Period
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The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 18 August 2022.

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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
18 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 57 58 33
Rank change year-on-year +1 -25 +49
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 19 2 12
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 2.48% 0.32% 3.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.82% 0.35% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 12
10th Percentile - £317 -
25th Percentile £413 £324 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £348 £335
Median % change year-on-year +22.30% +3.73% +21.82%
75th Percentile £438 £369 £356
90th Percentile - £376 £369
East of England median daily rate £425 £338 £330
% change year-on-year +25.93% +2.27% +5.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 673 565 350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 87.74% 89.83% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 316 217
10th Percentile £206 £145 £239
25th Percentile £358 £237 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £375 £450
Median % change year-on-year +26.67% -16.67% +4.05%
75th Percentile £556 £503 £538
90th Percentile £671 £600 £635
East of England median daily rate £475 £413 £425
% change year-on-year +15.15% -2.94% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 166 149 27
10th Percentile £13.25 - £13.00
25th Percentile £13.41 £12.25 £13.55
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £15.50
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -12.90% -8.82%
75th Percentile £20.56 £16.00 £22.38
90th Percentile £34.50 £18.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £19.81 £15.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year +32.07% -23.08% +21.88%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Cambridgeshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Cambridgeshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Cambridgeshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 18 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Peterborough +4 18 £425 +30.77%
Cambridge - 1 £370 -
3rd Line Engineer
East of England

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

For the 6 months to 18 August 2022, 3rd Line Engineer contract jobs required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridgeshire region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 19 (100.00%) SLA
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
1 19 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 19 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 19 (100.00%) Azure
1 19 (100.00%) AWS
1 19 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 18 (94.74%) IaaS
2 18 (94.74%) Exchange Server 2013
2 18 (94.74%) Skype
2 18 (94.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) Windows Server
2 18 (94.74%) Customer Service
2 18 (94.74%) vSphere
2 18 (94.74%) PaaS
2 18 (94.74%) SCCM
2 18 (94.74%) SCVMM
2 18 (94.74%) Skype for Business
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (94.74%) PKI
2 18 (94.74%) Incident Management
2 18 (94.74%) SQL
2 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
2 18 (94.74%) DHCP
2 18 (94.74%) DNS
2 18 (94.74%) Change Management
2 18 (94.74%) Identity Management
2 18 (94.74%) Replication

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 18 (94.74%) Exchange Server 2013
1 18 (94.74%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 19 (100.00%) AWS
1 19 (100.00%) Azure
2 18 (94.74%) Azure Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) IaaS
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft 365
2 18 (94.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (94.74%) DHCP
1 18 (94.74%) DNS
1 18 (94.74%) Skype
2 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (94.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (5.26%) Social Skills
Miscellaneous
1 18 (94.74%) PKI
1 18 (94.74%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
1 19 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 18 (94.74%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (94.74%) Change Management
1 18 (94.74%) Customer Service
1 18 (94.74%) Identity Management
1 18 (94.74%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 18 (94.74%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCA
1 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
1 1 (5.26%) MCITP
1 1 (5.26%) MCSE
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (100.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 19 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
3 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (94.74%) SCCM
1 18 (94.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 19 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Ivanti