The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £150 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 28 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 53 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 16 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.17% 1.82% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 1.95% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 0
Median daily rate £150 £375 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £275 £265
% change year-on-year -4.54% +3.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
Median hourly rate - £21.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.27%  
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 527 822 776
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 91.33% 93.73% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 924 1592 1529
Median daily rate £400 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 126 219
Median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.98% -1.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £9.13 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £33.75 £30.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Reading

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Reading

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Reading

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 23 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 28 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 Reading region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
1 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) IOS XR
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCIP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) BGP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (50.00%) Internet
1 1 (50.00%) IOS XR
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) HP