Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 157 191
Rank change year-on-year -32 +34 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 16 28 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.33% 0.66% 0.41%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.68% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 17
Yorkshire median daily rate £338 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.35% +15.00%
10th Percentile £274 £209 £198
90th Percentile £406 £368 £334
England median daily rate £300 £283 £275
% change year-on-year +6.19% +2.73% -0.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Yorkshire median hourly rate £34.50 - £28.75
10th Percentile £31.65 - £25.63
90th Percentile £36.35 - £32.88
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 4,688 4,122 5,401
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.09% 97.01% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,128 2,693 3,501
Yorkshire median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £239 £250
90th Percentile £550 £544 £538
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 127 191
Yorkshire median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - +4.40%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.30 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £24.70 £29.50
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -21 12 £363 +26.09% 3
South Yorkshire -3 3 £325 +8.33%
North Yorkshire -4 1 £218 +45.00% 2
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (68.75%) ITIL
5 11 (68.75%) VMware
6 9 (56.25%) Citrix
7 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
7 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (43.75%) SCCM
7 7 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
8 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 6 (37.50%) SCOM
9 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
9 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (31.25%) SolarWinds
9 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (31.25%) DNS
9 5 (31.25%) Cisco
9 5 (31.25%) HP
9 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
9 5 (31.25%) DHCP
10 4 (25.00%) LAN
10 4 (25.00%) Linux
10 4 (25.00%) Office 365
10 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
10 4 (25.00%) HP SIM
10 4 (25.00%) WSUS

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 7 (43.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (31.25%) SharePoint
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (18.75%) IBM Notes
4 2 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
2 5 (31.25%) DHCP
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 3 (18.75%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 2 (12.50%) SSL
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) Skype
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (12.50%) Back Office
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
1 2 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (6.25%) HPUX
7 1 (6.25%) Unix
7 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (18.75%) CAD
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Storage Management
4 2 (12.50%) Business Transformation
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Server Patching
4 2 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (6.25%) CRM
5 1 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (6.25%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (6.25%) Process Improvement
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 3 (18.75%) Shell Script
3 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCA
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Citrix Certification
1 3 (18.75%) Degree
1 3 (18.75%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (12.50%) MCITP
2 2 (12.50%) MCSE
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (6.25%) NCDA
3 1 (6.25%) NCIE
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
2 7 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 3 (18.75%) XenServer
5 2 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (12.50%) Xen
6 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (43.75%) SCCM
2 6 (37.50%) SCOM
3 4 (25.00%) HP SIM
3 4 (25.00%) WSUS
4 3 (18.75%) Tivoli
4 3 (18.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (12.50%) SCSM
5 2 (12.50%) vCenter Server
6 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 11 (68.75%) VMware
3 9 (56.25%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 5 (31.25%) HP
4 5 (31.25%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) Dell
5 3 (18.75%) Lotus
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
5 3 (18.75%) Trend Micro
6 2 (12.50%) McAfee
7 1 (6.25%) NetApp
7 1 (6.25%) Veeam