The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 140 129 134
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 4 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.13% 0.14% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.15% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Average daily rate
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£238 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £253 £260
% change year-on-year
-10.89% -2.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.04% +2.22%
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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2899 2581 2936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.13% 91.85% 92.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1257 1488
Average daily rate £361 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.15% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £225 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 206 188
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £36.54 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Manchester -12 3 £238 -26.92% 3
Lancashire -21 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) VMware
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (41.67%) Citrix
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
5 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 4 (33.33%) SAN
6 4 (33.33%) NetApp
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (16.67%) Infor
8 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
8 2 (16.67%) SCCM
8 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
8 2 (16.67%) HP SIM
8 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
8 2 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
8 2 (16.67%) XenApp
8 2 (16.67%) Replication
8 2 (16.67%) EMC
8 2 (16.67%) Remedy

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (8.33%) LAN
3 1 (8.33%) SMS
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (8.33%) 3G
3 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) MCTS
2 1 (8.33%) MCITP
2 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 2 (16.67%) XenApp
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
1 2 (16.67%) HP SIM
1 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (8.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) NetApp
4 2 (16.67%) Infor
4 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
4 2 (16.67%) Remedy
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) AppSense