The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 30 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.

Third Line Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 499 468 456
Rank change year-on-year -31 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 77 156 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.18% 0.31% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 101 77
Median daily rate £275 £275 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £180 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £350 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £254 £250
% change year-on-year -1.47% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 33
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 39809 47592 46241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.81% 95.25% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 25961 31270 28439
Median daily rate £435 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1355 1455 1881
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support Engineer in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +13 22 £288 -4.16% 6
South East -10 20 £263 +1.94% 10
Yorkshire +19 7 £285 +14.00% 1
East of England +1 7 £300 +36.36% 2
East Midlands -8 7 £200 +11.11% 3
South West -15 7 £275 +22.22% 5
North West +29 4 £365 +46.00% 1
West Midlands +12 2 £225 -30.76% 1
North East - 1 £275 -
3rd Line Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 30 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 England region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 141 (77.47%) Windows
2 92 (50.55%) VMware
3 91 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 77 (42.31%) Active Directory
5 61 (33.52%) Microsoft
6 47 (25.82%) Citrix
6 47 (25.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (24.18%) SCCM
8 41 (22.53%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (20.88%) Firewall
10 37 (20.33%) DNS
11 34 (18.68%) Cisco
11 34 (18.68%) MS Exchange
12 33 (18.13%) Office 365
13 29 (15.93%) ITIL
14 27 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
14 27 (14.84%) Windows 10
15 25 (13.74%) Security Cleared
15 25 (13.74%) Windows 7
16 24 (13.19%) Finance
16 24 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
17 23 (12.64%) SQL
17 23 (12.64%) SAN
17 23 (12.64%) Hyper-V
18 22 (12.09%) SC Cleared
19 19 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
19 19 (10.44%) MS Office
20 17 (9.34%) DHCP
20 17 (9.34%) vSphere
21 16 (8.79%) PowerShell

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 34 (18.68%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.24%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.20%) IIS
7 3 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
8 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.55%) Apache
Applications
1 19 (10.44%) MS Office
2 14 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (18.13%) Office 365
2 13 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.10%) SaaS
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (20.88%) Firewall
2 37 (20.33%) DNS
3 23 (12.64%) SAN
4 17 (9.34%) DHCP
5 15 (8.24%) LAN
6 14 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 10 (5.49%) WAN
8 9 (4.95%) VPN
9 8 (4.40%) Network Security
10 7 (3.85%) Unified Communications
11 6 (3.30%) NAS
11 6 (3.30%) Skype
11 6 (3.30%) SSL
12 5 (2.75%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.75%) LDAP
12 5 (2.75%) VLAN
12 5 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.20%) BGP
13 4 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.10%) MS Access
3 1 (0.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.55%) MSI
1 1 (0.55%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 24 (13.19%) Finance
2 6 (3.30%) