Period
to 24 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £270 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 6 months to 24 July 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
Hampshire > Southampton
6 months to
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 49 72
Rank change year-on-year +4 +23 -12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.62% 1.94% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 2.03% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 5
Southampton median daily rate £270 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.92% +4.00% +29.80%
10th Percentile £234 £289 £240
90th Percentile £291 £388 £323
Hampshire median daily rate £273 £301 £275
% change year-on-year -9.32% +9.27% +30.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Southampton median hourly rate - - -
Hampshire median hourly rate £13.03 - £39.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Southampton. 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
Southampton
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 465 493 747
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 96.27% 95.54% 96.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 347 529
Southampton median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +13.46%
10th Percentile £195 £202 £260
90th Percentile £600 £488 £575
Hampshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 60
Southampton median hourly rate £15.13 £15.00 £13.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.87% +12.15% -41.21%
10th Percentile £12.03 £11.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £25.55 £18.75 £40.10
Hampshire median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +42.86% -30.00%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Southampton

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Southampton

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Southampton

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 Southampton region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Server Building
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Server Building
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Data Encryption
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) CCSA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VCAP
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) BitLocker
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (33.33%) Terminal Services
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec