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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 120 108 109
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 20 16 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 0.65% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
Average daily rate
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£250 £265 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -13.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £173 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £373 £409
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £24.25 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +18.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.56 £23.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+4.52% +9.30%
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
2999 2266 2328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.98% 92.41% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1952 1393 1385
Average daily rate £385 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £249 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £476 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 160 192
Average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% +23.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 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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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
Wiltshire -5 8 £303 +12.03% 1
Devon -4 4 £250 -41.17%
Gloucestershire -15 3 £160 -4.47%
Bristol -5 1 - - 3
Dorset - - - - 2
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 40 (80.00%) Windows
2 30 (60.00%) VMware
3 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
4 23 (46.00%) Citrix
5 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
7 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (26.00%) ITIL
8 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (24.00%) SQL
10 11 (22.00%) Cisco
10 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
11 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
12 9 (18.00%) Office 365
12 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
13 8 (16.00%) Firewall
14 7 (14.00%) SAN
15 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (12.00%) LAN
15 6 (12.00%) WAN
15 6 (12.00%) MCSE
15 6 (12.00%) SCCM
16 5 (10.00%) XenApp
16 5 (10.00%) XenDesktop
16 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
16 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
16 5 (10.00%) Lotus
16 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.00%) IBM Notes
4 3 (6.00%) IIS
5 2 (4.00%) Lync
5 2 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (8.00%) MS Office
2 2 (4.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.00%) Firewall
2 7 (14.00%) SAN
3 6 (12.00%) LAN
3 6 (12.00%) WAN
4 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.00%) DNS
6 3 (6.00%) iSCSI
6 3 (6.00%) DHCP
6 3 (6.00%) VoIP
7 1 (2.00%) VLAN
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (2.00%) PBX
7 1 (2.00%) VPN
7 1 (2.00%) OSPF
7 1 (2.00%) BGP
7 1 (2.00%) Internet
7 1 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (6.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (2.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Management Information System
1 3 (6.00%) Data Protection Act
2 2 (4.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.00%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.00%) Social Media
3 1 (2.00%) Clustering
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (80.00%) Windows
2 14 (28.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (26.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 2000
7 3 (6.00%) Windows NT
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.00%) Linux
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.00%) Android
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.00%) ITIL
2 4 (8.00%) Migration
3 3 (6.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (6.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (6.00%) Project Management
4 2 (4.00%) Change Management
4 2 (4.00%) Network Management
4 2 (4.00%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.00%) Network Design
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.00%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (12.00%) MCSE
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (6.00%) MCP
3 3 (6.00%) CCNA
4 2 (4.00%) CCNP
5 1 (2.00%) MCTS
5 1 (2.00%) MCITP
5 1 (2.00%) MCSA
5 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (58.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 5 (10.00%) XenApp
4 5 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 4 (8.00%) MetaFrame
5 4 (8.00%) Novell eDirectory
6 3 (6.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (6.00%) Terminal Server
6 3 (6.00%) Terminal Services
6 3 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.00%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.00%) SCCM
2 3 (6.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (60.00%) VMware
2 23 (46.00%) Citrix
3 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (22.00%) Cisco
5 5 (10.00%) Lotus
6 4 (8.00%) Novell
7 3 (6.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) Meraki
8 2 (4.00%) NetApp
8 2 (4.00%) HP
8 2 (4.00%) Oracle
8 2 (4.00%) Veeam
9 1 (2.00%) AppSense
9 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.00%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.00%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.00%) Adobe
9 1 (2.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.00%) Sophos
9 1 (2.00%) Juniper
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