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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Specialist
Rank 637 658 643
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Specialist 12 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.021% 0.005%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.022% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 3
Median daily rate £300 £308 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% -0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £198 £272
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £470 £354
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £200 £286
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -30.13%
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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 2016.

3rd Line Support Specialist Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 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 25 September 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 +25 12 £300 -2.59% 1
South East +23 5 £550 +182.05%
Reading +20 5 £550 +182.05%
Berkshire +13 5 £550 +182.05%
East of England +14 2 £300 -
London -4 2 £310 -1.27% 1
Essex - 2 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £245 -
South West - 1 £230 -
North East - 1 £245 -
East Midlands - 1 £265 -
Leicestershire - 1 £265 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £245 -
Hinckley - 1 £265 -
Colchester - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 £230 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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%) AIX
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 11 (55.00%) EMC
2 11 (55.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 10 (50.00%) SAN
3 10 (50.00%) HP
4 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Oracle
4 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
4 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
4 9 (45.00%) Clustering
4 9 (45.00%) High Availability
5 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (40.00%) KVM
5 8 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
5 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (40.00%) RHCE
5 8 (40.00%) Windows
5 8 (40.00%) Compliance Management
6 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (25.00%) VMware
8 5 (25.00%) MS Office
8 5 (25.00%) Citrix
9 4 (20.00%) ITIL
9 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 4 (20.00%) SLA

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%) SharePoint
1 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
1 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (25.00%) MS Office
2 4 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) 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
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Ajax
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
1 1 (5.00%) XHTML
1 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (60.00%) AIX
2 11 (55.00%) Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (40.00%) Windows
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) Solaris
8 1 (5.00%) Unix
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) High Availability
1 9 (45.00%) Service Delivery
2 8 (40.00%) Compliance Management
3 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (15.00%) Validation
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
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%) Root Cause Analysis
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
Qualifications
1 9 (45.00%) DV Cleared
1 9 (45.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (40.00%) RHCE
3 4 (20.00%) MOS
4 1 (5.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) KVM
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (5.00%) Firmware
5 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (55.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 4 (20.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) SCCM
3 3 (15.00%) WSUS
4 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.00%) MOM
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) EMC
2 10 (50.00%) HP
3 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 9 (45.00%) Oracle
4 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 5 (25.00%) Citrix
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 3 (15.00%) IBM
7 2 (10.00%) Cisco
8 1 (5.00%) CA
8 1 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (5.00%) NetApp
8 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow
8 1 (5.00%) Veritas