Period
to 19 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 19 January 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 > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 102 99 118
Rank change year-on-year -3 +19 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 26 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.13% 0.54% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 0.58% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 7 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £275 £335 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.91% +27.62% -25.00%
10th Percentile £248 £300 £204
90th Percentile £394 £352 £292
South East median daily rate £275 £275 £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £30.00
South East median hourly rate - £32.64 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +8.80% -7.69%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 2,172 1,564 2,304
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.60% 93.10% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,004 828 1,139
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.06% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £215 £216 £230
90th Percentile £538 £563 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 77 103
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.69% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £10.10 £9.00 £9.23
90th Percentile £29.37 £38.75 £30.40
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% -7.89% +18.75%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

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 Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 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
Milton Keynes -13 24 £275 -17.91% 2
Aylesbury - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 18 (69.23%) ITIL
3 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
4 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
5 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
6 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
6 11 (42.31%) Office 365
7 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
8 9 (34.62%) Lumension
8 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
8 9 (34.62%) Change Management
9 8 (30.77%) VMware
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
9 8 (30.77%) BitLocker
10 7 (26.92%) Virtual Environments
10 7 (26.92%) SQL
10 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
10 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
11 6 (23.08%) IIS
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
11 6 (23.08%) .NET
11 6 (23.08%) CRM
11 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
11 6 (23.08%) Dynamics GP
11 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Criteria

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 11 (42.31%) SharePoint
2 6 (23.08%) IIS
3 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
4 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (23.08%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (3.85%) Firewall
1 1 (3.85%) LAN
1 1 (3.85%) Skype
1 1 (3.85%) WAN
1 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (26.92%) SQL Server
2 6 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (3.85%) Banking
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (92.31%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
3 9 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.54%) Linux
6 2 (7.69%) Unix
7 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (69.23%) ITIL
2 11 (42.31%) ITIL V3
3 9 (34.62%) Change Management
4 7 (26.92%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (23.08%) CRM
5 6 (23.08%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
6 5 (19.23%) Service Management
7 4 (15.38%) ITSM
7 4 (15.38%) Problem Management
8 3 (11.54%) Disk Encryption
8 3 (11.54%) Process Architecture
8 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
8 3 (11.54%) Software Deployment
9 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
9 1 (3.85%) Hardware Maintenance
9 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
9 1 (3.85%) Process Improvement
9 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (57.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (53.85%) SC Cleared
3 10 (38.46%) DV Cleared
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) CCA
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.85%) MCP
6 1 (3.85%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.54%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) BitLocker
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (19.23%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (15.38%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.85%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.85%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.85%) OVSD
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Lumension
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Microsoft
4 5 (19.23%) Citrix
5 4 (15.38%) HP
6 3 (11.54%) Cisco
6 3 (11.54%) McAfee
6 3 (11.54%) ServiceNow
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) NetApp
7 1 (3.85%) Polycom
7 1 (3.85%) Remedy
7 1 (3.85%) SAP