Period
to 21 January 2019

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 21 January 2019.

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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 84 121 101
Rank change year-on-year +37 -20 +18
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 24 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 1.52% 0.49% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.60% 0.52% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 8 5
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.27% -21.43% +20.69%
10th Percentile £310 £238 £309
90th Percentile £447 £361 £361
South East median daily rate £350 £324 £288
% change year-on-year +8.11% +12.61% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -11.11% -
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -9.09% -24.79%

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 1,497 2,122 1,545
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.63% 94.56% 93.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 984 820
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £210 £218 £216
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
South East median daily rate £433 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +2.37% +5.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 111 77
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £9.40 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £29.46 £38.75
South East median hourly rate £20.25 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +2.86% -8.04%

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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 2019. 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 +37 21 £379 +37.82% 1
3rd Line Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2019, 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 20 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (75.00%) DV Cleared
2 18 (75.00%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 14 (58.33%) VMware
5 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
6 12 (50.00%) Office 365
6 12 (50.00%) ITIL
7 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
8 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (33.33%) Skype for Business
9 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
10 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (29.17%) ITIL V3
10 7 (29.17%) Skype
10 7 (29.17%) Patch Management
11 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
11 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 6 (25.00%) SCCM
11 6 (25.00%) Firewall
11 6 (25.00%) Migration
12 5 (20.83%) Change Management
12 5 (20.83%) ITSM
12 5 (20.83%) Service Management

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 8 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 8 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.17%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Office 365
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (16.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Skype
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 3 (12.50%) DHCP
3 3 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (12.50%) LAN
3 3 (12.50%) WAN
4 2 (8.33%) Kerberos
5 1 (4.17%) BGP
5 1 (4.17%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.17%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) IPsec
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) SSL
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Power BI
2 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) ADSI
1 2 (8.33%) LDAP
2 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (75.00%) Windows
2 13 (54.17%) Windows Server
3 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (50.00%) ITIL
2 7 (29.17%) ITIL V3
2 7 (29.17%) Patch Management
3 6 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (20.83%) Change Management
4 5 (20.83%) ITSM
4 5 (20.83%) Server Building
4 5 (20.83%) Service Management
5 4 (16.67%) Application Packaging
5 4 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (16.67%) Presales
6 3 (12.50%) Mentoring
6 3 (12.50%) Server Management
7 2 (8.33%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (8.33%) Critical Thinking
7 2 (8.33%) Defect Management
7 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (8.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (8.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 18 (75.00%) DV Cleared
3 10 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (16.67%) MCSA
6 3 (12.50%) CCNA
6 3 (12.50%) CCNP
6 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.33%) MCP
7 2 (8.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (4.17%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 10 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (8.33%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (8.33%) UAG
6 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
6 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) AirWatch
2 2 (8.33%) OVSD
2 2 (8.33%) SCOM
2 2 (8.33%) WSUS
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) VMware
2 13 (54.17%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) McAfee
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (8.33%) Forcepoint
5 2 (8.33%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Lumension
5 2 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (8.33%) Remedy
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.17%) Computacenter
6 1 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) Palo Alto