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 30 May 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 490 451 477
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +26
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 154 173 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.31% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.33% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 112 82
Median daily rate £275 £250 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £187 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £210
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 23
Median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.04% +4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £18.28 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £40.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +8.88%

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
50844 52173 51273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.70% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33234 32322 31697
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1467 2070 2148
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -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 30 May 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 30 May 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 -18 148 £275 +10.00% 35
South East -9 50 £275 +2.80% 10
London -5 38 £300 +17.64% 8
Berkshire +10 25 £275 - 1
South West 0 20 £300 +33.33% 3
East of England +2 10 £220 -2.22% 2
North East - 10 £280 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 10 £280 -
Tyne and Wear - 10 £280 -
Hampshire +5 9 £325 +36.84% 2
Reading -3 9 £300 -
Somerset +14 8 £300 +33.33%
Oxfordshire -1 8 £250 +11.11% 2
North West -27 7 £225 -2.17% 7
Hertfordshire - 7 £233 - 1
Yorkshire +6 6 £290 +45.00% 2
Bracknell -2 6 - - 1
Newbury - 6 £275 -
Surrey -13 5 £263 -4.54% 1
Taunton - 5 £300 -
Gloucestershire +5 4 - -
Oxford +2 4 £200 -13.04%
Edinburgh -3 4 £350 +40.00%
Scotland -13 4 £350 +40.00%
Manchester -20 4 £275 +4.76% 4
West Midlands -23 4 £330 +20.00% 2
South Yorkshire +1 3 £170 -39.82%
Leeds -1 3 £305 +52.50% 2
Gloucester -1 3 - -
East Midlands -1 3 £228 -24.79%

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

For the 6 months to 30 May 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
2 185 (57.28%) Active Directory
3 172 (53.25%) VMware
4 171 (52.94%) Windows Server
5 115 (35.60%) Microsoft
6 99 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 82 (25.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 80 (24.77%) Citrix
9 77 (23.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 71 (21.98%) MS Exchange
11 61 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 53 (16.41%) ITIL
13 51 (15.79%) SQL
13 51 (15.79%) Cisco
14 49 (15.17%) Windows 7
15 48 (14.86%) Security Cleared
15 48 (14.86%) DNS
16 46 (14.24%) Office 365
17 43 (13.31%) SAN
18 38 (11.76%) HP
19 37 (11.46%) Linux
20 36 (11.15%) SharePoint
21 35 (10.84%) PowerShell
21 35 (10.84%) SCCM
22 34 (10.53%) SQL Server
22 34 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
23 33 (10.22%) Hyper-V
24 32 (9.91%) XenApp
24 32 (9.91%) SLA
24 32 (9.91%) LAN

