Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 18 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 119 164
Rank change year-on-year -30 +45 +2
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 12 53 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.29% 1.24% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 1.34% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 39 4
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £275 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -1.35% +8.25%
10th Percentile £204 £203 £189
90th Percentile £363 £290 £456
South East median daily rate £323 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +17.27% - +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Berkshire median hourly rate - £24.00 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -86.29% -
South East median hourly rate £13.03 £22.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.80% -26.67% +27.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3747 3954 4661
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 91.91% 92.28% 92.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1978 2138 2528
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £250 £228 £213
90th Percentile £588 £569 £538
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 187 242
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.71% +23.14%
10th Percentile £10.40 £9.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.28 £46.62
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +8.33% +12.50%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Berkshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Berkshire

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Bracknell +1 6 £325 -
Slough +13 4 £255 -7.27%
Reading 0 1 £150 -41.18%
3rd Line Support Engineer
South East

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 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 Berkshire region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (58.33%) vSphere
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) Cisco
4 5 (41.67%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) X-Windows
5 4 (33.33%) F5
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) Veeam
6 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (25.00%) Degree
6 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
6 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) DNS
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
3 3 (25.00%) DHCP
3 3 (25.00%) DNS
3 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) SMTP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
5 1 (8.33%) 3GPP
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ICM
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (8.33%) Internet
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) LTE
5 1 (8.33%) MPLS
5 1 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 1 (8.33%) SNMP
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) French Language
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) iPad
1 2 (16.67%) iPhone
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
1 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (8.33%) FMCG
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (8.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 3 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Coaching
4 1 (8.33%) Contact Management
4 1 (8.33%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (16.67%) CCENT
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) MCSA
4 1 (8.33%) CCNP
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) vSphere
2 6 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 1 (8.33%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (8.33%) PowerCLI
2 1 (8.33%) vCenter Server
2 1 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
1 7 (58.33%) VMware
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) F5
3 4 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (25.00%) Veeam
5 2 (16.67%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (16.67%) Dell
5 2 (16.67%) IBM
5 2 (16.67%) Kaspersky
6 1 (8.33%) Brocade
6 1 (8.33%) CA
6 1 (8.33%) Citrix
6 1 (8.33%) CommVault
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper
6 1 (8.33%) LANDesk
6 1 (8.33%) Lumension
6 1 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
6 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
6 1 (8.33%) Wonderware