The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
South East / Kent
Rank - 50 38
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 0 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent - 1.08% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category - 1.13% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Median daily rate - £288 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £269 £250
% change year-on-year +1.86% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.00% +5.26%  

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 280 444 248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 97.22% 96.31% 95.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 207 339 131
Median daily rate £390 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.55% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 11
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £170.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Kent.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Kent

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 25 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 Kent region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) BitLocker
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) CA
2 1 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) Wyse