The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 464 457 423
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -34
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 115 96 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.23% 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 48 45
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£250 £225 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £133 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £326 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £208 £295
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -29.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 22
Average hourly rate £23.50 £21.25 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.58% -22.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.46 £16.85 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.66 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+26.95% -23.63%
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 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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

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 22 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -5 36 £275 +12.24% 10
London -5 30 £250 +5.26% 5
East of England +1 11 £250 +31.57%
North West -15 11 £215 +10.25% 11
South West +17 9 £225 -2.17% 6
East Midlands -6 9 £300 +44.57% 1
West Midlands -8 9 £288 +39.39% 4
Yorkshire -13 2 £241 +20.62% 1
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 184 (80.35%) Windows
2 154 (67.25%) Active Directory
3 137 (59.83%) VMware
4 117 (51.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 95 (41.48%) Microsoft
5 95 (41.48%) MS Exchange
6 80 (34.93%) Citrix
7 75 (32.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 67 (29.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 47 (20.52%) SCCM
10 47 (20.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 46 (20.09%) SQL
12 42 (18.34%) ITIL
13 40 (17.47%) SAN
14 37 (16.16%) Hyper-V
15 33 (14.41%) SQL Server
16 32 (13.97%) Cisco
17 30 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
17 30 (13.10%) Windows 7
18 29 (12.66%) XenApp
19 28 (12.23%) Firewall
20 27 (11.79%) MCSE
21 26 (11.35%) Security Cleared
22 25 (10.92%) Office 365
23 24 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2013
23 24 (10.48%) vSphere
24 23 (10.04%) SCOM
24 23 (10.04%) MS Excel
25 22 (9.61%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 95 (41.48%) MS Exchange
2 47 (20.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (10.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 22 (9.61%) Exchange Server 2003
4 22 (9.61%) Lync
5 21 (9.17%) SharePoint
6 19 (8.30%) IIS
7 16 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (2.18%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.31%) Documentum
10 2 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.44%) JBoss
11 1 (0.44%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.44%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (10.04%) MS Excel
2 21 (9.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) assyst
2 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.92%) Office 365
2 6 (2.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.44%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.44%) SaaS
3 1 (0.44%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.47%) SAN
2 28 (12.23%) Firewall
3 22 (9.61%) DNS
3 22 (9.61%) LAN
3 22 (9.61%) WAN
4 20 (8.73%) DHCP
5 15 (6.55%) VPN
6 11 (4.80%) Internet
7 10 (4.37%) TCP/IP
8 9 (3.93%) VoIP
8 9 (3.93%) VLAN
9 8 (3.49%) Wireless
10 7 (3.06%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.62%) NAS
11 6 (2.62%) Network Security
12 5 (2.18%) Cisco ASA
13 3 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (1.31%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.31%) Cisco PIX
14 2 (0.87%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.75%) MySQL
5 3 (1.31%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (3.06%) Finance
2 5 (2.18%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.31%) Retail
4 1 (0.44%) Automotive
4 1 (0.44%) Legal
4 1 (0.44%) Advertising
4 1 (0.44%) Back Office
4 1 (0.44%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.87%) LAMP
2 1 (0.44%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.44%) Middleware
2 1 (0.44%) HTML
2 1 (0.44%) .NET
2 1 (0.44%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.44%) JSP
2 1 (0.44%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.24%) Management Information System
2 10 (4.37%) Clustering
3 8 (3.49%) NHS
4 7 (3.06%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.18%) Replication
6 4 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 4 (1.75%) PDA
6 4 (1.75%) PKI
6 4 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.31%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.44%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.44%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.44%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.44%) FMCG
8 1 (0.44%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 184 (80.35%) Windows
2 117 (51.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (32.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (29.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (13.10%) Windows 7
6 17 (7.42%) Windows XP
7 12 (5.24%) Linux
8 11 (4.80%) Windows 2000
9 8 (3.49%) Windows 8
10 7 (3.06%) Windows NT
11 3 (1.31%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.31%) Windows Vista
11 3 (1.31%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.31%) CentOS
11 3 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.87%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.44%) UNIX
13 1 (0.44%) HPUX
13 1 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (18.34%) ITIL
2 17 (7.42%) Change Management
3 12 (5.24%) Configuration Management
4 10 (4.37%) Migration
5 8 (3.49%) Problem Management
5 8 (3.49%) Asset Management
5 8 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.06%) Network Management
6 7 (3.06%) Service Delivery
6 7 (3.06%) Security Management
7 6 (2.62%) Project Management
7 6 (2.62%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (2.18%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (2.18%) Information Security Management
8 5 (2.18%) Information Security
8 5 (2.18%) ISMS
9 4 (1.75%) Incident Management
9 4 (1.75%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (1.75%) Software Deployment
9 4 (1.75%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 46 (20.09%) SQL
2 16 (6.99%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.06%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.75%) VBScript
5 3 (1.31%) VB
6 2 (0.87%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 30 (13.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (11.79%) MCSE
3 26 (11.35%) Security Cleared
4 21 (9.17%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.86%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (6.99%) CCNA
7 14 (6.11%) MCITP
7 14 (6.11%) MCP
8 10 (4.37%) DV Cleared
9 9 (3.93%) CCNP
10 7 (3.06%) CCA
10 7 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (2.62%) HND
11 6 (2.62%) CCEA
12 5 (2.18%) MCSA
12 5 (2.18%) MCTS
13 4 (1.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.31%) Degree
15 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
16 1 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.86%) SLA
2 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 154 (67.25%) Active Directory
2 57 (24.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (16.16%) Hyper-V
4 29 (12.66%) XenApp
5 24 (10.48%) vSphere
6 17 (7.42%) XenDesktop
7 11 (4.80%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.62%) XenServer
9 6 (2.62%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.31%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.87%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.87%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.44%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.44%) UAG
13 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.44%) Firmware
13 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 47 (20.52%) SCCM
2 23 (10.04%) SCOM
3 7 (3.06%) NetBackup
3 7 (3.06%) Backup Exec
3 7 (3.06%) WSUS
4 5 (2.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 5 (2.18%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.31%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.87%) Nagios
7 2 (0.87%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.87%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.44%) vMotion
8 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.44%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.44%) OpenView
8 1 (0.44%) OVSD
8 1 (0.44%) WMI
Vendors
1 137 (59.83%) VMware
2 95 (41.48%) Microsoft
3 80 (34.93%) Citrix
4 32 (13.97%) Cisco
5 16 (6.99%) HP
6 13 (5.68%) Dell
7 8 (3.49%) Lotus
8 7 (3.06%) Sophos
8 7 (3.06%) EMC
9 6 (2.62%) NetApp
10 4 (1.75%) Oracle
10 4 (1.75%) Veritas
10 4 (1.75%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.31%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.31%) Symantec
11 3 (1.31%) Intel
11 3 (1.31%) Juniper
11 3 (1.31%) IBM
11 3 (1.31%) Veeam
11 3 (1.31%) Riverbed
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