The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Somerset 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
South West / Somerset
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 26 36
Rank change year-on-year -9 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 5 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Somerset 2.39% 4.10% 2.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.51% 4.50% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 4
Median daily rate £200 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +33.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -5.45% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 - £20.60
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 Somerset. 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
Somerset
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 199 222 327
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Somerset 95.22% 90.98% 96.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 113 174
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £181 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 29 42
Median hourly rate £52.50 £32.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.53% -7.14%  
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 Somerset

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Somerset

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Somerset

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Somerset

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Somerset

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 Somerset 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
Bath +7 4 £200 -30.43% 1
Clevedon +1 1 - -
3rd Line Support
South West

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

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

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Finance
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) VLAN
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) SCOrch
4 3 (50.00%) SCSM
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Oracle
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) NetApp
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
6 1 (16.67%) Marketing

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Somerset 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 3 (50.00%) DHCP
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 4 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Electronics
2 1 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (16.67%) Marketing
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (16.67%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) DBS Check
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
1 3 (50.00%) SCOrch
1 3 (50.00%) SCSM
2 1 (16.67%) Nagios
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) NetApp
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 1 (16.67%) HP
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Sophos