Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £285 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 24 November 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 75 105
Rank change year-on-year -10 +30 -14
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.98% 0.44% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.46% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 10
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £285 £183 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +56.16% -27.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £169
90th Percentile £338 £197 £275
East of England median daily rate £250 £238 £250
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £19.38 - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.38 £25.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% -15.00% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1335 1077 1497
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.75% 94.39% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 669 510 882
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £225
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 109 129
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £33.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.94% +63.41% -18.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.73 £10.35
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.00
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.48% +4.68%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Cambridgeshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Cambridgeshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Cambridgeshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Cambridge -3 9 £275 +50.68% 1
Peterborough - 4 £285 - 1
3rd Line Support
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) SAN
3 7 (50.00%) HP
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 5 (35.71%) SharePoint
6 4 (28.57%) VMware
6 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
6 4 (28.57%) Cisco
6 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
7 3 (21.43%) LAN
7 3 (21.43%) WAN
7 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
7 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
7 3 (21.43%) DHCP
7 3 (21.43%) DNS
7 3 (21.43%) Office 365
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
7 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
7 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
8 2 (14.29%) Skype
9 1 (7.14%) Change Management
9 1 (7.14%) Telecoms

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (35.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
3 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) SAN
2 3 (21.43%) DHCP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 3 (21.43%) WAN
3 2 (14.29%) Skype
4 1 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Capacity Planning
1 3 (21.43%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
2 1 (7.14%) Change Control
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
2 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (7.14%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) DBS Check
1 1 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) GLP
1 1 (7.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (21.43%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) NetBackup
2 1 (7.14%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) HP
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Polycom