The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Specialist was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 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 Specialist
UK
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 646 642
Rank change year-on-year +46 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Specialist 4 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.013% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.009% 0.013% 0.011%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 4
Median daily rate £488 £290 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.10% -10.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £394 £411
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £290 £250
% change year-on-year +68.10% +16.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 43833 53144 53796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.56% 95.10% 94.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 28465 34660 32613
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.17% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £263 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1448 1545 2147
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.98 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.13% +2.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year -2.77% +8.43%  

3rd Line Support Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Specialist in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Specialist in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Specialist in the UK

3rd Line Support Specialist
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 April 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
England +35 4 £488 +68.10%
South East +28 3 £488 +16.07%
Milton Keynes -3 2 £500 +19.04%
Buckinghamshire -9 2 £500 +19.04%
Hampshire - 1 £475 -
London - 1 - -
Winchester - 1 £475 -

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

For the 6 months to 25 April 2017, 3rd Line Support Specialist 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 featuring 3rd Line Support Specialist in the job title.

1 5 (83.33%) Windows
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) Office 365
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) ITSM
3 2 (33.33%) OVSD
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (33.33%) Service Management
3 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (33.33%) SQL

3rd Line Support Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (16.67%) MySQL
General
1 1 (16.67%) Front Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
1 2 (33.33%) ITSM
1 2 (33.33%) Service Management
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCDBA
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) MOS
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) OVSD
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (33.33%) HP
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) Oracle