The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 3rd Line Support Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Specialist
Rank 625 641 626
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Specialist 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.010% 0.005% 0.009%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.011% 0.006% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 3
Median daily rate £325 £500 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.00% +36.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £252 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £190 £310
% change year-on-year
+71.05% -38.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.28 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.28 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

3rd Line Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured 3rd Line Support Specialist in the job title.

3rd Line Support Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Specialist within the UK.

3rd Line Support Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Specialist within the UK.

3rd Line Support Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 5 £325 -35.00% 4
South East +33 4 £338 +77.63% 1
Berkshire +12 2 - -
Reading +3 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £338 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £338 -
East of England - 1 £300 -
Colchester - 1 £300 -
Essex - 1 £300 -

3rd Line Support Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 3rd Line Support Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring 3rd Line Support Specialist in the job title.

1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) DV Cleared
2 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 10 (50.00%) AIX
4 9 (45.00%) EMC
4 9 (45.00%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (40.00%) HP
6 7 (35.00%) MS Office
6 7 (35.00%) Citrix
6 7 (35.00%) SAN
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (30.00%) High Availability
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) Clustering
7 6 (30.00%) Oracle
8 5 (25.00%) RHCE
8 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (25.00%) SCOM
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
8 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (25.00%) KVM
8 5 (25.00%) Compliance Management

3rd Line Support Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (5.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) DHCP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Firewall
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) Extranet
3 1 (5.00%) Intranet
3 1 (5.00%) NAS
3 1 (5.00%) Skype
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (10.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (5.00%) Ajax
2 1 (5.00%) CSS
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) XHTML
2 1 (5.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Clustering
2 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) AIX
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Unix
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) High Availability
1 6 (30.00%) Service Delivery
2 5 (25.00%) Compliance Management
3 4 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 4 (20.00%) Validation
4 2 (10.00%) CRM
4 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) QMS
5 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
5 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (5.00%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) VBA
2 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (55.00%) DV Cleared
1 11 (55.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (25.00%) RHCE
3 4 (20.00%) MOS
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (25.00%) KVM
3 5 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (10.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.00%) Firmware
5 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 9 (45.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 5 (25.00%) SCOM
3 4 (20.00%) SCCM
3 4 (20.00%) WSUS
4 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.00%) MOM
4 1 (5.00%) OVSD
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) EMC
3 8 (40.00%) HP
4 7 (35.00%) Citrix
5 6 (30.00%) Oracle
5 6 (30.00%) VMware
6 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
7 2 (10.00%) NetApp
8 1 (5.00%) CA
8 1 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (5.00%) IBM
8 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (5.00%) Veritas