The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support Engineer
London / City of London
Rank 149 153 183
Rank change year-on-year +4 +30  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 5 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.17% 0.15% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 8
Median daily rate £275 £295 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.77% +1.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £433 £394
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £254 £250
% change year-on-year -1.47% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year -17.64% +4.61%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3174 4901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.26% 95.40% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2527 3692
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 77
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +9.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
3 3 (42.86%) Skype
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) HP
4 2 (28.57%) MCSE
4 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) Statistics
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (14.29%) Replication
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Tivoli

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (42.86%) Skype for Business
2 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
1 1 (14.29%) OneDrive
1 1 (14.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Skype
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 1 (14.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Operations
2 1 (14.29%) IT Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) CCA
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) MCITP
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) DFS Replication
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Server
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) DataCore