The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Technical Support
Rank - 140 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Technical Support 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.033% -
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.035% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £210 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £200 £298
% change year-on-year
+16.25% -32.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
3036 2838 2004
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.36% 93.23% 93.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1936 1855 1227
Average daily rate £375 £362 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.51% +3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 166 139
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.48 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

3rd Line Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

3rd Line Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

3rd Line Technical 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 Technical Support across the South West region.

3rd Line Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

3rd Line Technical 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 Technical Support across the South West region.

3rd Line Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3rd Line Technical Support
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 3rd Line Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 2 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region that cited 3rd Line Technical 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 Technical Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 2000
1 2 (100.00%) Windows NT
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware