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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Specialist
Rank 627 637 635
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Specialist 11 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.011% 0.002%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.022% 0.011% 0.002%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
Median daily rate £550 £261 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+111.13% -0.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £261 £263
% change year-on-year
+111.13% -0.76%
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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 10 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 1 July 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 +10 11 £550 +120.00% 3
South East +9 6 £550 +120.00% 2
Reading - 6 £550 - 2
Berkshire - 6 £550 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Essex - 2 - -
North East - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - -
London - 1 £195 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
1 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
2 8 (42.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 8 (42.11%) High Availability
2 8 (42.11%) AIX
2 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) EMC
2 8 (42.11%) SAN
3 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (31.58%) KVM
4 6 (31.58%) HP
4 6 (31.58%) RHCE
4 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
4 6 (31.58%) ITIL
4 6 (31.58%) Oracle
4 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
4 6 (31.58%) VMware
4 6 (31.58%) Clustering
5 5 (26.32%) Cisco
5 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
6 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
6 4 (21.05%) IBM

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 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
1 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) assyst
1 1 (5.26%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (42.11%) SAN
2 4 (21.05%) LAN
2 4 (21.05%) WAN
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) Wireless
5 1 (5.26%) DHCP
5 1 (5.26%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.26%) VoIP
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) LSMW
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.53%) Replication
4 1 (5.26%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 10 (52.63%) Linux
1 10 (52.63%) Windows
1 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
2 8 (42.11%) AIX
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) High Availability
2 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (10.53%) Security Patching
3 2 (10.53%) Server Building
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
4 1 (5.26%) GAP Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) DV Cleared
1 6 (31.58%) RHCE
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.53%) MOS
3 1 (5.26%) SAP Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 6 (31.58%) KVM
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.26%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (15.79%) SCOM
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) EMC
1 8 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 6 (31.58%) HP
2 6 (31.58%) Oracle
2 6 (31.58%) Red Hat
2 6 (31.58%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
4 4 (21.05%) IBM
5 2 (10.53%) Citrix
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
5 2 (10.53%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) SAP
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