Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £294 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 December 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 Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 94 97
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 16 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.82% 0.54% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.87% 0.57% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 2
Bristol median daily rate £294 £318 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.48% +1.60% +37.36%
10th Percentile £235 £276 £271
90th Percentile £373 £363 £344
South West median daily rate £260 £259 £235
% change year-on-year +0.48% +10.11% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £25.00
South West median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £19.03
% change year-on-year -19.64% +47.14% -4.85%

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 1849 1585 1645
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.68% 95.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1249 1108 1219
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £213 £236 £226
90th Percentile £525 £555 £538
South West median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 81 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.08% +47.69% -1.52%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.00 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £41.84
South West median hourly rate £27.75 £25.88 £30.00
% change year-on-year +7.25% -13.75% +50.00%

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 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 2017, 3rd Line 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 Bristol region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
3 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
4 9 (56.25%) Cisco
5 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (43.75%) Firewall
7 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
8 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
9 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (25.00%) Veeam
9 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (18.75%) F5
10 3 (18.75%) SCCM
10 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (18.75%) Citrix
10 3 (18.75%) LAN
10 3 (18.75%) WAN
11 2 (12.50%) DHCP
11 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
11 2 (12.50%) VPN
11 2 (12.50%) DNS
11 2 (12.50%) SSL
11 2 (12.50%) Linux
11 2 (12.50%) Web Services
11 2 (12.50%) Juniper
11 2 (12.50%) Symantec

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 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (18.75%) LAN
2 3 (18.75%) WAN
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) DNS
3 2 (12.50%) Internet
3 2 (12.50%) IPsec
3 2 (12.50%) SSL
3 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 11 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (12.50%) CentOS
5 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (12.50%) Business Continuity
1 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (6.25%) Application Packaging
2 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
1 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) CCNA
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (31.25%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 2 (12.50%) NetBackup
3 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 4 (25.00%) Veeam
5 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 3 (18.75%) F5
6 2 (12.50%) Forcepoint
6 2 (12.50%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) McAfee
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) Symantec
6 2 (12.50%) Trend Micro
7 1 (6.25%) HP