The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £231 per day in advertised job vacancies in South Yorkshire during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
Yorkshire / South Yorkshire
Rank 48 49 42
Rank change year-on-year +1 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Yorkshire 1.50% 1.30% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.35% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £231 £165 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.15% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £269 £250
% change year-on-year +1.86% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.00% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire. 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 Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 449 519 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Yorkshire 96.15% 96.65% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 349 259
Median daily rate £400 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.42% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £9.25 £9.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in South Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in South Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in South Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in South Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Doncaster +1 6 £213 - 1
Sheffield +3 4 £250 +51.51%
Barnsley - 3 - -
3rd Line Support
Yorkshire

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Yorkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 5 (45.45%) Office 365
3 4 (36.36%) Change Control
3 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
3 4 (36.36%) Supplier Management
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (36.36%) ERP
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Remedy
5 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
5 1 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (9.09%) LAN
5 1 (9.09%) VMS
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) ITIL
5 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in South Yorkshire 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 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (45.45%) Office 365
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) LAN
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 1 (9.09%) VMS
2 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) Business Analysis
2 4 (36.36%) Change Control
2 4 (36.36%) ERP
2 4 (36.36%) Supplier Management
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
3 1 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
1 1 (9.09%) Remedy
1 1 (9.09%) VMware