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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 490 458 482
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +24
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 159 177 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.32% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 113 81
Median daily rate £275 £261 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +16.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £183 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £209
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 17 15
Median hourly rate £21.33 £21.50 £20.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.81 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.30 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £24.50 £20.10
% change year-on-year
-12.93% +21.87%

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
51146 52265 50988
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.79% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 33349 32884 31286
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1531 1986 2062
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 27 June 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
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 27 June 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 -25 151 £275 +7.84% 36
South East +16 58 £275 - 8
London -18 37 £275 - 8
Berkshire +23 34 £275 - 3
South West +6 19 £300 +41.17% 5
Newbury - 13 £275 -
Hampshire +19 11 £375 +57.89% 3
Bracknell +3 11 - -
Tyne and Wear - 11 £280 -
North East - 11 £280 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £280 -
Somerset +10 10 £300 +33.33% 1
Reading +3 8 £260 - 1
North West -27 8 £313 +15.74% 7
Edinburgh - 7 £350 -
Scotland - 7 £350 -
East of England +6 6 £220 -2.22% 3
Yorkshire +2 6 £305 +26.42% 4
Southampton - 6 £375 - 1
Taunton +13 5 £300 -
Oxfordshire +10 5 £265 +76.66% 1
East Midlands -3 5 £300 -17.24% 1
Manchester -31 5 £325 +13.04% 4
Hertfordshire +20 4 £245 -20.96% 1
Gloucestershire 0 4 £325 +85.71% 1
Surrey -11 4 £294 +6.81% 1
West Yorkshire 0 3 £305 +52.50% 4
Leeds -3 3 £305 +52.50% 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
City of London +28 2 £250 +5.26% 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 221 (69.50%) Windows
2 185 (58.18%) Active Directory
3 176 (55.35%) VMware
4 166 (52.20%) Windows Server
5 111 (34.91%) Microsoft
6 98 (30.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 78 (24.53%) Citrix
8 76 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
9 74 (23.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 74 (23.27%) MS Exchange
10 62 (19.50%) Windows Server 2003
11 60 (18.87%) SQL
12 55 (17.30%) Cisco
13 54 (16.98%) DNS
14 53 (16.67%) Security Cleared
15 51 (16.04%) ITIL
16 48 (15.09%) Windows 7
17 45 (14.15%) SAN
18 44 (13.84%) Office 365
19 38 (11.95%) HP
20 37 (11.64%) SQL Server
21 36 (11.32%) Linux
22 35 (11.01%) Firewall
22 35 (11.01%) SCCM
23 33 (10.38%) PowerShell
23 33 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
23 33 (10.38%) XenApp
23 33 (10.38%) DHCP
23 33 (10.38%) SharePoint
24 32 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification

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 74 (23.27%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 33 (10.38%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.97%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 15 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (4.09%) IIS
6 11 (3.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 10 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.52%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.57%) WordPress
10 3 (0.94%) Live Communications Server
10 3 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.31%) Apache
12 1 (0.31%) JBoss
12 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.31%) Tomcat
Applications
1 29 (9.12%) MS Office
2 28 (8.81%) MS Excel
3 6 (1.89%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.63%) Eikon
1 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.84%) Office 365
2 13 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.20%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.89%) Yammer
5 5 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.63%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 54 (16.98%) DNS
2 45 (14.15%) SAN
3 35 (11.01%) Firewall
4 33 (10.38%) DHCP
5 28 (8.81%) LAN
5 28 (8.81%) WAN
6 21 (6.60%) TCP/IP
7 14 (4.40%) Skype
7 14 (4.40%) VoIP
8 13 (4.09%) Wireless
9 12 (3.77%) LDAP
10 10 (3.14%) Internet
10 10 (3.14%) Unified Communications
11 9 (2.83%) NAS
12 8 (2.52%) NetScaler
12 8 (2.52%) Network Security
12 8 (2.52%) VPN
13 7 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (2.20%) Intranet
13 7 (2.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (11.64%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.57%) MS Access
6 3 (0.94%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.31%) DB2
8 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.31%) MySQL
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.63%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.31%) MSI
General
1 14 (4.40%) Finance
2 11 (3.46%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.20%) Retail
4 5 (1.57%) Banking
4 5 (1.57%) Billing
5 4 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.94%) Back Office
6 3 (0.94%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.63%) Advertising
7 2 (0.63%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Marketing
8 1 (0.31%) Law
8 1 (0.31%) Legal
8 1 (0.31%) Local Government
8 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.94%) .NET
1 3 (0.94%) Web Services
2 2 (0.63%) Hibernate
2 2 (0.63%) Java EE
2 2 (0.63%) JAX-RS
2 2 (0.63%) JSF
2 2 (0.63%) Middleware
2 2 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (0.63%) RESTful
2 2 (0.63%) SOAP
2 2 (0.63%) XML
2 2 (0.63%) XSLT
3 1 (0.31%) CSS
3 1 (0.31%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (5.66%) Clustering
1 18 (5.66%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.46%) Replication
3 10 (3.14%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.83%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.20%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.89%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.57%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.57%) Statistics
8 4 (1.26%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.26%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.26%) NHS
8 4 (1.26%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.94%) EMC VNX
9 3 (0.94%) Handset
9 3 (0.94%) IVR
10 2 (0.63%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (0.63%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 221 (69.50%) Windows
2 166 (52.20%) Windows Server
3 98 (30.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 74 (23.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 62 (19.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (15.09%) Windows 7
7 36 (11.32%) Linux
8 25 (7.86%) Windows XP
9 16 (5.03%) Windows 8
10 14 (4.40%) Solaris
11 13 (4.09%) Windows 10
12 9 (2.83%) Unix
13 8 (2.52%) AIX
13 8 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.89%) Android
15 3 (0.94%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.63%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.63%) CentOS
16 2 (0.63%) Windows Phone
17 1 (0.31%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (16.04%) ITIL
2 26 (8.18%) Change Management
3 24 (7.55%) Migration
4 19 (5.97%) Incident Management
5 18 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (5.66%) Service Delivery
6 17 (5.35%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (3.46%) Problem Management
8 10 (3.14%) High Availability
9 8 (2.52%) Server Building
9 8 (2.52%) Time Management
10 6 (1.89%) Data Protection
10 6 (1.89%) Infrastructure Management
10 6 (1.89%) Performance Management
10 6 (1.89%) Project Management
11 4 (1.26%) Application Packaging
11 4 (1.26%) Business Intelligence
11 4 (1.26%) Capacity Management
11 4 (1.26%) ITIL V3
11 4 (1.26%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 60 (18.87%) SQL
2 33 (10.38%) PowerShell
3 21 (6.60%) Java
4 6 (1.89%) C#
5 5 (1.57%) VBScript
6 4 (1.26%) C
7 3 (0.94%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 53 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 32 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (9.75%) SC Cleared
4 27 (8.49%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (7.86%) MCSE
6 23 (7.23%) CCNA
7 19 (5.97%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.40%) CCNP
9 10 (3.14%) MCP
10 8 (2.52%) MCITP
11 7 (2.20%) DBS Check
11 7 (2.20%) MCSA
12 6 (1.89%) MCTS
13 5 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.57%) Degree
13 5 (1.57%) RHCE
14 4 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 2 (0.63%) ACDT
15 2 (0.63%) ACHDS
15 2 (0.63%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (9.75%) SLA
2 3 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.94%) QA
3 2 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 185 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 76 (23.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.38%) XenApp
4 31 (9.75%) Hyper-V
5 26 (8.18%) vSphere
6 23 (7.23%) VMware ESX
7 20 (6.29%) XenDesktop
8 19 (5.97%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (3.14%) XenServer
10 6 (1.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.57%) KVM
11 5 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
12 3 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
12 3 (0.94%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.94%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.63%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.63%) vCloud
13 2 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (11.01%) SCCM
2 17 (5.35%) WSUS
3 13 (4.09%) NetBackup
4 9 (2.83%) EMC NetWorker
5 8 (2.52%) SCOM
6 6 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (1.89%) Netcool
6 6 (1.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.26%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.26%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.94%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.63%) Nagios
9 2 (0.63%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.63%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.63%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.31%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 176 (55.35%) VMware
2 111 (34.91%) Microsoft
3 78 (24.53%) Citrix
4 55 (17.30%) Cisco
5 38 (11.95%) HP
6 23 (7.23%) Oracle
7 22 (6.92%) NetApp
8 21 (6.60%) EMC
9 17 (5.35%) IBM
10 8 (2.52%) AppSense
10 8 (2.52%) Veritas
11 7 (2.20%) Avaya
11 7 (2.20%) CheckPoint
11 7 (2.20%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.89%) Dell
12 6 (1.89%) Lotus
13 5 (1.57%) BT
13 5 (1.57%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.57%) Symantec
14 4 (1.26%) Meridio
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