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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 202 169 174
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 52 62 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.56% 0.74% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.80% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 34 21
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£275 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £228 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% +27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £25.48 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £30.40 £25.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £23.20 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +7.90%
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
8442 7709 6942
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.42% 91.49% 91.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4567 4029 3349
Average daily rate £375 £356 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 459 601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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
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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
Hampshire -10 19 £225 -10.00% 4
Berkshire -1 17 £250 -9.09% 11
Buckinghamshire -16 5 £275 +1.85% 2
Surrey -1 4 £275 -15.38% 9
West Sussex -12 2 £295 +7.27% 2
Oxfordshire -19 2 £320 +20.75% 1
Kent -11 1 £263 -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 80 (78.43%) Windows
2 53 (51.96%) Active Directory
3 47 (46.08%) VMware
3 47 (46.08%) Microsoft
3 47 (46.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (36.27%) MS Exchange
5 35 (34.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (25.49%) Citrix
7 25 (24.51%) ITIL
8 24 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (21.57%) Security Cleared
10 20 (19.61%) MCSE
11 19 (18.63%) Firewall
12 18 (17.65%) Cisco
12 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
13 17 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
13 17 (16.67%) Windows XP
13 17 (16.67%) SharePoint
14 16 (15.69%) LAN
14 16 (15.69%) WAN
14 16 (15.69%) IIS
14 16 (15.69%) SQL
15 15 (14.71%) HP
15 15 (14.71%) SCCM
16 13 (12.75%) DNS
16 13 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
16 13 (12.75%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 37 (36.27%) MS Exchange
2 17 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (15.69%) IIS
4 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (6.86%) Lync
7 6 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (4.90%) IBM Notes
9 4 (3.92%) Lotus Domino
9 4 (3.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2000
10 3 (2.94%) Documentum
11 2 (1.96%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (1.96%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.96%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.98%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 11 (10.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.82%) Office 365
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (18.63%) Firewall
2 16 (15.69%) LAN
2 16 (15.69%) WAN
3 13 (12.75%) DNS
4 11 (10.78%) SAN
5 10 (9.80%) TCP/IP
5 10 (9.80%) DHCP
6 8 (7.84%) Internet
7 5 (4.90%) VoIP
8 4 (3.92%) Ethernet
8 4 (3.92%) SMTP
8 4 (3.92%) VPN
9 3 (2.94%) Wireless
9 3 (2.94%) VLAN
10 2 (1.96%) Network Security
10 2 (1.96%) 2G
10 2 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.96%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.96%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (6.86%) Finance
2 4 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.96%) Back Office
3 2 (1.96%) Advertising
3 2 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
4 1 (0.98%) Online Betting
4 1 (0.98%) Publishing
4 1 (0.98%) Games
4 1 (0.98%) Automotive
4 1 (0.98%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.96%) Flash
2 1 (0.98%) LINQ
2 1 (0.98%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 6 (5.88%) Clustering
3 3 (2.94%) NHS
3 3 (2.94%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.96%) Replication
5 1 (0.98%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.98%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.98%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 80 (78.43%) Windows
2 47 (46.08%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (34.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 17 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 8 (7.84%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.94%) Linux
9 2 (1.96%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.98%) CentOS
10 1 (0.98%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (24.51%) ITIL
2 9 (8.82%) Network Management
3 8 (7.84%) Configuration Management
4 6 (5.88%) Migration
4 6 (5.88%) Change Management
5 5 (4.90%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.90%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (2.94%) Fault Management
7 3 (2.94%) Line Management
7 3 (2.94%) Mentoring
7 3 (2.94%) Business Continuity
7 3 (2.94%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.96%) Use Case
8 2 (1.96%) Web Development
8 2 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.96%) Data Security
8 2 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (1.96%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.69%) SQL
2 13 (12.75%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.92%) VBScript
4 2 (1.96%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (25.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (21.57%) Security Cleared
3 20 (19.61%) MCSE
4 17 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 13 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (9.80%) MCP
6 10 (9.80%) DV Cleared
7 9 (8.82%) CCNA
8 8 (7.84%) CCNP
9 5 (4.90%) MCITP
10 4 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (3.92%) MCSA
11 2 (1.96%) Degree
12 1 (0.98%) MCTS
12 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.98%) MCDBA
12 1 (0.98%) MCSD
12 1 (0.98%) CCA
12 1 (0.98%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) SLA
2 3 (2.94%) QA
System Software
1 53 (51.96%) Active Directory
2 24 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (12.75%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.82%) XenApp
5 8 (7.84%) XenDesktop
6 6 (5.88%) vSphere
7 4 (3.92%) XenServer
7 4 (3.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 3 (2.94%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (2.94%) UAG
8 3 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.98%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.98%) Xen
10 1 (0.98%) NLBS
10 1 (0.98%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.98%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 15 (14.71%) SCCM
2 10 (9.80%) SCOM
3 4 (3.92%) ARCserve
4 3 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 3 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.96%) WSUS
5 2 (1.96%) HP SIM
5 2 (1.96%) Foglight
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.98%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.98%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.98%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.98%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 47 (46.08%) Microsoft
1 47 (46.08%) VMware
2 26 (25.49%) Citrix
3 18 (17.65%) Cisco
4 15 (14.71%) HP
5 8 (7.84%) Symantec
6 6 (5.88%) McAfee
6 6 (5.88%) EMC
6 6 (5.88%) Lotus
7 5 (4.90%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.92%) CA
8 4 (3.92%) Dell
9 3 (2.94%) Ericsson
9 3 (2.94%) Nokia
9 3 (2.94%) Becrypt
9 3 (2.94%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.94%) Websense
9 3 (2.94%) NEC
9 3 (2.94%) Remedy
10 2 (1.96%) Altiris
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