The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South West region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 130 105 123
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +18
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 12 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.39% 0.47% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.50% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 1
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£230 £325 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.23% -2.98%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £280 £258
% change year-on-year
-21.42% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £19.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.36% -8.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.25 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-10.11% +7.22%
Job Titles Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2835 2016 2832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.10% 93.90% 93.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1858 1255 1699
Average daily rate £360 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 135 190
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
3rd Line Support
England

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 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 - 4 £325 -
Devon -10 2 £250 -28.57%
Dorset - 2 £153 - 1
Wiltshire - 2 £210 - 3
Gloucestershire -16 1 £185 -43.07% 1
Bristol -23 1 £210 -6.66% 2
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3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
4 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (26.32%) Citrix
6 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
6 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (21.05%) XenApp
7 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco
7 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.79%) LAN
8 3 (15.79%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) WAN
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (15.79%) vSphere
9 2 (10.53%) Office 365
9 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
9 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
9 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (10.53%) MCITP
9 2 (10.53%) Firewall
9 2 (10.53%) ITIL
9 2 (10.53%) MCP
9 2 (10.53%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (36.84%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (5.26%) IIS
4 1 (5.26%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Office
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) LAN
1 3 (15.79%) VoIP
1 3 (15.79%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) VPLS
3 1 (5.26%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.26%) Junos
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) OSPF
3 1 (5.26%) BGP
3 1 (5.26%) VRRP
3 1 (5.26%) Ethernet
3 1 (5.26%) RIP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.26%) Front Office
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) NHS
2 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.53%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) PRINCE2
2 1 (5.26%) Project Management
2 1 (5.26%) Service Management
2 1 (5.26%) Change Management
2 1 (5.26%) Migration
2 1 (5.26%) Scrum
2 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.26%) Data Management
2 1 (5.26%) Time Management
2 1 (5.26%) Kanban
2 1 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
1 5 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) MCITP
2 2 (10.53%) MCP
2 2 (10.53%) MCSE
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (5.26%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) vSphere
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) Citrix
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) HP
4 1 (5.26%) IBM
4 1 (5.26%) Juniper
4 1 (5.26%) Novell
4 1 (5.26%) Siemens
4 1 (5.26%) McAfee
4 1 (5.26%) AppSense
4 1 (5.26%) Brocade
4 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
4 1 (5.26%) IronPort
4 1 (5.26%) Trustwave
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150 to £220 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £170 - £250 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Dorchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £140.00 - £165.00 per day
Posted: 15 days ago