The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 3 months to 29 June 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 / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 74 70
Rank change year-on-year -10 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 9 4 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.88% 0.42% 1.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.43% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 11
Median daily rate £288 £120 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +139.58% -60.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £120 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £120 £407
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £275 £264
% change year-on-year -5.45% +4.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £21.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year -10.12% +1.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 989 926 1183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 96.58% 96.26% 97.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1630 1892 2626
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £527 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 86 229
Median hourly rate £18.70 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.83% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £19.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

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 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes -8 7 £350 +191.66% 2
High Wycombe - 1 £210 -
3rd Line Support
South East

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

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
1 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 12 (63.16%) Windows
3 11 (57.89%) ITIL
4 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
5 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (47.37%) Change Management
5 9 (47.37%) VMware
6 8 (42.11%) SCCM
6 8 (42.11%) Virtual Environments
7 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
7 7 (36.84%) ITIL V3
7 7 (36.84%) Citrix
7 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (31.58%) MCP
8 6 (31.58%) Linux
8 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (26.32%) HP
9 5 (26.32%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (26.32%) OVSD
9 5 (26.32%) SLA
9 5 (26.32%) Cisco
10 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
10 4 (21.05%) Unix
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) MCSA

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 3 (15.79%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) IIS
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 1 (5.26%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) ADSL
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco Wireless
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) MPLS
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) SNMP
3 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2012
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (36.84%) Windows Server
5 6 (31.58%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (21.05%) Unix
7 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) ITIL
2 9 (47.37%) Change Management
3 8 (42.11%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (36.84%) ITIL V3
5 4 (21.05%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
6 3 (15.79%) ITSM
7 2 (10.53%) Disk Encryption
7 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (10.53%) Process Architecture
7 2 (10.53%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (10.53%) Software Deployment
8 1 (5.26%) Hardware Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (68.42%) SC Cleared
1 13 (68.42%) Security Cleared
2 7 (36.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (31.58%) MCP
4 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 4 (21.05%) MCSA
5 3 (15.79%) MCDBA
5 3 (15.79%) MCSE
6 1 (5.26%) CCNA
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (26.32%) SLA
2 2 (10.53%) QA
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (47.37%) Hyper-V
2 9 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (26.32%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (10.53%) BitLocker
4 2 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (10.53%) UAG
5 1 (5.26%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.26%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) SCCM
2 5 (26.32%) OVSD
3 2 (10.53%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.53%) OpenView
4 1 (5.26%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) VMware
2 7 (36.84%) Citrix
3 5 (26.32%) Cisco
3 5 (26.32%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
5 2 (10.53%) Forcepoint
5 2 (10.53%) Juniper
5 2 (10.53%) Lumension
5 2 (10.53%) McAfee
6 1 (5.26%) Apple
6 1 (5.26%) Barracuda Networks
6 1 (5.26%) Computacenter
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Google
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Remedy