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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 467 463 423
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -40
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 98 76 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.21% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.18% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 36
Average daily rate
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£270 £235 £239
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% -1.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £160 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £334 £360 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £258 £228
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 24
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.00 £19.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £28.40 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-6.81% -
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
42753 41594 37674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.57% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 26488 25160 22087
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 £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 1766 2081
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -10 26 £290 +11.53% 14
London -10 21 £280 +24.44% 17
South West 0 13 £200 -52.94% 5
East Midlands +6 12 £325 - 1
East of England +19 7 £200 -5.88% 3
North West -14 7 £200 - 5
Yorkshire - 6 £275 - 3
West Midlands +2 5 £260 -42.22% 1
North East - - - -
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 169 (83.25%) Windows
2 133 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 120 (59.11%) VMware
4 101 (49.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (38.92%) Microsoft
6 75 (36.95%) MS Exchange
7 67 (33.00%) Citrix
8 63 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 60 (29.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (20.20%) Windows 7
11 41 (20.20%) SQL
12 40 (19.70%) ITIL
13 38 (18.72%) SCCM
13 38 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2010
14 37 (18.23%) Cisco
14 37 (18.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 34 (16.75%) Firewall
15 34 (16.75%) MCSE
16 33 (16.26%) LAN
17 32 (15.76%) WAN
18 31 (15.27%) SAN
19 28 (13.79%) SQL Server
20 25 (12.32%) Hyper-V
20 25 (12.32%) MS Excel
20 25 (12.32%) Windows XP
21 22 (10.84%) SharePoint
21 22 (10.84%) Office 365
22 21 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
23 20 (9.85%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 75 (36.95%) MS Exchange
2 38 (18.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (10.84%) SharePoint
4 21 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 18 (8.87%) Lync
6 16 (7.88%) Exchange Server 2007
7 13 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 12 (5.91%) IIS
9 6 (2.96%) IBM Notes
9 6 (2.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.48%) Documentum
11 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.49%) Apache
12 1 (0.49%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (12.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (9.36%) MS Office
3 1 (0.49%) PrintSoft PReS
3 1 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 22 (10.84%) Office 365
2 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.49%) SaaS
3 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 34 (16.75%) Firewall
2 33 (16.26%) LAN
3 32 (15.76%) WAN
4 31 (15.27%) SAN
5 20 (9.85%) DNS
6 18 (8.87%) TCP/IP
7 17 (8.37%) DHCP
8 16 (7.88%) VPN
9 11 (5.42%) VoIP
10 9 (4.43%) VLAN
11 6 (2.96%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.96%) Wireless
11 6 (2.96%) MPLS
12 5 (2.46%) Internet
12 5 (2.46%) NAS
13 4 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.48%) Cisco PIX
14 3 (1.48%) Network Security
15 2 (0.99%) OSPF
15 2 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.96%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.48%) MySQL
4 3 (1.48%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.49%) MS Access
5 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.40%) Finance
2 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.97%) Banking
4 2 (0.99%) Legal
5 1 (0.49%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Games
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.99%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.49%) HTML
2 1 (0.49%) .NET
2 1 (0.49%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.49%) JSP
2 1 (0.49%) Web Services
2 1 (0.49%) Flash
2 1 (0.49%) OLE
2 1 (0.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.42%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.43%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.45%) NHS
5 6 (2.96%) Replication
6 4 (1.97%) Clustering
7 3 (1.48%) PDA
7 3 (1.48%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.99%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.99%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.49%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.49%) FMCG
9 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 169 (83.25%) Windows
2 101 (49.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (28.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (20.20%) Windows 7
6 25 (12.32%) Windows XP
7 14 (6.90%) Windows 8
8 9 (4.43%) Linux
9 6 (2.96%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.46%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.97%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.48%) CentOS
12 3 (1.48%) Windows Vista
12 3 (1.48%) UNIX
13 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.99%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.70%) ITIL
2 13 (6.40%) Configuration Management
2 13 (6.40%) Asset Management
3 9 (4.43%) Migration
3 9 (4.43%) Network Management
4 8 (3.94%) Change Management
5 7 (3.45%) PRINCE2
6 6 (2.96%) Project Management
6 6 (2.96%) Problem Management
6 6 (2.96%) Mentoring
6 6 (2.96%) Coaching
7 5 (2.46%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (2.46%) Information Security
7 5 (2.46%) Incident Management
8 4 (1.97%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (1.97%) Business Continuity
8 4 (1.97%) Quality Management
8 4 (1.97%) Infrastructure Management
9 3 (1.48%) Software Deployment
9 3 (1.48%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 41 (20.20%) SQL
2 20 (9.85%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.46%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.48%) VBScript
5 1 (0.49%) VB
5 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.49%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 37 (18.23%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (16.75%) MCSE
3 20 (9.85%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.88%) MCITP
5 15 (7.39%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (7.39%) CCNA
6 14 (6.90%) MCP
7 13 (6.40%) SC Cleared
8 10 (4.93%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.93%) CCA
8 10 (4.93%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (3.45%) MCSA
11 6 (2.96%) CCEA
12 5 (2.46%) CCNP
13 4 (1.97%) MCTS
13 4 (1.97%) VCP4
14 3 (1.48%) Degree
15 2 (0.99%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.88%) SLA
System Software
1 133 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 60 (29.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (12.32%) Hyper-V
4 20 (9.85%) XenApp
5 16 (7.88%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.93%) vSphere
7 8 (3.94%) VMware Server
8 7 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (2.96%) VMware ESX
10 5 (2.46%) XenServer
11 4 (1.97%) Forefront TMG
12 3 (1.48%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.48%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.99%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.99%) UAG
14 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.49%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.49%) Firmware
14 1 (0.49%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 38 (18.72%) SCCM
2 18 (8.87%) SCOM
3 5 (2.46%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.99%) Nagios
5 2 (0.99%) ARCserve
5 2 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (0.99%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (0.99%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.99%) Hyperic
6 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.49%) WMI
6 1 (0.49%) Foglight
6 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.49%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 120 (59.11%) VMware
2 79 (38.92%) Microsoft
3 67 (33.00%) Citrix
4 37 (18.23%) Cisco
5 19 (9.36%) HP
6 12 (5.91%) NetApp
7 10 (4.93%) Dell
8 7 (3.45%) EMC
8 7 (3.45%) Lotus
8 7 (3.45%) Symantec
9 6 (2.96%) 3PAR
10 4 (1.97%) SolarWinds
10 4 (1.97%) Tandberg
10 4 (1.97%) Veeam
10 4 (1.97%) Juniper
11 3 (1.48%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.48%) Riverbed
11 3 (1.48%) Oracle
11 3 (1.48%) McAfee
11 3 (1.48%) AppSense
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