The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Liverpool during the 3 months to 28 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 37 27
Rank change year-on-year +2 -10  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.80% 0.78% 1.92%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 0.83% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 4
Median daily rate £250 £313 £223
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +40.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £136 £306 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £334 £279
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £275 £265
% change year-on-year -4.54% +3.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.38 £21.33 £21.00
% change year-on-year -9.14% +1.57%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool. 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
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 267 242 247
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 96.04% 94.53% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 593 515 561
Median daily rate £388 £380 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% +12.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £531 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 44
Median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £12.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.67 £21.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Liverpool

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Liverpool

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Liverpool

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Liverpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Liverpool over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Liverpool

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Liverpool

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 Liverpool region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) DHCP
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 1 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Front Office
5 1 (16.67%) Migration
5 1 (16.67%) Service Management
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
5 1 (16.67%) Marketing
5 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL
5 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (16.67%) NETGEAR
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
5 1 (16.67%) vMotion
5 1 (16.67%) Server Patching
5 1 (16.67%) Server Building

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (16.67%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) DHCP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Broadband
2 1 (16.67%) DSL
2 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) MPLS
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) SNMP
2 1 (16.67%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) VRRP
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Pharmaceutical
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) Facilities Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Server Patching
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) GxP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Acronis
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Dell
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NETGEAR
2 1 (16.67%) Remedy
2 1 (16.67%) SonicWALL