The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 26 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 37 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 +5  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.19% 1.23% 1.09%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 1.25% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Median daily rate £365 £155 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +135.48% -18.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -4.54% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.17 £21.33 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.12% -0.79%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 235 320 259
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 92.89% 98.77% 94.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 217 139
Median daily rate £365 £425 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.11% +25.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £700 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 11
Median hourly rate £22.52 £16.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.48% +26.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.60 £55.00 £24.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 3 months to 26 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
Maidstone -5 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 26 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 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