Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedford during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Third Line Support
Bedfordshire > Bedford
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedford 1.43% 1.05% 3.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.43% 1.06% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Bedford median daily rate £225 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% +8.33% -
Bedfordshire median daily rate £250 £325 £300
% change year-on-year -23.08% +8.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Bedford median hourly rate - - £30.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedford. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedford
Contract vacancies in Bedford with a recognized job title 70 94 81
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 100.00% 98.95% 95.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 64 63
Bedford median daily rate £350 £370 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.47% +8.90% -4.23%
10th Percentile £125 £202 £200
90th Percentile £488 £450 £493
Bedfordshire median daily rate £430 £418 £400
% change year-on-year +2.99% +4.38% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 4
Bedford median hourly rate £15.00 £10.65 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.85% -57.40% +100.00%
10th Percentile £14.03 £10.32 £20.00
90th Percentile £24.00 £11.38 £30.00
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedford

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedford.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Bedford

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Bedford

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Bedford

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 Bedford region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedford 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft