The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh 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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 88 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 5 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.35% 0.076% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.079% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £258 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
+3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £24.38 £23.20
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +5.06%
3rd Line Support Engineer
Scotland

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh 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
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1371 1258 1124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 96.01% 95.88% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 685 551
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 12
Average hourly rate £19.02 £24.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.35 £47.50 £95.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
1 5 (100.00%) AppSense
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) SCOM
3 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (60.00%) Clustering
3 3 (60.00%) VBScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
3 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) WSUS
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
4 2 (40.00%) Banking
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) Symantec

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
General
1 5 (100.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
1 3 (60.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware ESX
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCOM
1 3 (60.00%) WSUS
2 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) AppSense
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Symantec