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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 471 489 451
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -38
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 112 93 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.22% 0.18% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 45 29
Average daily rate
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£250 £235 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £129 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £380 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £235 £270
% change year-on-year
+6.38% -12.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 19
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.70 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -11.57%
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
46657 46455 40584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.33% 92.38% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28786 28831 23826
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
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 1833 1870 2077
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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
South East -4 38 £293 +19.38% 12
London +8 28 £248 +4.76% 9
East of England +25 12 £200 -5.88% 1
East Midlands +14 11 £293 -
South West +8 9 £225 -47.05% 10
West Midlands -9 9 £288 +35.29% 3
North West -21 6 £223 +14.10% 2
Yorkshire -17 1 £200 - 1
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 190 (80.85%) Windows
2 158 (67.23%) Active Directory
3 139 (59.15%) VMware
4 121 (51.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 96 (40.85%) Microsoft
6 94 (40.00%) MS Exchange
7 81 (34.47%) Citrix
8 73 (31.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 72 (30.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 52 (22.13%) SQL
12 48 (20.43%) SCCM
13 44 (18.72%) ITIL
14 43 (18.30%) Exchange Server 2010
15 41 (17.45%) SAN
16 39 (16.60%) Windows 7
17 37 (15.74%) SQL Server
18 36 (15.32%) Cisco
19 34 (14.47%) Hyper-V
20 33 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
21 32 (13.62%) Firewall
22 30 (12.77%) MCSE
22 30 (12.77%) MS Excel
23 28 (11.91%) Office 365
24 27 (11.49%) LAN
25 26 (11.06%) WAN
25 26 (11.06%) XenApp
26 25 (10.64%) DNS
27 24 (10.21%) Security Cleared
28 23 (9.79%) Windows XP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 94 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 43 (18.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (9.36%) SharePoint
3 22 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (9.36%) Lync
4 19 (8.09%) IIS
5 17 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (2.13%) IBM Notes
8 4 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.28%) Documentum
10 2 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.43%) Apache
11 1 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (12.77%) MS Excel
2 23 (9.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.85%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 28 (11.91%) Office 365
2 7 (2.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (17.45%) SAN
2 32 (13.62%) Firewall
3 27 (11.49%) LAN
4 26 (11.06%) WAN
5 25 (10.64%) DNS
6 22 (9.36%) DHCP
7 16 (6.81%) VPN
8 15 (6.38%) TCP/IP
9 11 (4.68%) Internet
10 10 (4.26%) VoIP
11 9 (3.83%) Wireless
12 8 (3.40%) VLAN
13 6 (2.55%) NAS
14 5 (2.13%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (2.13%) Network Security
15 4 (1.70%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
15 4 (1.70%) MPLS
16 3 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (1.28%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (15.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.28%) MySQL
4 3 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) MS Access
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (3.83%) Finance
2 4 (1.70%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.28%) Retail
4 2 (0.85%) Marketing
4 2 (0.85%) Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Back Office
5 1 (0.43%) Automotive
5 1 (0.43%) Legal
5 1 (0.43%) Advertising
5 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.43%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.85%) Application Packaging
1 2 (0.85%) LAMP
2 1 (0.43%) Flash
2 1 (0.43%) HTML
2 1 (0.43%) .NET
2 1 (0.43%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.43%) JSP
2 1 (0.43%) Web Services
2 1 (0.43%) Middleware
2 1 (0.43%) OLE
2 1 (0.43%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.68%) Management Information System
2 9 (3.83%) NHS
2 9 (3.83%) Blackberry
2 9 (3.83%) Clustering
3 6 (2.55%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.13%) Replication
5 4 (1.70%) Fat Client
5 4 (1.70%) PDA
5 4 (1.70%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.28%) Hedge funds
7 2 (0.85%) PKI
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.43%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.43%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.43%) Telematics
8 1 (0.43%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 190 (80.85%) Windows
2 121 (51.49%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (31.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (30.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (16.60%) Windows 7
6 23 (9.79%) Windows XP
7 11 (4.68%) Windows 8
8 10 (4.26%) Linux
8 10 (4.26%) Windows 2000
9 7 (2.98%) Windows NT
10 5 (2.13%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.70%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.28%) UNIX
12 3 (1.28%) CentOS
13 2 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.85%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.85%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.85%) Solaris
13 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.43%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.72%) ITIL
2 15 (6.38%) Change Management
3 13 (5.53%) Configuration Management
4 11 (4.68%) Migration
5 10 (4.26%) Asset Management
6 9 (3.83%) Problem Management
7 8 (3.40%) Network Management
8 7 (2.98%) Project Management
9 6 (2.55%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (2.55%) Service Delivery
10 5 (2.13%) Security Management
10 5 (2.13%) Information Security
11 4 (1.70%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.70%) PRINCE2
11 4 (1.70%) Performance Monitoring
11 4 (1.70%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (1.70%) Mobile Device Management
12 3 (1.28%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (1.28%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.28%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 52 (22.13%) SQL
2 21 (8.94%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.55%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.70%) VBScript
5 1 (0.43%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.43%) VB
5 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (12.77%) MCSE
3 24 (10.21%) Security Cleared
4 17 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (6.81%) CCNA
5 16 (6.81%) SC Cleared
6 15 (6.38%) MCITP
6 15 (6.38%) MCP
7 10 (4.26%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.40%) CCNP
9 7 (2.98%) CCA
9 7 (2.98%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.55%) CCEA
10 6 (2.55%) MCSA
11 5 (2.13%) MCTS
12 4 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (1.70%) HND
13 3 (1.28%) Degree
14 2 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.66%) SLA
2 3 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 158 (67.23%) Active Directory
2 66 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (14.47%) Hyper-V
4 26 (11.06%) XenApp
5 21 (8.94%) vSphere
6 18 (7.66%) XenDesktop
7 9 (3.83%) VMware ESX
8 8 (3.40%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.98%) VMware Server
9 7 (2.98%) XenServer
10 4 (1.70%) VMware Workstation
10 4 (1.70%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.28%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.28%) ISA Server
12 2 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.85%) NLBS
12 2 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.43%) UAG
13 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.43%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 48 (20.43%) SCCM
2 20 (8.51%) SCOM
3 6 (2.55%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.13%) NetBackup
5 4 (1.70%) SCVMM
5 4 (1.70%) WSUS
5 4 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (1.28%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.85%) Nagios
7 2 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (0.85%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.85%) Hyperic
8 1 (0.43%) PureDisk
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 1 (0.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.43%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.43%) vMotion
8 1 (0.43%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.43%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 139 (59.15%) VMware
2 96 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 81 (34.47%) Citrix
4 36 (15.32%) Cisco
5 16 (6.81%) HP
6 12 (5.11%) Dell
7 11 (4.68%) NetApp
8 7 (2.98%) EMC
8 7 (2.98%) Lotus
9 6 (2.55%) Symantec
10 4 (1.70%) Veeam
10 4 (1.70%) Juniper
10 4 (1.70%) Oracle
11 3 (1.28%) 3PAR
11 3 (1.28%) Intel
11 3 (1.28%) IBM
11 3 (1.28%) McAfee
11 3 (1.28%) Sophos
11 3 (1.28%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.28%) Red Hat
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