Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 January 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 106 103
Rank change year-on-year +14 -3 -2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 7 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.54% 0.28% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.29% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 5
Wales median daily rate £213 £213 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -46.88% +23.08%
UK median daily rate £285 £270 £275
% change year-on-year +5.56% -1.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £25.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% -6.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,236 1,386 1,350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 97.13% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 961 973
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £178 £181 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 90 78
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.64 £57.75 £47.09
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Wales

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Wales

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Wales over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Wales

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Wales

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 23 January 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
South Wales +9 7 £213 - 3
3rd Line Support
UK

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

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

1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) SLA
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (28.57%) BT
4 2 (28.57%) Lumension
4 2 (28.57%) BitLocker
4 2 (28.57%) Ticket Management
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
5 1 (14.29%) Becrypt
5 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (14.29%) Banking
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Ticket Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (57.14%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) CCNP
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) BitLocker
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) BT
3 2 (28.57%) Lumension
4 1 (14.29%) Becrypt
4 1 (14.29%) McAfee
4 1 (14.29%) Remedy
4 1 (14.29%) VMware