The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East 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 / North East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 95 72
Rank change year-on-year +39 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 35 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.35% 2.15% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 2.40% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 11 0
Median daily rate £215 £280 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.21% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -5.45% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Median hourly rate £29.00 £15.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.33% -  
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 the North East. 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
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 535 1456 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.02% 89.33% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 892 469
Median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 90 80
Median hourly rate £17.50 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.30 £18.49
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 the North East

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in the North East

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in the North East

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in the North East

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East 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
Tyne and Wear +41 2 £215 -23.21%
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

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 North East region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) 3G
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (33.33%) ThinPrint
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) 3G
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) SMTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (66.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Software Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) ThinPrint