Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in Lancashire during the 6 months to 19 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
North West > Lancashire
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 61 74
Rank change year-on-year +11 +13 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.45% 0.61% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.64% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Lancashire median daily rate £238 £190 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.17% -20.59%
10th Percentile £176 £150 £166
90th Percentile £289 £231 £243
North West median daily rate £280 £275 £278
% change year-on-year +1.82% -0.90% +19.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Lancashire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +7.69% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire. 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
Lancashire
Contract vacancies in Lancashire with a recognized job title 425 629 860
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 95.45% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 276 423 589
Lancashire median daily rate £410 £388 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.81% -9.88% +22.86%
10th Percentile £263 £186 £213
90th Percentile £565 £550 £613
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 68 83
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57% +59.09%
10th Percentile £14.69 £11.19 £18.75
90th Percentile £66.19 £59.31 £49.50
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Lancashire over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Lancashire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

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 Lancashire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Blackpool - 1 £300 -
Lytham St Annes - 1 £175 -
3rd Line Support
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Lancashire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) SNMP
2 1 (50.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (50.00%) AppSense
2 1 (50.00%) Degree
2 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenServer

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) SNMP
2 1 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Operational Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (50.00%) Degree
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
1 1 (50.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) AppSense
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware