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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 439 458 443
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 118 81 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 39 34
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£250 £250 £250
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £174 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £357 £330 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £258 £230
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 25
Average hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £21.00 £19.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.32%
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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +15 28 £300 +33.33% 12
South East -11 28 £220 -17.75% 16
South West -8 15 £250 -41.17% 4
West Midlands +9 13 £225 - 1
Yorkshire +1 11 £275 +28.65% 4
East Midlands +19 8 £338 -
East of England +3 8 £275 +37.50% 3
North West +3 7 £156 - 3
North East - 1 - -
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 161 (81.73%) Windows
2 127 (64.47%) Active Directory
3 111 (56.35%) VMware
4 95 (48.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 76 (38.58%) MS Exchange
6 70 (35.53%) Microsoft
7 67 (34.01%) Citrix
8 66 (33.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 54 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 49 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (23.35%) Windows 7
12 41 (20.81%) SCCM
13 37 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (17.77%) Cisco
15 34 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (16.75%) ITIL
16 33 (16.75%) Firewall
17 32 (16.24%) MCSE
17 32 (16.24%) SAN
18 29 (14.72%) LAN
19 28 (14.21%) WAN
20 27 (13.71%) SQL
21 26 (13.20%) SQL Server
21 26 (13.20%) Windows XP
22 24 (12.18%) DNS
22 24 (12.18%) SharePoint
22 24 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2003
22 24 (12.18%) Hyper-V
23 22 (11.17%) MS Excel
24 21 (10.66%) MS Office

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

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 76 (38.58%) MS Exchange
2 34 (17.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (12.18%) SharePoint
3 24 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (9.64%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (7.61%) Lync
6 10 (5.08%) IIS
6 10 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (4.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (3.55%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.52%) Documentum
10 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.51%) Apache
11 1 (0.51%) WorkSite
Applications
1 22 (11.17%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.66%) MS Office
3 3 (1.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.51%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.64%) Office 365
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.51%) SaaS
2 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.75%) Firewall
2 32 (16.24%) SAN
3 29 (14.72%) LAN
4 28 (14.21%) WAN
5 24 (12.18%) DNS
6 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
7 18 (9.14%) VPN
7 18 (9.14%) DHCP
8 14 (7.11%) VLAN
9 11 (5.58%) VoIP
10 8 (4.06%) NAS
10 8 (4.06%) MPLS
11 4 (2.03%) Wireless
12 3 (1.52%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.52%) Internet
12 3 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.02%) 2G
13 2 (1.02%) BIG-IP
13 2 (1.02%) iSCSI
13 2 (1.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (13.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.51%) MySQL
4 1 (0.51%) MS Access
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.60%) Finance
2 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.05%) Banking
4 3 (1.52%) Advertising
5 2 (1.02%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Retail
6 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Automotive
6 1 (0.51%) Law
6 1 (0.51%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.02%) Application Packaging
1 2 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.51%) JSP
2 1 (0.51%) Web Services
2 1 (0.51%) HTML
2 1 (0.51%) Flash
2 1 (0.51%) OLE
2 1 (0.51%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.63%) Blackberry
2 14 (7.11%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.55%) Replication
3 7 (3.55%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.05%) PDA
4 6 (3.05%) NHS
5 4 (2.03%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.52%) Clustering
7 2 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.02%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.51%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.51%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 161 (81.73%) Windows
2 95 (48.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (33.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (24.87%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (23.35%) Windows 7
6 26 (13.20%) Windows XP
7 14 (7.11%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.55%) Linux
9 3 (1.52%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.52%) UNIX
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.52%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.52%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.52%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.52%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.51%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.75%) ITIL
2 13 (6.60%) Asset Management
3 12 (6.09%) Configuration Management
4 10 (5.08%) Migration
4 10 (5.08%) Network Management
5 8 (4.06%) Problem Management
5 8 (4.06%) Change Management
5 8 (4.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (3.05%) Business Continuity
6 6 (3.05%) Mentoring
6 6 (3.05%) Coaching
7 5 (2.54%) Network Monitoring
7 5 (2.54%) Incident Management
7 5 (2.54%) Information Security
8 4 (2.03%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.03%) Quality Management
8 4 (2.03%) Project Management
8 4 (2.03%) PRINCE2
9 3 (1.52%) Software Deployment
9 3 (1.52%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.71%) SQL
2 14 (7.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.03%) VBScript
4 2 (1.02%) VB
4 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.51%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (18.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (16.24%) MCSE
3 21 (10.66%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.61%) MCITP
4 15 (7.61%) MCP
5 14 (7.11%) CCNA
5 14 (7.11%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.60%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (5.08%) CCA
8 10 (5.08%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (4.06%) DV Cleared
10 6 (3.05%) MCTS
10 6 (3.05%) MCSA
10 6 (3.05%) CCEA
10 6 (3.05%) CCNP
11 3 (1.52%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.52%) Degree
12 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.02%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.60%) SLA
System Software
1 127 (64.47%) Active Directory
2 54 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.18%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.66%) XenApp
5 17 (8.63%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.58%) VMware Server
7 9 (4.57%) vSphere
8 8 (4.06%) XenServer
8 8 (4.06%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.03%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.03%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.52%) NLBS
11 2 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.02%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.02%) UAG
12 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.51%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 41 (20.81%) SCCM
2 15 (7.61%) SCOM
3 6 (3.05%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.52%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.02%) WSUS
5 2 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.02%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.02%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.51%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.51%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.51%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.51%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.51%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.51%) WMI
6 1 (0.51%) Foglight
Vendors
1 111 (56.35%) VMware
2 70 (35.53%) Microsoft
3 67 (34.01%) Citrix
4 35 (17.77%) Cisco
5 20 (10.15%) HP
6 14 (7.11%) Dell
7 12 (6.09%) NetApp
8 8 (4.06%) EMC
8 8 (4.06%) Lotus
9 7 (3.55%) Symantec
10 6 (3.05%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.54%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.03%) Tandberg
12 4 (2.03%) Veeam
12 4 (2.03%) Juniper
13 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.52%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.52%) AppSense
14 2 (1.02%) NEC
14 2 (1.02%) Avaya
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