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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 211 225 230
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 41 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.45% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.48% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 20 20
Median daily rate £275 £225 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -13.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £350 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £253 £239
% change year-on-year
+2.97% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £102.50 £29.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.43% +247.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -12.50%
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
7888 9239 8617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 93.79% 94.72% 94.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4784 5565 4753
Median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 433 456
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.25 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +13.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +25 24 £275 -17.91% 1
Surrey +14 8 £425 - 2
Hampshire +3 4 £300 +15.38% 2
Oxfordshire -17 3 £250 +13.63% 3
Kent +9 2 £178 -58.08% 1
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Buckinghamshire +16 1 £288 -2.54% 3
West Sussex 0 1 £375 +66.66%
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 27 September 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 56 (56.57%) Windows
2 52 (52.53%) VMware
3 47 (47.47%) Active Directory
4 43 (43.43%) Windows Server
5 42 (42.42%) DNS
6 36 (36.36%) SQL
6 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
7 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
8 27 (27.27%) Solaris
8 27 (27.27%) Incident Management
9 26 (26.26%) Change Management
10 24 (24.24%) Java
10 24 (24.24%) LDAP
10 24 (24.24%) Performance Monitoring
11 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (19.19%) Cisco
13 18 (18.18%) HP
13 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (18.18%) ITIL
13 18 (18.18%) SC Cleared
14 16 (16.16%) DV Cleared
14 16 (16.16%) MS Exchange
14 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification
15 15 (15.15%) MS Office
15 15 (15.15%) Windows 7
16 14 (14.14%) SLA
16 14 (14.14%) DHCP
16 14 (14.14%) Citrix
17 13 (13.13%) Firewall
17 13 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure

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 16 (16.16%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.04%) IIS
4 3 (3.03%) Documentum
4 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.03%) Live Communications Server
5 2 (2.02%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.01%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) MS Office
2 12 (12.12%) MS Excel
3 9 (9.09%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.09%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.01%) IaaS
3 1 (1.01%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (42.42%) DNS
2 24 (24.24%) LDAP
3 14 (14.14%) DHCP
4 13 (13.13%) Firewall
5 11 (11.11%) LAN
5 11 (11.11%) SAN
6 10 (10.10%) WAN
7 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (5.05%) Network Security
8 5 (5.05%) VoIP
9 4 (4.04%) Unified Communications
9 4 (4.04%) VPN
9 4 (4.04%) Wireless
10 2 (2.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (2.02%) FTP
10 2 (2.02%) NAS
10 2 (2.02%) SMTP
11 1 (1.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.06%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (1.01%) Advertising
1 1 (1.01%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.06%) Clustering
2 5 (5.05%) Statistics
3 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.02%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.01%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 56 (56.57%) Windows
2 43 (43.43%) Windows Server
3 27 (27.27%) Solaris
4 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (15.15%) Windows 7
7 12 (12.12%) Windows XP
8 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.06%) Linux
9 6 (6.06%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.04%) Windows 8
11 3 (3.03%) Unix
12 2 (2.02%) CentOS
12 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.01%) AIX
13 1 (1.01%) Android
13 1 (1.01%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.01%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (1.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.27%) Incident Management
2 26 (26.26%) Change Management
3 24 (24.24%) Performance Monitoring
4 18 (18.18%) ITIL
5 13 (13.13%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.04%) Load Balancing
7 4 (4.04%) Server Building
7 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.03%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.03%) Migration
8 3 (3.03%) Network Management
8 3 (3.03%) Project Management
8 3 (3.03%) Server Patching
9 2 (2.02%) High Availability
9 2 (2.02%) Patch Management
9 2 (2.02%) Penetration Testing
9 2 (2.02%) Time Management
10 1 (1.01%) Change Control
10 1 (1.01%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 36 (36.36%) SQL
2 24 (24.24%) Java
3 12 (12.12%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.02%) Perl
4 2 (2.02%) Python
Qualifications
1 32 (32.32%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 16 (16.16%) DV Cleared
3 16 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (8.08%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (7.07%) CCNA
5 7 (7.07%) MCSE
6 6 (6.06%) MCP
7 5 (5.05%) CCNP
8 2 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.01%) CCDA
9 1 (1.01%) CCSE
9 1 (1.01%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.01%) Degree
9 1 (1.01%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.01%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.01%) MCITP
9 1 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.14%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 47 (47.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.07%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.04%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.04%) vSphere
6 3 (3.03%) XenApp
7 1 (1.01%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.01%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (13.13%) SCCM
2 12 (12.12%) NetBackup
3 9 (9.09%) WSUS
4 7 (7.07%) Netcool
4 7 (7.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.04%) FortiGate
5 4 (4.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 3 (3.03%) SCOM
6 3 (3.03%) Unicenter
7 2 (2.02%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.02%) Puppet
8 1 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (1.01%) PowerCLI
8 1 (1.01%) SmoothWall
8 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (52.53%) VMware
2 36 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 19 (19.19%) Cisco
4 18 (18.18%) HP
5 14 (14.14%) Citrix
6 10 (10.10%) EMC
7 9 (9.09%) Veritas
8 7 (7.07%) Oracle
9 5 (5.05%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.05%) NetApp
10 4 (4.04%) Intel Security
10 4 (4.04%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.03%) F5
11 3 (3.03%) Meridio
11 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.03%) Symantec
12 2 (2.02%) Dell
12 2 (2.02%) Juniper
12 2 (2.02%) Veeam
13 1 (1.01%) EqualLogic