The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Warwickshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 43 28 35
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 0.27% 2.05% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 2.21% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £246 £255 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.43% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.85 £22.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year
-7.32% +3.44%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Warwickshire 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
Warwickshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
328 226 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Warwickshire 89.13% 92.62% 92.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 123 118
Average daily rate £350 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 52
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.69 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.48% +0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.90 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.20 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Warwickshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Warwickshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Warwickshire

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warwickshire

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region that cited 3rd Line Support 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 in their job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Lotus
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) iPhone
3 2 (33.33%) iPad
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) BT
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Warwickshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Warwickshire region that cited 3rd Line Support 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 in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (33.33%) iPhone
2 2 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Android
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Phone
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (33.33%) UNIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Lotus
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) BT
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
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