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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 428 433 485
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +52
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 153 147 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.32% 0.32% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.34% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 92 44
Average daily rate £275 £270 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +14.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £374 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £256 £235
% change year-on-year
-1.46% +9.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 10
Average hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.50 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.00 £22.10
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +22.17%
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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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
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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +6 55 £325 +8.33% 20
South East +2 38 £275 - 16
South West +2 16 £170 -27.65% 4
East Midlands -1 14 £263 -22.22% 2
Yorkshire -11 8 £250 -9.09% 2
West Midlands -21 8 £325 +30.00% 4
North West -18 7 £250 +53.84% 5
East of England -3 6 £250 -23.07% 7
3rd Line Support Engineer
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 230 (74.68%) Windows
2 176 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 164 (53.25%) Windows Server
4 156 (50.65%) VMware
5 120 (38.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 98 (31.82%) Microsoft
7 97 (31.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 85 (27.60%) MS Exchange
9 68 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
10 66 (21.43%) Cisco
11 64 (20.78%) Citrix
12 59 (19.16%) Windows 7
13 55 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
14 51 (16.56%) SAN
15 50 (16.23%) DNS
16 47 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
17 46 (14.94%) LAN
17 46 (14.94%) Firewall
18 45 (14.61%) SQL
19 41 (13.31%) Office 365
19 41 (13.31%) SCCM
20 38 (12.34%) Hyper-V
20 38 (12.34%) SharePoint
20 38 (12.34%) Finance
21 37 (12.01%) WAN
21 37 (12.01%) SQL Server
22 36 (11.69%) ITIL
23 35 (11.36%) DHCP
24 33 (10.71%) Windows XP
25 32 (10.39%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 85 (27.60%) MS Exchange
2 47 (15.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 38 (12.34%) SharePoint
4 26 (8.44%) Exchange Server 2013
5 23 (7.47%) Lync
6 19 (6.17%) IIS
7 14 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
9 8 (2.60%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.62%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.97%) Apache
12 2 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 30 (9.74%) MS Excel
1 30 (9.74%) MS Office
2 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.65%) Maximo
2 2 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.32%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.31%) Office 365
2 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.65%) OneDrive
3 2 (0.65%) Yammer
4 1 (0.32%) IBM PureFlex
4 1 (0.32%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (16.56%) SAN
2 50 (16.23%) DNS
3 46 (14.94%) Firewall
3 46 (14.94%) LAN
4 37 (12.01%) WAN
5 35 (11.36%) DHCP
6 29 (9.42%) TCP/IP
7 19 (6.17%) VoIP
8 16 (5.19%) VPN
9 12 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (3.57%) NAS
11 10 (3.25%) Internet
11 10 (3.25%) Network Security
12 9 (2.92%) Wireless
13 8 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
14 7 (2.27%) MPLS
15 6 (1.95%) VLAN
16 5 (1.62%) Skype
16 5 (1.62%) WLAN
17 4 (1.30%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.01%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.27%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.32%) DB2
5 1 (0.32%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Eclipse
1 2 (0.65%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.65%) JIRA
1 2 (0.65%) Maven
1 2 (0.65%) Subversion
1 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 38 (12.34%) Finance
2 21 (6.82%) Banking
3 13 (4.22%) Telecoms
4 9 (2.92%) Investment Banking
4 9 (2.92%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.60%) Advertising
6 6 (1.95%) Retail
7 5 (1.62%) Electronics
7 5 (1.62%) Marketing
8 3 (0.97%) Law
8 3 (0.97%) Legal
8 3 (0.97%) Local Government
9 2 (0.65%) Billing
9 2 (0.65%) German Language
9 2 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.32%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.92%) .NET
2 3 (0.97%) Web Services
3 2 (0.65%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.65%) Java SE
3 2 (0.65%) Lucene
3 2 (0.65%) Middleware
3 2 (0.65%) NHibernate
