The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Staffordshire region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 20 28 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 1.71% 0.85% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.82% 0.88% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£258 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £300 £264
% change year-on-year
-26.66% +13.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.40% +11.36%
Job Titles Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
110 114 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 94.02% 96.61% 98.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 65 102
Average daily rate £325 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Average hourly rate £13.47 £15.95 £16.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% -4.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £8.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £23.00 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
3rd Line Support Engineer
West Midlands

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
3rd Line Support Engineer
West Midlands

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 19 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp
2 1 (33.33%) DHCP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Staffordshire 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) NetApp
1 1 (33.33%) VMware