Period
to 25 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 171 153 135
Rank change year-on-year -18 -18 +21
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 17 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.17% 0.42% 0.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.46% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 13
Berkshire median daily rate £260 £210 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.81% -23.64% +7.84%
10th Percentile £217 £210 £259
90th Percentile £409 £288 £325
South East median daily rate £300 £275 £285
% change year-on-year +9.09% -3.51% +3.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £32.64
South East median hourly rate £36.25 - £32.64

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 3,899 3,699 3,626
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.08% 92.31% 93.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,901 1,907 1,794
Berkshire median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £240 £263 £216
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
South East median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 93 175
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.46 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.59% - -17.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.20 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.69 £42.90 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.40
% change year-on-year +11.11% +3.45% -8.42%

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 25 March 2019.

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 25 March 2019. 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
Reading -3 6 £260 -5.45% 2
Maidenhead +2 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Server Building
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) CCIE
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) VoIP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
4 1 (14.29%) C
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Web Services
4 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (14.29%) Back Office
4 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
4 1 (14.29%) SCCM
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared

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 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (14.29%) Back Office
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
2 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Unix
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Server Building
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Thinking
2 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Debt
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) C
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCIE
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) PMO
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) VMware