The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 353 318
Rank change year-on-year -10 -35  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 61 74 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.36% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 48 87
Median daily rate £300 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £200 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £433 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -5.45% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £187.50 £20.00 £22.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +837.50% -12.96%  
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 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 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 27 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
City of London +3 10 £300 +15.94% 1
Uxbridge 0 4 £245 -39.28%
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 68 (67.33%) Windows
2 52 (51.49%) Active Directory
3 33 (32.67%) VMware
4 31 (30.69%) Microsoft
4 31 (30.69%) Office 365
5 30 (29.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (28.71%) Windows Server
7 26 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (22.77%) Migration
9 22 (21.78%) Citrix
10 21 (20.79%) Cisco
10 21 (20.79%) SCCM
11 20 (19.80%) Windows 10
12 16 (15.84%) LAN
13 15 (14.85%) Windows 7
14 14 (13.86%) XenApp
14 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Office
15 13 (12.87%) SAN
15 13 (12.87%) Firewall
15 13 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 12 (11.88%) PowerShell
16 12 (11.88%) Hyper-V
16 12 (11.88%) Finance
16 12 (11.88%) WAN
16 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
17 10 (9.90%) MS Exchange
17 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
18 9 (8.91%) SQL
18 9 (8.91%) DNS
19 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 10 (9.90%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.92%) Skype for Business
3 6 (5.94%) IBM Notes
4 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.97%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.98%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.98%) CMS
7 2 (1.98%) IIS
7 2 (1.98%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.98%) Umbraco
7 2 (1.98%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.99%) SAS
8 1 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (13.86%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Eikon
1 1 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (30.69%) Office 365
2 10 (9.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.94%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.98%) Akamai
5 1 (0.99%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.84%) LAN
2 13 (12.87%) Firewall
2 13 (12.87%) SAN
3 12 (11.88%) WAN
4 9 (8.91%) DNS
5 8 (7.92%) DHCP
6 6 (5.94%) Skype
7 4 (3.96%) VoIP
7 4 (3.96%) VPN
8 3 (2.97%) NAS
8 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
8 3 (2.97%) VLAN
9 2 (1.98%) 4G
9 2 (1.98%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.98%) Network Security
9 2 (1.98%) Wireless
9 2 (1.98%) WLAN
10 1 (0.99%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.99%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.99%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (11.88%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.94%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.99%) DB2
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
1 3 (2.97%) JIRA
1 3 (2.97%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.98%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.99%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.99%) GitLab
3 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.99%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.88%) Finance
2 4 (3.96%) Banking
2 4 (3.96%) Front Office
2 4 (3.96%) Retail
3 3 (2.97%) Legal
4 2 (1.98%) Marketing
5 1 (0.99%) Advertising
5 1 (0.99%) Back Office
5 1 (0.99%) Electronics
5 1 (0.99%) Law
5 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.99%) Publishing
5 1 (0.99%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.97%) .NET
1 3 (2.97%) RESTful
1 3 (2.97%) Web Services
2 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.98%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (1.98%) Hibernate
2 2 (1.98%) HTML
2 2 (1.98%) Java EE
2 2 (1.98%) JAX-RS
2 2 (1.98%) JSF
2 2 (1.98%) Middleware
2 2 (1.98%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (1.98%) SOAP
2 2 (1.98%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.98%) XML
2 2 (1.98%) XSLT
3 1 (0.99%) OpenID
3 1 (0.99%) REST
3 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.96%) Client/Server
2 4 (3.96%) Smartphone
3 3 (2.97%) AS400
3 3 (2.97%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.97%) Greenfield Project
3 3 (2.97%) IBM Mainframe
3 3 (2.97%) iPhone
3 3 (2.97%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.98%) Virtual Team
4 2 (1.98%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (0.99%) BYOD
5 1 (0.99%) Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) Credit Risk
5 1 (0.99%) Digital Signage
5 1 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.99%) Market Risk
5 1 (0.99%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 68 (67.33%) Windows
2 30 (29.70%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (28.71%) Windows Server
4 26 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (19.80%) Windows 10
6 15 (14.85%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.92%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (6.93%) Linux
9 6 (5.94%) Windows 8
10 4 (3.96%) Unix
11 3 (2.97%) Android
11 3 (2.97%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.97%) OS/390
12 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.98%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.99%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.99%) SUSE
13 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.77%) Migration
2 6 (5.94%) Asset Management
3 5 (4.95%) Application Packaging
3 5 (4.95%) Change Management
3 5 (4.95%) ITIL
4 4 (3.96%) Server Building
4 4 (3.96%) Service Management
4 4 (3.96%) Software Deployment
4 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (2.97%) Data Centre Operations
5 3 (2.97%) E-Commerce
5 3 (2.97%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (2.97%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (2.97%) Reverse Engineering
5 3 (2.97%) Server Patching
6 2 (1.98%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (1.98%) BPEL
6 2 (1.98%) Content Management
6 2 (1.98%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.98%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.88%) PowerShell
2 9 (8.91%) SQL
3 4 (3.96%) C#
3 4 (3.96%) Java
4 2 (1.98%) C
4 2 (1.98%) PHP
4 2 (1.98%) VB
5 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.99%) Python
5 1 (0.99%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.96%) CCNA
3 4 (3.96%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.97%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.97%) MCSE
5 2 (1.98%) MCITP
5 2 (1.98%) MCSA
6 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.99%) CCA
6 1 (0.99%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.99%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.99%) Dodd-Frank
1 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 52 (51.49%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.86%) XenApp
3 13 (12.87%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.88%) Hyper-V
5 7 (6.93%) vSphere
6 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.95%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.97%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.97%) Xen
9 2 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.98%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.99%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.99%) Samba
10 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Directory Server
10 1 (0.99%) vCloud
10 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.99%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 21 (20.79%) SCCM
2 5 (4.95%) Tivoli
3 3 (2.97%) AirWatch
3 3 (2.97%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (2.97%) Tivoli NetView
3 3 (2.97%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.98%) PowerCLI
4 2 (1.98%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.99%) Ansible
5 1 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.99%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (0.99%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (0.99%) OVSD
5 1 (0.99%) Terraform
5 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (0.99%) WMI
5 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (32.67%) VMware
2 31 (30.69%) Microsoft
3 22 (21.78%) Citrix
4 21 (20.79%) Cisco
5 8 (7.92%) HP
5 8 (7.92%) IBM
6 6 (5.94%) Lotus
6 6 (5.94%) NetApp
6 6 (5.94%) Oracle
7 5 (4.95%) Juniper
8 3 (2.97%) Canon
8 3 (2.97%) Dell
8 3 (2.97%) EMC
8 3 (2.97%) Mitel
8 3 (2.97%) Qualys
8 3 (2.97%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.97%) Veeam
9 2 (1.98%) Dynatrace
9 2 (1.98%) Extreme Networks
9 2 (1.98%) Palo Alto
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