3 2 (0.65%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.65%) RESTful
3 2 (0.65%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.84%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.87%) Data Centre
3 13 (4.22%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.25%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.60%) Replication
6 6 (1.95%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (1.95%) NHS
7 5 (1.62%) HP Storage
8 4 (1.30%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.97%) Clustering
9 3 (0.97%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (0.97%) New Media
9 3 (0.97%) VCE vBlock
9 3 (0.97%) Wiki
10 1 (0.32%) Chemistry
10 1 (0.32%) EqualLogic
10 1 (0.32%) Informatics
10 1 (0.32%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.32%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 230 (74.68%) Windows
2 164 (53.25%) Windows Server
3 120 (38.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 97 (31.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (19.16%) Windows 7
6 55 (17.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (10.71%) Windows XP
8 21 (6.82%) Linux
9 14 (4.55%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.27%) Unix
11 6 (1.95%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.97%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (0.97%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.32%) AIX
13 1 (0.32%) Android
13 1 (0.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.32%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (11.69%) ITIL
2 20 (6.49%) Migration
3 9 (2.92%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (2.27%) Configuration Management
5 7 (2.27%) Patch Management
6 6 (1.95%) Asset Management
6 6 (1.95%) Change Management
6 6 (1.95%) Incident Management
6 6 (1.95%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (1.95%) Programme Management
6 6 (1.95%) Server Building
7 5 (1.62%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (1.62%) ITIL V3
7 5 (1.62%) Problem Management
7 5 (1.62%) Service Delivery
8 4 (1.30%) Change Control
8 4 (1.30%) Data Protection
8 4 (1.30%) Reverse Engineering
8 4 (1.30%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.61%) SQL
2 28 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.62%) C#
3 5 (1.62%) Java
4 2 (0.65%) C
4 2 (0.65%) C++
4 2 (0.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.32%) VB
5 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 32 (10.39%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (9.09%) CCNA
3 27 (8.77%) Security Cleared
4 26 (8.44%) Microsoft Certification
5 19 (6.17%) MCSE
5 19 (6.17%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.90%) CCNP
7 11 (3.57%) MCITP
8 9 (2.92%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.27%) MCSA
10 3 (0.97%) CCIE
10 3 (0.97%) Degree
10 3 (0.97%) MCTS
11 2 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.32%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.32%) HNC
12 1 (0.32%) HND
12 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.32%) MCP
12 1 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 176 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 68 (22.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (12.34%) Hyper-V
4 32 (10.39%) vSphere
5 17 (5.52%) XenApp
6 11 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (2.60%) VMware ESX
8 4 (1.30%) MetaFrame
8 4 (1.30%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (0.97%) VMware Server
9 3 (0.97%) XenServer
10 2 (0.65%) Shibboleth
10 2 (0.65%) vCloud
11 1 (0.32%) Firmware
11 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.32%) NFS
11 1 (0.32%) Samba
Systems Management
1 41 (13.31%) SCCM
2 16 (5.19%) SCOM
3 11 (3.57%) WSUS
4 9 (2.92%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.95%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.62%) SCOrch
7 4 (1.30%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.97%) EMC NetWorker
8 3 (0.97%) Nagios
8 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.65%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.65%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.65%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.32%) Foglight
10 1 (0.32%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.32%) SolarWinds Orion
10 1 (0.32%) vMotion
10 1 (0.32%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 156 (50.65%) VMware
2 98 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 66 (21.43%) Cisco
4 64 (20.78%) Citrix
5 25 (8.12%) HP
6 12 (3.90%) EMC
7 11 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 9 (2.92%) Symantec
9 8 (2.60%) NetApp
10 7 (2.27%) IBM
10 7 (2.27%) Oracle
11 6 (1.95%) Avaya
11 6 (1.95%) CheckPoint
11 6 (1.95%) Veeam
12 5 (1.62%) Brocade
12 5 (1.62%) Juniper
12 5 (1.62%) Remedy
12 5 (1.62%) SAP
13 4 (1.30%) CommVault
13 4 (1.30%) Dell
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