The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Wales region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 51 72 68
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 1.10% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.14% 0.26% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £200 £325 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +71.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £325 £198
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +12.82%
3rd Line Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region. 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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
526 783 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 96.51% 96.43% 96.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 515 491
Median daily rate £375 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.09% -3.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 42 26
Median hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% +13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £8.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Wales region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Wales

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Wales region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the Wales region over the 3 months to 29 May 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
South Wales +7 6 £200 -38.46% 2
3rd Line Support
UK

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, 3rd Line Support 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 across the Wales region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) SCCM
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (22.22%) Juniper
5 2 (22.22%) DHCP
5 2 (22.22%) DNS
5 2 (22.22%) Cisco
5 2 (22.22%) SCOM
5 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Firewall
5 2 (22.22%) Office 365
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 1 (11.11%) Finance
6 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Wales 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Linux
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (11.11%) Unix
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
2 2 (22.22%) SCOM
3 1 (11.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
3 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 1 (11.11%) NetApp