The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 68 66 74
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 7 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.69% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.76% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate
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£175 £203 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +1.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £255 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £175.00 - £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.55 £18.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+19.72% -26.53%
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
918 785 937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.18% 90.13% 91.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 576 397 430
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 44 40
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.75 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.42 £19.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Reading

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Lumension
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) SCDPM
4 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (25.00%) Skype
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (25.00%) Clustering
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (25.00%) Lync
4 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (25.00%) SCOM
4 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 2 (25.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco

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

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (25.00%) Lync
4 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
1 2 (25.00%) Firewall
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) DV Cleared
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) SCOM
2 2 (25.00%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Lumension
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) VMware
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