The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
South East / Berkshire
Rank 93 105 118
Rank change year-on-year +12 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.38% 0.69% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.75% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 6
Median daily rate £263 £255 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £205 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £350 £264
UK excluding London median daily rate £273 £260 £256
% change year-on-year +4.80% +1.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £63.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.20%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -23.52% +10.86%  

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 1710 2270 2694
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.34% 92.43% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 786 1181 1374
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 73 83
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +60.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Reading +15 2 £275 -5.17% 1
Bracknell -2 2 - - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
Wokingham - 1 £250 -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 16 (72.73%) VMware
2 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 10 (45.45%) DNS
4 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
5 7 (31.82%) Citrix
5 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
5 7 (31.82%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (27.27%) Java
6 6 (27.27%) Solaris
6 6 (27.27%) LDAP
6 6 (27.27%) Change Management
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
7 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
8 4 (18.18%) Cisco
8 4 (18.18%) Firewall
9 3 (13.64%) OSPF
9 3 (13.64%) BGP
9 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (13.64%) CCNP
9 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
10 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (9.09%) User Experience
10 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
10 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (9.09%) PowerShell

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) IaaS
1 1 (4.55%) iTunes
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) DNS
2 6 (27.27%) LDAP
3 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 3 (13.64%) BGP
4 3 (13.64%) OSPF
5 2 (9.09%) Broadband
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (9.09%) DHCP
5 2 (9.09%) ICMP
5 2 (9.09%) MPLS
5 2 (9.09%) SNMP
5 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) HSRP
6 1 (4.55%) HTTP
6 1 (4.55%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.55%) IOS XR
6 1 (4.55%) LAN
6 1 (4.55%) NetScaler
6 1 (4.55%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) MS Access
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
1 1 (4.55%) Billing
1 1 (4.55%) Law
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
1 1 (4.55%) Retail
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.55%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.55%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (27.27%) Solaris
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
3 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.55%) AIX
5 1 (4.55%) Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Incident Management
1 7 (31.82%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (27.27%) Change Management
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.55%) High Availability
4 1 (4.55%) Line Management
4 1 (4.55%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (4.55%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 6 (27.27%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CCIP
3 2 (9.09%) CCNA
3 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.55%) MCP
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) WSUS
2 1 (4.55%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.55%) Netcool
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (4.55%) SCCM
2 1 (4.55%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) VMware
2 9 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 2 (9.09%) EMC
5 2 (9.09%) Juniper
5 2 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) HP
6 1 (4.55%) Huawei
6 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
6 1 (4.55%) Meridio
6 1 (4.55%) Oracle
6 1 (4.55%) Veritas