Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 113 100
Rank change year-on-year +8 -13 +13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 13 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.73% 0.85% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 0.89% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 8
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £355 £270 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.48% -3.14% -5.51%
10th Percentile £206 £240 £120
90th Percentile £446 £391 £352
South East median daily rate £313 £295 £275
% change year-on-year +5.93% +7.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £13.03 £23.88
% change year-on-year +82.34% -45.45% -20.42%

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 1,691 2,144 1,655
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.52% 95.59% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 918 960 871
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £215 £225
90th Percentile £556 £530 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 121 72
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +21.05% +1.79%
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £40.70 £45.00 £37.18
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +5 11 £378 +39.81%
High Wycombe - 2 £213 -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

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

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
3 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
4 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
4 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 6 (46.15%) ITIL
5 6 (46.15%) VMware
5 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
6 5 (38.46%) Office 365
6 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (38.46%) Firewall
6 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
7 4 (30.77%) DHCP
7 4 (30.77%) DNS
7 4 (30.77%) Citrix
7 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
7 4 (30.77%) Change Management
7 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (23.08%) Skype
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
8 3 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (23.08%) Cisco
8 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (23.08%) Clustering
8 3 (23.08%) Server Management

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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (30.77%) Skype for Business
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (38.46%) Office 365
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) IaaS
3 1 (7.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Firewall
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
3 3 (23.08%) Skype
4 2 (15.38%) Kerberos
4 2 (15.38%) LAN
4 2 (15.38%) VPN
4 2 (15.38%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) BGP
5 1 (7.69%) BIG-IP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
5 1 (7.69%) IPsec
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) SSL
5 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (7.69%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Power BI
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) ADSI
1 2 (15.38%) LDAP
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.69%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
6 1 (7.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 4 (30.77%) Change Management
3 3 (23.08%) ITIL V3
3 3 (23.08%) Server Management
4 2 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (15.38%) ITSM
4 2 (15.38%) Mentoring
4 2 (15.38%) Presales
4 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (15.38%) Service Management
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Change Control
5 1 (7.69%) CRM
5 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Migration
5 1 (7.69%) Network Management
5 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 1 (7.69%) Server Building
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (69.23%) Security Cleared
2 7 (53.85%) DV Cleared
3 5 (38.46%) SC Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (15.38%) CCA
5 2 (15.38%) CCNA
5 2 (15.38%) CCNP
5 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.69%) MCSA
6 1 (7.69%) MCTS
6 1 (7.69%) VCAP
6 1 (7.69%) VCP4
6 1 (7.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) SLA
2 1 (7.69%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
4 1 (7.69%) UAG
4 1 (7.69%) vCloud
4 1 (7.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Server
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (7.69%) vSphere
4 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (7.69%) OVSD
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
1 1 (7.69%) SCVMM
1 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
4 3 (23.08%) Cisco
5 2 (15.38%) McAfee
5 2 (15.38%) NetApp
6 1 (7.69%) Aruba
6 1 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 1 (7.69%) Computacenter
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) Forcepoint
6 1 (7.69%) HP
6 1 (7.69%) Juniper
6 1 (7.69%) Palo Alto
6 1 (7.69%) Remedy