The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had 3rd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support Engineer
UK / England
Rank 496 430 454
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +24
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 81 162 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.34% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.36% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 98 87
Median daily rate £250 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £255 £250
% change year-on-year
-1.96% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 25
Median hourly rate £21.00 £28.42 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.09% +19.64%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +7.36%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
39800 44770 45194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.09% 94.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 26166 29219 28232
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £590 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1406 1507 1784
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.08 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £48.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 27 February 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
London -2 28 £275 -8.33% 13
South East -9 20 £293 +9.34% 4
East Midlands 0 10 £200 -6.97% 1
East of England -6 7 £300 +33.33% 3
Yorkshire +14 5 £285 +14.00% 1
North West +17 4 - - 3
West Midlands +4 4 £225 -30.76% 1
South West -16 3 £273 +21.11% 2
3rd Line Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 England region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 154 (77.78%) Windows
2 97 (48.99%) VMware
3 96 (48.48%) Windows Server
4 88 (44.44%) Active Directory
5 72 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 54 (27.27%) SCCM
7 52 (26.26%) Citrix
8 48 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (21.21%) DNS
10 40 (20.20%) Firewall
11 39 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (18.18%) Cisco
12 36 (18.18%) MS Exchange
13 32 (16.16%) Office 365
13 32 (16.16%) Windows 7
13 32 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 31 (15.66%) Windows 10
15 30 (15.15%) SQL
16 29 (14.65%) MS Office
16 29 (14.65%) ITIL
17 25 (12.63%) Finance
17 25 (12.63%) SAN
17 25 (12.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
18 21 (10.61%) SC Cleared
19 20 (10.10%) XenApp
19 20 (10.10%) Hyper-V
19 20 (10.10%) LAN
19 20 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
20 19 (9.60%) Windows 8

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 36 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.07%) SharePoint
4 13 (6.57%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (2.53%) IIS
7 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.01%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.51%) Apache
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (14.65%) MS Office
2 19 (9.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.51%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (16.16%) Office 365
2 14 (7.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.01%) SaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.51%) IaaS
4 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.51%) PaaS
4 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 42 (21.21%) DNS
2 40 (20.20%) Firewall
3 25 (12.63%) SAN
4 20 (10.10%) LAN
5 17 (8.59%) DHCP
6 15 (7.58%) TCP/IP
7 14 (7.07%) WAN
8 11 (5.56%) Skype
8 11 (5.56%) VPN
9 9 (4.55%) LDAP
10 8 (4.04%) Unified Communications
11 7 (3.54%) Network Security
12 6 (3.03%) SSL
13 5 (2.53%) BGP
13 5 (2.53%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (2.53%) NAS
13 5 (2.53%) VLAN
14 4 (2.02%) OSPF
14 4 (2.02%) Remote Desktop
14 4 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (9.60%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.52%) MS Access
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Metasploit
General
1 25 (12.63%) Finance
2 6 (3.03%) Financial Institution
2 6 (3.03%) Local Government
2 6 (3.03%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.02%) Retail
4 3 (1.52%) Electronics
4 3 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (0.51%) Advertising
5 1 (0.51%) Back Office
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Billing
5 1 (0.51%) Front Office
5 1 (0.51%) Law
5 1 (0.51%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.04%) MSMQ
1 8 (4.04%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.51%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.51%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.07%) Clustering
2 13 (6.57%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.54%) iPhone
3 7 (3.54%) Smartphone
4 6 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 6 (3.03%) Hedge funds
5 5 (2.53%) EMC VMAX
5 5 (2.53%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (2.02%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.02%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.01%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.01%) FMCG
8 2 (1.01%) iPad
8 2 (1.01%) NHS
8 2 (1.01%) Replication
9 1 (0.51%) BYOD
9 1 (0.51%) EPoS
9 1 (0.51%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 154 (77.78%) Windows
2 96 (48.48%) Windows Server
3 48 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (19.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (16.16%) Windows 7
6 31 (15.66%) Windows 10
7 25 (12.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 19 (9.60%) Windows 8
9 16 (8.08%) Linux
10 12 (6.06%) Solaris
11 10 (5.05%) Windows XP
12 5 (2.53%) CentOS
12 5 (2.53%) Mac OS
13 4 (2.02%) Apple iOS
14 3 (1.52%) Android
14 3 (1.52%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (1.01%) Unix
16 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (14.65%) ITIL
2 16 (8.08%) Incident Management
3 12 (6.06%) Change Management
4 11 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 9 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 9 (4.55%) Migration
5 9 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
6 8 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (4.04%) High Availability
6 8 (4.04%) Load Balancing
6 8 (4.04%) Software Deployment
7 7 (3.54%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (3.54%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (3.54%) Data Loss Prevention
7 7 (3.54%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 7 (3.54%) PRINCE2
7 7 (3.54%) Project Management
7 7 (3.54%) SDLC
8 5 (2.53%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (2.53%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (15.15%) SQL
2 19 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 10 (5.05%) Java
4 3 (1.52%) Python
5 2 (1.01%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.01%) Perl
6 1 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 25 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (5.05%) MCSE
6 9 (4.55%) CCNP
6 9 (4.55%) Degree
7 8 (4.04%) CCNA
8 4 (2.02%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.52%) CCIP
9 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.52%) MCITP
10 2 (1.01%) CCIE
10 2 (1.01%) MCP
10 2 (1.01%) MCTS
10 2 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.51%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.51%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 3 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 88 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 32 (16.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (10.10%) Hyper-V
3 20 (10.10%) XenApp
4 14 (7.07%) vSphere
5 8 (4.04%) XenDesktop
6 6 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.53%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.02%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.52%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.01%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.01%) UAG
10 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.51%) KVM
11 1 (0.51%) Postfix
11 1 (0.51%) vCloud
11 1 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.51%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 54 (27.27%) SCCM
2 5 (2.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (2.02%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.52%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.52%) Nagios
4 3 (1.52%) Netcool
4 3 (1.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (1.52%) SCOM
4 3 (1.52%) WSUS
5 2 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.01%) Puppet
5 2 (1.01%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.01%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (0.51%) Grafana
6 1 (0.51%) OVSD
6 1 (0.51%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (0.51%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 97 (48.99%) VMware
2 72 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 52 (26.26%) Citrix
4 36 (18.18%) Cisco
5 18 (9.09%) HP
6 15 (7.58%) EMC
7 8 (4.04%) AppSense
7 8 (4.04%) Juniper
8 7 (3.54%) Canon
8 7 (3.54%) Mitel
9 6 (3.03%) Dell
10 5 (2.53%) NetApp
10 5 (2.53%) WorldPay
11 4 (2.02%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.02%) Fortinet
11 4 (2.02%) Red Hat
11 4 (2.02%) Veeam
12 3 (1.52%) Oracle
12 3 (1.52%) SAP
12 3 (1.52%) Veritas
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