Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 77 90
Rank change year-on-year -13 +13 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 4 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.50% 0.80% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.82% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Essex median daily rate £225 £300 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +100.00% -15.49%
10th Percentile £213 £272 £126
90th Percentile £238 £300 £270
East of England median daily rate £250 £238 £250
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Essex median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate £19.38 £33.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -42.15% +11.67% +25.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Essex
Contract vacancies in Essex with a recognized job title 775 850 1169
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.88% 97.14% 96.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 502 661
Essex median daily rate £475 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -6.67% -3.85%
10th Percentile £230 £220 £226
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 151 158
Essex median hourly rate £31.03 £31.90 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.73% +8.14% +40.48%
10th Percentile £11.94 £15.75 £15.68
90th Percentile £63.75 £42.84 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Essex

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Essex

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Essex

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Essex region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) ITIL
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Firewall
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
4 1 (25.00%) Server Building
4 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 (75.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Domino
3 1 (25.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Change Management
2 1 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Open Source
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Adobe
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) IBM
3 1 (25.00%) Lotus
3 1 (25.00%) McAfee
3 1 (25.00%) VMware