The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 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 Southampton 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 42 35 36
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 0.57% 1.25% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.32% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 4
Average daily rate
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£190 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% +12.72%
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +4.76%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
331 304 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.30% 95.30% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 244 180 121
Average daily rate £350 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 48 65
Average hourly rate £27.63 £14.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+97.32% -26.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.50 £9.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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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 9 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
General
1 1 (50.00%) Legal
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware