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 25 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 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 472 461 491
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 121 107 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.23% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 52 38
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +0.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £200 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £337 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £296 £258
% change year-on-year
-25.73% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 13
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.89% +14.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £20.05 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.85 £27.50 £29.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £24.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-20.40% +11.36%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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
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 25 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -15 116 £225 -21.73% 32
London +8 33 £288 +4.54% 5
South East -21 26 £238 -20.83% 7
East of England -10 25 £190 -35.04% 5
North West +1 9 £225 -1.31% 5
West Midlands -15 9 £200 -30.43% 6
Reading +13 8 £258 +5.10%
Berkshire -13 8 £258 -9.64% 2
East Midlands +1 7 £208 -19.80% 1
Suffolk -17 7 £163 -45.83% 1
City of London +14 6 £255 -7.27% 3
Surrey - 6 £253 - 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £220 -
Nottinghamshire +13 5 £208 -19.80%
Lancashire - 5 £255 - 1
Yorkshire +10 4 £120 - 2
Manchester -4 4 £225 -1.31% 4
Hampshire -19 4 £238 -20.83% 3
Cambridgeshire - 4 £225 - 3
South Wales -14 3 £195 -17.89% 1
Wales -15 3 £195 -8.77% 1
South West -25 3 £250 -28.57% 1
South Yorkshire - 3 £120 -
Peterborough - 3 £225 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £200 - 1
West Sussex -2 2 £570 +34.11%
Devon -9 2 £250 -28.57%
Southampton -10 2 £190 -38.70%
Cardiff -10 2 £190 -20.00%
Bedfordshire - 2 £261 -

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 180 (84.91%) Windows
2 132 (62.26%) Active Directory
3 113 (53.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 109 (51.42%) VMware
5 103 (48.58%) MS Exchange
6 89 (41.98%) Microsoft
7 75 (35.38%) Windows Server 2003
8 64 (30.19%) Exchange Server 2010
9 57 (26.89%) Windows 7
10 56 (26.42%) Citrix
11 52 (24.53%) Cisco
12 47 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
13 43 (20.28%) DNS
14 42 (19.81%) Firewall
15 41 (19.34%) SAN
16 36 (16.98%) DHCP
16 36 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (16.04%) ITIL
18 32 (15.09%) MS Office
19 31 (14.62%) SCCM
19 31 (14.62%) Windows 8
20 30 (14.15%) Exchange Server 2003
21 28 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
22 25 (11.79%) SQL
22 25 (11.79%) MCSE
22 25 (11.79%) TCP/IP
22 25 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2007
23 24 (11.32%) Hyper-V
23 24 (11.32%) MS Excel
23 24 (11.32%) SQL Server

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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
1 103 (48.58%) MS Exchange
2 64 (30.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (14.15%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (11.79%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (8.02%) SharePoint
6 10 (4.72%) Lync
7 8 (3.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (2.83%) IIS
9 5 (2.36%) IBM Notes
10 3 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2000
12 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.47%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.47%) Lotus Domino
12 1 (0.47%) Apache
12 1 (0.47%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.47%) SAS
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (15.09%) MS Office
2 24 (11.32%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.43%) Office 365
2 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 43 (20.28%) DNS
2 42 (19.81%) Firewall
3 41 (19.34%) SAN
4 36 (16.98%) DHCP
5 25 (11.79%) TCP/IP
6 23 (10.85%) WAN
7 20 (9.43%) LAN
8 12 (5.66%) NAS
9 10 (4.72%) VoIP
9 10 (4.72%) VLAN
10 6 (2.83%) VPN
11 5 (2.36%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.89%) Network Security
12 4 (1.89%) NetScreen
12 4 (1.89%) SSL
12 4 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (1.89%) Wireless
13 3 (1.42%) Internet
13 3 (1.42%) 3G
13 3 (1.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.32%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.36%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (2.36%) Cognos Impromptu
2 5 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.94%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.47%) QlikView
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.47%) MSI
1 1 (0.47%) Introscope
1 1 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (4.72%) Finance
2 3 (1.42%) Banking
3 2 (0.94%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.47%) Law
4 1 (0.47%) Legal
4 1 (0.47%) Retail
4 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.94%) XML
1 2 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.47%) Web Services
2 1 (0.47%) EDI
2 1 (0.47%) Middleware
2 1 (0.47%) EDIFACT
2 1 (0.47%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 21 (9.91%) Blackberry
2 10 (4.72%) Thin Client
2 10 (4.72%) Fat Client
3 6 (2.83%) PDA
4 4 (1.89%) iPhone
4 4 (1.89%) Replication
4 4 (1.89%) Clustering
5 2 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (0.94%) iPad
5 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.47%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.47%) Open Source
6 1 (0.47%) Statistics
6 1 (0.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.47%) CMDB
6 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.47%) Handset
6 1 (0.47%) Smartcard
6 1 (0.47%) NHS
6 1 (0.47%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 180 (84.91%) Windows
2 113 (53.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 75 (35.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 57 (26.89%) Windows 7
5 36 (16.98%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (14.62%) Windows 8
7 22 (10.38%) Windows XP
8 14 (6.60%) Linux
9 11 (5.19%) UNIX
10 7 (3.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.42%) Android
11 3 (1.42%) Solaris
11 3 (1.42%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.94%) Windows 2000
12 2 (0.94%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.94%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.47%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.04%) ITIL
2 14 (6.60%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (3.30%) Migration
4 6 (2.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (2.83%) Incident Management
5 5 (2.36%) PRINCE2
6 4 (1.89%) Problem Management
6 4 (1.89%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (1.42%) Load Balancing
7 3 (1.42%) Change Management
8 2 (0.94%) Service Delivery
8 2 (0.94%) ITSM
8 2 (0.94%) Time Management
8 2 (0.94%) Change Control
8 2 (0.94%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (0.94%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (0.47%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (0.47%) Procure-to-pay
9 1 (0.47%) Capacity Management
9 1 (0.47%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (11.79%) SQL
2 10 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.25%) VBScript
4 7 (3.30%) VB
5 2 (0.94%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.94%) Perl
6 1 (0.47%) Java
6 1 (0.47%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (13.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (11.79%) MCSE
3 20 (9.43%) Security Cleared
4 19 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (8.49%) MCITP
5 18 (8.49%) CCNA
6 17 (8.02%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (5.19%) MCTS
8 11 (5.19%) MCP
9 10 (4.72%) CCNP
10 9 (4.25%) CCA
10 9 (4.25%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (3.77%) MCSA
12 3 (1.42%) CCSA
13 2 (0.94%) VCP5
13 2 (0.94%) DV Cleared
14 1 (0.47%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.47%) Check Point Certification
14 1 (0.47%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.47%) QA
System Software
1 132 (62.26%) Active Directory
2 47 (22.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 20 (9.43%) XenApp
5 11 (5.19%) XenDesktop
6 10 (4.72%) vSphere
6 10 (4.72%) XenServer
7 9 (4.25%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.77%) VMware ESX
9 6 (2.83%) VMware Server
10 5 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (2.36%) ISA Server
11 3 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.94%) UAG
13 1 (0.47%) NLBS
13 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.47%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 31 (14.62%) SCCM
2 14 (6.60%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.83%) ARCserve
4 5 (2.36%) SCOM
4 5 (2.36%) WSUS
5 4 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.42%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.42%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.94%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.47%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.47%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.47%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.47%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.47%) MAILsweeper
8 1 (0.47%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.47%) CA SiteMinder
8 1 (0.47%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.47%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 109 (51.42%) VMware
2 89 (41.98%) Microsoft
3 56 (26.42%) Citrix
4 52 (24.53%) Cisco
5 18 (8.49%) HP
6 16 (7.55%) Dell
7 10 (4.72%) Symantec
8 8 (3.77%) Juniper
9 7 (3.30%) Intel
10 6 (2.83%) Apple
11 5 (2.36%) NetApp
11 5 (2.36%) Lotus
11 5 (2.36%) Cognos
11 5 (2.36%) EMC
11 5 (2.36%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.89%) Avaya
13 3 (1.42%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.42%) LANDesk
14 2 (0.94%) ProCurve
14 2 (0.94%) Infor
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