The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £185 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 44 37
Rank change year-on-year +2 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.55% 0.52% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.54% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £185 £325 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.07% -22.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £325 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £325 £452
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -5.45% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Northamptonshire. 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
Northamptonshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 343 368 335
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 94.49% 95.58% 97.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 260 220
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 17
Median hourly rate £11.17 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.80 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.34 £32.50 £19.00
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 Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Northamptonshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Northamptonshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Northamptonshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Northamptonshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Northamptonshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire 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
Northampton - 1 £120 -
3rd Line Support
East Midlands

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

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 Northamptonshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) SCCM
3 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
4 3 (37.50%) Cisco
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) LAN
5 2 (25.00%) WAN
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Project Management
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) SCOM
5 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (25.00%) SDLC
5 2 (25.00%) Degree
5 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 2 (25.00%) High Availability

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) Unified Communications
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) ADSL
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Data Loss Prevention
3 2 (25.00%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (25.00%) Project Management
3 2 (25.00%) SDLC
3 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security
4 1 (12.50%) Information Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
4 1 (12.50%) Security Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) CCNP
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (75.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
2 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper
2 1 (12.50%) Nimble Storage