The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 379 403 378
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 30 21 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.083% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.090% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £192 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £316 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
-21.73% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.85% +14.77%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.24 £23.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +5.61%
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22473 23388 24374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.57% 92.79% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15289 16042 15998
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 455 623
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.29 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.25% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the London region.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the London region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the London region.

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 22 August 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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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
City of London +30 6 £284 +14.64% 1
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Bromley - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 46 (80.70%) Windows
2 36 (63.16%) MS Exchange
3 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
4 31 (54.39%) VMware
5 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (40.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
7 20 (35.09%) Cisco
7 20 (35.09%) Citrix
8 19 (33.33%) Windows 7
9 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 16 (28.07%) Firewall
11 14 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
11 14 (24.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (24.56%) WAN
11 14 (24.56%) CCNA
12 13 (22.81%) LAN
12 13 (22.81%) MCSE
12 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2003
12 13 (22.81%) MCITP
12 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
13 12 (21.05%) SAN
14 11 (19.30%) DNS
14 11 (19.30%) Windows 8
15 10 (17.54%) DHCP
16 9 (15.79%) ITIL
16 9 (15.79%) MCP
16 9 (15.79%) Finance

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 36 (63.16%) MS Exchange
2 23 (40.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (28.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (10.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (7.02%) IBM Notes
7 3 (5.26%) IIS
7 3 (5.26%) Lync
8 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.75%) Apache
9 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
9 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Office
2 6 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.07%) Firewall
2 14 (24.56%) WAN
3 13 (22.81%) LAN
4 12 (21.05%) SAN
5 11 (19.30%) DNS
6 10 (17.54%) DHCP
7 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
8 5 (8.77%) VoIP
9 2 (3.51%) Network Security
10 1 (1.75%) BOOTP
10 1 (1.75%) DSL
10 1 (1.75%) DMZ
10 1 (1.75%) MPLS
10 1 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.75%) VPN
10 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.75%) LDAP
10 1 (1.75%) BIG-IP
10 1 (1.75%) VLAN
10 1 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.51%) Cognos Impromptu
2 2 (3.51%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.75%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MSI
1 1 (1.75%) Introscope
General
1 9 (15.79%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.75%) Law
4 1 (1.75%) Retail
4 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.75%) Middleware
1 1 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.79%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.26%) Thin Client
2 3 (5.26%) Replication
2 3 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Firmware
4 1 (1.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 46 (80.70%) Windows
2 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (40.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 13 (22.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (19.30%) Windows 8
7 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
8 4 (7.02%) Mac OS
9 3 (5.26%) Linux
9 3 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.51%) Android
10 2 (3.51%) Solaris
10 2 (3.51%) UNIX
11 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.79%) ITIL
2 8 (14.04%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.51%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.51%) Problem Management
4 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2
4 2 (3.51%) Service Management
4 2 (3.51%) Migration
4 2 (3.51%) ITSM
4 2 (3.51%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.75%) Project Management
5 1 (1.75%) BCP
5 1 (1.75%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.75%) Wealth Management
5 1 (1.75%) Network Architecture
5 1 (1.75%) Change Control
5 1 (1.75%) Time Management
5 1 (1.75%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) SQL
2 6 (10.53%) VBScript
3 5 (8.77%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.51%) Perl
4 2 (3.51%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) Java
5 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (24.56%) Cisco Certification
1 14 (24.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (24.56%) CCNA
2 13 (22.81%) MCSE
2 13 (22.81%) MCITP
3 9 (15.79%) MCP
3 9 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (14.04%) CCNP
4 8 (14.04%) CCA
4 8 (14.04%) Citrix Certification
5 7 (12.28%) MCTS
6 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
7 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.51%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.51%) CCSA
9 1 (1.75%) CCEA
9 1 (1.75%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
2 17 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (8.77%) ISA Server
4 3 (5.26%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.51%) XenApp
5 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.75%) Terminal Server
6 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.75%) MetaFrame
6 1 (1.75%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 4 (7.02%) WSUS
1 4 (7.02%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (5.26%) ARCserve
2 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 3 (5.26%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.51%) SCCM
4 1 (1.75%) MIMEsweeper
4 1 (1.75%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.75%) HP NNM
4 1 (1.75%) SCOM
4 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) VMware
2 23 (40.35%) Microsoft
3 20 (35.09%) Cisco
3 20 (35.09%) Citrix
4 5 (8.77%) HP
5 4 (7.02%) Lotus
5 4 (7.02%) Symantec
6 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.26%) Apple
6 3 (5.26%) Juniper
6 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.51%) Becrypt
7 2 (3.51%) Cognos
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle
7 2 (3.51%) Intel
8 1 (1.75%) Clearswift
8 1 (1.75%) Reuters
8 1 (1.75%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.75%) NetIQ
8 1 (1.75%) Sophos
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