The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Specialist
Rank - 541 583
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Specialist 0 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.006% 0.008%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.007% 0.009%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Average daily rate - £245 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -10.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £245 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

3rd Line Support Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Glasgow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
London - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
England - - - -
Scotland - - - -

3rd Line Support Specialist
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (50.00%) 802.11
2 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Altiris
2 2 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (50.00%) Informatics
2 2 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning

3rd Line Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Support Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) 802.11
1 2 (50.00%) LAN
1 2 (50.00%) WAN
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) Risk Assessment
1 2 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Altiris