Period
to 17 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £315 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 35 35 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 3 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 1.09% 0.40% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.13% 0.42% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Staffordshire median daily rate £315 £210 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -34.38% +82.86%
10th Percentile £302 £205 £310
90th Percentile £323 £215 £330
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £250 £300
% change year-on-year +10.00% -16.67% +4.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Staffordshire median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 266 238 335
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.38% 94.07% 94.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 159 206
Staffordshire median daily rate £368 £340 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.09% +0.74% -6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £205 £188
90th Percentile £456 £475 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 18
Staffordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.10 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.80% +0.71% -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £33.65 £28.35 £46.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% +16.67% -11.76%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 17 July 2018. 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
Burton-upon-Trent - 2 £315 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £310 -
3rd Line Support
West Midlands

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 29 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 17 July 2018, 3rd Line Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Staffordshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) LDAP
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) WLAN
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
3 1 (33.33%) SNMP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) VLAN
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Kerberos
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) SNMP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VLAN
1 1 (33.33%) WLAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
1 1 (33.33%) MCITP
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) VMware