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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 487 477 482
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 128 167 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.34% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 96 90
Median daily rate £270 £260 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £176 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £364 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £253 £239
% change year-on-year
+2.97% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 7
Median hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £19.03 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.40 £175.00 £39.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
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
47082 49406 48378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.64% 95.00% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 31049 32107 30018
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1524 1896 1961
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +14 41 £275 +22.22% 12
London -22 40 £268 -7.23% 13
South West 0 8 £325 +60.49% 6
West Midlands -22 8 £240 -29.92% 3
North West +5 7 £250 -5.21% 2
Yorkshire +1 6 £269 +7.50% 5
East Midlands -6 6 £265 +0.95% 4
North East -18 6 £294 -
East of England +2 5 £185 -26.00% 5
Midlands - 1 £200 -
3rd Line Support Engineer
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3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 181 (64.87%) Windows
2 166 (59.50%) Active Directory
3 144 (51.61%) VMware
4 131 (46.95%) Windows Server
5 108 (38.71%) Microsoft
6 74 (26.52%) DNS
7 73 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (25.09%) Citrix
9 66 (23.66%) SQL
10 63 (22.58%) MS Exchange
11 61 (21.86%) Security Cleared
11 61 (21.86%) Cisco
12 55 (19.71%) ITIL
13 53 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
14 52 (18.64%) SCCM
14 52 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
14 52 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
15 49 (17.56%) MS Office
16 47 (16.85%) Windows 7
17 46 (16.49%) SAN
18 44 (15.77%) MS Excel
19 42 (15.05%) HP
20 41 (14.70%) DHCP
21 38 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
21 38 (13.62%) SC Cleared
22 37 (13.26%) Java
22 37 (13.26%) Change Management
23 36 (12.90%) Firewall
23 36 (12.90%) Office 365
24 34 (12.19%) PowerShell

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 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (7.17%) Skype for Business
4 17 (6.09%) SharePoint
5 13 (4.66%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.58%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.58%) IIS
8 7 (2.51%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.43%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.08%) Documentum
10 3 (1.08%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.36%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 49 (17.56%) MS Office
2 44 (15.77%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.58%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.08%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.90%) Office 365
2 13 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.08%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.08%) Yammer
5 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
5 2 (0.72%) SoftLayer
6 1 (0.36%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) PaaS
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (26.52%) DNS
2 46 (16.49%) SAN
3 41 (14.70%) DHCP
4 36 (12.90%) Firewall
5 34 (12.19%) LAN
6 32 (11.47%) WAN
7 29 (10.39%) TCP/IP
8 25 (8.96%) LDAP
9 18 (6.45%) Internet
10 17 (6.09%) Skype
11 14 (5.02%) Wireless
12 13 (4.66%) NAS
13 10 (3.58%) VLAN
14 9 (3.23%) VoIP
14 9 (3.23%) VPN
15 8 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (2.87%) Unified Communications
16 7 (2.51%) Network Security
17 6 (2.15%) Intranet
18 5 (1.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (11.47%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (2.15%) MS Access
4 5 (1.79%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.36%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.36%) MySQL
7 1 (0.36%) OLAP
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.72%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.72%) JIRA
1 2 (0.72%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.36%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.36%) MSI
General
1 13 (4.66%) Finance
2 10 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.51%) Back Office
4 6 (2.15%) Billing
5 4 (1.43%) Retail
6 3 (1.08%) Front Office
7 2 (0.72%) Banking
7 2 (0.72%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.43%) .NET
2 3 (1.08%) Web Services
3 2 (0.72%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.72%) Java EE
3 2 (0.72%) JAX-RS
3 2 (0.72%) JSF
3 2 (0.72%) Middleware
3 2 (0.72%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.72%) RESTful
3 2 (0.72%) SOAP
3 2 (0.72%) XML
3 2 (0.72%) XSLT
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (7.17%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.81%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.30%) Clustering
4 7 (2.51%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.15%) Client/Server
5 6 (2.15%) Statistics
6 5 (1.79%) iPhone
6 5 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.79%) NHS
6 5 (1.79%) PDA
6 5 (1.79%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.08%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.08%) Handset
8 3 (1.08%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.08%) IVR
8 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 181 (64.87%) Windows
2 131 (46.95%) Windows Server
3 73 (26.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (18.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 52 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (16.85%) Windows 7
6 31 (11.11%) Linux
7 30 (10.75%) Solaris
8 23 (8.24%) Windows 10
8 23 (8.24%) Windows XP
9 19 (6.81%) Windows 8
10 9 (3.23%) Unix
11 8 (2.87%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.51%) AIX
12 7 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.79%) CentOS
14 4 (1.43%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.08%) Android
16 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.36%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.71%) ITIL
2 37 (13.26%) Change Management
3 31 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 27 (9.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 16 (5.73%) Migration
5 16 (5.73%) Service Delivery
6 14 (5.02%) Problem Management
7 11 (3.94%) Time Management
8 9 (3.23%) High Availability
8 9 (3.23%) Server Building
9 8 (2.87%) Patch Management
9 8 (2.87%) Project Management
10 7 (2.51%) Server Patching
11 6 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
11 6 (2.15%) Software Deployment
11 6 (2.15%) Validation
12 5 (1.79%) Capacity Planning
12 5 (1.79%) Compliance Management
12 5 (1.79%) Data Protection
12 5 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.66%) SQL
2 37 (13.26%) Java
3 34 (12.19%) PowerShell
4 6 (2.15%) C#
5 4 (1.43%) C
6 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.72%) Perl
7 2 (0.72%) Python
8 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.36%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (21.86%) Security Cleared
2 38 (13.62%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (13.62%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.04%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (9.68%) MCSE
5 22 (7.89%) CCNA
6 21 (7.53%) DV Cleared
7 14 (5.02%) MCP
8 12 (4.30%) CCNP
9 11 (3.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (3.58%) Degree
10 10 (3.58%) MCSA
11 7 (2.51%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.79%) ACDT
13 5 (1.79%) ACHDS
13 5 (1.79%) ACTC
13 5 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (1.79%) MCSM
13 5 (1.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.60%) SLA
2 4 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.08%) QA
4 2 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 166 (59.50%) Active Directory
2 53 (19.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (10.04%) XenApp
4 25 (8.96%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.66%) vSphere
6 11 (3.94%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.23%) VMware ESX
7 9 (3.23%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.87%) VMware Server
9 6 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (2.15%) XenServer
10 5 (1.79%) KVM
10 5 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.08%) NFS
13 2 (0.72%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.72%) UAG
13 2 (0.72%) Xen
14 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (18.64%) SCCM
2 13 (4.66%) NetBackup
3 11 (3.94%) WSUS
4 10 (3.58%) SCOM
5 7 (2.51%) Netcool
5 7 (2.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.79%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.79%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.43%) Nagios
7 4 (1.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (1.08%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.72%) Grafana
9 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.72%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.72%) Puppet
10 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.36%) SafeCom
10 1 (0.36%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 144 (51.61%) VMware
2 108 (38.71%) Microsoft
3 70 (25.09%) Citrix
4 61 (21.86%) Cisco
5 42 (15.05%) HP
6 26 (9.32%) Oracle
7 20 (7.17%) EMC
8 16 (5.73%) NetApp
9 12 (4.30%) Dell
10 11 (3.94%) IBM
11 9 (3.23%) Veritas
12 8 (2.87%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.51%) Apple
13 7 (2.51%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.51%) Intel Security
13 7 (2.51%) Lotus
14 6 (2.15%) Mitel
14 6 (2.15%) Symantec
14 6 (2.15%) Veeam
15 5 (1.79%) Canon
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