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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 467 449 460
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +11
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 148 176 130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.30% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.37% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 112 76
Median daily rate £275 £250 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £210
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 22
Median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £18.37 £16.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £23.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-9.23% +16.30%
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
46763 48174 46107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.70% 94.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 30926 30296 28951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1336 1918 1967
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £41.24 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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
South East -1 49 £275 +2.80% 13
London -1 38 £300 +17.64% 8
South West +2 20 £300 +33.33% 3
East of England +1 10 £220 -2.22% 3
North East - 10 £280 - 1
North West -12 7 £225 - 7
Yorkshire +11 6 £290 +45.00% 2
West Midlands -18 5 £325 +18.18% 2
East Midlands +4 3 £228 -24.79%
3rd Line Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 215 (68.91%) Windows
2 176 (56.41%) Active Directory
3 164 (52.56%) Windows Server
4 163 (52.24%) VMware
5 111 (35.58%) Microsoft
6 92 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 73 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 73 (23.40%) Citrix
9 71 (22.76%) MS Exchange
10 58 (18.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 52 (16.67%) Cisco
12 51 (16.35%) ITIL
13 50 (16.03%) SQL
14 48 (15.38%) DNS
15 47 (15.06%) Security Cleared
15 47 (15.06%) Windows 7
16 43 (13.78%) Office 365
17 42 (13.46%) SAN
18 37 (11.86%) HP
19 36 (11.54%) Linux
20 34 (10.90%) SharePoint
20 34 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
20 34 (10.90%) Hyper-V
21 33 (10.58%) LAN
22 32 (10.26%) WAN
22 32 (10.26%) SLA
23 31 (9.94%) DHCP
23 31 (9.94%) PowerShell
23 31 (9.94%) SCCM

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 71 (22.76%) MS Exchange
2 34 (10.90%) SharePoint
3 28 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (8.01%) Skype for Business
5 16 (5.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.17%) IIS
7 12 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.24%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.60%) WordPress
12 3 (0.96%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.64%) Apache
13 2 (0.64%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.64%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.64%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.32%) JBoss
14 1 (0.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 30 (9.62%) MS Excel
1 30 (9.62%) MS Office
2 9 (2.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Eikon
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.78%) Office 365
2 11 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.24%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.92%) Yammer
5 4 (1.28%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.64%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.32%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (15.38%) DNS
2 42 (13.46%) SAN
3 33 (10.58%) LAN
4 32 (10.26%) WAN
5 31 (9.94%) DHCP
6 28 (8.97%) Firewall
7 21 (6.73%) TCP/IP
8 17 (5.45%) VoIP
9 13 (4.17%) VPN
10 12 (3.85%) Skype
11 9 (2.88%) Unified Communications
12 8 (2.56%) Intranet
12 8 (2.56%) VLAN
13 7 (2.24%) Internet
13 7 (2.24%) NAS
13 7 (2.24%) Network Security
13 7 (2.24%) Wireless
14 6 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (1.60%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.29%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.96%) MS Access
5 3 (0.96%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.32%) DB2
7 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.32%) MySQL
7 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.96%) JIRA
2 1 (0.32%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.32%) Maven
2 1 (0.32%) Subversion
2 1 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (6.73%) Finance
2 12 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.21%) Banking
4 8 (2.56%) Retail
5 7 (2.24%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.60%) Billing
6 5 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.96%) Advertising
7 3 (0.96%) Electronics
7 3 (0.96%) Marketing
8 2 (0.64%) Local Government
9 1 (0.32%) Back Office
9 1 (0.32%) Law
9 1 (0.32%) Legal
9 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.60%) .NET
2 4 (1.28%) Web Services
3 3 (0.96%) Hibernate
3 3 (0.96%) Middleware
