The first table below looks at the demand for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 18 April 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 currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 492 463 507
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +44
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 95 81 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 35 34
Average daily rate £235 £270 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.96% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £162 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £270 £240
% change year-on-year
-12.96% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 19 9
Average hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.70 £19.40 £19.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £135.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £27.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +10.20%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK.

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -68 94 £235 -12.96% 32
South East +3 35 £245 -9.25% 18
London -24 27 £230 -20.00% 4
Berkshire -7 11 £266 -1.38% 4
City of London -13 11 £275 -13.11% 1
Hampshire +10 10 £115 -56.19% 2
North West -14 8 £195 -
East of England -23 8 £213 -39.28% 4
West Midlands -10 7 £213 +32.81% 2
South West -22 5 £425 +44.06% 3
Bracknell +3 4 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire -15 4 £244 +30.00%
Essex - 4 - -
West Sussex - 4 £335 - 2
Portsmouth -5 3 - -
Manchester -12 3 - -
Lancashire -20 3 £195 -
Aldershot - 3 £115 - 1
Slough +9 2 £235 -30.37% 2
Herefordshire +2 2 - - 1
Hereford +2 2 - -
Reading -4 2 £268 +7.00%
East Midlands -8 2 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - - 6
Liverpool - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 £200 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £159 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £250 -

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 149 (85.14%) Windows
2 112 (64.00%) Active Directory
3 92 (52.57%) MS Exchange
3 92 (52.57%) VMware
4 91 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (39.43%) Microsoft
6 66 (37.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 58 (33.14%) Exchange Server 2010
8 52 (29.71%) Citrix
8 52 (29.71%) Cisco
9 42 (24.00%) Windows 7
10 40 (22.86%) Firewall
11 36 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 32 (18.29%) SQL
13 29 (16.57%) Windows XP
13 29 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 28 (16.00%) DNS
14 28 (16.00%) SAN
15 27 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2003
16 26 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2007
16 26 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
17 25 (14.29%) MCSE
17 25 (14.29%) SCCM
18 23 (13.14%) ITIL
19 21 (12.00%) SharePoint
19 21 (12.00%) TCP/IP
20 20 (11.43%) DHCP
20 20 (11.43%) MS Excel
20 20 (11.43%) Linux
20 20 (11.43%) Hyper-V

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 92 (52.57%) MS Exchange
2 58 (33.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2007
5 21 (12.00%) SharePoint
6 9 (5.14%) Lync
7 6 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2000
8 5 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (2.86%) IBM Notes
8 5 (2.86%) IIS
9 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.57%) SAS
10 1 (0.57%) Lotus Domino
10 1 (0.57%) Apache
10 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.57%) WorkSite
Applications
1 20 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (10.29%) MS Office
3 2 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 10 (5.71%) Office 365
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.86%) Firewall
2 28 (16.00%) DNS
2 28 (16.00%) SAN
3 21 (12.00%) TCP/IP
4 20 (11.43%) DHCP
5 11 (6.29%) Cisco ASA
6 9 (5.14%) WAN
7 8 (4.57%) NAS
7 8 (4.57%) LAN
7 8 (4.57%) VoIP
8 7 (4.00%) Internet
9 6 (3.43%) Wireless
10 5 (2.86%) NetScreen
10 5 (2.86%) VPN
10 5 (2.86%) VLAN
11 4 (2.29%) Network Security
11 4 (2.29%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (2.29%) SSL
12 3 (1.71%) 802.11
12 3 (1.71%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.14%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.57%) MSI
General
1 10 (5.71%) Finance
2 2 (1.14%) Back Office
2 2 (1.14%) Banking
2 2 (1.14%) Retail
3 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.57%) Local Government
3 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.57%) Law
3 1 (0.57%) Legal
3 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.71%) .NET
1 3 (1.71%) XML
2 2 (1.14%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.57%) EDI
3 1 (0.57%) HTML
3 1 (0.57%) EDIFACT
3 1 (0.57%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.14%) Blackberry
2 6 (3.43%) iPhone
3 5 (2.86%) Clustering
4 2 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.14%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.14%) NHS
4 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.14%) iPad
4 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.57%) Smartcard
5 1 (0.57%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.57%) Handset
5 1 (0.57%) Statistics
5 1 (0.57%) CMDB
5 1 (0.57%) TRADACOMS
Operating Systems
1 149 (85.14%) Windows
2 91 (52.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (37.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (24.00%) Windows 7
5 29 (16.57%) Windows XP
5 29 (16.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (11.43%) Linux
7 16 (9.14%) UNIX
8 12 (6.86%) Windows 8
9 9 (5.14%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (4.00%) Windows 2000
11 4 (2.29%) Solaris
12 2 (1.14%) Android
13 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.57%) NetWare
13 1 (0.57%) HPUX
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.14%) ITIL
2 8 (4.57%) Migration
3 6 (3.43%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.29%) Capacity Planning
6 3 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (1.71%) Data Management
6 3 (1.71%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (1.71%) Service Delivery
6 3 (1.71%) Scrum
6 3 (1.71%) Problem Management
6 3 (1.71%) Load Balancing
6 3 (1.71%) Time Management
6 3 (1.71%) Kanban
7 2 (1.14%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.14%) Change Management
7 2 (1.14%) ERP
7 2 (1.14%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (1.14%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.14%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.29%) SQL
2 10 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.29%) VBScript
4 3 (1.71%) VB
5 2 (1.14%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 26 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (14.29%) MCSE
3 18 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (10.29%) CCNA
3 18 (10.29%) MCITP
4 14 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 13 (7.43%) MCTS
6 12 (6.86%) Security Cleared
6 12 (6.86%) CCA
6 12 (6.86%) Citrix Certification
7 10 (5.71%) MCP
7 10 (5.71%) CCNP
8 9 (5.14%) SC Cleared
9 8 (4.57%) MCSA
10 6 (3.43%) CCEA
11 3 (1.71%) CCSA
12 2 (1.14%) Degree
13 1 (0.57%) Check Point Certification
13 1 (0.57%) CCIP
13 1 (0.57%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.00%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) QA
System Software
1 112 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 36 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 12 (6.86%) XenApp
5 11 (6.29%) vSphere
6 6 (3.43%) VMware ESX
7 5 (2.86%) XenServer
8 4 (2.29%) Terminal Services
8 4 (2.29%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (1.71%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.14%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.14%) UAG
11 1 (0.57%) MetaFrame
11 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.57%) NLBS
11 1 (0.57%) Xen
11 1 (0.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (14.29%) SCCM
2 10 (5.71%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.00%) SCOM
4 3 (1.71%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.14%) WSUS
5 2 (1.14%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.14%) MAILsweeper
5 2 (1.14%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.57%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.57%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.57%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.57%) Netcool
6 1 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.57%) HP NNM
6 1 (0.57%) WMI
6 1 (0.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 92 (52.57%) VMware
2 69 (39.43%) Microsoft
3 52 (29.71%) Citrix
3 52 (29.71%) Cisco
4 19 (10.86%) HP
5 8 (4.57%) Dell
6 7 (4.00%) NetApp
7 6 (3.43%) Juniper
8 5 (2.86%) Lotus
8 5 (2.86%) Oracle
9 4 (2.29%) LANDesk
9 4 (2.29%) Symantec
10 3 (1.71%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.71%) Avaya
10 3 (1.71%) Apple
10 3 (1.71%) Clearswift
10 3 (1.71%) IBM
10 3 (1.71%) SAP
10 3 (1.71%) AppSense
11 2 (1.14%) Veeam
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