The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Yorkshire 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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 132 131 113
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 15 17 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.51% 0.58% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.61% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 11
Average daily rate £275 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £200 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% +13.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +11.35%
3rd Line Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Yorkshire 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
Yorkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2807 2790 2408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Yorkshire 95.93% 95.32% 95.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1931 1754 1526
Average daily rate £400 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 126
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.02 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £35.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
West Yorkshire -6 7 £250 +25.00% 6
South Yorkshire -11 4 - -
North Yorkshire +3 1 £401 +39.30%
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 (67.86%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 15 (53.57%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (25.00%) ITIL
7 6 (21.43%) SQL
7 6 (21.43%) Office 365
8 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
8 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (14.29%) Advertising
9 4 (14.29%) Migration
9 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (10.71%) Cisco
10 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.71%) MS Exchange
11 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
11 2 (7.14%) Linux
11 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (7.14%) Finance
11 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
11 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
11 2 (7.14%) ThinApp
12 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
12 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Yorkshire 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 (10.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) PBX
1 1 (3.57%) SAN
1 1 (3.57%) Skype
1 1 (3.57%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (14.29%) Advertising
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 1 (3.57%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 11 (39.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) CentOS
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.57%) VMS
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.14%) Application Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.57%) CRM
4 1 (3.57%) Project Management
4 1 (3.57%) Scrum
4 1 (3.57%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.57%) C#
2 1 (3.57%) Java
2 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCNA
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
2 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) VMware
2 10 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco
4 1 (3.57%) Citrix
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle