The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 124 141 109
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -32
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.30% 0.067% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.072% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 4
Average daily rate
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£225 £230 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £214 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £246 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £208 £295
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -29.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.66 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+26.95% -23.63%
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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2798 2771 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.80% 92.49% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1754 1789 1173
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £225 £225
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 174 196 143
Average hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £15.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 May 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
Somerset - 6 £225 - 2
Gloucestershire - 2 £175 - 1
Cornwall - 1 £238 -
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 18 (75.00%) VMware
3 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (45.83%) Citrix
7 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 8 (33.33%) ITIL
9 7 (29.17%) Lotus
9 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (25.00%) Office 365
11 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (20.83%) SAN
11 5 (20.83%) Windows NT
11 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
11 5 (20.83%) SQL
12 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
12 4 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (16.67%) Migration
12 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
12 4 (16.67%) XenApp
12 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
13 3 (12.50%) SCCM
13 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
13 3 (12.50%) Cisco
14 2 (8.33%) CCNA

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 6 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
3 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) WAN
2 1 (4.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.83%) Windows NT
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) Migration
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 1 (4.17%) Business Transformation
5 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.17%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
2 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) CCNA
1 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 20 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 4 (16.67%) XenApp
4 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
5 2 (8.33%) vSphere
6 1 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 18 (75.00%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) Lotus
5 3 (12.50%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Veeam
6 1 (4.17%) Becrypt
6 1 (4.17%) McAfee
6 1 (4.17%) IBM
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