The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 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.

Third Line Support
England / South East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 200 200 198
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 48 66 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.61% 0.71% 0.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.74% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 52 39
Median daily rate £275 £268 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.80% -2.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £350 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £261 £250
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 16
Median hourly rate - £42.17 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +40.55%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -22.44% +6.52%  

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 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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
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 29 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
Hampshire +15 19 £273 -0.90% 2
Buckinghamshire +2 10 £309 -14.23% 1
Berkshire +16 6 £263 +2.94% 4
Oxfordshire -13 5 £225 -10.00% 2
West Sussex +8 4 £400 - 1
East Sussex +4 2 - -
Surrey -5 2 £281 +8.17% 4
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 63 (69.23%) Windows
2 46 (50.55%) VMware
2 46 (50.55%) Active Directory
3 42 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 35 (38.46%) Security Cleared
5 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
6 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (35.16%) SC Cleared
7 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (23.08%) Citrix
9 20 (21.98%) DNS
9 20 (21.98%) Cisco
9 20 (21.98%) SQL
9 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
11 17 (18.68%) Office 365
11 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
13 14 (15.38%) SCCM
13 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
14 13 (14.29%) Change Management
15 12 (13.19%) vSphere
15 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
16 11 (12.09%) ITIL
16 11 (12.09%) DHCP
16 11 (12.09%) HP
16 11 (12.09%) EMC
16 11 (12.09%) Firewall
17 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
17 10 (10.99%) MS Excel

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 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 6 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.59%) Skype for Business
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.30%) IIS
6 2 (2.20%) IBM Domino
6 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (10.99%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.68%) Office 365
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.20%) SaaS
5 1 (1.10%) IaaS
5 1 (1.10%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.98%) DNS
2 11 (12.09%) DHCP
2 11 (12.09%) Firewall
3 7 (7.69%) SAN
4 6 (6.59%) LAN
5 5 (5.49%) LDAP
5 5 (5.49%) NAS
5 5 (5.49%) WAN
6 4 (4.40%) BGP
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (4.40%) Skype
6 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.30%) MPLS
7 3 (3.30%) OSPF
7 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
8 2 (2.20%) Broadband
8 2 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (2.20%) ICMP
8 2 (2.20%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.19%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.20%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.20%) MS Access
6 1 (1.10%) MySQL
General
1 5 (5.49%) Local Government
2 2 (2.20%) Back Office
2 2 (2.20%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Retail
2 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.10%) Billing
3 1 (1.10%) Law
3 1 (1.10%) Legal
3 1 (1.10%) Military
3 1 (1.10%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.10%) XML
1 1 (1.10%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.79%) EMC VNX
2 5 (5.49%) Clustering
2 5 (5.49%) Data Centre
2 5 (5.49%) EMC VMAX
2 5 (5.49%) Replication
2 5 (5.49%) VxBlock/Vblock
3 4 (4.40%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.30%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.20%) FMCG
5 2 (2.20%) PKI
5 2 (2.20%) User Experience
6 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.10%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (69.23%) Windows
2 42 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 32 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (25.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (8.79%) Linux
6 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.49%) Solaris
7 5 (5.49%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.30%) AIX
8 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.20%) CentOS
9 2 (2.20%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.20%) Unix
10 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) Change Management
2 11 (12.09%) ITIL
3 10 (10.99%) Incident Management
4 8 (8.79%) ITIL V3
5 7 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (6.59%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (6.59%) Server Building
7 5 (5.49%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (5.49%) CRM
7 5 (5.49%) Virtual Environments
8 4 (4.40%) ITSM
9 3 (3.30%) Disk Encryption
9 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (3.30%) Problem Management
9 3 (3.30%) Service Management
9 3 (3.30%) Software Deployment
10 2 (2.20%) Capacity Management
10 2 (2.20%) Customer Requirements
10 2 (2.20%) High Availability
10 2 (2.20%) Process Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.98%) SQL
2 15 (16.48%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.69%) Java
Qualifications
1 35 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 32 (35.16%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.89%) DV Cleared
5 8 (8.79%) CCNA
6 7 (7.69%) CCNP
6 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (4.40%) MCP
7 4 (4.40%) MCSA
8 3 (3.30%) CCIP
8 3 (3.30%) MCDBA
8 3 (3.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.10%) CCIE
9 1 (1.10%) CCNP Voice
9 1 (1.10%) CCSA
9 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.10%) MCITP
9 1 (1.10%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
System Software
1 46 (50.55%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (19.78%) Hyper-V
4 12 (13.19%) vSphere
5 7 (7.69%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.59%) BitLocker
6 6 (6.59%) XenApp
7 5 (5.49%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (4.40%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (4.40%) XenServer
9 3 (3.30%) ProxySG
9 3 (3.30%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (2.20%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
10 2 (2.20%) UAG
10 2 (2.20%) vCloud
10 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
10 2 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (15.38%) SCCM
2 6 (6.59%) WSUS
3 5 (5.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.40%) OVSD
4 4 (4.40%) SCOM
5 3 (3.30%) EMC NetWorker
5 3 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.30%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.20%) Netcool
6 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.20%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.20%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.10%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.10%) PowerCLI
7 1 (1.10%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.10%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (1.10%) WMI
Vendors
1 46 (50.55%) VMware
2 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.08%) Citrix
4 20 (21.98%) Cisco
5 11 (12.09%) EMC
5 11 (12.09%) HP
6 5 (5.49%) Dell
6 5 (5.49%) Juniper
6 5 (5.49%) Lumension
7 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.40%) NetApp
8 3 (3.30%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.30%) CA
8 3 (3.30%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.30%) Oracle
8 3 (3.30%) Symantec
9 2 (2.20%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.20%) Meridio
9 2 (2.20%) Sophos
9 2 (2.20%) Thales
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago