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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 476 475 484
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 119 144 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 86 96
Median daily rate £275 £264 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -3.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £166 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £381 £377
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £255 £250
% change year-on-year
+7.84% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 12
Median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £19.00 £17.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £62.00 £32.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.00% -3.84%
3rd Line Support Engineer
UK

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
43594 48186 48136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.54% 94.94% 93.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 28781 31160 30947
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1514 1892 2018
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 46 £250 -23.07% 11
South East +28 36 £275 - 10
South West +9 12 £241 +37.85% 4
North West +1 8 £197 -21.20% 4
West Midlands -20 4 £330 +55.29% 4
North East -31 4 £275 -19.11%
Yorkshire +14 3 £525 +68.00% 4
East of England +6 3 £298 +25.26% 4
East Midlands -13 3 £200 -20.39% 1
3rd Line Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 178 (69.80%) Windows
2 138 (54.12%) VMware
3 132 (51.76%) Active Directory
4 130 (50.98%) Windows Server
5 114 (44.71%) Microsoft
6 76 (29.80%) DNS
7 69 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 66 (25.88%) Citrix
9 63 (24.71%) MS Exchange
10 58 (22.75%) Cisco
11 55 (21.57%) SCCM
12 52 (20.39%) SQL
12 52 (20.39%) Firewall
13 50 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
14 48 (18.82%) MS Office
15 45 (17.65%) ITIL
15 45 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
16 44 (17.25%) Office 365
17 43 (16.86%) Security Cleared
18 41 (16.08%) SAN
19 40 (15.69%) DHCP
19 40 (15.69%) Windows 7
20 39 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
21 38 (14.90%) MS Excel
22 35 (13.73%) Incident Management
23 34 (13.33%) SC Cleared
24 33 (12.94%) Change Management
25 31 (12.16%) Java
26 30 (11.76%) LAN
26 30 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010

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 63 (24.71%) MS Exchange
2 30 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (7.45%) SharePoint
4 14 (5.49%) Skype for Business
5 11 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.14%) IIS
8 5 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.18%) Documentum
9 3 (1.18%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.39%) Apache
11 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.39%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 48 (18.82%) MS Office
2 38 (14.90%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.96%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (17.25%) Office 365
2 18 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.78%) Yammer
5 1 (0.39%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.39%) IaaS
5 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.39%) PaaS
5 1 (0.39%) SaaS
5 1 (0.39%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 76 (29.80%) DNS
2 52 (20.39%) Firewall
3 41 (16.08%) SAN
4 40 (15.69%) DHCP
5 30 (11.76%) LAN
6 27 (10.59%) TCP/IP
7 26 (10.20%) WAN
8 25 (9.80%) LDAP
9 14 (5.49%) Internet
10 13 (5.10%) NAS
10 13 (5.10%) Skype
11 11 (4.31%) VPN
11 11 (4.31%) Wireless
12 10 (3.92%) Network Security
13 8 (3.14%) VLAN
14 7 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.35%) VoIP
16 5 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
16 5 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
17 4 (1.57%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (10.59%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.78%) MS Access
5 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.39%) MySQL
6 1 (0.39%) OLAP
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.78%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.39%) MSI
General
1 23 (9.02%) Finance
2 9 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.75%) Back Office
4 4 (1.57%) Financial Institution
4 4 (1.57%) Local Government
5 3 (1.18%) Front Office
6 2 (0.78%) Advertising
6 2 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Electronics
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.14%) MSMQ
1 8 (3.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (0.39%) .NET
2 1 (0.39%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (6.67%) Blackberry
2 15 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 9 (3.53%) Clustering
