The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Southampton during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 49
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Southampton 0.77% 1.07% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.81% 1.13% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £260 £300 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £250
% change year-on-year - +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.33 £22.50
% change year-on-year -10.92% -5.20%  

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 248 265 412
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 95.02% 94.31% 96.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 176 296
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £160 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £463 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 23
Median hourly rate £15.76 £15.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.03% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.55 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

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

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 23 April 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (25.00%) vSphere
4 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (25.00%) XenApp
4 1 (25.00%) XenServer
4 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Replication
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) IIS
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003

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 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) FMCG
1 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (25.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco