The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West 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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 107 118 135
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +17
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 35 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.20% 0.69% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 0.72% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 13 5
Median daily rate £228 £238 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.21% +7.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £179 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £435 £305
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £236
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £24.50 £21.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -18.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £21.00 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.90 £21.00 £29.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +9.21%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2794 2931 3050
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 96.05% 95.97% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1789 1794 1869
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 168 192
Median hourly rate £36.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.49 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South West region that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the South West region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the South West region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
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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
Gloucestershire +11 9 £145 -34.83%
Bristol +6 7 £230 -12.38% 2
Wiltshire +3 7 £325 -27.77%
Somerset +11 6 £250 +11.00% 1
Dorset - 4 £175 - 1
Devon - 1 £188 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 West region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 48 (69.57%) Active Directory
3 39 (56.52%) Windows Server
4 36 (52.17%) VMware
5 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
6 23 (33.33%) Citrix
7 17 (24.64%) MS Exchange
8 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (21.74%) SQL
10 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
10 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (15.94%) vSphere
12 11 (15.94%) SCCM
13 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (14.49%) ITIL
14 9 (13.04%) HP
14 9 (13.04%) Replication
14 9 (13.04%) Office 365
15 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
15 8 (11.59%) MS Office
15 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
16 7 (10.14%) LAN
17 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
17 6 (8.70%) Linux
17 6 (8.70%) SLA
17 6 (8.70%) DHCP
17 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
17 6 (8.70%) DNS

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 (24.64%) MS Exchange
2 10 (14.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (7.25%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Office
2 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.04%) Office 365
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) LAN
2 6 (8.70%) DHCP
2 6 (8.70%) DNS
2 6 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.25%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (5.80%) WAN
5 3 (4.35%) Firewall
5 3 (4.35%) SAN
6 2 (2.90%) Skype
6 2 (2.90%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.45%) Internet
7 1 (1.45%) OpenScape
7 1 (1.45%) PABX
7 1 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (7.25%) Back Office
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
1 5 (7.25%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Electronics
3 2 (2.90%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.04%) Replication
2 3 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 3 (4.35%) HP Storage
2 3 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.90%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.90%) PDA
3 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.45%) Handset
4 1 (1.45%) IVR
4 1 (1.45%) PKI
4 1 (1.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 52 (75.36%) Windows
2 39 (56.52%) Windows Server
3 16 (23.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (20.29%) Windows 7
4 14 (20.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.70%) Linux
7 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.35%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.49%) ITIL
2 3 (4.35%) Programme Management
2 3 (4.35%) RAD
2 3 (4.35%) Service Management
3 2 (2.90%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (2.90%) Coaching
3 2 (2.90%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (2.90%) Incident Management
3 2 (2.90%) ITIL V3
3 2 (2.90%) Migration
3 2 (2.90%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (1.45%) Document Management
4 1 (1.45%) Performance Management
4 1 (1.45%) Server Building
4 1 (1.45%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (1.45%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.74%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) C++
2 2 (2.90%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
1 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.45%) CCNA
2 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (15.94%) vSphere
4 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.35%) XenApp
5 3 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) SCCM
2 3 (4.35%) Windows Intune
3 1 (1.45%) Nagios
3 1 (1.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 36 (52.17%) VMware
2 26 (37.68%) Microsoft
3 23 (33.33%) Citrix
4 9 (13.04%) HP
5 5 (7.25%) Cisco
6 4 (5.80%) IBM
7 3 (4.35%) AppSense
8 2 (2.90%) Acronis
8 2 (2.90%) Apple
8 2 (2.90%) CA
8 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.90%) Polycom
8 2 (2.90%) SAP
9 1 (1.45%) BT
9 1 (1.45%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.45%) Veeam
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