The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Surrey 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 88 74 74
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 16 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 0.40% 1.22% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 1.31% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 12 10
Average daily rate
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£175 £240 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -11.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
- +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
3rd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Surrey 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
Surrey
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1408 1220 1170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Surrey 92.75% 92.78% 91.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 746 613
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 64 97
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -28.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £11.23 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -7.42%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Surrey

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Surrey

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Surrey

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Surrey region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Dorking - 1 £175 -
Epsom - - - -
Farnham - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Redhill - - - - 1
Reigate - - - -
Staines - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Camberley - - - -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Surrey

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 7 (50.00%) VMware
4 6 (42.86%) Finance
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 5 (35.71%) SQL
6 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (21.43%) Internet
7 3 (21.43%) IIS
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
8 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
8 2 (14.29%) SCOM
8 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) Clustering
8 2 (14.29%) 3G
8 2 (14.29%) NEC
8 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
8 2 (14.29%) 2G
8 2 (14.29%) MS Office
8 2 (14.29%) ITIL
8 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
8 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
8 2 (14.29%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Surrey 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 3 (21.43%) IIS
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (7.14%) JBoss
4 1 (7.14%) Apache
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Office
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) DNS
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) 3G
2 2 (14.29%) DHCP
2 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
2 2 (14.29%) 2G
3 1 (7.14%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Introscope
General
1 6 (42.86%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 1 (7.14%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL V2
2 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) MOF
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) Python
2 1 (7.14%) Java
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 2 (14.29%) VMware ESX
3 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Ericsson
4 2 (14.29%) Nokia
4 2 (14.29%) NEC
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) Citrix
5 1 (7.14%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) CA
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) SAP