The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had 3rd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 216 231 223
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 51 44 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.58% 0.45% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.47% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 16 23
Median daily rate £275 £220 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £388 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £263 £238
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 £30.00 £16.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +82.03%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.10
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.98%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8239 9282 8817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.99% 94.82% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4982 5593 4875
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 427 432
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +31 31 £275 -17.91% 4
Hampshire 0 7 £375 +120.58% 1
Surrey +1 6 £310 - 1
Oxfordshire -13 4 £255 +15.90% 2
Kent +11 3 £178 -58.08%
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £288 -4.16%
West Sussex -4 1 £375 +30.43%
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, 3rd Line Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 60 (59.41%) Windows
2 58 (57.43%) VMware
3 51 (50.50%) Active Directory
4 48 (47.52%) Windows Server
5 40 (39.60%) DNS
6 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
7 34 (33.66%) SQL
8 32 (31.68%) Security Cleared
9 26 (25.74%) Change Management
10 25 (24.75%) Incident Management
11 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (22.77%) Solaris
13 21 (20.79%) LDAP
13 21 (20.79%) Java
13 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (20.79%) Performance Monitoring
14 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
15 19 (18.81%) Cisco
15 19 (18.81%) ITIL
16 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
17 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (16.83%) DHCP
17 17 (16.83%) HP
17 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
18 16 (15.84%) SLA
18 16 (15.84%) DV Cleared
19 15 (14.85%) Windows 7
19 15 (14.85%) Firewall
20 14 (13.86%) Citrix
20 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (19.80%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.90%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.96%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.97%) Documentum
5 3 (2.97%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.97%) IIS
5 3 (2.97%) Live Communications Server
5 3 (2.97%) WordPress
6 2 (1.98%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.99%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
1 13 (12.87%) MS Office
2 8 (7.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.93%) Office 365
2 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.99%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (39.60%) DNS
2 21 (20.79%) LDAP
3 17 (16.83%) DHCP
4 15 (14.85%) Firewall
5 12 (11.88%) LAN
6 11 (10.89%) SAN
6 11 (10.89%) WAN
7 7 (6.93%) TCP/IP
8 5 (4.95%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.95%) Network Security
8 5 (4.95%) VoIP
9 4 (3.96%) VPN
9 4 (3.96%) Wireless
10 3 (2.97%) Intranet
10 3 (2.97%) NAS
10 3 (2.97%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.98%) BGP
11 2 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (1.98%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (1.98%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.91%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.95%) MS Access
General
1 1 (0.99%) Advertising
1 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.99%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.94%) Clustering
2 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.96%) Statistics
3 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
3 3 (2.97%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.97%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.98%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.99%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.99%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
5 1 (0.99%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 60 (59.41%) Windows
2 48 (47.52%) Windows Server
3 24 (23.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (22.77%) Solaris
5 21 (20.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (14.85%) Windows 7
7 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (10.89%) Windows XP
9 6 (5.94%) Linux
10 5 (4.95%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.98%) Unix
12 1 (0.99%) AIX
12 1 (0.99%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.99%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.74%) Change Management
2 25 (24.75%) Incident Management
3 21 (20.79%) Performance Monitoring
4 19 (18.81%) ITIL
5 14 (13.86%) Problem Management
6 10 (9.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (4.95%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.95%) Project Management
8 4 (3.96%) Patch Management
8 4 (3.96%) Server Building
8 4 (3.96%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.97%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.97%) Migration
9 3 (2.97%) Network Management
9 3 (2.97%) Server Patching
10 2 (1.98%) High Availability
10 2 (1.98%) Time Management
11 1 (0.99%) Capacity Management
11 1 (0.99%) Change Control
11 1 (0.99%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 34 (33.66%) SQL
2 21 (20.79%) Java
3 9 (8.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 32 (31.68%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
3 17 (16.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (15.84%) DV Cleared
5 9 (8.91%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (6.93%) CCNA
7 6 (5.94%) CCNP
7 6 (5.94%) MCP
7 6 (5.94%) MCSE
8 4 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.99%) CCDA
10 1 (0.99%) CCSE
10 1 (0.99%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.99%) Degree
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.99%) MCITP
10 1 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.84%) SLA
2 4 (3.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (50.50%) Active Directory
2 17 (16.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.91%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.93%) vSphere
5 6 (5.94%) VMware ESX
5 6 (5.94%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (4.95%) XenApp
7 1 (0.99%) vCloud
7 1 (0.99%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (12.87%) NetBackup
2 10 (9.90%) SCCM
3 9 (8.91%) WSUS
4 6 (5.94%) Netcool
4 6 (5.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (3.96%) FortiGate
5 4 (3.96%) SCOM
5 4 (3.96%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (2.97%) Unicenter
7 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.98%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.99%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.99%) SmoothWall
8 1 (0.99%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (57.43%) VMware
2 36 (35.64%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.81%) Cisco
4 17 (16.83%) HP
5 14 (13.86%) Citrix
6 10 (9.90%) EMC
7 8 (7.92%) Oracle
7 8 (7.92%) Veritas
8 6 (5.94%) NetApp
9 5 (4.95%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.96%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.97%) Dell
11 3 (2.97%) F5
11 3 (2.97%) Intel Security
11 3 (2.97%) Meridio
11 3 (2.97%) Symantec
12 2 (1.98%) Juniper
12 2 (1.98%) Veeam
13 1 (0.99%) Altiris
13 1 (0.99%) Meraki