Period
to 25 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 25 June 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 East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 113 104
Rank change year-on-year +7 -9 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 20 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.00% 0.83% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.05% 0.87% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 3
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £352 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.69% +27.82% -11.29%
10th Percentile £263 £288 £263
90th Percentile £438 £361 £288
South East median daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -7.69% +18.18% -6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £53.33 £22.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +137.02% - -
South East median hourly rate £53.33 £13.03 £23.67
% change year-on-year +309.44% -44.96% -39.32%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire. 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
Buckinghamshire
Contract vacancies in Buckinghamshire with a recognized job title 1,908 1,951 1,900
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.97% 95.59% 95.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 924 995
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £246 £250
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
South East median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 70 61
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.96% +22.32% -9.68%
10th Percentile £10.10 £9.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £44.50 £33.08 £39.25
South East median hourly rate £18.06 £17.50 £20.21
% change year-on-year +3.17% -13.39% +16.29%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 25 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Buckinghamshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 25 June 2018. 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
Milton Keynes +1 18 £378 +7.40% 1
Buckingham - 1 - -
3rd Line Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Buckinghamshire region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) DV Cleared
3 13 (65.00%) Firewall
3 13 (65.00%) Cisco
4 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 9 (45.00%) Windows
6 8 (40.00%) F5
6 8 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
7 7 (35.00%) ITIL
8 6 (30.00%) Juniper
8 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
8 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (25.00%) Forcepoint
9 5 (25.00%) CCNP
9 5 (25.00%) IIS
10 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (20.00%) Wireless
10 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
10 4 (20.00%) Change Management
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
10 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
10 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (15.00%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (15.00%) UAG
11 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (65.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (30.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (20.00%) Wireless
6 3 (15.00%) BGP
6 3 (15.00%) ICMP
6 3 (15.00%) IPsec
6 3 (15.00%) LAN
6 3 (15.00%) OSPF
6 3 (15.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (15.00%) WAN
7 2 (10.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (10.00%) DHCP
7 2 (10.00%) DNS
8 1 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 4 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (15.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (5.00%) ITSM
5 1 (5.00%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (85.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (70.00%) DV Cleared
3 6 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (25.00%) CCNP
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 2 (10.00%) MCSA
6 2 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.00%) MCITP
7 1 (5.00%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (15.00%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (15.00%) UAG
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) OVSD
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (65.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) F5
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 5 (25.00%) Forcepoint
4 5 (25.00%) VMware
5 3 (15.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (10.00%) Computacenter
6 2 (10.00%) Lumension
6 2 (10.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) Aruba
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow