Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £358 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 23 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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 26 42 38
Rank change year-on-year +16 -4 -7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.71% 0.93% 1.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.87% 0.96% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 1
Staffordshire median daily rate £358 £210 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +70.24% -30.00% +57.89%
West Midlands median daily rate £253 £285 £213
% change year-on-year -11.40% +34.12% -22.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Staffordshire median hourly rate £26.00 - £17.00
10th Percentile £23.00 - £16.00
90th Percentile £29.00 - £18.00
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 £17.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year +9.86% -15.48% +5.00%

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 244 416 283
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.57% 96.30% 93.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 262 173
Staffordshire median daily rate £350 £345 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.38% -4.76% +15.08%
10th Percentile £219 £188 £263
90th Percentile £470 £488 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 24
Staffordshire median hourly rate £14.20 £25.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.20% +81.82% -1.79%
10th Percentile £10.30 £12.25 £10.09
90th Percentile £44.30 £53.50 £19.70
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.25 £15.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.83% -9.26% +5.07%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 23 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
Tamworth -4 2 £365 +204.17%
Stafford - 2 £210 -
Burton-upon-Trent +8 1 £250 -21.88%
Stoke-on-Trent +2 1 £350 - 1
3rd Line Support
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 23 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 Staffordshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) Retail
4 2 (28.57%) Logistics
4 2 (28.57%) Firewall
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Kaspersky
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (14.29%) Proactive Management
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
5 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
5 1 (14.29%) Kaseya
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) Proofpoint
5 1 (14.29%) F5
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) Internet
2 1 (14.29%) LAN
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) Telnet
2 1 (14.29%) VPN
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
2 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Logistics
2 1 (14.29%) CRM
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Proactive Management
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Kaspersky
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (14.29%) Kaseya
3 1 (14.29%) Proofpoint
3 1 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec