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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 191 218 203
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 9 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.097% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
Average daily rate
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£330 £190 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.68% -45.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £166 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £253 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £253 £265
% change year-on-year
-10.89% -4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.66%
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
5425 6640 7304
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 92.53% 92.34% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3981 4839 5227
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 133 183
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.82 £27.50 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014, 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 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
3 6 (46.15%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) VMware
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
5 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
5 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
5 4 (30.77%) SQL
6 3 (23.08%) VB
6 3 (23.08%) IIS
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (23.08%) Firewall
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
7 2 (15.38%) XenApp
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 2 (15.38%) Lync
7 2 (15.38%) Banking
7 2 (15.38%) WSUS
7 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
7 2 (15.38%) Migration
7 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 4 (30.77%) MS Exchange
2 3 (23.08%) IIS
3 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (15.38%) Lync
4 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 1 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (15.38%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (7.69%) VoIP
4 1 (7.69%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) DMZ
4 1 (7.69%) Extranet
4 1 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Retail Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
1 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Solaris
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Software Deployment
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
2 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) VB
3 2 (15.38%) VBScript
4 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) CCNA
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (15.38%) XenApp
3 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (7.69%) UAG
4 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.69%) Terminal Server
4 1 (7.69%) ISA Server
4 1 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) WSUS
2 1 (7.69%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
2 1 (7.69%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (7.69%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Citrix
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Sybase
4 1 (7.69%) Lotus
4 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec
4 1 (7.69%) SonicWALL
4 1 (7.69%) ProCurve
4 1 (7.69%) Becrypt
4 1 (7.69%) Meraki
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) HP