The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton 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 November 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 39 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.04% 0.64% 1.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.17% 0.67% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £250 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £250 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £263 £260
% change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.20 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +10.47%
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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 Southampton 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
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
323 300 236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.17% 95.85% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 193 121
Average daily rate £350 £345 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £175 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 33
Average hourly rate £13.73 £13.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £25.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

3rd Line Support
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Firewall
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) CCNP
3 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
3 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (25.00%) XenApp
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
5 1 (12.50%) Windows
5 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
1 3 (37.50%) LAN
1 3 (37.50%) WAN
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
1 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
1 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Fault Management
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (37.50%) CCNP
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 2 (25.00%) XenApp
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft