The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £235 per day in advertised job vacancies in Yorkshire during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
England / Yorkshire
Rank 113 128 120
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 13 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.61% 0.49% 0.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.51% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 11
Median daily rate £235 £288 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.26% +4.54%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £216 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £370 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £269 £250
% change year-on-year +1.86% +7.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.25 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.60% +18.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.00% +5.26%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire. 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
Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2065 2741 2537
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 96.99% 96.55% 95.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1822 1597
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £259 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 115 136
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.48 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.67% +15.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £40.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 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
South Yorkshire -2 7 £231 +40.15% 1
West Yorkshire +12 4 £285 +1.33% 2
North Yorkshire +5 2 - -
3rd Line Support
England

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Yorkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (30.00%) Office 365
5 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (25.00%) SQL
5 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (25.00%) VMware
6 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
6 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (20.00%) Veeam
6 4 (20.00%) ERP
6 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (20.00%) MS Office
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (20.00%) Change Control
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (15.00%) VPN
7 3 (15.00%) LAN
7 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) SCCM
7 3 (15.00%) Firewall
8 2 (10.00%) Migration

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Firewall
1 3 (15.00%) LAN
1 3 (15.00%) VPN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
1 1 (5.00%) Wise Package Studio
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (5.00%) VMS
8 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Business Analysis
2 4 (20.00%) Change Control
2 4 (20.00%) ERP
2 4 (20.00%) Supplier Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.00%) DNA
4 1 (5.00%) Email Migration
4 1 (5.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Issue Tracking
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
4 1 (5.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (10.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (20.00%) Veeam
4 3 (15.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Dell
5 2 (10.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) Intel
6 1 (5.00%) Remedy