31.15%) Security Cleared
2 24 (19.67%) SC Cleared
3 20 (16.39%) DV Cleared
4 12 (9.84%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (5.74%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.92%) CCNA
6 6 (4.92%) CCNP
7 5 (4.10%) RHCE
8 4 (3.28%) MCSE
9 3 (2.46%) ISTQB
9 3 (2.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.64%) MCDST
10 2 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.82%) Degree
11 1 (0.82%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.82%) MCITP
11 1 (0.82%) MCP
11 1 (0.82%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.02%) SLA
2 2 (1.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.82%) JSP 440
System Software
1 55 (45.08%) Active Directory
2 21 (17.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (13.93%) Hyper-V
4 9 (7.38%) vSphere
5 8 (6.56%) XenApp
6 5 (4.10%) KVM
6 5 (4.10%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (3.28%) BitLocker
7 4 (3.28%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (2.46%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.46%) XenServer
9 2 (1.64%) ProxySG
9 2 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.82%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (18.03%) SCCM
2 9 (7.38%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (6.56%) SCOM
4 7 (5.74%) NetBackup
4 7 (5.74%) WSUS
5 4 (3.28%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.46%) Netcool
6 3 (2.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.46%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 2 (1.64%) Puppet
7 2 (1.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.82%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.82%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.82%) OVSD
8 1 (0.82%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.82%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.82%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 67 (54.92%) VMware
2 50 (40.98%) Microsoft
3 24 (19.67%) HP
4 22 (18.03%) Citrix
5 21 (17.21%) Cisco
6 17 (13.93%) EMC
7 8 (6.56%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.74%) NetApp
8 7 (5.74%) Oracle
9 6 (4.92%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.10%) Palo Alto
10 5 (4.10%) Symantec
10 5 (4.10%) Veritas
11 4 (3.28%) Dell
12 3 (2.46%) Juniper
12 3 (2.46%) Remedy
12 3 (2.46%) Sophos
13 2 (1.64%) Apple
13 2 (1.64%) Intel Security
13 2 (1.64%) Sybase
Reading, Berkshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £26 - £42 per day
Posted: 4 days ago