The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 3 months to 23 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
England / East of England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 118 120
Rank change year-on-year -8 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 12 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.43% 0.47% 0.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.49% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 16
Median daily rate £200 £220 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £281 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £19.17 - £35.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 - £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.34 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £21.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year -10.12% -3.04%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2179 2452 2910
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 93.76% 96.19% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1265 1399 1733
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 194 258
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the East of England over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in the East of England

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 23 June 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
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £200 -
Bedfordshire -5 2 £151 -53.69%
Essex -15 2 £275 +5.76% 4
Hertfordshire -7 1 - - 2
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 East of England region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
4 9 (34.62%) DNS
5 8 (30.77%) Citrix
5 8 (30.77%) VMware
6 7 (26.92%) Windows 10
6 7 (26.92%) SCCM
7 6 (23.08%) SAN
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (23.08%) XenApp
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
8 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
8 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
8 5 (19.23%) ITIL
8 5 (19.23%) Migration
9 4 (15.38%) Firewall
9 4 (15.38%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) Cisco
9 4 (15.38%) DHCP
10 3 (11.54%) Finance
10 3 (11.54%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (11.54%) Office 365
10 3 (11.54%) vSphere
10 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 3 (11.54%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (11.54%) IIS
2 3 (11.54%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
2 2 (7.69%) G Suite
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) DNS
2 6 (23.08%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
3 4 (15.38%) Firewall
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Billing
2 1 (3.85%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) User Experience
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.85%) Replication
2 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows 10
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) CRM
3 2 (7.69%) Change Control
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Configuration Management
3 2 (7.69%) Problem Management
3 2 (7.69%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.85%) Email Filtering
4 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
4 1 (3.85%) ITSM
4 1 (3.85%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
1 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
1 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 10 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) XenApp
3 3 (11.54%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) vSphere
4 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Citrix
1 8 (30.77%) VMware
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) Epicor
5 2 (7.69%) Avaya
5 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 2 (7.69%) Google
5 2 (7.69%) Lotus
6 1 (3.85%) Capita
6 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.85%) Sophos
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam