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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 501 454 480
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +26
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 150 202 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.36% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 116 99
Median daily rate £275 £277 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £263 £238
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +10.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 7
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £19.03 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £32.70 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £22.10
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -4.98%

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -51 144 £275 - 47
South East +15 51 £275 +25.00% 8
London -44 36 £281 -13.46% 16
Berkshire +31 31 £275 -17.91% 4
Newbury - 17 £275 -
South West +4 12 £314 +65.13% 5
West Midlands -35 9 £240 -28.35% 4
East Midlands +4 8 £270 -22.30% 5
North West -8 8 £313 +8.69% 2
North East -15 8 £294 -
Tyne and Wear -19 8 £294 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 8 £294 -
Hampshire 0 7 £375 +120.58% 1
East of England +11 6 £223 -11.00% 4
Surrey +1 6 £310 - 1
Yorkshire 0 6 £294 +17.50% 3
Bracknell - 6 - - 2
Scotland +16 5 £275 -
Somerset +15 5 £313 +38.88%
Reading +9 5 £255 -23.88% 2
Edinburgh +9 5 £275 -
Worcester +2 5 £240 -
Worcestershire +1 5 £240 -
Southampton - 5 £375 -
Oxfordshire -13 4 £255 +15.90% 2
Nottinghamshire - 4 - - 3
City of London +27 3 £250 -23.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +23 3 £183 -27.00% 2
Cambridge +19 3 £183 -27.00% 1
Lancashire +15 3 £225 +11.11% 1

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 203 (66.78%) Windows
2 186 (61.18%) Active Directory
3 164 (53.95%) VMware
4 147 (48.36%) Windows Server
5 119 (39.14%) Microsoft
6 87 (28.62%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (25.99%) Citrix
8 77 (25.33%) DNS
9 75 (24.67%) MS Exchange
10 67 (22.04%) SQL
11 64 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
12 62 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
12 62 (20.39%) Cisco
13 61 (20.07%) Security Cleared
14 58 (19.08%) ITIL
14 58 (19.08%) Windows Server 2003
15 48 (15.79%) Windows 7
16 46 (15.13%) SAN
17 44 (14.47%) DHCP
18 43 (14.14%) MS Excel
18 43 (14.14%) MS Office
19 41 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
19 41 (13.49%) Office 365
20 40 (13.16%) SQL Server
21 39 (12.83%) HP
21 39 (12.83%) Firewall
21 39 (12.83%) SCCM
22 36 (11.84%) SC Cleared
22 36 (11.84%) Change Management
23 35 (11.51%) PowerShell

