The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
North West / Cheshire
Rank 51 83 72
Rank change year-on-year +32 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £250 £230
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £261 £250
% change year-on-year +4.78% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.00% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 513 897 775
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.53% 92.38% 95.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 567 465
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 38 59
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.10 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £32.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Cheshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Chester - 2 - -
3rd Line Support
North West

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

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

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (33.33%) NHS
3 3 (33.33%) MCSE
3 3 (33.33%) MS Office
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
5 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
5 1 (11.11%) BYOD
5 1 (11.11%) DNA
5 1 (11.11%) LAN
5 1 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (11.11%) SLA
5 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
5 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp
5 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Office 365
5 1 (11.11%) AppDNA
5 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) LAN
1 1 (11.11%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (11.11%) DNA
2 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
2 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
2 1 (11.11%) XenApp
2 1 (11.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) AirWatch
1 1 (11.11%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Citrix
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) MobileIron