Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £355 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Third Line Support Engineer
East of England > Bedfordshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 64 - 58
Rank change year-on-year - +58 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 5 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.72% - 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Bedfordshire median daily rate £355 - £300
East of England median daily rate £325 £190 £250
% change year-on-year +71.05% -24.00% +28.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bedfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Bedfordshire
Contract vacancies in Bedfordshire with a recognized job title 664 583 625
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.54% 94.34% 93.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 375 414
Bedfordshire median daily rate £428 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.59% +6.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £211
90th Percentile £575 £583 £575
East of England median daily rate £410 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +5.81% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 47
Bedfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -62.67% +120.59%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.70 £12.50
90th Percentile £44.89 £41.60 £50.68
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +7.14% +5.00%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Bedfordshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Luton - 3 £355 - 1
3rd Line Support Engineer
East of England

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Adaptive Security
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) F5
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 3 (60.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) LAN
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) WAN
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Adaptive Security
1 3 (60.00%) Change Control
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Service Delivery
1 3 (60.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNP
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco
1 3 (60.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware