Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 12 December 2018.

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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 144 114
Rank change year-on-year -22 -30 +43
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 9 22 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.21% 0.54% 1.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.58% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 44
Berkshire median daily rate £280 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.85% +18.18% -5.98%
10th Percentile £200 £228 £208
90th Percentile £386 £438 £517
South East median daily rate £320 £323 £275
% change year-on-year -0.78% +17.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £43.28
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £13.03 £34.64
% change year-on-year +57.39% -62.40% +15.47%

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 4,006 3,780 3,925
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.43% 92.06% 92.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,966 2,016 2,108
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £213 £250 £234
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 131 182
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -6.67% -25.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £41.50 £48.63
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +6.92%

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 12 December 2018.

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 12 December 2018. 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 -5 4 £260 +73.33% 1
Maidenhead - 4 £263 -
Bracknell -15 1 £300 -7.69% 1
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 12 December 2018, 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 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 4 (44.44%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Office 365
3 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Service Management
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (22.22%) Proofpoint
4 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Back Office
5 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (11.11%) Finance
5 1 (11.11%) Google
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (11.11%) JSON
5 1 (11.11%) CCIE
5 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) C
5 1 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
5 1 (11.11%) Python
5 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange

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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (11.11%) G Suite
3 1 (11.11%) IaaS
3 1 (11.11%) PaaS
3 1 (11.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco IPT
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Kerberos
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) Skype
1 1 (11.11%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (11.11%) Back Office
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
1 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) Service Management
3 1 (11.11%) Data Loss Prevention
3 1 (11.11%) E-Discovery
3 1 (11.11%) Identity Access Management
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Product Management
3 1 (11.11%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) C
2 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCIE
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
2 2 (22.22%) AirWatch
3 1 (11.11%) Ansible
3 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
1 2 (22.22%) Proofpoint
2 1 (11.11%) Cisco
2 1 (11.11%) Google
2 1 (11.11%) Twitter