Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East Midlands during the 6 months to 18 December 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 Engineer
England > East Midlands
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 137 123
Rank change year-on-year +22 -14 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 33 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.03% 0.46% 0.76%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.08% 0.48% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 7 11
East Midlands median daily rate £325 £250 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £169 £200 £206
90th Percentile £395 £280 £295
England median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +29.03% -13.89%
10th Percentile £22.50 £17.73 £13.80
90th Percentile £27.50 £20.00 £22.25
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -9.09% -7.37% -5.00%

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 3055 3106 3054
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.11% 96.01% 96.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 1879 1950 1811
East Midlands median daily rate £385 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £219 £213 £220
90th Percentile £550 £563 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 134 185
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.85% -3.70%
10th Percentile £9.75 £9.30 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £42.50 £26.30
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 18 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands

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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the East Midlands.

Contractor 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 18 December 2017. 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
Northamptonshire +19 11 £325 +44.44%
Nottinghamshire +3 7 £350 -
Derbyshire 0 6 £300 +9.09% 1
Leicestershire - 5 £275 - 1
Lincolnshire - 2 £183 - 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 18 December 2017, 3rd Line 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 East Midlands region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows Server
3 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
3 15 (45.45%) VMware
4 13 (39.39%) ITIL
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco
5 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
7 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (24.24%) High Availability
8 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (24.24%) Project Management
9 7 (21.21%) Clustering
9 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (21.21%) Unified Communications
9 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
9 7 (21.21%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 7 (21.21%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 6 (18.18%) Citrix
10 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (18.18%) MCSE
11 5 (15.15%) ERP
11 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
11 5 (15.15%) SAN
11 5 (15.15%) NetApp
11 5 (15.15%) CCNP
11 5 (15.15%) CCNA

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 10 (30.30%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (6.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) Unified Communications
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
3 4 (12.12%) WAN
4 3 (9.09%) DNS
4 3 (9.09%) VLAN
4 3 (9.09%) Wireless
5 2 (6.06%) Firewall
5 2 (6.06%) SMS
6 1 (3.03%) DHCP
6 1 (3.03%) NAS
6 1 (3.03%) Skype
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) VoIP
6 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.12%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Automotive
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) Clustering
1 7 (21.21%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
2 2 (6.06%) NHS
2 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows Server
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (39.39%) ITIL
2 9 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (24.24%) High Availability
3 8 (24.24%) Project Management
4 7 (21.21%) Data Loss Prevention
4 7 (21.21%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (15.15%) ERP
5 5 (15.15%) PLM
5 5 (15.15%) PRINCE2
5 5 (15.15%) SDLC
6 4 (12.12%) Migration
7 3 (9.09%) ITIL V3
8 2 (6.06%) Test Management
9 1 (3.03%) Cybersecurity
9 1 (3.03%) Data Migration
9 1 (3.03%) Patch Management
9 1 (3.03%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.03%) Remediation Plan
9 1 (3.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (18.18%) MCSE
4 5 (15.15%) CCNA
4 5 (15.15%) CCNP
4 5 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (12.12%) Degree
6 3 (9.09%) CCIE
6 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 3 (9.09%) VCAP
7 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.03%) MCITP
8 1 (3.03%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.09%) vSphere
3 3 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (6.06%) Firmware
4 2 (6.06%) XenServer
5 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ionix
1 3 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Cisco
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) NetApp
5 3 (9.09%) EMC
6 2 (6.06%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) AppSense
7 1 (3.03%) arcserve
7 1 (3.03%) Dell
7 1 (3.03%) HP
7 1 (3.03%) Intel
7 1 (3.03%) Sophos