4 7 (2.75%) Smartphone
5 5 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.96%) Hedge funds
5 5 (1.96%) iPhone
5 5 (1.96%) NHS
5 5 (1.96%) PDA
5 5 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.57%) VCE vBlock
7 3 (1.18%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.18%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.18%) Statistics
7 3 (1.18%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.78%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 178 (69.80%) Windows
2 130 (50.98%) Windows Server
3 69 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 50 (19.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (15.69%) Windows 7
6 39 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 29 (11.37%) Solaris
8 26 (10.20%) Windows 10
9 22 (8.63%) Linux
10 19 (7.45%) Windows XP
11 18 (7.06%) Windows 8
12 8 (3.14%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.96%) CentOS
14 4 (1.57%) Android
14 4 (1.57%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.18%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (1.18%) Unix
16 1 (0.39%) AIX
16 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (17.65%) ITIL
2 35 (13.73%) Incident Management
3 33 (12.94%) Change Management
4 26 (10.20%) Performance Monitoring
5 12 (4.71%) Migration
5 12 (4.71%) Problem Management
6 11 (4.31%) Load Balancing
7 8 (3.14%) Patch Management
7 8 (3.14%) Project Management
8 7 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (2.75%) Server Building
9 6 (2.35%) Service Delivery
9 6 (2.35%) Time Management
10 5 (1.96%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (1.96%) ITIL V3
10 5 (1.96%) Software Deployment
11 4 (1.57%) High Availability
11 4 (1.57%) Network Management
11 4 (1.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (1.57%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 52 (20.39%) SQL
2 31 (12.16%) Java
3 26 (10.20%) PowerShell
4 3 (1.18%) Python
4 3 (1.18%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.78%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.78%) Perl
6 1 (0.39%) C
6 1 (0.39%) C#
6 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.39%) PHP
6 1 (0.39%) R
6 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 43 (16.86%) Security Cleared
2 34 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.37%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (7.45%) CCNA
5 19 (7.45%) MCSE
6 14 (5.49%) CCNP
7 10 (3.92%) Degree
7 10 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 10 (3.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (3.14%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (2.75%) MCSA
10 6 (2.35%) MCP
11 5 (1.96%) A+ Certification
12 4 (1.57%) CCIE
12 4 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.18%) ACDT
13 3 (1.18%) ACHDS
13 3 (1.18%) ACTC
13 3 (1.18%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.31%) SLA
2 6 (2.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 132 (51.76%) Active Directory
2 45 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (9.80%) XenApp
4 22 (8.63%) Hyper-V
5 14 (5.49%) vSphere
6 9 (3.53%) XenDesktop
7 8 (3.14%) VMware ESX
7 8 (3.14%) VMware Server
8 6 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (2.35%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.35%) XenServer
9 5 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.18%) DFS Replication
10 3 (1.18%) UAG
10 3 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.78%) NFS
11 2 (0.78%) Xen
12 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.39%) Postfix
12 1 (0.39%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 55 (21.57%) SCCM
2 8 (3.14%) SCOM
3 6 (2.35%) NetBackup
4 5 (1.96%) FortiGate
4 5 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (1.96%) WSUS
5 4 (1.57%) Nagios
6 3 (1.18%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.18%) Netcool
6 3 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.78%) Grafana
7 2 (0.78%) PowerCLI
7 2 (0.78%) Puppet
7 2 (0.78%) SmoothWall
7 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.78%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 1 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.39%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.39%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.39%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 138 (54.12%) VMware
2 114 (44.71%) Microsoft
3 66 (25.88%) Citrix
4 58 (22.75%) Cisco
5 20 (7.84%) HP
6 15 (5.88%) EMC
7 14 (5.49%) NetApp
8 13 (5.10%) Dell
9 8 (3.14%) AppSense
9 8 (3.14%) Oracle
10 7 (2.75%) CheckPoint
11 6 (2.35%) Veeam
12 5 (1.96%) Canon
12 5 (1.96%) Intel Security
12 5 (1.96%) Juniper
12 5 (1.96%) Mitel
12 5 (1.96%) Palo Alto
13 4 (1.57%) Apple
13 4 (1.57%) Red Hat
13 4 (1.57%) Veritas
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