Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 148 107 151
Rank change year-on-year -41 +44 +13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 22 64 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.53% 1.50% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 1.63% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 46 10
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £275 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -1.35% +8.25%
10th Percentile £228 £209 £174
90th Percentile £438 £575 £434
South East median daily rate £324 £275 £278
% change year-on-year +17.73% -0.90% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - £43.28 £95.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -54.80% -
South East median hourly rate £13.03 £34.64 £30.00
% change year-on-year -62.40% +15.47% +76.47%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3783 3935 4589
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.93% 92.20% 92.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2004 2122 2485
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £214
90th Percentile £588 £565 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 183 244
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.44 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.90 £43.28 £46.37
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bracknell +7 9 £325 -
Slough +12 5 £275 -
Windsor - 3 - -
Reading -11 2 £150 -53.85%
Wokingham - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 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 Berkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Firewall
3 9 (40.91%) Cisco
3 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) VMware
4 8 (36.36%) vSphere
4 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
4 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 6 (27.27%) Office 365
5 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 6 (27.27%) SAN
5 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
6 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
6 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (22.73%) F5
6 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
7 4 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (18.18%) X-Windows
7 4 (18.18%) ITIL
7 4 (18.18%) SQL
7 4 (18.18%) HP
7 4 (18.18%) DNS
7 4 (18.18%) DHCP
7 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
7 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (13.64%) SCCM

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 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (4.55%) IBM Domino
3 1 (4.55%) Quickr
Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) IaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (27.27%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
3 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) LAN
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 2 (9.09%) 3GPP
5 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
5 2 (9.09%) MPLS
5 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 2 (9.09%) SMTP
5 2 (9.09%) Wireless
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ICM
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (4.55%) LTE
6 1 (4.55%) NAS
6 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) French Language
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (9.09%) iPad
2 2 (9.09%) iPhone
2 2 (9.09%) Replication
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.55%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (4.55%) FMCG
3 1 (4.55%) Mobile App
3 1 (4.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Windows
2 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
3 8 (36.36%) Windows Server
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 8
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (9.09%) Windows Phone
7 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (4.55%) Android
8 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.55%) Linux
8 1 (4.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (13.64%) Asset Management
3 3 (13.64%) Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Coaching
4 2 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
5 1 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.55%) Contact Management
5 1 (4.55%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Network Management
5 1 (4.55%) Open Source
5 1 (4.55%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (13.64%) CCNA
3 3 (13.64%) Degree
4 2 (9.09%) CCENT
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) MCSA
4 2 (9.09%) MCSE
4 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (4.55%) CCA
5 1 (4.55%) CCAA
5 1 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (4.55%) MCP
5 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
5 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (40.91%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) vSphere
3 4 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (9.09%) SCOM
3 1 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.55%) Cacti
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (4.55%) Nagios
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) PowerCLI
3 1 (4.55%) Stealthwatch
3 1 (4.55%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.55%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Cisco
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) F5
4 4 (18.18%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Veeam
6 2 (9.09%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (9.09%) CA
6 2 (9.09%) Dell
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) Juniper
6 2 (9.09%) Kaspersky
6 2 (9.09%) Palo Alto
6 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) Lancope
7 1 (4.55%) Lumension
7 1 (4.55%) MobileIron
7 1 (4.55%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (4.55%) ServiceNow