The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Specialist
Rank 622 609 580
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -29
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Specialist 4 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.006% 0.016%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.006% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 4
Average daily rate £289 £250 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.50% -20.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £184 £250 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £250 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £289 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+15.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
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 12 February 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 8 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -2 4 £289 +15.50% 2
South West - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £420 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £420 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £158 -
South East - 1 £420 -
East of England - 1 £158 - 1

3rd Line Support Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (10.00%) DHCP
5 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
5 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (10.00%) Python
5 1 (10.00%) VBScript
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) ITIL
5 1 (10.00%) SSL
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) SAP Certification
5 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Telecoms

3rd Line Support Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP HCM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) SSL
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) LSMW
1 1 (10.00%) Trac
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) CMDB
2 1 (10.00%) Data Conversion
2 1 (10.00%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (10.00%) Analytics
1 1 (10.00%) eTOM
1 1 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Management
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL
1 1 (10.00%) Monte Carlo Method
1 1 (10.00%) Network Management
1 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (10.00%) Requirements Analysis
1 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
1 1 (10.00%) TOGAF
1 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Certification
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Ionix
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (30.00%) VMware
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco
2 1 (10.00%) Citrix
2 1 (10.00%) EMC
2 1 (10.00%) Infoblox
2 1 (10.00%) SAP