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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 238 208 197
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -11
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 28 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.34% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.37% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 9
Average daily rate
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£275 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £230 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £258 £230
% change year-on-year
-7.76% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 4
Average hourly rate £26.25 £27.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.18 £23.00 £19.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £31.00 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.60 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.50% +5.11%
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
8976 8090 6997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.58% 91.36% 91.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4813 4261 3314
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 467 595
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
Berkshire -7 9 £204 -23.01% 5
Hampshire -15 6 £290 +23.40% 3
Surrey - 4 £375 - 2
Buckinghamshire -5 3 £256 -
West Sussex -15 2 £320 -
Kent - 1 £263 - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Sussex - - - -
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3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (46.30%) Active Directory
4 24 (44.44%) VMware
5 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 18 (33.33%) MCSE
7 17 (31.48%) ITIL
7 17 (31.48%) SQL
8 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
9 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (20.37%) Citrix
11 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
11 10 (18.52%) MCP
11 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
11 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
11 10 (18.52%) SCCM
11 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
11 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
12 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (16.67%) SCOM
12 9 (16.67%) Cisco
12 9 (16.67%) Network Management
13 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
13 8 (14.81%) LAN
13 8 (14.81%) WAN
13 8 (14.81%) Firewall
14 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
14 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 15 (27.78%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.52%) SharePoint
3 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.96%) IIS
5 5 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (5.56%) Documentum
8 2 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Office
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) LAN
1 8 (14.81%) WAN
1 8 (14.81%) Firewall
2 7 (12.96%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.11%) DHCP
3 6 (11.11%) SAN
4 5 (9.26%) DNS
5 4 (7.41%) VPN
6 3 (5.56%) VLAN
6 3 (5.56%) Wireless
7 2 (3.70%) Ethernet
7 2 (3.70%) VoIP
7 2 (3.70%) LDAP
7 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (3.70%) Internet
7 2 (3.70%) 3G
8 1 (1.85%) MPLS
8 1 (1.85%) OSPF
8 1 (1.85%) BGP
8 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (1.85%) Automotive
1 1 (1.85%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
1 2 (3.70%) Clustering
1 2 (3.70%) NHS
1 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
2 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (79.63%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (35.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (18.52%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (7.41%) Linux
7 3 (5.56%) CentOS
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.70%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 2 (3.70%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (31.48%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Configuration Management
3 9 (16.67%) Network Management
4 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 2 (3.70%) Use Case
5 2 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (3.70%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.70%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.85%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.85%) Software Deployment
6 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (1.85%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) SQL
2 7 (12.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (33.33%) MCSE
1 18 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (18.52%) MCP
2 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
2 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 6 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (11.11%) CCNA
5 5 (9.26%) MCITP
6 2 (3.70%) VCP4
7 1 (1.85%) CCA
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.85%) MCSA
7 1 (1.85%) MCDBA
7 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.85%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (46.30%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
4 1 (1.85%) XenServer
4 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.85%) DFS Replication
4 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.85%) Firmware
4 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.85%) NLBS
4 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) SCCM
2 9 (16.67%) SCOM
3 3 (5.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.70%) Nagios
4 2 (3.70%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.85%) Foglight
5 1 (1.85%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 27 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (44.44%) VMware
3 11 (20.37%) Citrix
4 9 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (5.56%) HP
5 3 (5.56%) EMC
6 2 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
6 2 (3.70%) Splunk
6 2 (3.70%) Dell
6 2 (3.70%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) Juniper
7 1 (1.85%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.85%) NetApp
7 1 (1.85%) Nokia
7 1 (1.85%) Websense
7 1 (1.85%) NEC
7 1 (1.85%) Nortel
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