The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Sussex 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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 42 39 39
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 20 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 3.43% 1.40% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.68% 1.48% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Average daily rate
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£295 £335 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% -21.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £238 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £18.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £20.21 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+11.35% -12.15%
3rd Line Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Sussex 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
West Sussex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
543 337 389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Sussex 93.14% 94.13% 93.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 359 216 239
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 36
Average hourly rate £15.75 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £13.50 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £30.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.57% -

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. 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
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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
Crawley +3 6 - -
Haywards Heath - 3 £320 -
Littlehampton - 2 £250 -
Worthing - 2 £243 -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) SCCM
3 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (50.00%) IIS
6 10 (45.45%) SAN
6 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
6 10 (45.45%) VMware
7 9 (40.91%) Clustering
7 9 (40.91%) HP
8 8 (36.36%) Dell
8 8 (36.36%) ITIL
8 8 (36.36%) WSUS
8 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (36.36%) Office 365
9 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
10 4 (18.18%) MCP
10 4 (18.18%) SQL
10 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
10 4 (18.18%) SCOM
10 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
10 4 (18.18%) vSphere
10 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
11 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
11 3 (13.64%) VBScript
11 3 (13.64%) DHCP
11 3 (13.64%) SLA
11 3 (13.64%) Cisco
12 2 (9.09%) LAN

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Sussex 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 11 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.55%) Lync
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (36.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) LAN
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) MPLS
4 1 (4.55%) OSPF
4 1 (4.55%) BGP
4 1 (4.55%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 14 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.55%) HPUX
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
1 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 10 (45.45%) Hyper-V
3 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (18.18%) vSphere
5 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 15 (68.18%) SCCM
2 8 (36.36%) WSUS
3 4 (18.18%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) HP
3 8 (36.36%) Dell
4 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco