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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 172 188 204
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +16
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 90 85 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 0.89% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.94% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 46 29
Median daily rate £275 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £403 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £279 £220
% change year-on-year
-1.34% +26.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 2
Median hourly rate £23.88 £30.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.41% +64.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.92 £19.30 £16.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.28 £66.20 £19.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
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
8322 9076 8678
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.26% 94.77% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4961 5328 4688
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 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 372 429 434
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -0.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.46 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.29 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.14
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.12%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +35 47 £275 -15.38% 5
Hampshire +2 14 £335 +21.81% 5
Surrey -2 13 £191 -33.73% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 6 £120 -58.40% 1
Oxfordshire +2 6 £260 -5.45% 3
Kent +8 5 £178 -23.38%
Sussex - 2 £178 -
East Sussex +3 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 101 (64.74%) Windows
2 90 (57.69%) VMware
3 86 (55.13%) Active Directory
4 80 (51.28%) Windows Server
5 61 (39.10%) Microsoft
6 47 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
8 40 (25.64%) DNS
9 37 (23.72%) SQL
9 37 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
10 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
10 32 (20.51%) HP
11 30 (19.23%) ITIL
11 30 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 29 (18.59%) Citrix
12 29 (18.59%) Cisco
13 28 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (17.31%) Windows 7
15 26 (16.67%) MS Excel
16 25 (16.03%) Change Management
17 23 (14.74%) SC Cleared
17 23 (14.74%) DV Cleared
17 23 (14.74%) Incident Management
17 23 (14.74%) DHCP
17 23 (14.74%) SAN
18 22 (14.10%) SLA
19 21 (13.46%) MS Office
19 21 (13.46%) Hyper-V
20 20 (12.82%) vSphere
20 20 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification

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 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 11 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (3.85%) IIS
5 5 (3.21%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.21%) WordPress
6 4 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.56%) Live Communications Server
7 2 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.64%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 21 (13.46%) MS Office
3 8 (5.13%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.64%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.85%) Office 365
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (25.64%) DNS
2 23 (14.74%) DHCP
2 23 (14.74%) SAN
3 18 (11.54%) Firewall
4 17 (10.90%) LDAP
5 15 (9.62%) LAN
6 14 (8.97%) WAN
7 10 (6.41%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.49%) Intranet
8 7 (4.49%) Network Security
8 7 (4.49%) VoIP
9 6 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.85%) VPN
10 5 (3.21%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.56%) Internet
11 4 (2.56%) Wireless
12 3 (1.92%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.28%) IPsec
13 2 (1.28%) NAS
13 2 (1.28%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.85%) MS Access
3 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.64%) LSMW
General
1 9 (5.77%) Finance
2 3 (1.92%) Banking
2 3 (1.92%) Retail
3 2 (1.28%) Back Office
3 2 (1.28%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.64%) Military
4 1 (0.64%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.64%) Publishing
4 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.28%) ODBC
2 1 (0.64%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.97%) Clustering
2 7 (4.49%) Data Centre
3 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.21%) Statistics
4 4 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 4 (2.56%) Thin Client
5 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.92%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.28%) AS400
6 2 (1.28%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.64%) Data Conversion
7 1 (0.64%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.64%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.64%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.64%) iPad
7 1 (0.64%) iPhone
7 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Replication
7 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 101 (64.74%) Windows
2 80 (51.28%) Windows Server
3 47 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (17.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (17.31%) Windows 7
7 19 (12.18%) Solaris
8 18 (11.54%) Linux
9 11 (7.05%) Windows XP
10 10 (6.41%) AIX
11 7 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.28%) Unix
13 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.64%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.23%) ITIL
2 25 (16.03%) Change Management
3 23 (14.74%) Incident Management
4 19 (12.18%) Performance Monitoring
5 16 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (9.62%) Problem Management
7 10 (6.41%) Project Management
7 10 (6.41%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.13%) High Availability
9 6 (3.85%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (3.85%) Validation
10 5 (3.21%) Load Balancing
10 5 (3.21%) Patch Management
11 4 (2.56%) Change Control
11 4 (2.56%) Data Protection
11 4 (2.56%) Migration
11 4 (2.56%) Performance Management
11 4 (2.56%) Server Building
11 4 (2.56%) Time Management
12 3 (1.92%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.72%) SQL
2 19 (12.18%) Java
3 16 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.64%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.64%) PHP
Qualifications
1 45 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 23 (14.74%) DV Cleared
2 23 (14.74%) SC Cleared
3 20 (12.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (7.05%) MCSE
6 10 (6.41%) CCNA
7 8 (5.13%) MCP
8 6 (3.85%) CCNP
8 6 (3.85%) RHCE
9 5 (3.21%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.92%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (1.28%) DBS Check
11 2 (1.28%) MCDST
11 2 (1.28%) MCITP
12 1 (0.64%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.64%) JNCIS
12 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (14.10%) SLA
2 5 (3.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
System Software
1 86 (55.13%) Active Directory
2 37 (23.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (13.46%) Hyper-V
4 20 (12.82%) vSphere
5 16 (10.26%) XenApp
6 13 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (7.05%) VMware ESX
8 10 (6.41%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.49%) XenServer
10 6 (3.85%) KVM
10 6 (3.85%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.64%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.64%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.64%) vCloud
12 1 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 19 (12.18%) SCCM
2 16 (10.26%) NetBackup
3 8 (5.13%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (5.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (5.13%) WSUS
4 7 (4.49%) Netcool
4 7 (4.49%) SCOM
5 6 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 4 (2.56%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.56%) Unicenter
7 3 (1.92%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.28%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.64%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.64%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.64%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 90 (57.69%) VMware
2 61 (39.10%) Microsoft
3 32 (20.51%) HP
4 29 (18.59%) Cisco
4 29 (18.59%) Citrix
5 18 (11.54%) EMC
6 17 (10.90%) Oracle
7 11 (7.05%) Veritas
8 9 (5.77%) NetApp
9 7 (4.49%) Red Hat
10 6 (3.85%) CheckPoint
11 5 (3.21%) Dell
11 5 (3.21%) Remedy
12 4 (2.56%) AppSense
12 4 (2.56%) Intel Security
12 4 (2.56%) Meridio
12 4 (2.56%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.56%) Symantec
13 3 (1.92%) F5
13 3 (1.92%) IBM
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