The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West 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
England / South West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 109 118
Rank change year-on-year -6 +9  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 22 32 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.81% 1.07% 0.81%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.84% 1.12% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 14
Median daily rate £250 £300 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +33.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £175 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £333 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year -5.45% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 6
Median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £20.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.00% +20.19%  
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2617 2845 2953
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.83% 95.44% 95.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1626 1839 1907
Median daily rate £375 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +1.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 140 196
Median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.63% +57.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.50 £42.50
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 West

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

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

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

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

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the South West over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

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

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

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

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

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Somerset -9 5 £200 -33.33% 1
Dorset - 5 £313 - 1
Wiltshire -2 4 £250 +29.87%
Bristol -5 4 £338 +7.14% 2
Gloucestershire +8 2 £250 -23.07%
3rd Line Support
England

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

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

1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
2 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
3 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
4 12 (35.29%) VMware
4 12 (35.29%) MS Exchange
4 12 (35.29%) SQL
5 11 (32.35%) Oracle
5 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
5 11 (32.35%) Finance
6 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
8 7 (20.59%) DNS
8 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
9 6 (17.65%) WSUS
9 6 (17.65%) VMware Server
9 6 (17.65%) Migration
9 6 (17.65%) Cisco
9 6 (17.65%) DHCP
9 6 (17.65%) Citrix
9 6 (17.65%) SAN
9 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (14.71%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
10 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
10 5 (14.71%) McAfee
10 5 (14.71%) IBM
10 5 (14.71%) Linux
10 5 (14.71%) ITIL

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (11.76%) GlassFish
3 4 (11.76%) IIS
3 4 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 3 (8.82%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.94%) Apache
5 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) InfoPath
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) DHCP
2 6 (17.65%) SAN
3 5 (14.71%) VLAN
4 4 (11.76%) Firewall
4 4 (11.76%) Kerberos
5 3 (8.82%) TCP/IP
5 3 (8.82%) VPN
5 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) LAN
6 2 (5.88%) Network Security
6 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.94%) Ethernet
7 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.94%) MPLS
7 1 (2.94%) NAS
7 1 (2.94%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (14.71%) Oracle Database
3 2 (5.88%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (11.76%) Ant
1 4 (11.76%) Subversion
General
1 11 (32.35%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Military
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (2.94%) Back Office
3 1 (2.94%) Electronics
3 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Marketing
3 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) .NET
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET
1 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (2.94%) REST
2 1 (2.94%) SOAP
2 1 (2.94%) WCF
2 1 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (2.94%) XML
2 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (2.94%) e-Learning
2 1 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.94%) Public Cloud
2 1 (2.94%) VAX
Operating Systems
1 23 (67.65%) Windows
2 16 (47.06%) Windows Server
3 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (20.59%) Windows 7
6 5 (14.71%) Linux
7 4 (11.76%) AIX
7 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (8.82%) Unix
8 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 10
10 1 (2.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (17.65%) Migration
2 5 (14.71%) ITIL
3 4 (11.76%) Data Migration
3 4 (11.76%) Domain Models
3 4 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 3 (8.82%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.88%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.88%) Security Patching
5 2 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.94%) Business Development
6 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.94%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (2.94%) ITSM
6 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.94%) Programme Management
6 1 (2.94%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.94%) Service Management
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (38.24%) PowerShell
2 12 (35.29%) SQL
3 4 (11.76%) Perl
3 4 (11.76%) VBScript
4 2 (5.88%) C#
4 2 (5.88%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.76%) DV Cleared
1 4 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
System Software
1 16 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) VMware Server
3 4 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.94%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) WSUS
2 5 (14.71%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (14.71%) SCCM
2 5 (14.71%) SCOrch
3 3 (8.82%) SCSM
4 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.88%) Nagios
5 1 (2.94%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) VMware
2 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Oracle
3 6 (17.65%) Cisco
3 6 (17.65%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) IBM
4 5 (14.71%) McAfee
5 4 (11.76%) NetApp
5 4 (11.76%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.88%) EMC
6 2 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) Sophos
6 2 (5.88%) Veeam
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Dell KACE
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Proofpoint
7 1 (2.94%) SAP
7 1 (2.94%) SevOne
7 1 (2.94%) Sun