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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank - 31 23
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 0 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton - 0.37% 3.54%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.38% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 7
Average daily rate - £300 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £241 £250 £255
% change year-on-year
-3.50% -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £20.03
% change year-on-year
-10.63% +17.32%
Job Titles Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
361 262 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 94.26% 96.32% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 163 124
Average daily rate £325 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 49 47
Average hourly rate £19.50 £13.75 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £11.25 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
3rd Line Support
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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 16 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 16 April 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%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) vSphere
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp