The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 184 197 180
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 7 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.083% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.089% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£328 £206 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.78% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £157 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £296 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £258 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
3rd Line Support Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
4727 5633 5247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 93.25% 93.65% 93.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3634 4089 3933
Average daily rate £450 £450 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 91 131
Average hourly rate £17.75 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.25% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £30.83 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the City of London region.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the City of London region.

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 3rd Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
5 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (33.33%) Citrix
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (26.67%) Firewall
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (26.67%) Lync
7 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 3 (20.00%) Cisco
8 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (20.00%) MCSE
8 3 (20.00%) IIS
8 3 (20.00%) Symantec
8 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
8 3 (20.00%) MCITP
9 2 (13.33%) VB
9 2 (13.33%) DNS
9 2 (13.33%) IBM

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region that cited 3rd Line Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (26.67%) Lync
4 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (6.67%) Apache
6 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) WorkSite
6 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Extranet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) VoIP
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MS Access
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Law
1 1 (6.67%) Legal
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Replication
1 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (6.67%) UNIX
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (6.67%) Solaris
7 1 (6.67%) Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (13.33%) Project Management
1 2 (13.33%) Software Deployment
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Change Management
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (20.00%) MCITP
2 3 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) CCA
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCEA
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (6.67%) CCNP
4 1 (6.67%) CCNA
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (6.67%) MCTS
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) BC Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) UAG
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
4 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (6.67%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper
6 1 (6.67%) NetApp
6 1 (6.67%) AppSense
6 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 1 (6.67%) HP
6 1 (6.67%) EMC