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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 188 202 192
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 7 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £317
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -13.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £184 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £400 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £235 £270
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -12.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -83.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -11.57%
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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
5034 5813 5919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.74% 92.36% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3801 4226 4345
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £273 £283
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 74 81 120
Average hourly rate £17.87 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.97% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.30 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.41 £39.51 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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
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 24 April 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 (92.86%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
4 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) Cisco
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 4 (28.57%) Citrix
7 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (21.43%) Project Management
8 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
8 3 (21.43%) Firewall
8 3 (21.43%) MCITP
8 3 (21.43%) WAN
8 3 (21.43%) LAN
8 3 (21.43%) MCSE
8 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
8 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
8 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
8 3 (21.43%) Lync
9 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
9 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (14.29%) Office 365
9 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
9 2 (14.29%) SCCM
9 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Lync
4 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (7.14%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (7.14%) Apache
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Excel
2 2 (14.29%) MS Office
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Firewall
1 3 (21.43%) WAN
1 3 (21.43%) LAN
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) Wireless
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (7.14%) MS Access
General
1 1 (7.14%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
1 1 (7.14%) Replication
1 1 (7.14%) Clustering
1 1 (7.14%) FMCG
1 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 13 (92.86%) Windows
2 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.14%) Mac OS X
7 1 (7.14%) UNIX
7 1 (7.14%) Solaris
7 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (21.43%) MCITP
2 3 (21.43%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) CCA
3 2 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.14%) MCTS
4 1 (7.14%) CCEA
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) CCNA
4 1 (7.14%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Server
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
1 2 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 1 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (14.29%) Juniper
3 2 (14.29%) NetApp
3 2 (14.29%) Symantec
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) AppSense
4 1 (7.14%) IBM
4 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds