Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 20 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
South East > Kent
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 42 59
Rank change year-on-year -18 +17 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.57% 1.41% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 1.45% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 2
Kent median daily rate £365 £178 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +104.90% -49.10% -
10th Percentile £332 £166 £278
90th Percentile £375 £205 £423
South East median daily rate £324 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +17.73% - +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Kent median hourly rate - £21.75 -
South East median hourly rate £13.03 £34.64 £30.00
% change year-on-year -62.40% +15.47% +27.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract vacancies in Kent with a recognized job title 499 484 540
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.23% 97.38% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 332 337
Kent median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £168 £170 £200
90th Percentile £609 £556 £488
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 38
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £16.50 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.70% -1.49% -30.21%
10th Percentile £12.80 £11.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £143.43 £51.60 £39.06
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
% change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Kent

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Kent

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Kent

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidstone -12 2 £365 -
3rd Line Support
South East

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 20 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 Kent region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Hitachi
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Data Centre

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Hitachi
2 2 (66.67%) HP