Period
to 23 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £296 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

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 Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 114 110 97
Rank change year-on-year -4 -13 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 10 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.48% 0.37% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.39% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 6
Bristol median daily rate £296 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.36% +9.38% +28.00%
10th Percentile £217 £233 £253
90th Percentile £355 £395 £363
South West median daily rate £275 £261 £300
% change year-on-year +5.26% -12.92% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Bristol median hourly rate - - -
South West median hourly rate - £22.50 £30.25
% change year-on-year - -25.62% +51.25%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol. 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
Bristol
Contract vacancies in Bristol with a recognized job title 1,984 1,816 1,625
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.43% 95.08% 95.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,333 1,234 1,153
Bristol median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £253 £213 £230
90th Percentile £538 £525 £550
South West median daily rate £420 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 54 78
Bristol median hourly rate £38.00 £21.81 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +74.21% -10.97% +53.13%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.13 £11.93
90th Percentile £61.90 £50.25 £45.48
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +21.21% +20.00% -

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Bristol

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Bristol

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Bristol over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in Bristol

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Bristol

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 3rd Line Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (40.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (30.00%) Network Security
5 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
5 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (30.00%) Office 365
5 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
6 2 (20.00%) GDPR
6 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (20.00%) Decision-Making
6 2 (20.00%) DHCP
6 2 (20.00%) DNS
6 2 (20.00%) SAN
6 2 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
6 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 5 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (20.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 3 (30.00%) Cybersecurity
3 3 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (20.00%) Decision-Making
4 2 (20.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNA
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (10.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix