Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 21 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 236 213
Rank change year-on-year +12 -23 +46
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 28 13 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.39% 0.20% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.20% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 7 39
City of London median daily rate £325 £250 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -23.08% +14.64%
10th Percentile £188 £190 £175
90th Percentile £475 £350 £490
Central London median daily rate £300 £250 £315
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.63% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £190.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £190.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6761 6355 8632
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.55% 95.52% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 5046 6770
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +5.88%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in the City of London

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in the City of London

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in the City of London

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in the City of London

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 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 City of London region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 15 (53.57%) Office 365
3 14 (50.00%) Finance
4 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
6 9 (32.14%) VMware
6 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
7 8 (28.57%) ITIL
8 7 (25.00%) VBScript
8 7 (25.00%) VB
8 7 (25.00%) Citrix
8 7 (25.00%) Banking
8 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
9 6 (21.43%) ITIL V3
9 6 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (21.43%) Web Services
10 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
10 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
11 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
11 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (14.29%) SCCM
11 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
11 4 (14.29%) SAN
11 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
11 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
12 3 (10.71%) IBM
12 3 (10.71%) Marketing
13 2 (7.14%) Splunk

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (53.57%) Office 365
2 7 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (14.29%) SAN
2 2 (7.14%) LAN
2 2 (7.14%) NAS
2 2 (7.14%) Network Security
2 2 (7.14%) VSAN
2 2 (7.14%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) Skype
3 1 (3.57%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Big Data
1 1 (3.57%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.57%) HBase
1 1 (3.57%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.57%) Codeship
2 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.57%) GitLab
2 1 (3.57%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.57%) Subversion
2 1 (3.57%) Travis CI
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (25.00%) Banking
3 5 (17.86%) Investment Banking
4 4 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 3 (10.71%) Marketing
6 2 (7.14%) Electronics
6 2 (7.14%) Manufacturing
7 1 (3.57%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (3.57%) Kafka
2 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (7.14%) NHS
1 2 (7.14%) Virtual Team
2 1 (3.57%) AS400
2 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.86%) Windows 10
3 5 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Linux
5 2 (7.14%) Unix
5 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.57%) AIX
6 1 (3.57%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (7.14%) Migration
3 2 (7.14%) Programme Management
3 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (3.57%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.57%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (3.57%) DevOps
4 1 (3.57%) Global Marketing
4 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.57%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 9 (32.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (25.00%) VB
2 7 (25.00%) VBScript
3 2 (7.14%) Python
4 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.57%) Go
4 1 (3.57%) Java
4 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.57%) Ruby
4 1 (3.57%) Scala
4 1 (3.57%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (7.14%) MCSE
2 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Docker
2 1 (3.57%) HDFS
2 1 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (3.57%) vSphere
2 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (3.57%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (3.57%) Kubernetes
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Terraform
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (32.14%) VMware
3 7 (25.00%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Avaya
5 2 (7.14%) Bloomberg
5 2 (7.14%) Reuters
5 2 (7.14%) SAP
5 2 (7.14%) Splunk
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) Hortonworks
6 1 (3.57%) Lotus
6 1 (3.57%) New Relic