The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
London / City of London
Rank 149 150 172
Rank change year-on-year +1 +22  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.20% 0.27% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.28% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 15
Median daily rate £275 £295 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.77% +7.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £450 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £269 £250
% change year-on-year +1.86% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2886 3173 4864
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.25% 95.40% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 2244 2526 3664
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 75
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.37
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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

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

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 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 City of London region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
5 4 (25.00%) Skype
5 4 (25.00%) Finance
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (18.75%) Office 365
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 2 (12.50%) vSphere
7 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Mac OS
7 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
7 2 (12.50%) SCCM
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (12.50%) MCSE

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 6 (37.50%) Skype for Business
2 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Mimecast
2 1 (6.25%) OneDrive
2 1 (6.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Skype
2 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco IPT
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Private Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (6.25%) AngularJS
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) CRM
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (6.25%) Email Management
2 1 (6.25%) Investment Management
2 1 (6.25%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (6.25%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
2 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (6.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) C#
1 1 (6.25%) Java
1 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CCA
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSA
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
4 1 (6.25%) DFS Replication
4 1 (6.25%) ProxySG
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (6.25%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix
4 1 (6.25%) Clearswift
4 1 (6.25%) DataCore
4 1 (6.25%) Dell
4 1 (6.25%) Google
4 1 (6.25%) Lumension
4 1 (6.25%) Meru Networks
4 1 (6.25%) Remedy
4 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
4 1 (6.25%) Symantec
4 1 (6.25%) Veeam