The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
England / London
Rank 366 365 328
Rank change year-on-year -1 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 40 71 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.21% 0.32% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 53 62
Median daily rate £288 £295 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.54% +6.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £395 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £269 £250
% change year-on-year +1.86% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 10
Median hourly rate - £17.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -39.13%  
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in London

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in London

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in London

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in London

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
City of London +1 6 £275 -6.77% 2
Wembley - 2 £200 -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 84 (75.00%) Windows
2 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
3 53 (47.32%) Windows Server
4 49 (43.75%) Active Directory
5 42 (37.50%) VMware
6 32 (28.57%) Office 365
7 30 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (25.89%) Firewall
9 28 (25.00%) Citrix
9 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (24.11%) MS Exchange
11 25 (22.32%) Finance
12 23 (20.54%) SCCM
13 22 (19.64%) Cisco
14 20 (17.86%) Windows 7
15 19 (16.96%) MS Office
15 19 (16.96%) Windows 10
16 18 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
16 18 (16.07%) PowerShell
17 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
18 16 (14.29%) ITIL
18 16 (14.29%) DNS
19 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
20 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
20 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
21 13 (11.61%) XenApp
22 12 (10.71%) Hyper-V
22 12 (10.71%) Retail
22 12 (10.71%) SAN
22 12 (10.71%) HP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 27 (24.11%) MS Exchange
2 14 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (9.82%) SharePoint
3 11 (9.82%) Skype for Business
4 5 (4.46%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.57%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.68%) Apache
7 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.79%) IIS
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.89%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.89%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.89%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.89%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (16.96%) MS Office
2 10 (8.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Eikon
2 1 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.57%) Office 365
2 15 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.68%) OneDrive
4 3 (2.68%) Yammer
5 2 (1.79%) GitHub
5 2 (1.79%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.89%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.89%) Firewall
2 16 (14.29%) DNS
3 12 (10.71%) SAN
4 9 (8.04%) LAN
5 8 (7.14%) DHCP
5 8 (7.14%) Skype
6 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.25%) VPN
7 6 (5.36%) SSL
7 6 (5.36%) WAN
8 5 (4.46%) Network Security
9 3 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (2.68%) VLAN
9 3 (2.68%) VoIP
10 2 (1.79%) 4G
10 2 (1.79%) Internet
10 2 (1.79%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.89%) Cisco ASA
11 1 (0.89%) NAS
11 1 (0.89%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) DB2
2 1 (0.89%) FileMaker
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
1 1 (0.89%) JIRA
1 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (22.32%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Retail
3 6 (5.36%) Financial Institution
4 4 (3.57%) Banking
5 3 (2.68%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.89%) Advertising
6 1 (0.89%) Back Office
6 1 (0.89%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.89%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.14%) MSMQ
1 8 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (1.79%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.79%) Web Services
3 1 (0.89%) .NET
3 1 (0.89%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.89%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.89%) jQuery
3 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.36%) Hedge funds
3 5 (4.46%) Blackberry
3 5 (4.46%) Clustering
4 4 (3.57%) iPhone
5 2 (1.79%) iPad
5 2 (1.79%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.89%) BYOD
6 1 (0.89%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.89%) Digital Signage
6 1 (0.89%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.89%) EPoS
6 1 (0.89%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.89%) NHS
6 1 (0.89%) Replication
6 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.89%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.89%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 84 (75.00%) Windows
2 53 (47.32%) Windows Server
3 30 (26.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (17.86%) Windows 7
6 19 (16.96%) Windows 10
7 9 (8.04%) Windows 8
8 8 (7.14%) Linux
8 8 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.25%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.57%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.79%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.79%) CentOS
12 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.79%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.89%) Android
13 1 (0.89%) SUSE
13 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.29%) ITIL
2 12 (10.71%) Migration
3 8 (7.14%) Load Balancing
3 8 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 6 (5.36%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (4.46%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (3.57%) Server Building
7 3 (2.68%) Change Management
7 3 (2.68%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.68%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (2.68%) Service Management
7 3 (2.68%) Software Deployment
7 3 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.79%) Application Packaging
8 2 (1.79%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.79%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.79%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.79%) Server Patching
8 2 (1.79%) Statistics
8 2 (1.79%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 18 (16.07%) PowerShell
2 12 (10.71%) SQL
3 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
3 2 (1.79%) VB
4 1 (0.89%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.89%) C#
4 1 (0.89%) Java
4 1 (0.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.89%) Perl
4 1 (0.89%) Python
4 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.14%) MCSE
3 7 (6.25%) CCNA
3 7 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (3.57%) MCSA
4 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.79%) CCNP
6 2 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.79%) MCITP
6 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.89%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.89%) CCA
7 1 (0.89%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.89%) Degree
7 1 (0.89%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.89%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.89%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.61%) XenApp
4 12 (10.71%) Hyper-V
5 11 (9.82%) vSphere
6 7 (6.25%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.68%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.79%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.89%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.89%) Postfix
10 1 (0.89%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.89%) Samba
10 1 (0.89%) Squid
10 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.89%) UAG
10 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (20.54%) SCCM
2 5 (4.46%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (1.79%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.79%) PowerCLI
3 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.89%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.89%) Dollar Universe
4 1 (0.89%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (0.89%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (0.89%) OVSD
4 1 (0.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.89%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (0.89%) WMI
Vendors
1 58 (51.79%) Microsoft
2 42 (37.50%) VMware
3 28 (25.00%) Citrix
4 22 (19.64%) Cisco
5 12 (10.71%) HP
6 6 (5.36%) Dell
6 6 (5.36%) EMC
7 5 (4.46%) WorldPay
8 4 (3.57%) Lotus
8 4 (3.57%) Veeam
9 3 (2.68%) AppSense
9 3 (2.68%) IBM
9 3 (2.68%) Juniper
9 3 (2.68%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.79%) Apple
10 2 (1.79%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.79%) CommVault
10 2 (1.79%) Google
10 2 (1.79%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.79%) Reuters