3 3 (0.96%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.96%) RESTful
3 3 (0.96%) SOAP
4 2 (0.64%) Java EE
4 2 (0.64%) JAX-RS
4 2 (0.64%) JSF
4 2 (0.64%) XML
4 2 (0.64%) XSLT
5 1 (0.32%) CSS
5 1 (0.32%) Java SE
5 1 (0.32%) Lucene
5 1 (0.32%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.32%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.53%) Replication
3 10 (3.21%) Driving Licence
4 9 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.56%) Clustering
6 6 (1.92%) NHS
7 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.28%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.28%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.28%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.28%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.96%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.96%) Handset
9 3 (0.96%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.96%) IVR
9 3 (0.96%) New Media
9 3 (0.96%) Statistics
9 3 (0.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 215 (68.91%) Windows
2 164 (52.56%) Windows Server
3 92 (29.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 73 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (18.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (15.06%) Windows 7
7 36 (11.54%) Linux
8 23 (7.37%) Windows XP
9 17 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.49%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.56%) AIX
11 8 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (1.92%) Android
12 6 (1.92%) Solaris
12 6 (1.92%) Unix
13 4 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
14 2 (0.64%) CentOS
14 2 (0.64%) Windows Phone
14 2 (0.64%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.35%) ITIL
2 25 (8.01%) Migration
3 20 (6.41%) Change Management
4 18 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 12 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 12 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 10 (3.21%) Performance Monitoring
7 9 (2.88%) High Availability
7 9 (2.88%) Server Building
8 8 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
9 7 (2.24%) Data Protection
9 7 (2.24%) Time Management
10 6 (1.92%) Performance Management
10 6 (1.92%) Project Management
11 5 (1.60%) Business Intelligence
11 5 (1.60%) ITIL V3
12 4 (1.28%) Capacity Management
12 4 (1.28%) Programme Management
13 3 (0.96%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 50 (16.03%) SQL
2 31 (9.94%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.81%) Java
4 7 (2.24%) C#
5 5 (1.60%) C
6 3 (0.96%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.64%) C++
8 1 (0.32%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (15.06%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 26 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (8.01%) MCSE
5 23 (7.37%) SC Cleared
6 20 (6.41%) CCNA
7 17 (5.45%) DV Cleared
8 11 (3.53%) CCNP
9 10 (3.21%) MCP
10 9 (2.88%) MCITP
11 7 (2.24%) DBS Check
12 6 (1.92%) MCSA
12 6 (1.92%) MCTS
13 5 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.60%) RHCE
14 4 (1.28%) Degree
14 4 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.64%) CCA
15 2 (0.64%) CCIE
15 2 (0.64%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (10.26%) SLA
2 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.96%) QA
4 2 (0.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 176 (56.41%) Active Directory
2 79 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (10.90%) Hyper-V
4 29 (9.29%) XenApp
5 27 (8.65%) vSphere
6 18 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (4.81%) XenDesktop
8 13 (4.17%) VMware ESX
9 10 (3.21%) XenServer
10 5 (1.60%) KVM
10 5 (1.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.96%) MetaFrame
12 2 (0.64%) NFS
12 2 (0.64%) vCloud
12 2 (0.64%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.64%) Xen
13 1 (0.32%) Shibboleth
13 1 (0.32%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 31 (9.94%) SCCM
2 14 (4.49%) WSUS
3 10 (3.21%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
4 9 (2.88%) SCOM
5 5 (1.60%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (0.96%) Netcool
7 3 (0.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.96%) SCOrch
7 3 (0.96%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.96%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 2 (0.64%) Nagios
8 2 (0.64%) SCDPM
8 2 (0.64%) SmoothWall
8 2 (0.64%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.32%) SafeCom
9 1 (0.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 163 (52.24%) VMware
2 111 (35.58%) Microsoft
3 73 (23.40%) Citrix
4 52 (16.67%) Cisco
5 37 (11.86%) HP
6 21 (6.73%) Oracle
7 19 (6.09%) EMC
8 17 (5.45%) IBM
9 15 (4.81%) NetApp
10 7 (2.24%) Avaya
10 7 (2.24%) Red Hat
11 6 (1.92%) AppSense
11 6 (1.92%) BT
11 6 (1.92%) Symantec
12 5 (1.60%) Lotus
13 4 (1.28%) Dell
13 4 (1.28%) Meridio
13 4 (1.28%) Remedy
13 4 (1.28%) SAP
13 4 (1.28%) Veritas
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