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 71 (21.98%) MS Exchange
2 36 (11.15%) SharePoint
3 28 (8.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (7.74%) Skype for Business
5 16 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.02%) IIS
7 12 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (2.17%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.86%) SharePoint 2010
11 5 (1.55%) WordPress
12 3 (0.93%) Live Communications Server
13 2 (0.62%) Apache
13 2 (0.62%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.62%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.31%) JBoss
14 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 31 (9.60%) MS Excel
2 29 (8.98%) MS Office
3 9 (2.79%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) Eikon
3 1 (0.31%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 46 (14.24%) Office 365
2 11 (3.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.17%) OneDrive
4 6 (1.86%) Yammer
5 4 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.62%) SoftLayer
7 1 (0.31%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.31%) IBM PureFlex
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 48 (14.86%) DNS
2 43 (13.31%) SAN
3 32 (9.91%) LAN
4 31 (9.60%) DHCP
4 31 (9.60%) WAN
5 28 (8.67%) Firewall
6 21 (6.50%) TCP/IP
7 17 (5.26%) VoIP
8 13 (4.02%) VPN
9 12 (3.72%) Skype
10 10 (3.10%) Unified Communications
11 8 (2.48%) Intranet
11 8 (2.48%) VLAN
12 7 (2.17%) Internet
12 7 (2.17%) NAS
12 7 (2.17%) Network Security
12 7 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
12 7 (2.17%) Wireless
13 6 (1.86%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.55%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (10.53%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.24%) MS Access
6 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.62%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.31%) DB2
8 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.31%) MySQL
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Git (software)
1 3 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.31%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.31%) Maven
2 1 (0.31%) Subversion
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (7.12%) Finance
2 13 (4.02%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.10%) Banking
4 8 (2.48%) Retail
5 7 (2.17%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.55%) Billing
6 5 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.93%) Advertising
7 3 (0.93%) Electronics
7 3 (0.93%) Marketing
8 2 (0.62%) Local Government
9 1 (0.31%) Back Office
9 1 (0.31%) Law
9 1 (0.31%) Legal
9 1 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.55%) .NET
2 4 (1.24%) Web Services
3 3 (0.93%) Hibernate
3 3 (0.93%) Middleware
3 3 (0.93%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (0.93%) RESTful
3 3 (0.93%) SOAP
4 2 (0.62%) Java EE
4 2 (0.62%) JAX-RS
4 2 (0.62%) JSF
4 2 (0.62%) XML
4 2 (0.62%) XSLT
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) Java SE
5 1 (0.31%) Lucene
5 1 (0.31%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.31%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 12 (3.72%) Clustering
3 11 (3.41%) Replication
4 9 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.79%) Driving Licence
5 8 (2.48%) Blackberry
6 6 (1.86%) NHS
7 5 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.24%) EMC VNX
8 4 (1.24%) Fat Client
8 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.24%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.93%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.93%) Handset
9 3 (0.93%) HP Storage
9 3 (0.93%) IVR
9 3 (0.93%) New Media
9 3 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 225 (69.66%) Windows
2 171 (52.94%) Windows Server
3 99 (30.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (23.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (18.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (15.17%) Windows 7
7 37 (11.46%) Linux
8 24 (7.43%) Windows XP
9 18 (5.57%) Windows 8
10 15 (4.64%) Windows 10
11 8 (2.48%) AIX
11 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (2.17%) Solaris
12 7 (2.17%) Unix
13 6 (1.86%) Android
14 4 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.62%) CentOS
15 2 (0.62%) Windows Phone
15 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (16.41%) ITIL
2 25 (7.74%) Migration
3 20 (6.19%) Change Management
4 18 (5.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (5.57%) Service Delivery
5 14 (4.33%) Incident Management
6 12 (3.72%) Problem Management
7 10 (3.10%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (2.79%) High Availability
8 9 (2.79%) Server Building
9 8 (2.48%) Infrastructure Management
10 7 (2.17%) Data Protection
10 7 (2.17%) Time Management
11 6 (1.86%) Performance Management
12 5 (1.55%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (1.55%) ITIL V3
12 5 (1.55%) Project Management
13 4 (1.24%) Capacity Management
13 4 (1.24%) Programme Management
14 3 (0.93%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 51 (15.79%) SQL
2 35 (10.84%) PowerShell
3 15 (4.64%) Java
4 7 (2.17%) C#
5 5 (1.55%) C
6 3 (0.93%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.93%) VBScript
7 2 (0.62%) C++
8 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 25 (7.74%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (7.74%) MCSE
4 24 (7.43%) SC Cleared
5 19 (5.88%) CCNA
6 17 (5.26%) DV Cleared
7 11 (3.41%) CCNP
8 10 (3.10%) MCP
9 9 (2.79%) MCITP
10 7 (2.17%) DBS Check
11 6 (1.86%) MCSA
11 6 (1.86%) MCTS
12 5 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (1.55%) RHCE
13 4 (1.24%) Degree
13 4 (1.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 2 (0.62%) CCA
14 2 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
15 1 (0.31%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (9.91%) SLA
2 4 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.93%) QA
4 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 185 (57.28%) Active Directory
2 82 (25.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.22%) Hyper-V
4 32 (9.91%) XenApp
5 27 (8.36%) vSphere
6 19 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 19 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (5.57%) XenDesktop
8 12 (3.72%) XenServer
9 5 (1.55%) KVM
9 5 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (0.93%) MetaFrame
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.62%) NFS
11 2 (0.62%) vCloud
11 2 (0.62%) Xen
12 1 (0.31%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.31%) Squid
Systems Management
1 35 (10.84%) SCCM
2 19 (5.88%) WSUS
3 12 (3.72%) SCOM
4 11 (3.41%) NetBackup
5 9 (2.79%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (1.55%) Backup Exec
7 4 (1.24%) Netcool
7 4 (1.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 3 (0.93%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.93%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.93%) Unicenter
8 3 (0.93%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 2 (0.62%) Nagios
9 2 (0.62%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.62%) SmoothWall
9 2 (0.62%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.62%) Windows Intune
10 1 (0.31%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 172 (53.25%) VMware
2 115 (35.60%) Microsoft
3 80 (24.77%) Citrix
4 51 (15.79%) Cisco
5 38 (11.76%) HP
6 22 (6.81%) Oracle
7 20 (6.19%) EMC
8 18 (5.57%) NetApp
9 17 (5.26%) IBM
10 8 (2.48%) AppSense
10 8 (2.48%) Avaya
11 7 (2.17%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.86%) BT
12 6 (1.86%) Symantec
13 5 (1.55%) Lotus
13 5 (1.55%) Veritas
14 4 (1.24%) Dell
14 4 (1.24%) Meridio
14 4 (1.24%) Remedy
14 4 (1.24%) SAP
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