Period
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The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £398 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 28 June 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
28 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 78 79 75
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 +34
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 17 1 1
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.24% 0.094% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.34% 0.099% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 1
10th Percentile £267 - -
25th Percentile £306 £213 -
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £398 £225 £305
Median % change year-on-year +76.67% -26.23% +0.83%
75th Percentile £419 £238 -
90th Percentile £440 - -
England median daily rate £389 £345 £325
% change year-on-year +12.68% +6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +73.91% -8.00% -27.56%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands. 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
East Midlands
Contract vacancies in the East Midlands with a recognized job title 1,265 1,010 798
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.27% 94.57% 93.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 951 665 453
10th Percentile £180 £125 £131
25th Percentile £313 £256 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +16.67% - -3.23%
75th Percentile £522 £475 £475
90th Percentile £613 £588 £550
England median daily rate £538 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 69 61
10th Percentile £12.17 £9.46 £9.52
25th Percentile £15.06 £11.17 £11.61
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.70 £14.20
Median % change year-on-year +36.05% +3.56% +1.39%
75th Percentile £34.31 £24.08 £17.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £48.80 £37.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.36% +4.83%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands

3rd Line Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 28 June 2022.

Daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands

3rd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 28 June 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
Northamptonshire +1 7 £419 +86.11% 1
Derbyshire - 7 £313 - 1
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 - -
3rd Line Engineer
England

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 East Midlands region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (58.82%) ITIL
3 10 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
5 8 (47.06%) PowerShell
6 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
6 7 (41.18%) MCSE
6 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (35.29%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) DNS
7 6 (35.29%) VMware
7 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (35.29%) Microsoft 365
8 5 (29.41%) Azure
8 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
8 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
8 5 (29.41%) Release Management
8 5 (29.41%) Internet
8 5 (29.41%) Public Sector
9 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (23.53%) Veeam
9 4 (23.53%) vCenter Server
9 4 (23.53%) Project Management
9 4 (23.53%) MCSA
9 4 (23.53%) Clustering
9 4 (23.53%) Migration

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (35.29%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (29.41%) Azure
3 2 (11.76%) IaaS
4 1 (5.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 5 (29.41%) Internet
3 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) Unified Communications
5 1 (5.88%) DHCP
5 1 (5.88%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.88%) VLAN
5 1 (5.88%) VPN
General
1 5 (29.41%) Public Sector
2 3 (17.65%) Automotive
3 2 (11.76%) Documentation Skills
3 2 (11.76%) Social Skills
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
1 9 (52.94%) Windows Server
2 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2019
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 10 (58.82%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
3 5 (29.41%) Network Architecture
3 5 (29.41%) Problem Management
3 5 (29.41%) Release Management
4 4 (23.53%) ITIL V3
4 4 (23.53%) Migration
4 4 (23.53%) Project Management
5 3 (17.65%) Data Loss Prevention
5 3 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (17.65%) High Availability
6 2 (11.76%) Business Case
6 2 (11.76%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (11.76%) DevOps
6 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure as Code
6 2 (11.76%) PLM
6 2 (11.76%) Project Delivery
6 2 (11.76%) RBAC
6 2 (11.76%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) PowerShell
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 1 (5.88%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (41.18%) MCSE
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (23.53%) MCSA
3 3 (17.65%) CCIE
3 3 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 3 (17.65%) VCAP
4 2 (11.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) vCenter Server
2 2 (11.76%) Packer
2 2 (11.76%) Terraform
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.88%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) Veeam
4 3 (17.65%) Cisco
5 2 (11.76%) NetApp
6 1 (5.88%) Dell
6 1 (5.88%) HP
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) McAfee
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec