The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 29 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.

Third Line Support
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 422 374 342
Rank change year-on-year -48 -32  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 155 267 287
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.37% 0.54% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.56% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 183 164
Median daily rate £275 £275 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £356 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £261 £250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 18 54
Median hourly rate £19.50 £22.92 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.90% -2.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.05 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £104.25 £63.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -22.44% +6.52%  

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 39575 47323 46031
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.28% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25800 31094 28258
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1459 1862
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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
South East 0 48 £275 +2.80% 15
London -5 41 £288 - 11
East of England -5 16 £300 +25.65% 3
Yorkshire +15 13 £235 -11.32% 2
North West +27 11 £300 +20.00% 8
South West -31 11 £275 +22.22% 5
East Midlands -17 10 £200 -29.20% 3
West Midlands +3 4 £225 -29.68% 2
North East - 1 £275 -
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 England region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 257 (75.37%) Windows
2 161 (47.21%) Windows Server
3 150 (43.99%) Active Directory
4 147 (43.11%) VMware
5 129 (37.83%) Microsoft
6 89 (26.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 86 (25.22%) Citrix
8 81 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 71 (20.82%) SCCM
10 70 (20.53%) Office 365
11 63 (18.48%) DNS
12 61 (17.89%) Cisco
12 61 (17.89%) Firewall
13 59 (17.30%) MS Exchange
14 58 (17.01%) ITIL
15 53 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
16 51 (14.96%) Security Cleared
17 48 (14.08%) Windows 7
18 45 (13.20%) Hyper-V
18 45 (13.20%) SC Cleared
19 44 (12.90%) PowerShell
20 43 (12.61%) SQL
21 42 (12.32%) SQL Server
21 42 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
22 41 (12.02%) Windows 10
23 39 (11.44%) DHCP
24 38 (11.14%) MS Office
25 35 (10.26%) XenApp
26 34 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
27 33 (9.68%) Finance

