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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 212 206 227
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +21
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 27 33 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.29% 0.37% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.40% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 12
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£248 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £289 £275
% change year-on-year
-22.07% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £16.48 £24.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.73% -3.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.24 £23.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-13.87% +5.61%
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
8455 8238 9219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.20% 92.73% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4681 4355 4276
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £215 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 509 634
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £19.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -13.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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
Surrey +7 7 £253 -14.04%
Oxfordshire - 6 £220 -
Berkshire -9 5 £258 +3.00% 2
Hampshire -18 4 £238 -22.13% 1
Kent -3 3 £400 +6.66%
West Sussex - 3 £349 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 46 (82.14%) Windows
2 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 33 (58.93%) VMware
4 28 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
5 20 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 16 (28.57%) Cisco
7 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (23.21%) ITIL
9 12 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
10 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (19.64%) SQL
10 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
10 11 (19.64%) Citrix
10 11 (19.64%) Firewall
11 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (16.07%) DNS
12 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
13 8 (14.29%) MS Office
13 8 (14.29%) MCSE
13 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
14 7 (12.50%) Windows 8
14 7 (12.50%) SAN
15 6 (10.71%) MCSA
15 6 (10.71%) UNIX
15 6 (10.71%) Linux
15 6 (10.71%) SCCM
16 5 (8.93%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 20 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.14%) Lync
5 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.36%) IIS
6 2 (3.57%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.79%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.79%) Apache
7 1 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.79%) SAS
7 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 11 (19.64%) MS Excel
2 8 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (19.64%) Firewall
2 9 (16.07%) DNS
3 7 (12.50%) SAN
4 4 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.14%) VPN
4 4 (7.14%) DHCP
5 3 (5.36%) WAN
5 3 (5.36%) LDAP
5 3 (5.36%) Internet
5 3 (5.36%) MPLS
5 3 (5.36%) BGP
6 2 (3.57%) NetScreen
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (3.57%) NAS
6 2 (3.57%) OSPF
6 2 (3.57%) SSL
6 2 (3.57%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) VoIP
6 2 (3.57%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.79%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.79%) Introscope
General
1 3 (5.36%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Advertising
2 2 (3.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.79%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
1 1 (1.79%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) iPhone
2 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.79%) Handset
3 1 (1.79%) Clustering
3 1 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.79%) Open Source
3 1 (1.79%) iPad
3 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (82.14%) Windows
2 28 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (26.79%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 6 (10.71%) UNIX
7 6 (10.71%) Linux
8 5 (8.93%) Windows XP
9 3 (5.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.79%) Android
10 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.21%) ITIL
2 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.57%) Data Security
3 2 (3.57%) Migration
3 2 (3.57%) Change Management
3 2 (3.57%) Network Management
3 2 (3.57%) Problem Management
3 2 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (1.79%) Data Protection
4 1 (1.79%) ITIL V2
4 1 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (1.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.79%) Capacity Management
4 1 (1.79%) ITSM
4 1 (1.79%) MOF
4 1 (1.79%) Network Design
4 1 (1.79%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.64%) SQL
2 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.36%) VB
4 2 (3.57%) VBScript
5 1 (1.79%) Java
5 1 (1.79%) Perl
5 1 (1.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.29%) MCSE
3 6 (10.71%) MCSA
4 5 (8.93%) MCITP
5 4 (7.14%) MCTS
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.36%) CCNA
7 2 (3.57%) CCNP
7 2 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.79%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.79%) CCSA
8 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.79%) CCIP
8 1 (1.79%) CCDA
8 1 (1.79%) CCDP
8 1 (1.79%) CCA
8 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.14%) XenApp
5 3 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (5.36%) vSphere
5 3 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.57%) UAG
6 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
6 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.57%) XenServer
7 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.79%) NLBS
7 1 (1.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (10.71%) SCCM
2 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 1 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (1.79%) CA SiteMinder
3 1 (1.79%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.79%) SCOM
3 1 (1.79%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.79%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.79%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 33 (58.93%) VMware
2 20 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 16 (28.57%) Cisco
4 11 (19.64%) Citrix
5 4 (7.14%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) Avaya
6 3 (5.36%) Juniper
6 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.57%) Veeam
7 2 (3.57%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.57%) CA
7 2 (3.57%) Dell
7 2 (3.57%) EMC
7 2 (3.57%) Lotus
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.79%) Apple
8 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.79%) Symantec
8 1 (1.79%) NEC
8 1 (1.79%) IBM