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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 30 49 36
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 2.37% 1.34% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.49% 1.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 1
Average daily rate £275 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £275 £250
% change year-on-year
-4.54% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £24.56 £23.20
% change year-on-year
-11.45% +5.87%
3rd Line Support
Hampshire

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
241 347 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 95.26% 93.03% 96.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 214 191
Average daily rate £365 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £250 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 30 24
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.75 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
3 4 (36.36%) VoIP
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
3 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) SCOM
4 3 (27.27%) Network Security
4 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
4 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Avaya
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Firewall
4 3 (27.27%) BT
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (18.18%) IIS
5 2 (18.18%) SAN
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) XenServer
5 2 (18.18%) Veeam
5 2 (18.18%) vSphere
5 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (18.18%) SCCM

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

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) IIS
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) VoIP
2 3 (27.27%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) LAN
2 3 (27.27%) Network Security
2 3 (27.27%) WAN
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) NetScaler
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Fat Client
1 1 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows Server
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
2 1 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
2 1 (9.09%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (36.36%) SC Cleared
1 4 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 1 (9.09%) CCNA
3 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
3 2 (18.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCOM
2 2 (18.18%) SCCM
3 1 (9.09%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 3 (27.27%) Avaya
3 3 (27.27%) BT
3 3 (27.27%) Cisco
3 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) HP
4 2 (18.18%) Veeam
5 1 (9.09%) F5
5 1 (9.09%) Juniper
5 1 (9.09%) Varonis
5 1 (9.09%) Wyse