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 59 (17.30%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (7.33%) SharePoint
4 17 (4.99%) Skype for Business
5 16 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (4.69%) IIS
6 7 (2.05%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.76%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.47%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.88%) Apache
11 2 (0.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.59%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.29%) Confluence
12 1 (0.29%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 38 (11.14%) MS Office
2 33 (9.68%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.59%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 70 (20.53%) Office 365
2 33 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (0.88%) OneDrive
4 3 (0.88%) SaaS
4 3 (0.88%) Yammer
5 2 (0.59%) GitHub
5 2 (0.59%) IaaS
5 2 (0.59%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.29%) G Suite
6 1 (0.29%) iTunes
6 1 (0.29%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 63 (18.48%) DNS
2 61 (17.89%) Firewall
3 39 (11.44%) DHCP
4 31 (9.09%) SAN
5 30 (8.80%) LAN
6 21 (6.16%) WAN
7 19 (5.57%) TCP/IP
8 14 (4.11%) VPN
9 12 (3.52%) Skype
9 12 (3.52%) Unified Communications
10 10 (2.93%) Wi-Fi
11 8 (2.35%) Network Security
12 6 (1.76%) Cisco Nexus
12 6 (1.76%) Kerberos
12 6 (1.76%) LDAP
12 6 (1.76%) NAS
12 6 (1.76%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (1.76%) SSL
12 6 (1.76%) VLAN
12 6 (1.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.88%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.59%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.59%) MS Access
7 2 (0.59%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) DB2
8 1 (0.29%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.29%) OLAP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle OWB
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (1.47%) Ant
1 5 (1.47%) Subversion
2 2 (0.59%) JIRA
3 1 (0.29%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.29%) MSI
3 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.29%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 33 (9.68%) Finance
2 15 (4.40%) Retail
3 6 (1.76%) Financial Institution
3 6 (1.76%) Local Government
4 5 (1.47%) Marketing
4 5 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.17%) Banking
5 4 (1.17%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.88%) Advertising
6 3 (0.88%) Back Office
6 3 (0.88%) Electronics
7 2 (0.59%) Front Office
7 2 (0.59%) Legal
7 2 (0.59%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Games
8 1 (0.29%) Law
8 1 (0.29%) Military
8 1 (0.29%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.35%) MSMQ
1 8 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (0.88%) Web Services
3 2 (0.59%) .NET
3 2 (0.59%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.59%) XML
4 1 (0.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.29%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.29%) jQuery
4 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (0.29%) WCF
4 1 (0.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 17 (4.99%) Clustering
3 12 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (2.93%) EMC VNX
5 7 (2.05%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.05%) Fat Client
5 7 (2.05%) Replication
5 7 (2.05%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.05%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 6 (1.76%) Driving Licence
6 6 (1.76%) Hedge funds
7 5 (1.47%) EMC VMAX
7 5 (1.47%) iPad
8 4 (1.17%) EPoS
8 4 (1.17%) iPhone
9 2 (0.59%) FMCG
9 2 (0.59%) NHS
9 2 (0.59%) PKI
9 2 (0.59%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 257 (75.37%) Windows
2 161 (47.21%) Windows Server
3 89 (26.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 81 (23.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (14.08%) Windows 7
6 42 (12.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (12.02%) Windows 10
8 31 (9.09%) Linux
9 14 (4.11%) Windows 8
10 11 (3.23%) Windows XP
11 10 (2.93%) AIX
11 10 (2.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (2.64%) Mac OS
13 8 (2.35%) Apple iOS
14 7 (2.05%) Solaris
15 5 (1.47%) CentOS
15 5 (1.47%) Unix
16 4 (1.17%) Android
16 4 (1.17%) Mac OS X
17 2 (0.59%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (17.01%) ITIL
2 21 (6.16%) Migration
3 20 (5.87%) Change Management
4 17 (4.99%) ITIL V3
5 15 (4.40%) Service Delivery
6 14 (4.11%) Incident Management
6 14 (4.11%) Problem Management
7 12 (3.52%) Project Management
7 12 (3.52%) Server Building
8 11 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (3.23%) Service Management
9 10 (2.93%) CRM
9 10 (2.93%) Disaster Recovery
9 10 (2.93%) High Availability
9 10 (2.93%) User Acceptance Testing
10 9 (2.64%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (2.64%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.64%) Virtual Environments
11 8 (2.35%) ITSM
11 8 (2.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 44 (12.90%) PowerShell
2 43 (12.61%) SQL
3 9 (2.64%) Java
4 6 (1.76%) Perl
4 6 (1.76%) VBScript
5 3 (0.88%) Bash Shell
5 3 (0.88%) VB
6 2 (0.59%) C#
6 2 (0.59%) Python
6 2 (0.59%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.59%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.29%) C
7 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.29%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.29%) R
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 51 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 45 (13.20%) SC Cleared
3 34 (9.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 21 (6.16%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (5.57%) MCSE
6 18 (5.28%) CCNA
7 12 (3.52%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.23%) CCNP
9 10 (2.93%) Degree
9 10 (2.93%) MCSA
9 10 (2.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.35%) MCP
11 6 (1.76%) MCITP
12 5 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 4 (1.17%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.88%) CCIP
14 3 (0.88%) MCDBA
15 2 (0.59%) CCA
15 2 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.59%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.05%) SLA
2 4 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.59%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.29%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (0.29%) GxP
4 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 150 (43.99%) Active Directory
2 53 (15.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (13.20%) Hyper-V
4 35 (10.26%) XenApp
5 26 (7.62%) vSphere
6 17 (4.99%) XenDesktop
7 11 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.35%) VMware ESX
9 7 (2.05%) BitLocker
9 7 (2.05%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.05%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 6 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.76%) XenServer
11 5 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.17%) ProxySG
12 4 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (0.88%) UAG
13 3 (0.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 71 (20.82%) SCCM
2 6 (1.76%) SCOM
2 6 (1.76%) WSUS
3 5 (1.47%) Microsoft Clustering
3 5 (1.47%) OVSD
3 5 (1.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (1.17%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.17%) NetBackup
5 3 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 3 (0.88%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (0.88%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.59%) AppDNA
6 2 (0.59%) Nagios
6 2 (0.59%) Netcool
6 2 (0.59%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (0.59%) SmoothWall
6 2 (0.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 147 (43.11%) VMware
2 129 (37.83%) Microsoft
3 86 (25.22%) Citrix
4 61 (17.89%) Cisco
5 27 (7.92%) HP
6 22 (6.45%) EMC
7 14 (4.11%) Dell
8 13 (3.81%) AppSense
9 10 (2.93%) IBM
10 9 (2.64%) Juniper
10 9 (2.64%) Oracle
10 9 (2.64%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.35%) NetApp
11 8 (2.35%) Veeam
12 6 (1.76%) Lotus
12 6 (1.76%) Lumension
13 5 (1.47%) WorldPay
14 4 (1.17%) Apple
14 4 (1.17%) Blue Coat
14 4 (1.17%) CheckPoint
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