The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 417 360 338
Rank change year-on-year -57 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 172 282 325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.40% 0.57% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.60% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 172 204
Median daily rate £275 £275 £275
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £378 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 38
Median hourly rate £19.38 £21.33 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.14% -3.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £15.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £93.90 £31.20 £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 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40726 46972 48452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.73% 95.05% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 26580 31013 30938
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1241 1367 1887
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.25 £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 England

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in England

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in England

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in England

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in England

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in England

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 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
London -7 61 £300 +9.09% 8
South East -38 38 £325 +18.18% 13
South West -5 22 £275 -8.33% 4
Yorkshire +27 16 £275 +3.77% 5
North West +16 12 £220 -26.66% 7
East of England -8 10 £200 -9.09% 7
West Midlands +14 7 £250 - 6
East Midlands -6 4 £190 -36.66% 3
North East +36 2 £215 -23.21%
3rd Line Support
UK

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 England region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 244 (74.39%) Windows
2 150 (45.73%) Active Directory
3 128 (39.02%) Windows Server
4 126 (38.41%) VMware
5 102 (31.10%) Microsoft
6 92 (28.05%) Windows Server 2012
7 87 (26.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 78 (23.78%) Office 365
9 70 (21.34%) Citrix
10 66 (20.12%) Cisco
11 65 (19.82%) SCCM
12 51 (15.55%) MS Exchange
13 50 (15.24%) ITIL
14 49 (14.94%) SQL
14 49 (14.94%) LAN
14 49 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (14.63%) Firewall
16 47 (14.33%) DNS
16 47 (14.33%) PowerShell
16 47 (14.33%) Hyper-V
17 46 (14.02%) Windows 7
17 46 (14.02%) Security Cleared
17 46 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
18 44 (13.41%) WAN
19 43 (13.11%) Windows 10
20 42 (12.80%) Migration
21 41 (12.50%) SQL Server
21 41 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
22 39 (11.89%) SAN
23 37 (11.28%) HP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 51 (15.55%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (5.49%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.49%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.66%) IIS
5 10 (3.05%) IBM Notes
6 7 (2.13%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.22%) GlassFish
9 3 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.91%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.61%) CMS
10 2 (0.61%) Live Communications Server
10 2 (0.61%) SAS
10 2 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.61%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
Applications
1 41 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.61%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.30%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (3.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 78 (23.78%) Office 365
2 30 (9.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.22%) SaaS
5 3 (0.91%) G Suite
6 2 (0.61%) Akamai
6 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
7 1 (0.30%) iTunes
7 1 (0.30%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (14.94%) LAN
2 48 (14.63%) Firewall
3 47 (14.33%) DNS
4 44 (13.41%) WAN
5 39 (11.89%) SAN
6 37 (11.28%) DHCP
7 16 (4.88%) TCP/IP
8 13 (3.96%) Wireless
9 12 (3.66%) Skype
9 12 (3.66%) VLAN
10 11 (3.35%) 3G
10 11 (3.35%) VPN
11 9 (2.74%) GPRS
11 9 (2.74%) GSM
11 9 (2.74%) LTE
11 9 (2.74%) SGSN
11 9 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (2.44%) VoIP
13 7 (2.13%) Network Security
14 6 (1.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.35%) Oracle Database
3 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.91%) MS Access
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.61%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.30%) DB2
6 1 (0.30%) MySQL
6 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (1.52%) Subversion
2 4 (1.22%) Ant
2 4 (1.22%) JIRA
3 3 (0.91%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.61%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.30%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.30%) GitLab
5 1 (0.30%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.30%) MSI
5 1 (0.30%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 35 (10.67%) Finance
2 12 (3.66%) Manufacturing
2 12 (3.66%) Marketing
3 10 (3.05%) Electronics
3 10 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 8 (2.44%) Retail
5 6 (1.83%) Banking
5 6 (1.83%) Front Office
6 4 (1.22%) Back Office
6 4 (1.22%) Military
7 3 (0.91%) Legal
8 2 (0.61%) Billing
8 2 (0.61%) Local Government
9 1 (0.30%) Advertising
9 1 (0.30%) Games
9 1 (0.30%) Law
9 1 (0.30%) Online Betting
9 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.30%) Publishing
