The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 125 97 126
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +29
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 18 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.56% 0.50% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.54% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 2
Average daily rate
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£250 £320 £185
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +72.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £255 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £189
UK excluding London average daily rate £230 £273 £260
% change year-on-year
-15.59% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £26.25 £19.00 £10.99
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.15% +72.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.85 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.32% -
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
3011 2055 2945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.31% 92.86% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1935 1262 1730
Average daily rate £368 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 163 235
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.03% -35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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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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
Somerset -10 4 £325 +4.83% 3
Wiltshire - 4 £250 - 3
Devon -10 2 £250 -
Dorset - 2 £176 - 1
Bristol -20 1 £210 -6.66% 1
Gloucestershire -24 1 £185 -43.07% 1
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England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (44.00%) Citrix
3 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (24.00%) ITIL
5 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (20.00%) XenApp
6 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (20.00%) Cisco
7 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (16.00%) MCP
7 4 (16.00%) MCSE
7 4 (16.00%) Oracle
7 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (16.00%) SAN
7 4 (16.00%) Novell
7 4 (16.00%) Firewall
8 3 (12.00%) MCITP
8 3 (12.00%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
8 3 (12.00%) iSCSI

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (28.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.00%) MS Office
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (16.00%) SAN
1 4 (16.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) WAN
3 2 (8.00%) DHCP
3 2 (8.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) VPLS
4 1 (4.00%) Junos
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) OSPF
4 1 (4.00%) BGP
4 1 (4.00%) VRRP
4 1 (4.00%) VoIP
4 1 (4.00%) ADSL
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Front Office
2 1 (4.00%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) NHS
1 2 (8.00%) EqualLogic
1 2 (8.00%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Windows
2 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) UNIX
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 3 (12.00%) Project Management
3 2 (8.00%) Migration
3 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (8.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.00%) Change Management
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) MCP
2 4 (16.00%) MCSE
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) MCT
4 1 (4.00%) CCNP
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 5 (20.00%) XenApp
3 3 (12.00%) Novell eDirectory
3 3 (12.00%) XenDesktop
3 3 (12.00%) MetaFrame
4 2 (8.00%) Terminal Server
4 2 (8.00%) Terminal Services
4 2 (8.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Citrix
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) Novell
5 3 (12.00%) Dell
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) VMware
6 2 (8.00%) Meraki
7 1 (4.00%) Brocade
7 1 (4.00%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.00%) IronPort
7 1 (4.00%) Trustwave
7 1 (4.00%) McAfee
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) Siemens
7 1 (4.00%) AppSense
7 1 (4.00%) IBM
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