Period
to 10 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 10 December 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
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 164 183
Rank change year-on-year -17 +19 +12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 17 23 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.34% 0.52% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.54% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 16
Yorkshire median daily rate £375 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% +8.00%
10th Percentile £261 £225 £226
90th Percentile £470 £354 £337
England median daily rate £300 £280 £275
% change year-on-year +7.14% +1.82% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Yorkshire median hourly rate £34.50 - £25.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +28.21% -2.50% -11.11%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract vacancies in Yorkshire with a recognized job title 4,759 4,270 5,119
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.83% 96.48% 96.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,213 2,836 3,280
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £231 £235
90th Percentile £550 £545 £538
England median daily rate £458 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 142 207
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +9.09% +1.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £10.03 £9.23
90th Percentile £33.75 £40.00 £28.75
England median hourly rate £18.28 £18.70 £18.35
% change year-on-year -2.23% +1.89% +1.96%

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Yorkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Yorkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Yorkshire

3rd Line Support
Contract Job Locations in Yorkshire

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 Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 10 December 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
West Yorkshire -18 14 £375 +25.00% 9
South Yorkshire -14 3 £325 +8.33% 1
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Yorkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (70.59%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) VMware
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 9 (52.94%) Citrix
5 8 (47.06%) ITIL
5 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
5 8 (47.06%) Office 365
6 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
7 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
7 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (29.41%) DNS
8 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
8 5 (29.41%) DHCP
8 5 (29.41%) Cisco
8 5 (29.41%) SCCM
8 5 (29.41%) SCOM
8 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
9 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
9 4 (23.53%) Skype
9 4 (23.53%) HP SIM
9 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
9 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (23.53%) HP
9 4 (23.53%) LAN
10 3 (17.65%) VoIP

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Yorkshire 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 8 (47.06%) SharePoint
2 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
3 4 (23.53%) Skype for Business
4 3 (17.65%) IBM Notes
5 2 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 8 (47.06%) Office 365
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) TCP/IP
2 5 (29.41%) DHCP
2 5 (29.41%) DNS
3 4 (23.53%) LAN
3 4 (23.53%) Skype
4 3 (17.65%) VoIP
5 2 (11.76%) Network Security
5 2 (11.76%) SSL
5 2 (11.76%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) WAN
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) SAN
General
1 2 (11.76%) Back Office
2 1 (5.88%) Advertising
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) CAD
3 3 (17.65%) Storage Management
4 2 (11.76%) High Availability
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Server Patching
4 2 (11.76%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (11.76%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
2 3 (17.65%) Shell Script
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
3 2 (11.76%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CCA
1 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (17.65%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (17.65%) MCSE
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.88%) MCP
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) NCDA
3 1 (5.88%) NCIE
3 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) Hyper-V
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (23.53%) XenDesktop
5 3 (17.65%) XenApp
5 3 (17.65%) XenServer
6 2 (11.76%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (11.76%) Xen
7 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
7 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) SCCM
1 5 (29.41%) SCOM
2 4 (23.53%) HP SIM
3 3 (17.65%) Tivoli
3 3 (17.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (11.76%) SCSM
4 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (76.47%) Microsoft
2 10 (58.82%) VMware
3 9 (52.94%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) Cisco
5 4 (23.53%) HP
5 4 (23.53%) SolarWinds
6 3 (17.65%) Dell
6 3 (17.65%) Lotus
6 3 (17.65%) Trend Micro
7 2 (11.76%) McAfee
7 2 (11.76%) NetApp
7 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.88%) Barracuda Networks
8 1 (5.88%) Sophos
8 1 (5.88%) Veeam