The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 25 June 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
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 76 109
Rank change year-on-year -17 +33  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 43 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 1.85% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 1.99% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 20 0
Median daily rate £150 £275 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.45% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £272 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -1.09% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 0
Median hourly rate - £21.33 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £21.33 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.12% -0.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1661 2158 2287
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.72% 92.82% 92.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 812 1151 1152
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 95 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Berkshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Berkshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Bracknell 0 5 £269 - 1
Reading -1 1 £150 -58.04% 1
Slough - 1 £140 -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Berkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 7 (50.00%) DNS
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 6 (42.86%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) DHCP
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
5 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (28.57%) HP
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (21.43%) SAN
7 3 (21.43%) Veritas
7 3 (21.43%) Unicenter
7 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
7 3 (21.43%) CCNP
7 3 (21.43%) EMC
7 3 (21.43%) Oracle
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) MS Access
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) Netcool
7 3 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
2 2 (14.29%) Live Communications Server
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (7.14%) IBM Domino
3 1 (7.14%) Quickr
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) IaaS
1 1 (7.14%) iTunes
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
3 3 (21.43%) SAN
4 2 (14.29%) BGP
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (14.29%) OSPF
5 1 (7.14%) Broadband
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.14%) HSRP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 1 (7.14%) ICMP
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) IOS XR
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) MPLS
5 1 (7.14%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.14%) Telnet
5 1 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) MS Access
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Back Office
1 1 (7.14%) Billing
1 1 (7.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
1 3 (21.43%) Fat Client
1 3 (21.43%) Thin Client
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
3 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
3 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
3 1 (7.14%) Smartphone
3 1 (7.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows 7
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server
4 4 (28.57%) Windows XP
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Problem Management
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Line Management
3 1 (7.14%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 5 (35.71%) DV Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
4 2 (14.29%) CCIP
4 2 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (7.14%) MCP
5 1 (7.14%) MCSE
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) NetBackup
1 3 (21.43%) Netcool
1 3 (21.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 3 (21.43%) Unicenter
2 2 (14.29%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Citrix
1 4 (28.57%) HP
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) EMC
2 3 (21.43%) Meridio
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
2 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) IronPort
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) ServiceNow
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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