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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 126 143 118
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -25
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 8 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.26% 0.063% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.068% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 5
Average daily rate
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£225 £185 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.62% -47.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £165 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £205 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £225 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -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
2835 2944 2057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.69% 92.40% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1824 1231
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 181 150
Average hourly rate £20.19 £18.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.13% +24.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 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 - 4 £225 -
Gloucestershire -10 2 £175 +9.37% 2
Wiltshire +14 1 - - 2
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 6 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%) Windows
2 19 (79.17%) Active Directory
3 17 (70.83%) VMware
4 14 (58.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (45.83%) Citrix
5 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (33.33%) ITIL
6 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 8 (33.33%) Office 365
7 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (25.00%) Lotus
8 5 (20.83%) Windows NT
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 4 (16.67%) XenApp
9 4 (16.67%) XenDesktop
9 4 (16.67%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (16.67%) SCCM
9 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
9 4 (16.67%) SAN
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco
10 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
10 3 (12.50%) Migration
11 2 (8.33%) Change Management
11 2 (8.33%) assyst

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

For the 6 months to 6 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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.17%) Lync
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Office
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Office 365
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (4.17%) Firewall
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (4.17%) LAN
2 1 (4.17%) PBX
2 1 (4.17%) VoIP
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%) Flash
1 1 (4.17%) Middleware
1 1 (4.17%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (45.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.83%) Windows 2000
5 5 (20.83%) Windows NT
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
7 1 (4.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) Data Migration
4 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
4 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
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 19 (79.17%) 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 1 (4.17%) vSphere
5 1 (4.17%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
2 1 (4.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (70.83%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Citrix
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (25.00%) Lotus
5 4 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (8.33%) Veeam
7 1 (4.17%) Acronis
7 1 (4.17%) Becrypt
7 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
7 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.17%) IBM
7 1 (4.17%) Adobe
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
7 1 (4.17%) McAfee
7 1 (4.17%) Sophos
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