The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire 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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
North West / Cheshire
Rank 42 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 7 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.03% 0.79% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £115 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-58.18% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.80% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.13
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire 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
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
461 826 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 95.05% 92.70% 94.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 530 393
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £260 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 38 45
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.31 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.60% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.25 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.03 £35.00 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 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
Chester +5 3 £115 -
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Warrington - 1 - - 1
3rd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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 Cheshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) MS Office
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) NHS
4 5 (35.71%) MCSE
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) Citrix
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
6 2 (14.29%) BYOD
6 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
6 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (14.29%) Office 365
7 1 (7.14%) JIRA
7 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
7 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (7.14%) XenApp
7 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 1 (7.14%) AppDNA
7 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
7 1 (7.14%) AirWatch

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) Ethernet
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) JIRA
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (35.71%) NHS
2 2 (14.29%) BYOD
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) DNA
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) MCSE
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
2 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) AirWatch
1 1 (7.14%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Citrix
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 2 (14.29%) MobileIron
4 1 (7.14%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Symantec