The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 235 227 204
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 35 24 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.26% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.28% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 14
Average daily rate
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£225 £238 £281
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £201 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £440 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.48 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+82.03% -35.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.48 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.50 £16.48 £27.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.60 £20.24 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+1.77% -17.38%
3rd Line Support Engineer
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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 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
9180 8428 8132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.63% 92.15% 93.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 5526 4697 4301
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 410 497
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.21 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.99% -7.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £38.75
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 South East

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

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 28 August 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire 0 11 £218 -8.42% 2
Oxfordshire -19 10 £265 +20.45%
Berkshire +1 8 £175 -13.58% 3
Surrey -7 3 - - 2
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 1
West Sussex -16 1 £225 -35.48%
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 37 (51.39%) Active Directory
3 33 (45.83%) MS Exchange
4 32 (44.44%) VMware
5 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (25.00%) SCOM
8 17 (23.61%) Citrix
8 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
8 17 (23.61%) Lync
9 15 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
9 15 (20.83%) SCCM
10 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (19.44%) SAN
10 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (18.06%) Change Management
12 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
13 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
14 10 (13.89%) SQL
14 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
14 10 (13.89%) ITIL
14 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
14 10 (13.89%) vSphere
15 9 (12.50%) IIS
15 9 (12.50%) Firewall
16 8 (11.11%) Sophos
16 8 (11.11%) Cisco
16 8 (11.11%) Management Information System

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 33 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 17 (23.61%) Lync
3 15 (20.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (12.50%) IIS
5 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
7 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.39%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (15.28%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.44%) SAN
2 9 (12.50%) Firewall
3 7 (9.72%) DNS
4 6 (8.33%) DHCP
5 5 (6.94%) VPN
5 5 (6.94%) VoIP
5 5 (6.94%) Network Security
5 5 (6.94%) iSCSI
6 3 (4.17%) Skype
7 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.78%) Wireless
7 2 (2.78%) LAN
7 2 (2.78%) WAN
8 1 (1.39%) WLAN
8 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.39%) NAS
8 1 (1.39%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) MySQL
General
1 2 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (1.39%) Advertising
2 1 (1.39%) Banking
2 1 (1.39%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.78%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.11%) Management Information System
1 8 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Replication
2 5 (6.94%) Clustering
3 4 (5.56%) PKI
4 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.39%) EMC VNXe
5 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 48 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (23.61%) Windows 7
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.72%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.94%) Linux
7 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.39%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) Change Management
2 10 (13.89%) ITIL
3 6 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (6.94%) Information Security
4 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.94%) Information Security Management
4 5 (6.94%) Security Management
4 5 (6.94%) ISMS
5 4 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (2.78%) Migration
8 1 (1.39%) Network Design
8 1 (1.39%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.39%) CRM
8 1 (1.39%) Service Management
8 1 (1.39%) High Availability
8 1 (1.39%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.39%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) HND
3 4 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MCP
4 3 (4.17%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.78%) MCITP
5 2 (2.78%) CCNA
5 2 (2.78%) MCSA
6 1 (1.39%) CCIE
6 1 (1.39%) CCNP
6 1 (1.39%) MCSE
6 1 (1.39%) CCSE
6 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (51.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (20.83%) Hyper-V
3 14 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (13.89%) vSphere
5 3 (4.17%) XenApp
6 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
6 2 (2.78%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) SCOM
2 15 (20.83%) SCCM
3 5 (6.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (6.94%) SCVMM
3 5 (6.94%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.56%) NetBackup
4 4 (5.56%) WSUS
4 4 (5.56%) AirWatch
5 3 (4.17%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.39%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.39%) OVSD
6 1 (1.39%) OpenView
6 1 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 32 (44.44%) VMware
2 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.61%) Citrix
4 8 (11.11%) Cisco
4 8 (11.11%) Sophos
5 5 (6.94%) Polycom
5 5 (6.94%) HP
6 4 (5.56%) Veritas
7 2 (2.78%) Lumension
8 1 (1.39%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.39%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (1.39%) Meru Networks
8 1 (1.39%) QNAP
8 1 (1.39%) Juniper
8 1 (1.39%) NetApp
8 1 (1.39%) SonicWALL
8 1 (1.39%) Lotus
8 1 (1.39%) Apple
8 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec
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