Period
to 26 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 106 126 104
Rank change year-on-year +20 -22 +16
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 18 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.96% 0.44% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.01% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 4
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £365 £352 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +27.82% -8.33%
10th Percentile £278 £226 £263
90th Percentile £455 £364 £292
South East median daily rate £313 £325 £275
% change year-on-year -3.85% +18.18% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £53.33 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.65% - -
South East median hourly rate £53.33 £13.03 £21.33
% change year-on-year +309.44% -38.94% -45.31%

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 1,782 2,188 1,688
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 96.43% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 939 978 894
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £215 £215 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 105 68
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.05 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.55% +23.21% -
10th Percentile £9.00 £10.00 £8.85
90th Percentile £43.38 £58.25 £39.88
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +11.43%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +14 16 £375 +6.69% 3
3rd Line Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 10 (55.56%) Firewall
3 10 (55.56%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (44.44%) Cisco
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) Juniper
6 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (38.89%) F5
6 7 (38.89%) Office 365
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (38.89%) Cisco ISE
7 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
7 6 (33.33%) Skype
7 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
7 6 (33.33%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) ITIL
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (22.22%) Service Management
9 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Migration
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (16.67%) ITSM

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 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
2 6 (33.33%) Skype for Business
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 7 (38.89%) Office 365
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (16.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) Firewall
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco ISE
2 7 (38.89%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (33.33%) Skype
4 3 (16.67%) DHCP
4 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (11.11%) Kerberos
5 2 (11.11%) LAN
5 2 (11.11%) WAN
6 1 (5.56%) BGP
6 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (5.56%) Internet
6 1 (5.56%) IPsec
6 1 (5.56%) Network Security
6 1 (5.56%) SSL
6 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.56%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Power BI
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) ADSI
1 2 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (5.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
2 2 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Migration
2 4 (22.22%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (16.67%) ITIL V3
3 3 (16.67%) ITSM
4 2 (11.11%) Change Management
4 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.11%) Presales
5 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 1 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
5 1 (5.56%) Critical Thinking
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.56%) Network Management
5 1 (5.56%) Patch Management
5 1 (5.56%) Server Building
5 1 (5.56%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (5.56%) Task Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (72.22%) Security Cleared
2 12 (66.67%) DV Cleared
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 2 (11.11%) MCSE
6 1 (5.56%) CCNA
6 1 (5.56%) CCNP
6 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) MCP
6 1 (5.56%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
1 1 (5.56%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) F5
2 7 (38.89%) Juniper
2 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle
6 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto