Period
to 17 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £249 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bristol during the 6 months to 17 January 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 Support Engineer
South West > Bristol
6 months to
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 108 94 95
Rank change year-on-year -14 +1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 3 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.16% 0.13% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Bristol median daily rate £249 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.93% +27.27% +54.93%
10th Percentile £235 £350 £263
90th Percentile £265 £350 £288
South West median daily rate £253 £273 £175
% change year-on-year -7.34% +55.71% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Bristol median hourly rate - - £25.00
South West median hourly rate - £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +12.00% +25.00%

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 1,798 1,484 1,569
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.93% 94.95% 96.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,190 1,016 1,147
Bristol median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £225 £228 £243
90th Percentile £525 £550 £525
South West median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 78 82
Bristol median hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +40.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.73 £12.05
90th Percentile £57.88 £49.20 £45.78
South West median hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -9.09% -11.29% +55.00%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Bristol

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer in Bristol.

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

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer in Bristol.

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

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

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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 Bristol region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Replication
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Forcepoint
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server

3rd Line Support 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Internet
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Application Packaging
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) NetBackup
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Forcepoint
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) McAfee
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
2 2 (66.67%) Trend Micro
3 1 (33.33%) VMware