The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 22 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
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 155 162 193
Rank change year-on-year +7 +31  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 7 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.21% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 16
Median daily rate £300 £268 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.14% +12.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £254 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £290 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £271
% change year-on-year - +1.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £21.33 £21.75
% change year-on-year -10.12% -1.93%  

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 3148 3259 5509
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.51% 95.74% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2405 2639 4250
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 £325 £310 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 40 99
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +1.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.94 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £43.57 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 22 June 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 22 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 City of London region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (25.00%) Office 365
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (25.00%) Tivoli
5 4 (25.00%) Front Office
5 4 (25.00%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 3 (18.75%) Lotus
6 3 (18.75%) OS/390
6 3 (18.75%) HP
6 3 (18.75%) IBM
6 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
6 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
6 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
6 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
6 3 (18.75%) AS400
6 3 (18.75%) Finance
6 3 (18.75%) Tivoli NetView
6 3 (18.75%) BMC PATROL
6 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
6 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business

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 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
1 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (18.75%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 3 (18.75%) Skype
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) VoIP
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 1 (6.25%) GitLab
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) Mercurial
1 1 (6.25%) Subversion
General
1 4 (25.00%) Front Office
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
3 1 (6.25%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) AS400
1 3 (18.75%) Client/Server
1 3 (18.75%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (18.75%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) OS/390
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.25%) Linux
7 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (18.75%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
4 1 (6.25%) IT Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
4 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.25%) Statistics
4 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
2 1 (6.25%) VB
2 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) MCSE
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CCA
2 1 (6.25%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (6.25%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) MCITP
2 1 (6.25%) MCP
2 1 (6.25%) MCSA
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
4 1 (6.25%) Docker
4 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.25%) VMware Server
4 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (18.75%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (6.25%) Ansible
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.25%) Terraform
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) Lotus
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (6.25%) DataCore
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) Meru Networks
5 1 (6.25%) New Relic
5 1 (6.25%) SonicWALL
5 1 (6.25%) Splunk