The table below looks at the statistics 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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 452 475 447
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -28
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 120 84 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.19% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 41 37
Average daily rate
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£253 £238 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.31% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £258 £230
% change year-on-year
-2.91% +11.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 11 27
Average hourly rate £27.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.63 £21.00 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -2.32%

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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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 +19 118 £250 - 43
London +15 28 £300 +33.33% 12
South East -11 28 £220 -17.75% 16
Berkshire +6 15 £204 -25.81% 7
South West -8 15 £250 -41.17% 4
West Midlands +9 13 £225 -
Yorkshire +1 11 £275 +28.65% 3
Reading +13 10 £204 -25.81% 4
West Yorkshire - 9 £275 - 3
East Midlands +19 8 £338 -
East of England +3 8 £275 +37.50% 4
North West +3 7 £156 - 3
City of London +15 6 £310 +31.91% 1
Nottinghamshire -3 6 £348 -
Nottingham -4 6 £348 -
Hampshire -18 6 £215 -8.51% 5
Wiltshire - 6 £250 -
Bedfordshire -5 5 £275 - 1
Leeds - 5 £275 - 2
Birmingham -1 4 £304 -
Gloucester +1 3 £160 -
Gloucestershire -13 3 £160 -
Worcestershire - 3 £225 -
Shropshire - 3 £250 -
Halifax - 3 £275 - 1
Manchester - 3 £288 - 2
Southampton - 3 £215 - 1
Worcester - 3 £225 -
Plymouth +1 2 £250 -41.17%
Devon -4 2 £250 -41.17%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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.

1 162 (80.60%) Windows
2 131 (65.17%) Active Directory
3 114 (56.72%) VMware
4 95 (47.26%) Windows Server 2008
5 78 (38.81%) MS Exchange
6 72 (35.82%) Microsoft
7 69 (34.33%) Citrix
8 66 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 49 (24.38%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (22.89%) Windows 7
12 42 (20.90%) SCCM
13 37 (18.41%) Microsoft Certification
14 35 (17.41%) Cisco
15 34 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
16 33 (16.42%) ITIL
16 33 (16.42%) SAN
16 33 (16.42%) Firewall
17 32 (15.92%) MCSE
18 29 (14.43%) LAN
19 28 (13.93%) WAN
19 28 (13.93%) SQL Server
20 27 (13.43%) SQL
21 26 (12.94%) Windows XP
22 25 (12.44%) DNS
23 24 (11.94%) SharePoint
23 24 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2003
23 24 (11.94%) Hyper-V
24 23 (11.44%) MS Excel
25 21 (10.45%) MS Office

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 78 (38.81%) MS Exchange
2 34 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (11.94%) SharePoint
3 24 (11.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 19 (9.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (7.46%) Lync
6 10 (4.98%) IIS
6 10 (4.98%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (3.48%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.49%) Documentum
10 2 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2000
11 1 (0.50%) Apache
11 1 (0.50%) WorkSite
Applications
1 23 (11.44%) MS Excel
2 21 (10.45%) MS Office
3 3 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.50%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) assyst
1 2 (1.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.45%) Office 365
2 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.50%) SaaS
2 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.42%) SAN
1 33 (16.42%) Firewall
2 29 (14.43%) LAN
3 28 (13.93%) WAN
4 25 (12.44%) DNS
5 19 (9.45%) TCP/IP
6 18 (8.96%) VPN
6 18 (8.96%) DHCP
7 14 (6.97%) VLAN
8 12 (5.97%) VoIP
9 9 (4.48%) NAS
10 8 (3.98%) MPLS
11 4 (1.99%) Wireless
12 3 (1.49%) Ethernet
12 3 (1.49%) Internet
12 3 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (1.00%) 2G
13 2 (1.00%) BIG-IP
13 2 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (13.93%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.50%) MySQL
4 1 (0.50%) MS Access
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (6.47%) Finance
2 7 (3.48%) Telecoms
3 6 (2.99%) Banking
4 3 (1.49%) Advertising
5 2 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.50%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.50%) Automotive
6 1 (0.50%) Law
6 1 (0.50%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (1.00%) .NET
2 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.50%) JSP
2 1 (0.50%) Web Services
2 1 (0.50%) HTML
2 1 (0.50%) Flash
2 1 (0.50%) OLE
2 1 (0.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.46%) Blackberry
2 15 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (3.98%) Replication
4 7 (3.48%) PDA
4 7 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.99%) NHS
6 4 (1.99%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.49%) Clustering
8 2 (1.00%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.00%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.50%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.50%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.50%) iPad
9 1 (0.50%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.50%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 162 (80.60%) Windows
2 95 (47.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 66 (32.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 49 (24.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (22.89%) Windows 7
6 26 (12.94%) Windows XP
7 14 (6.97%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.48%) Linux
9 3 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.49%) UNIX
9 3 (1.49%) Windows 2000
9 3 (1.49%) Windows NT
9 3 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.49%) Mac OS
9 3 (1.49%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (16.42%) ITIL
2 13 (6.47%) Asset Management
3 12 (5.97%) Configuration Management
4 10 (4.98%) Migration
4 10 (4.98%) Network Management
5 9 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (3.98%) Change Management
6 8 (3.98%) Problem Management
7 7 (3.48%) Business Continuity
8 6 (2.99%) Mentoring
8 6 (2.99%) Coaching
9 5 (2.49%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (2.49%) Incident Management
9 5 (2.49%) Information Security
10 4 (1.99%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (1.99%) Project Management
10 4 (1.99%) Quality Management
10 4 (1.99%) PRINCE2
11 3 (1.49%) Software Deployment
11 3 (1.49%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (13.43%) SQL
2 14 (6.97%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.99%) VBScript
4 2 (1.00%) VB
4 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.50%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (18.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (15.92%) MCSE
3 21 (10.45%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.46%) MCITP
4 15 (7.46%) MCP
5 14 (6.97%) CCNA
5 14 (6.97%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (6.47%) SC Cleared
7 11 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (4.98%) CCA
8 10 (4.98%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (3.98%) DV Cleared
10 6 (2.99%) MCTS
10 6 (2.99%) MCSA
10 6 (2.99%) CCEA
10 6 (2.99%) CCNP
11 3 (1.49%) A+ Certification
11 3 (1.49%) Degree
12 2 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.47%) SLA
System Software
1 131 (65.17%) Active Directory
2 55 (27.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (11.94%) Hyper-V
4 21 (10.45%) XenApp
5 17 (8.46%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.47%) VMware Server
7 9 (4.48%) vSphere
8 8 (3.98%) XenServer
8 8 (3.98%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.99%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.99%) VMware ESX
9 4 (1.99%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.49%) NLBS
11 2 (1.00%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.00%) UAG
12 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.50%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.50%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 42 (20.90%) SCCM
2 16 (7.96%) SCOM
3 6 (2.99%) Backup Exec
4 3 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (1.49%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.00%) WSUS
5 2 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.00%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 2 (1.00%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.50%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.50%) PureDisk
6 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.50%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.50%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.50%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.50%) WMI
6 1 (0.50%) Foglight
Vendors
1 114 (56.72%) VMware
2 72 (35.82%) Microsoft
3 69 (34.33%) Citrix
4 35 (17.41%) Cisco
5 20 (9.95%) HP
6 14 (6.97%) Dell
7 12 (5.97%) NetApp
8 8 (3.98%) EMC
8 8 (3.98%) Lotus
9 7 (3.48%) Symantec
10 6 (2.99%) 3PAR
11 5 (2.49%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.99%) Veeam
12 4 (1.99%) Tandberg
12 4 (1.99%) Juniper
13 3 (1.49%) Adobe
13 3 (1.49%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.49%) Riverbed
13 3 (1.49%) AppSense
14 2 (1.00%) NEC
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