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 75 (24.67%) MS Exchange
2 29 (9.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (7.57%) SharePoint
4 17 (5.59%) Skype for Business
5 14 (4.61%) Exchange Server 2003
6 13 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (3.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 11 (3.62%) IIS
9 7 (2.30%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.32%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.99%) Documentum
11 3 (0.99%) Live Communications Server
11 3 (0.99%) WordPress
12 2 (0.66%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.33%) CloudStack
13 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (14.14%) MS Excel
1 43 (14.14%) MS Office
2 10 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 41 (13.49%) Office 365
2 13 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.64%) OneDrive
5 4 (1.32%) Yammer
6 2 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.66%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.66%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.33%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 77 (25.33%) DNS
2 46 (15.13%) SAN
3 44 (14.47%) DHCP
4 39 (12.83%) Firewall
5 32 (10.53%) LAN
6 30 (9.87%) TCP/IP
6 30 (9.87%) WAN
7 22 (7.24%) LDAP
8 18 (5.92%) Internet
9 16 (5.26%) Wireless
10 14 (4.61%) NAS
11 13 (4.28%) Skype
12 10 (3.29%) VLAN
13 9 (2.96%) VoIP
13 9 (2.96%) VPN
14 8 (2.63%) NetScaler
14 8 (2.63%) Unified Communications
15 7 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
15 7 (2.30%) Intranet
15 7 (2.30%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.64%) MS Access
5 4 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.66%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.33%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.33%) MySQL
8 1 (0.33%) OLAP
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.33%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.33%) MSI
General
1 14 (4.61%) Finance
2 9 (2.96%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.30%) Back Office
4 6 (1.97%) Billing
5 4 (1.32%) Retail
6 3 (0.99%) Front Office
7 2 (0.66%) Banking
7 2 (0.66%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Electronics
8 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Local Government
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.33%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.32%) .NET
2 3 (0.99%) Web Services
3 2 (0.66%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.66%) Java EE
3 2 (0.66%) JAX-RS
3 2 (0.66%) JSF
3 2 (0.66%) Middleware
3 2 (0.66%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.66%) RESTful
3 2 (0.66%) SOAP
3 2 (0.66%) XML
3 2 (0.66%) XSLT
4 1 (0.33%) CSS
4 1 (0.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.24%) Blackberry
2 19 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 17 (5.59%) Clustering
4 11 (3.62%) Client/Server
5 7 (2.30%) Management Information System
6 6 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (1.97%) Virtual Team
7 5 (1.64%) Driving Licence
7 5 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.64%) NHS
7 5 (1.64%) PDA
7 5 (1.64%) Statistics
8 4 (1.32%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.32%) Replication
8 4 (1.32%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.99%) Handset
9 3 (0.99%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.99%) IVR
9 3 (0.99%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (0.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 203 (66.78%) Windows
2 147 (48.36%) Windows Server
3 87 (28.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (19.08%) Windows Server 2003
6 48 (15.79%) Windows 7
7 32 (10.53%) Linux
8 26 (8.55%) Solaris
9 22 (7.24%) Windows XP
10 18 (5.92%) Windows 10
11 14 (4.61%) Windows 8
12 10 (3.29%) Unix
13 7 (2.30%) AIX
13 7 (2.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (1.97%) Apple iOS
15 4 (1.32%) Android
16 2 (0.66%) CentOS
17 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
17 1 (0.33%) Mac OS X
17 1 (0.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (19.08%) ITIL
2 36 (11.84%) Change Management
3 29 (9.54%) Incident Management
4 24 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 23 (7.57%) Migration
6 19 (6.25%) Service Delivery
7 15 (4.93%) Problem Management
8 12 (3.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 11 (3.62%) Time Management
10 10 (3.29%) High Availability
10 10 (3.29%) Project Management
10 10 (3.29%) Server Building
11 9 (2.96%) Patch Management
12 7 (2.30%) Load Balancing
12 7 (2.30%) Server Patching
13 6 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
13 6 (1.97%) Validation
14 5 (1.64%) Compliance Management
14 5 (1.64%) Data Protection
14 5 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 67 (22.04%) SQL
2 35 (11.51%) PowerShell
3 34 (11.18%) Java
4 6 (1.97%) C#
5 5 (1.64%) VBScript
6 4 (1.32%) C
7 3 (0.99%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.99%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.33%) PHP
8 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (20.07%) Security Cleared
2 41 (13.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 36 (11.84%) SC Cleared
4 29 (9.54%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (9.21%) MCSE
6 23 (7.57%) CCNA
7 21 (6.91%) DV Cleared
8 15 (4.93%) MCP
9 13 (4.28%) CCNP
10 12 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (3.29%) Degree
11 10 (3.29%) MCSA
12 9 (2.96%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (2.30%) A+ Certification
14 5 (1.64%) ACDT
14 5 (1.64%) ACHDS
14 5 (1.64%) ACTC
14 5 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.64%) MCSM
14 5 (1.64%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.21%) SLA
2 5 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 186 (61.18%) Active Directory
2 62 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.86%) XenApp
4 31 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 18 (5.92%) VMware ESX
6 17 (5.59%) vSphere
6 17 (5.59%) XenDesktop
7 13 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (2.96%) VMware Server
8 9 (2.96%) XenServer
9 6 (1.97%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.64%) KVM
10 5 (1.64%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.99%) NFS
12 2 (0.66%) vCloud
12 2 (0.66%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.66%) Xen
13 1 (0.33%) UAG
13 1 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 39 (12.83%) SCCM
2 16 (5.26%) WSUS
3 14 (4.61%) NetBackup
4 12 (3.95%) SCOM
5 6 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (1.97%) Netcool
5 6 (1.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.64%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.32%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.32%) Veritas Storage Foundation
8 3 (0.99%) Nagios
8 3 (0.99%) Unicenter
9 2 (0.66%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.66%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.33%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.33%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 164 (53.95%) VMware
2 119 (39.14%) Microsoft
3 79 (25.99%) Citrix
4 62 (20.39%) Cisco
5 39 (12.83%) HP
6 27 (8.88%) Oracle
7 24 (7.89%) NetApp
8 19 (6.25%) EMC
9 14 (4.61%) Dell
9 14 (4.61%) IBM
10 8 (2.63%) Veritas
11 7 (2.30%) Lotus
11 7 (2.30%) Veeam
12 6 (1.97%) Apple
12 6 (1.97%) CheckPoint
12 6 (1.97%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.97%) Symantec
13 5 (1.64%) Intel Security
14 4 (1.32%) Avaya
14 4 (1.32%) Palo Alto
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