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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 446 449 444
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 141 107 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.28% 0.22% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.24% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 65 55
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£250 £225 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £135 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £209 £300
% change year-on-year
+19.76% -30.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 18
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -22.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.03 £16.50 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £23.50 £27.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £18.25 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+34.24% -28.43%
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
46875 44412 41390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.75% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30107 27634 24617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
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 1774 1804 1984
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £38.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
London +7 45 £250 -1.96% 9
South East 0 39 £275 +6.79% 7
North West +7 27 £263 +2.84% 5
South West +2 13 £225 -10.00% 5
West Midlands -3 7 - - 1
East of England -18 6 £250 +31.57% 4
East Midlands -11 3 £420 +102.40% 2
Yorkshire -22 2 £241 +50.78% 1
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 202 (81.78%) Windows
2 162 (65.59%) Active Directory
3 153 (61.94%) VMware
4 114 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 109 (44.13%) MS Exchange
6 100 (40.49%) Microsoft
7 90 (36.44%) Citrix
8 75 (30.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 67 (27.13%) Windows Server 2012
10 60 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
11 56 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 48 (19.43%) SCCM
12 48 (19.43%) SQL
13 46 (18.62%) ITIL
13 46 (18.62%) Hyper-V
14 43 (17.41%) Windows 7
15 37 (14.98%) Cisco
16 36 (14.57%) SAN
16 36 (14.57%) XenApp
17 28 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
17 28 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
17 28 (11.34%) SQL Server
18 26 (10.53%) MS Office
18 26 (10.53%) Office 365
19 25 (10.12%) LAN
20 24 (9.72%) WAN
20 24 (9.72%) Firewall
20 24 (9.72%) vSphere
21 23 (9.31%) MCSE
21 23 (9.31%) SCOM

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 109 (44.13%) MS Exchange
2 60 (24.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (11.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (9.31%) Exchange Server 2003
5 22 (8.91%) Lync
6 20 (8.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 19 (7.69%) SharePoint
8 17 (6.88%) IIS
9 5 (2.02%) IBM Notes
9 5 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.21%) Documentum
11 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.40%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.40%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 26 (10.53%) MS Office
2 22 (8.91%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.53%) Office 365
2 7 (2.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.81%) PaaS
4 1 (0.40%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (14.57%) SAN
2 25 (10.12%) LAN
3 24 (9.72%) WAN
3 24 (9.72%) Firewall
4 18 (7.29%) DNS
5 16 (6.48%) DHCP
6 12 (4.86%) Internet
6 12 (4.86%) VPN
7 10 (4.05%) Wireless
7 10 (4.05%) VoIP
8 7 (2.83%) iSCSI
8 7 (2.83%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (2.43%) NAS
9 6 (2.43%) Network Security
9 6 (2.43%) TCP/IP
10 5 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.62%) Cisco IOS
11 4 (1.62%) Cisco PIX
12 3 (1.21%) VLAN
12 3 (1.21%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.21%) MySQL
5 2 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (5.26%) Finance
2 7 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.21%) Retail
4 2 (0.81%) Banking
4 2 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.40%) Legal
5 1 (0.40%) Automotive
5 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.40%) Back Office
5 1 (0.40%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.81%) Middleware
1 2 (0.81%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
2 1 (0.40%) LAMP
2 1 (0.40%) HTML
2 1 (0.40%) .NET
2 1 (0.40%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.40%) JSP
2 1 (0.40%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.05%) Clustering
1 10 (4.05%) Management Information System
1 10 (4.05%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.24%) NHS
3 6 (2.43%) Blackberry
4 5 (2.02%) Thin Client
4 5 (2.02%) Replication
4 5 (2.02%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.62%) PKI
6 3 (1.21%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) iPhone
8 1 (0.40%) Telematics
8 1 (0.40%) iPad
8 1 (0.40%) PDA
8 1 (0.40%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.40%) Informatics
8 1 (0.40%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 202 (81.78%) Windows
2 114 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (30.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 67 (27.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 43 (17.41%) Windows 7
6 20 (8.10%) Windows XP
7 16 (6.48%) Linux
8 11 (4.45%) Windows 8
9 10 (4.05%) Windows 2000
10 6 (2.43%) Windows NT
11 4 (1.62%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.62%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.81%) Android
13 2 (0.81%) CentOS
13 2 (0.81%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.81%) UNIX
13 2 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.40%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.40%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (18.62%) ITIL
2 14 (5.67%) Change Management
3 10 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (3.24%) Migration
4 8 (3.24%) Problem Management
4 8 (3.24%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (2.83%) Service Delivery
5 7 (2.83%) Configuration Management
6 6 (2.43%) Information Security
6 6 (2.43%) Network Management
6 6 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (2.02%) ISMS
7 5 (2.02%) Information Security Management
7 5 (2.02%) Security Management
7 5 (2.02%) Project Management
8 4 (1.62%) PRINCE2
8 4 (1.62%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (1.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (1.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (1.62%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (19.43%) SQL
2 21 (8.50%) PowerShell
3 9 (3.64%) T-SQL
4 8 (3.24%) VBScript
5 7 (2.83%) VB
6 2 (0.81%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.40%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (9.31%) MCSE
2 23 (9.31%) Security Cleared
3 21 (8.50%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (7.29%) CCNA
5 17 (6.88%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.86%) MCITP
6 12 (4.86%) MCP
7 11 (4.45%) DV Cleared
8 9 (3.64%) CCNP
9 7 (2.83%) CCA
9 7 (2.83%) Citrix Certification
10 5 (2.02%) CCEA
10 5 (2.02%) MCSA
10 5 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.62%) HND
11 4 (1.62%) Degree
11 4 (1.62%) MCTS
12 2 (0.81%) CCIE
13 1 (0.40%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.07%) SLA
2 6 (2.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 162 (65.59%) Active Directory
2 56 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (18.62%) Hyper-V
4 36 (14.57%) XenApp
5 24 (9.72%) vSphere
6 15 (6.07%) VMware ESX
7 14 (5.67%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.83%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.62%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.21%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.81%) XenServer
12 2 (0.81%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.81%) Xen
12 2 (0.81%) NLBS
13 1 (0.40%) Samba
13 1 (0.40%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.40%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 48 (19.43%) SCCM
2 23 (9.31%) SCOM
3 10 (4.05%) WSUS
3 10 (4.05%) Backup Exec
4 6 (2.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 6 (2.43%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.02%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (2.02%) SCVMM
6 4 (1.62%) HP Data Protector
7 3 (1.21%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.81%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.81%) Nagios
8 2 (0.81%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.81%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.40%) OpenView
9 1 (0.40%) OVSD
9 1 (0.40%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.40%) DameWare
9 1 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 153 (61.94%) VMware
2 100 (40.49%) Microsoft
3 90 (36.44%) Citrix
4 37 (14.98%) Cisco
5 14 (5.67%) HP
6 11 (4.45%) Sophos
7 9 (3.64%) Lotus
8 8 (3.24%) Dell
9 7 (2.83%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.43%) EMC
11 5 (2.02%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.02%) Veritas
11 5 (2.02%) Symantec
12 4 (1.62%) McAfee
12 4 (1.62%) Veeam
12 4 (1.62%) Oracle
12 4 (1.62%) Avaya
12 4 (1.62%) Juniper
13 3 (1.21%) IBM
13 3 (1.21%) NetApp
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