Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Support Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 239 243 254
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 +31
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 7 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.099% 0.076% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.079% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 14
City of London median daily rate £290 £251 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.77% -22.92% -
10th Percentile £225 £250 £165
90th Percentile £338 £320 £498
Central London median daily rate £288 £250 £375
% change year-on-year +14.89% -33.27% +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £190.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £190.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6700 6297 8710
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.53% 95.48% 95.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5290 5007 6838
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £678 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 77 127
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -7.89% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.30
90th Percentile £29.29 £48.40 £39.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.21 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.19% -4.40% +7.46%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support Engineer in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in the City of London

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 3rd Line Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 4 (57.14%) Office 365
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Marketing
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (28.57%) SCCM
4 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (28.57%) Electronics
4 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
4 2 (28.57%) NHS
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Citrix
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Skype
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) vSphere
5 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (57.14%) Office 365
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Skype
General
1 4 (57.14%) Finance
2 3 (42.86%) Marketing
3 2 (28.57%) Electronics
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (28.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
1 2 (28.57%) Programme Management
2 1 (14.29%) Global Marketing
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix