Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £316 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 July 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 90 99
Rank change year-on-year +4 +9 -1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 9 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.68% 0.65% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.67% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 7
Wales median daily rate £316 £200 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +58.13% -38.46% +66.67%
10th Percentile £168 £165 £268
90th Percentile £405 £298 £405
UK median daily rate £275 £275 £275
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -5.00% -11.11% +9.21%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1277 1197 1569
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.45% 97.95% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 778 1003
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £210 £188
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 83 84
Wales median hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.15 £10.08
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.70 £21.93
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

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 21 July 2017.

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 21 July 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
South Wales +8 8 £310 +55.00% 2
3rd Line Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Wales region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) LAN
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (22.22%) CCAA
4 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 2 (22.22%) ISEB
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) SAP
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (22.22%) SAN
4 2 (22.22%) NHS
4 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (22.22%) SCCM
4 2 (22.22%) FMCG
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
5 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
5 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning

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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) NetScaler
3 1 (11.11%) POP3
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (22.22%) Manufacturing
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) FMCG
1 2 (22.22%) NHS
2 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 1 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 10
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Unix
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (11.11%) Information Governance
2 1 (11.11%) ITSM
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
2 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
2 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
2 1 (11.11%) Service Management
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCAA
1 2 (22.22%) Citrix Certification
1 2 (22.22%) ISEB
2 1 (11.11%) CCA
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Hyper-V
2 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco