The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 3rd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 477 468 452
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 166 179 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.31% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.33% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 109 92
Median daily rate £275 £275 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £384 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
- +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £19.03 £16.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.95 £39.00 £27.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +3.93%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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 24 July 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016.

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 159 £275 - 37
South East +20 64 £275 - 10
Berkshire +34 38 £275 -44.44% 2
London -25 31 £281 -6.25% 12
Newbury - 18 £275 -
South West -3 15 £300 +50.00% 7
Bracknell +1 11 - -
North West -19 11 £313 +18.48% 3
North East - 10 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £310 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £310 -
East of England +15 9 £205 -18.00%
Hampshire +3 9 £375 +127.27% 4
East Midlands +7 8 £300 -28.57%
Somerset +16 7 £300 +33.33%
Surrey -3 7 £325 +18.18% 1
Scotland +8 6 £350 -
Oxfordshire +4 6 £260 +48.57% 2
Edinburgh -1 6 £350 -
Manchester -26 6 £325 +13.04% 2
West Midlands -28 6 £240 -23.20% 4
Southampton - 6 £375 - 1
Yorkshire +5 5 £309 +23.50% 1
Reading +4 5 £224 -54.79%
Nottinghamshire - 5 - -
Taunton +18 4 £300 -
Worcester 0 4 £240 - 1
Worcestershire 0 4 £240 - 1
Cambridgeshire +17 3 £183 -27.00%
Hertfordshire +15 3 £245 -20.96%

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 3rd Line Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 225 (69.66%) Windows
2 195 (60.37%) Active Directory
3 180 (55.73%) VMware
4 167 (51.70%) Windows Server
5 125 (38.70%) Microsoft
6 97 (30.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 84 (26.01%) Citrix
8 80 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
9 77 (23.84%) MS Exchange
10 72 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 68 (21.05%) DNS
11 68 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 63 (19.50%) SQL
13 56 (17.34%) Cisco
14 55 (17.03%) Security Cleared
15 53 (16.41%) ITIL
16 52 (16.10%) Windows 7
17 46 (14.24%) SAN
18 43 (13.31%) Office 365
19 40 (12.38%) DHCP
20 39 (12.07%) SQL Server
20 39 (12.07%) HP
20 39 (12.07%) SCCM
21 38 (11.76%) XenApp
21 38 (11.76%) MS Office
21 38 (11.76%) Firewall
22 37 (11.46%) Linux
22 37 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
23 36 (11.15%) PowerShell
24 35 (10.84%) SC Cleared

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 77 (23.84%) MS Exchange
2 28 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (8.36%) SharePoint
4 16 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
5 15 (4.64%) Skype for Business
6 14 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.10%) IIS
8 9 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.86%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.55%) WordPress
11 3 (0.93%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.93%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.31%) JBoss
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 38 (11.76%) MS Office
2 32 (9.91%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.62%) Eikon
1 2 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 43 (13.31%) Office 365
2 13 (4.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.17%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.86%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.86%) Yammer
5 3 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (0.93%) SoftLayer
6 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 68 (21.05%) DNS
2 46 (14.24%) SAN
3 40 (12.38%) DHCP
4 38 (11.76%) Firewall
5 31 (9.60%) LAN
5 31 (9.60%) WAN
6 22 (6.81%) TCP/IP
7 17 (5.26%) LDAP
8 15 (4.64%) Wireless
9 14 (4.33%) Internet
9 14 (4.33%) Skype
10 11 (3.41%) NAS
10 11 (3.41%) VLAN
11 10 (3.10%) Unified Communications
12 9 (2.79%) VoIP
13 7 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.17%) Intranet
13 7 (2.17%) NetScaler
14 6 (1.86%) Network Security
14 6 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.55%) MS Access
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.31%) MySQL
8 1 (0.31%) OLAP
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.62%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 12 (3.72%) Finance
1 12 (3.72%) Telecoms
2 6 (1.86%) Back Office
2 6 (1.86%) Billing
3 4 (1.24%) Retail
4 3 (0.93%) Banking
4 3 (0.93%) Front Office
4 3 (0.93%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.62%) Electronics
5 2 (0.62%) Marketing
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
6 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.31%) Law
6 1 (0.31%) Legal
6 1 (0.31%) Local Government
6 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.93%) .NET
1 3 (0.93%) Web Services
2 2 (0.62%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.62%) Java EE
2 2 (0.62%) JAX-RS
2 2 (0.62%) JSF
2 2 (0.62%) Middleware
2 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.62%) RESTful
2 2 (0.62%) SOAP
2 2 (0.62%) XML
2 2 (0.62%) XSLT
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (5.88%) Data Centre
2 17 (5.26%) Clustering
3 15 (4.64%) Blackberry
4 10 (3.10%) Replication
5 9 (2.79%) Client/Server
6 8 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.86%) Virtual Team
8 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.55%) NHS
8 5 (1.55%) Statistics
9 4 (1.24%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.24%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.24%) PDA
9 4 (1.24%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.93%) Handset
10 3 (0.93%) IVR
11 2 (0.62%) FlexPod
11 2 (0.62%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 225 (69.66%) Windows
2 167 (51.70%) Windows Server
3 97 (30.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (22.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (16.10%) Windows 7
7 37 (11.46%) Linux
8 23 (7.12%) Windows XP
9 20 (6.19%) Solaris
10 16 (4.95%) Windows 10
10 16 (4.95%) Windows 8
11 10 (3.10%) Unix
12 9 (2.79%) AIX
13 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 5 (1.55%) Android
15 3 (0.93%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.62%) CentOS
16 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
17 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.41%) ITIL
2 31 (9.60%) Change Management
3 27 (8.36%) Migration
4 23 (7.12%) Incident Management
5 21 (6.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 18 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.64%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.33%) Problem Management
9 12 (3.72%) Time Management
10 11 (3.41%) High Availability
11 9 (2.79%) Patch Management
11 9 (2.79%) Project Management
11 9 (2.79%) Server Building
12 6 (1.86%) Infrastructure Management
12 6 (1.86%) Performance Management
13 5 (1.55%) Data Protection
13 5 (1.55%) Load Balancing
14 4 (1.24%) Application Packaging
14 4 (1.24%) ITIL V3
14 4 (1.24%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.50%) SQL
2 36 (11.15%) PowerShell
3 27 (8.36%) Java
4 6 (1.86%) C#
5 5 (1.55%) C
5 5 (1.55%) VBScript
6 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.93%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.62%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (17.03%) Security Cleared
2 37 (11.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (10.84%) SC Cleared
4 29 (8.98%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (8.67%) MCSE
6 25 (7.74%) CCNA
7 17 (5.26%) DV Cleared
8 13 (4.02%) CCNP
9 12 (3.72%) MCP
10 9 (2.79%) MCSA
11 8 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (2.48%) MCITP
12 7 (2.17%) DBS Check
13 6 (1.86%) Degree
13 6 (1.86%) MCTS
13 6 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 5 (1.55%) RHCE
15 4 (1.24%) A+ Certification
16 3 (0.93%) CCA
16 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.60%) SLA
2 5 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.24%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 195 (60.37%) Active Directory
2 80 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (11.76%) XenApp
4 35 (10.84%) Hyper-V
5 27 (8.36%) vSphere
6 24 (7.43%) XenDesktop
7 23 (7.12%) VMware ESX
8 19 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (4.02%) XenServer
10 7 (2.17%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (1.55%) KVM
12 5 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.93%) NFS
14 3 (0.93%) vCloud
14 3 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
14 3 (0.93%) Xen
15 2 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
16 1 (0.31%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 39 (12.07%) SCCM
2 17 (5.26%) WSUS
3 15 (4.64%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.79%) SCOM
5 7 (2.17%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (1.86%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.86%) Netcool
6 6 (1.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.24%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.24%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.93%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.93%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.62%) Nagios
9 2 (0.62%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.62%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 180 (55.73%) VMware
2 125 (38.70%) Microsoft
3 84 (26.01%) Citrix
4 56 (17.34%) Cisco
5 39 (12.07%) HP
6 27 (8.36%) NetApp
7 25 (7.74%) Oracle
8 17 (5.26%) EMC
8 17 (5.26%) IBM
9 11 (3.41%) Dell
10 8 (2.48%) Veritas
11 7 (2.17%) AppSense
11 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.86%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.86%) Lotus
13 5 (1.55%) Apple
13 5 (1.55%) Avaya
14 4 (1.24%) Intel Security
14 4 (1.24%) Symantec
14 4 (1.24%) Veeam
Worcester, Worcestershire
Reed Technology
Rate: £200 - £280 per day + +
Posted: 2 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Austin Fraser
Rate: £230 - £260 per annum + Highly Competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Rate: £20 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago