Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £248 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 185 158 165
Rank change year-on-year -27 +7 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 25 45 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.44% 0.79% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.83% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 26
South West median daily rate £248 £300 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +50.00% -17.53%
10th Percentile £188 £148 £160
90th Percentile £364 £350 £363
England median daily rate £280 £275 £276
% change year-on-year +1.82% -0.36% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 10
South West median hourly rate - £28.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +36.25% -0.96%
England median hourly rate £19.44 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.80% -11.11% +4.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
South West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 5369 5418 6233
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.95% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 3365 3520 4060
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - -
10th Percentile £210 £213 £219
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 344 395
South West median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.71% +40.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.00 £46.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -7 7 £245 -24.62% 3
Wiltshire -5 6 £364 +34.72%
Devon +2 4 £173 -
Gloucestershire +13 2 £250 -16.67% 1
Somerset -18 2 £213 -24.11%
Dorset -1 1 - - 1
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 9 (36.00%) SQL
5 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 6 (24.00%) Oracle
6 6 (24.00%) Unix
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) WSUS
7 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (16.00%) McAfee
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) VMware
8 4 (16.00%) DNS
8 4 (16.00%) DHCP
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.00%) Office 365
8 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
9 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (12.00%) SCCM
9 3 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (12.00%) LAN
9 3 (12.00%) IIS
9 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office

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 3 (12.00%) IIS
1 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.00%) Apache
2 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.00%) SharePoint Server
2 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DHCP
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) LAN
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) Network Security
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
3 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) Skype
4 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) Geospatial Data
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.00%) GIS
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 2 (8.00%) Military
3 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) JTS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Virtual Team
2 1 (4.00%) e-Learning
2 1 (4.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) VAX
2 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) Unix
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (8.00%) Solaris
8 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
9 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.00%) Migration
2 2 (8.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (8.00%) ITIL
2 2 (8.00%) Server Monitoring
2 2 (8.00%) Time Management
3 1 (4.00%) Application Packaging
3 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.00%) Network Management
3 1 (4.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) SQL
2 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) WSUS
2 3 (12.00%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 1 (4.00%) Nagios
3 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (4.00%) SCOrch
3 1 (4.00%) SCSM
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Cisco
1 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (24.00%) Oracle
2 4 (16.00%) McAfee
2 4 (16.00%) VMware
3 2 (8.00%) Citrix
3 2 (8.00%) Juniper
3 2 (8.00%) NetApp
4 1 (4.00%) Dell KACE
4 1 (4.00%) EMC
4 1 (4.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (4.00%) HP
4 1 (4.00%) SevOne
4 1 (4.00%) Sun
4 1 (4.00%) Symantec
4 1 (4.00%) Trend Micro