9 1 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.05%) HTML
2 5 (1.52%) .NET
3 4 (1.22%) ASP.NET
3 4 (1.22%) Web Services
4 3 (0.91%) RESTful
4 3 (0.91%) SOAP
4 3 (0.91%) XML
4 3 (0.91%) XSLT
5 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 2 (0.61%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 2 (0.61%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.61%) Java EE
5 2 (0.61%) JAX-RS
5 2 (0.61%) JSF
5 2 (0.61%) Middleware
5 2 (0.61%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.61%) REST
5 2 (0.61%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.30%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 20 (6.10%) Data Centre
2 13 (3.96%) Clustering
3 11 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (2.44%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.44%) EMC VNX
4 8 (2.44%) Replication
5 7 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.13%) Thin Client
6 6 (1.83%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.52%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.52%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.52%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 4 (1.22%) iPhone
8 4 (1.22%) User Experience
9 3 (0.91%) FMCG
9 3 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (0.91%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.91%) iPad
9 3 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 244 (74.39%) Windows
2 128 (39.02%) Windows Server
3 92 (28.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (26.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (14.02%) Windows 7
5 46 (14.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (13.11%) Windows 10
7 23 (7.01%) Linux
8 20 (6.10%) Unix
9 13 (3.96%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.66%) Apple iOS
11 11 (3.35%) Android
12 10 (3.05%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.74%) Windows Phone
14 7 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (2.13%) Windows XP
15 6 (1.83%) AIX
16 3 (0.91%) CentOS
16 3 (0.91%) OS/390
16 3 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.24%) ITIL
2 42 (12.80%) Migration
3 23 (7.01%) Change Management
4 16 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
5 15 (4.57%) ITIL V3
6 14 (4.27%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.96%) Problem Management
8 11 (3.35%) Service Management
9 10 (3.05%) Business Intelligence
9 10 (3.05%) Digital Marketing
9 10 (3.05%) Programme Management
10 9 (2.74%) Incident Management
10 9 (2.74%) Server Building
11 8 (2.44%) Patch Management
11 8 (2.44%) Project Management
12 7 (2.13%) High Availability
12 7 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 7 (2.13%) Software Deployment
13 6 (1.83%) Application Packaging
13 6 (1.83%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (14.94%) SQL
2 47 (14.33%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.27%) Java
4 11 (3.35%) VB
5 10 (3.05%) PHP
6 6 (1.83%) C#
6 6 (1.83%) VBScript
7 5 (1.52%) C
8 4 (1.22%) Perl
9 3 (0.91%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.61%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 46 (14.02%) Security Cleared
2 35 (10.67%) SC Cleared
3 30 (9.15%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.40%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (5.49%) CCNA
6 16 (4.88%) DV Cleared
6 16 (4.88%) MCSE
7 14 (4.27%) MCP
8 12 (3.66%) MCSA
8 12 (3.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (2.44%) CCNP
9 8 (2.44%) Degree
10 6 (1.83%) MCITP
11 4 (1.22%) DBS Check
12 3 (0.91%) ACSP
12 3 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.91%) HP AIS
12 3 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.91%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.66%) SLA
2 3 (0.91%) QA
3 2 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.30%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.30%) GxP
4 1 (0.30%) PMO
System Software
1 150 (45.73%) Active Directory
2 49 (14.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (14.33%) Hyper-V
4 24 (7.32%) XenApp
5 22 (6.71%) vSphere
6 14 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.35%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.74%) VMware Server
9 8 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
10 7 (2.13%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.83%) BitLocker
11 6 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (1.22%) vCloud
14 3 (0.91%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.91%) Xen
14 3 (0.91%) XenServer
15 2 (0.61%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 65 (19.82%) SCCM
2 12 (3.66%) AirWatch
2 12 (3.66%) WSUS
3 11 (3.35%) SCOM
4 7 (2.13%) Backup Exec
4 7 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (1.83%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.83%) OVSD
6 5 (1.52%) SCOrch
6 5 (1.52%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.52%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
7 4 (1.22%) SCSM
8 3 (0.91%) BMC PATROL
8 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.91%) Netcool
8 3 (0.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.91%) Tivoli NetView
8 3 (0.91%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.91%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 126 (38.41%) VMware
2 102 (31.10%) Microsoft
3 70 (21.34%) Citrix
4 66 (20.12%) Cisco
5 37 (11.28%) HP
6 21 (6.40%) Oracle
7 18 (5.49%) EMC
8 15 (4.57%) IBM
9 14 (4.27%) Juniper
10 13 (3.96%) NetApp
11 12 (3.66%) Dell
12 10 (3.05%) Lotus
12 10 (3.05%) MobileIron
12 10 (3.05%) SAP
12 10 (3.05%) Veeam
13 7 (2.13%) McAfee
14 6 (1.83%) Apple
14 6 (1.83%) Red Hat
14 6 (1.83%) Sophos
15 5 (1.52%) CheckPoint
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