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 December 2014 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 461 461 438
Rank change year-on-year
0 -23
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 118 90 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.24% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.21% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 41
Average daily rate
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£259 £258 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.48% -0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £174 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £328 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £260 £260
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 26
Average hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.98 £19.50 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £21.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -3.33%
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
45626 43383 41175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.03% 92.64% 93.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 29592 26643 23710
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £229 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1873 1913 2427
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.65% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014.

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 December 2014. 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
London +25 37 £305 +22.00% 8
South East -29 29 £220 -20.00% 17
West Midlands 0 14 £238 - 2
South West -22 10 £243 - 7
East of England -8 9 £120 -31.42% 4
East Midlands +10 8 £325 +85.71%
Yorkshire -8 6 £233 +8.77% 2
North West -9 5 £225 - 6
North East -27 2 - - 3
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 167 (81.46%) Windows
2 121 (59.02%) Active Directory
3 116 (56.59%) VMware
4 91 (44.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (37.56%) MS Exchange
6 66 (32.20%) Citrix
7 63 (30.73%) Microsoft
8 58 (28.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 52 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 52 (25.37%) Windows 7
10 43 (20.98%) SAN
11 42 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 40 (19.51%) SCCM
13 37 (18.05%) Cisco
14 34 (16.59%) Firewall
14 34 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
15 33 (16.10%) DNS
15 33 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
16 32 (15.61%) LAN
16 32 (15.61%) ITIL
17 31 (15.12%) WAN
18 28 (13.66%) Windows XP
18 28 (13.66%) MS Office
18 28 (13.66%) MCSE
19 27 (13.17%) Hyper-V
20 25 (12.20%) DHCP
21 24 (11.71%) SQL
21 24 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2003
22 23 (11.22%) SQL Server
22 23 (11.22%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 77 (37.56%) MS Exchange
2 34 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 20 (9.76%) SharePoint
5 18 (8.78%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (7.32%) Lync
7 10 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (4.88%) IIS
8 9 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.44%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.98%) Apache
10 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.49%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.49%) WorkSite
11 1 (0.49%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.49%) JBoss
11 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.49%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 28 (13.66%) MS Office
2 22 (10.73%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.49%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.98%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (6.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.98%) SAN
2 34 (16.59%) Firewall
3 33 (16.10%) DNS
4 32 (15.61%) LAN
5 31 (15.12%) WAN
6 25 (12.20%) DHCP
7 23 (11.22%) TCP/IP
8 17 (8.29%) VLAN
9 16 (7.80%) VoIP
9 16 (7.80%) VPN
10 12 (5.85%) NAS
11 8 (3.90%) MPLS
12 3 (1.46%) 3G
12 3 (1.46%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.46%) LDAP
12 3 (1.46%) Network Security
13 2 (0.98%) iSCSI
13 2 (0.98%) BIG-IP
13 2 (0.98%) PBX
13 2 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.49%) MySQL
3 1 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (0.49%) MS Access
3 1 (0.49%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (0.49%) Introscope
General
1 14 (6.83%) Finance
2 9 (4.39%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.41%) Banking
4 3 (1.46%) Advertising
5 1 (0.49%) Games
5 1 (0.49%) Retail
5 1 (0.49%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.49%) Marketing
5 1 (0.49%) Automotive
5 1 (0.49%) Law
5 1 (0.49%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.98%) Application Packaging
2 1 (0.49%) .NET
2 1 (0.49%) Web Services
2 1 (0.49%) Flash
2 1 (0.49%) Middleware
2 1 (0.49%) OLE
2 1 (0.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.22%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.88%) Replication
4 9 (4.39%) PDA
5 7 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.95%) NHS
6 4 (1.95%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.95%) Clustering
7 3 (1.46%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.46%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.49%) Open Source
8 1 (0.49%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.49%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 167 (81.46%) Windows
2 91 (44.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 58 (28.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (25.37%) Windows 7
5 42 (20.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 28 (13.66%) Windows XP
7 18 (8.78%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.41%) Linux
9 4 (1.95%) Windows Vista
9 4 (1.95%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.95%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.46%) UNIX
11 2 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.98%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.98%) Solaris
12 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.49%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.49%) Android
12 1 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (15.61%) ITIL
2 10 (4.88%) Migration
2 10 (4.88%) Asset Management
3 9 (4.39%) Problem Management
4 8 (3.90%) Change Management
4 8 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (3.41%) Configuration Management
5 7 (3.41%) Mentoring
6 6 (2.93%) Coaching
7 5 (2.44%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (2.44%) PRINCE2
7 5 (2.44%) Business Continuity
7 5 (2.44%) Information Security
7 5 (2.44%) Network Management
8 4 (1.95%) Incident Management
8 4 (1.95%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (1.95%) Project Management
8 4 (1.95%) Quality Management
8 4 (1.95%) Service Delivery
9 3 (1.46%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.71%) SQL
2 17 (8.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.44%) VBScript
4 4 (1.95%) VB
5 2 (0.98%) Perl
6 1 (0.49%) Java
6 1 (0.49%) Python
6 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (16.10%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (13.66%) MCSE
3 20 (9.76%) Security Cleared
4 16 (7.80%) MCITP
5 15 (7.32%) SC Cleared
6 11 (5.37%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (4.88%) CCNA
8 9 (4.39%) MCP
9 7 (3.41%) CCA
9 7 (3.41%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (2.93%) MCSA
11 5 (2.44%) MCTS
12 4 (1.95%) CCNP
12 4 (1.95%) A+ Certification
13 3 (1.46%) CCEA
13 3 (1.46%) DV Cleared
14 2 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (0.98%) Degree
15 1 (0.49%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.85%) SLA
System Software
1 121 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 52 (25.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (13.17%) Hyper-V
4 22 (10.73%) XenApp
5 18 (8.78%) XenDesktop
6 12 (5.85%) VMware Server
7 11 (5.37%) XenServer
8 6 (2.93%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (2.44%) vSphere
10 4 (1.95%) Forefront TMG
10 4 (1.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.95%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.95%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.46%) NLBS
12 2 (0.98%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.98%) UAG
13 1 (0.49%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.49%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 40 (19.51%) SCCM
2 11 (5.37%) SCOM
3 10 (4.88%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (2.44%) FortiGate
5 4 (1.95%) ARCserve
5 4 (1.95%) NetBackup
6 2 (0.98%) WSUS
6 2 (0.98%) HP SIM
6 2 (0.98%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
7 1 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.49%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.49%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.49%) PureDisk
7 1 (0.49%) WMI
7 1 (0.49%) CA SiteMinder
7 1 (0.49%) MIMEsweeper
7 1 (0.49%) Foglight
Vendors
1 116 (56.59%) VMware
2 66 (32.20%) Citrix
3 63 (30.73%) Microsoft
4 37 (18.05%) Cisco
5 21 (10.24%) HP
6 17 (8.29%) NetApp
7 16 (7.80%) Dell
8 10 (4.88%) Symantec
9 9 (4.39%) SolarWinds
10 7 (3.41%) EMC
11 6 (2.93%) Juniper
11 6 (2.93%) 3PAR
12 5 (2.44%) Lotus
13 4 (1.95%) Tandberg
14 3 (1.46%) AppSense
14 3 (1.46%) Mitel
14 3 (1.46%) CheckPoint
14 3 (1.46%) Avaya
14 3 (1.46%) Intel
14 3 (1.46%) IBM
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