The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Staffordshire 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 17 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
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank - 27 17
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire - 0.75% 1.19%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.84% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £325 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +160.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £268 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.90% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
178 119 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.68% 89.47% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 77 53
Median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 9
Median hourly rate £25.00 £13.50 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.18% +1.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £20.00 £14.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 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 Staffordshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
1 1 (33.33%) OneDrive
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
1 1 (33.33%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Skype
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware