The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Northamptonshire 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
East Midlands / Northamptonshire
Rank 35 37 -
Rank change year-on-year +2 -  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 1.87% 0.55% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.94% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £200 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £269 £250
% change year-on-year +1.86% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 360 361 462
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 96.00% 98.63% 95.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 270 284
Median daily rate £403 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 23
Median hourly rate £12.00 £35.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.71% +169.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £35.00 £19.00
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 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 Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 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
Northampton +3 6 £200 -
Kettering - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
East Midlands

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

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

1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 10 (76.92%) SCCM
3 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (61.54%) ITIL
3 8 (61.54%) PRINCE2
4 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (53.85%) Clustering
4 7 (53.85%) Project Management
4 7 (53.85%) Degree
4 7 (53.85%) Unified Communications
4 7 (53.85%) ITIL V3
4 7 (53.85%) High Availability
4 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
4 7 (53.85%) SDLC
4 7 (53.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 7 (53.85%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
6 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
6 2 (15.38%) MCSE
6 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
6 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (15.38%) VMware
6 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) Disruptive Innovation
7 1 (7.69%) SCOM
7 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.69%) VLAN

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Unified Communications
2 1 (7.69%) ADSL
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Firewall
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) MPLS
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
2 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Clustering
1 7 (53.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (61.54%) ITIL
1 8 (61.54%) PRINCE2
2 7 (53.85%) Data Loss Prevention
2 7 (53.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 7 (53.85%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (53.85%) High Availability
2 7 (53.85%) ITIL V3
2 7 (53.85%) Project Management
2 7 (53.85%) SDLC
3 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disruptive Innovation
4 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) MCSE
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCNP
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCSA
System Software
1 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (76.92%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) hybris
3 1 (7.69%) Juniper
3 1 (7.69%) Nimble Storage