Period
to 20 August 2019

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Buckinghamshire during the 6 months to 20 August 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
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 98 108 123
Rank change year-on-year +10 +15 -15
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 6 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.40% 0.57% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.60% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 9
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.80% +27.82%
10th Percentile £404 £312 £243
90th Percentile £495 £438 £363
South East median daily rate £338 £313 £294
% change year-on-year +8.00% +6.38% +6.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - £53.33 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +166.65% -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £53.33 £13.03
% change year-on-year -10.93% +309.44% -38.94%

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 1,403 1,828 2,126
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.78% 95.01% 96.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 963 932
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £236 £215 £218
90th Percentile £588 £556 £538
South East median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 149 94
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -16.31% +23.75%
10th Percentile £10.58 £9.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £39.38 £42.75 £59.63
South East median hourly rate £23.50 £18.95 £17.77
% change year-on-year +24.04% +6.61% -10.31%

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 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 20 August 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 +24 6 £425 +6.25% 1
3rd Line Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Server Building
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (16.67%) VSAN
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (16.67%) Server Management
3 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) SQL
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) NetApp
3 1 (16.67%) arcserve
3 1 (16.67%) Symantec
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Veeam
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications

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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2013
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) SAN
1 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
1 1 (16.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Public Sector
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Data ONTAP
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) Server Building
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 1 (16.67%) Server Management
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 2 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) arcserve
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) NetApp
2 1 (16.67%) Symantec
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam