The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East 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
England / South East
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 179 176
Rank change year-on-year -24 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 40 90 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 1.00% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 1.06% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 55 44
Median daily rate £308 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.81% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £138 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £398 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £261 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -5.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 9
Median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.93% -28.90%  
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 South 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4270 5079 5054
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 385 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +20.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
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 the South East

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

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

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

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

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

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in the South East

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

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

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

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the South East over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in the South East

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South East region over the 3 months to 28 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
Hampshire +1 10 £320 -3.03%
Buckinghamshire -12 9 £288 +139.58% 4
Berkshire -19 8 £150 -45.45% 3
Surrey +4 4 £344 +129.16% 1
Kent -4 3 £365 +135.48% 1
Oxfordshire -8 3 £250 -15.96% 1
West Sussex +15 2 £200 -51.51% 1
East Sussex +2 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

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

1 64 (72.73%) Windows
2 45 (51.14%) Active Directory
3 38 (43.18%) VMware
4 37 (42.05%) Windows Server
5 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 28 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (30.68%) SC Cleared
9 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
10 24 (27.27%) ITIL
11 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 20 (22.73%) Citrix
12 20 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (21.59%) Office 365
14 18 (20.45%) Hyper-V
14 18 (20.45%) Cisco
15 17 (19.32%) SQL
15 17 (19.32%) HP
16 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
17 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
18 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
18 13 (14.77%) SCCM
18 13 (14.77%) DNS
18 13 (14.77%) DHCP
18 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
19 12 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
20 11 (12.50%) Change Management
20 11 (12.50%) ITIL V3
21 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
21 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (9.09%) Skype for Business
4 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.41%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.27%) IBM Notes
7 2 (2.27%) IIS
7 2 (2.27%) Live Communications Server
8 1 (1.14%) Quickr
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.59%) Office 365
2 10 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.55%) SaaS
4 1 (1.14%) G Suite
4 1 (1.14%) IaaS
4 1 (1.14%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) DHCP
1 13 (14.77%) DNS
2 9 (10.23%) Firewall
2 9 (10.23%) LAN
2 9 (10.23%) WAN
3 8 (9.09%) SAN
4 4 (4.55%) Skype
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (3.41%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (3.41%) Network Security
5 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.27%) Internet
6 2 (2.27%) NAS
6 2 (2.27%) VLAN
7 1 (1.14%) BGP
7 1 (1.14%) MPLS
7 1 (1.14%) OSPF
7 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.41%) MS Access
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.14%) MySQL
General
1 3 (3.41%) Military
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
2 2 (2.27%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Local Government
3 1 (1.14%) Back Office
3 1 (1.14%) Online Betting
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (7.95%) Clustering
1 7 (7.95%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.82%) EMC VNX
3 5 (5.68%) Driving Licence
3 5 (5.68%) Replication
4 4 (4.55%) Fat Client
4 4 (4.55%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.27%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (2.27%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) User Experience
5 2 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.14%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.14%) FMCG
6 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (72.73%) Windows
2 37 (42.05%) Windows Server
3 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (15.91%) Windows 7
7 10 (11.36%) Linux
8 6 (6.82%) Windows 10
9 5 (5.68%) Unix
9 5 (5.68%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.68%) Windows XP
10 3 (3.41%) CentOS
11 2 (2.27%) AIX
11 2 (2.27%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.14%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (27.27%) ITIL
2 12 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
3 11 (12.50%) Change Management
3 11 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 8 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 7 (7.95%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.82%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.68%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.68%) Service Management
8 4 (4.55%) Server Building
9 3 (3.41%) Data Protection
9 3 (3.41%) ITSM
9 3 (3.41%) Patch Management
9 3 (3.41%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.27%) Capacity Management
10 2 (2.27%) Converged Infrastructure
10 2 (2.27%) Infrastructure Monitoring
10 2 (2.27%) Line Management
10 2 (2.27%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.27%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (19.32%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 32 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 27 (30.68%) SC Cleared
3 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.23%) CCNA
4 9 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (10.23%) DV Cleared
5 8 (9.09%) MCP
6 6 (6.82%) MCSE
7 5 (5.68%) MCSA
8 4 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.41%) CCNP
9 3 (3.41%) MCDBA
10 2 (2.27%) Degree
10 2 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.14%) CCSA
11 1 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.14%) MCITP
11 1 (1.14%) MCTS
11 1 (1.14%) SSCP
11 1 (1.14%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.09%) SLA
2 2 (2.27%) QA
3 1 (1.14%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (51.14%) Active Directory
2 22 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (20.45%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.09%) vSphere
5 7 (7.95%) Virtual Servers
6 6 (6.82%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.68%) BitLocker
7 5 (5.68%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.68%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (5.68%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (3.41%) vCloud
9 3 (3.41%) XenApp
10 2 (2.27%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.27%) ProxySG
10 2 (2.27%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.27%) UAG
10 2 (2.27%) XenServer
11 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (14.77%) SCCM
2 6 (6.82%) WSUS
3 5 (5.68%) NetBackup
3 5 (5.68%) OVSD
4 3 (3.41%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.41%) Netcool
4 3 (3.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (3.41%) SCOM
4 3 (3.41%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.27%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.27%) OpenView
5 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.14%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.14%) SCSM
6 1 (1.14%) Simpana
6 1 (1.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 38 (43.18%) VMware
2 26 (29.55%) Microsoft
3 20 (22.73%) Citrix
4 18 (20.45%) Cisco
5 17 (19.32%) HP
6 9 (10.23%) EMC
7 5 (5.68%) Juniper
8 4 (4.55%) Dell
8 4 (4.55%) Lumension
8 4 (4.55%) Oracle
9 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.41%) McAfee
9 3 (3.41%) Meridio
9 3 (3.41%) Symantec
9 3 (3.41%) Veritas
10 2 (2.27%) Apple
10 2 (2.27%) Hitachi
10 2 (2.27%) IBM
10 2 (2.27%) Lotus
10 2 (2.27%) NetApp
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