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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 148 126 129
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 17 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.32% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 2
Average daily rate
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£278 £240 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -4.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £215 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £287 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £19.51 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -29.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.60 £20.24 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+1.77% -17.38%
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
4104 2843 2647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.49% 92.13% 92.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2460 1580 1316
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 197 179 203
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.82% -3.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 31 August 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
Manchester -8 13 £310 +29.16% 2
Cheshire - 2 £235 - 1
Lancashire -11 1 £203 -20.66% 1
Merseyside - 1 £275 - 1
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 27 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 25 (75.76%) VMware
4 21 (63.64%) Citrix
5 20 (60.61%) SCCM
6 18 (54.55%) MS Exchange
7 17 (51.52%) XenApp
8 16 (48.48%) Hyper-V
9 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2010
9 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
11 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (15.15%) Office 365
13 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (12.12%) Finance
13 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (9.09%) Migration
14 3 (9.09%) MS Office
14 3 (9.09%) Veeam
15 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
15 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
15 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
15 2 (6.06%) Patch Management
15 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
15 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
15 2 (6.06%) Retail
15 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
15 2 (6.06%) Windows NT

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 18 (54.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2010
2 13 (39.39%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.15%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.03%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 29 (87.88%) Windows
2 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
4 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000
4 2 (6.06%) Windows NT
4 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.09%) Migration
2 2 (6.06%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.06%) SQL
1 2 (6.06%) VBScript
1 2 (6.06%) VB
1 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 27 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (51.52%) XenApp
3 16 (48.48%) Hyper-V
4 5 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
5 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) SCCM
2 1 (3.03%) SCOM
2 1 (3.03%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (75.76%) VMware
2 21 (63.64%) Citrix
3 8 (24.24%) Microsoft
4 3 (9.09%) Veeam
5 2 (6.06%) Sophos
6 1 (3.03%) Veritas
6 1 (3.03%) Symantec
6 1 (3.03%) McAfee
Manchester, Lancashire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southport
Computer Futures
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Lancashire
Computer Futures
Rate: £18 - £22 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago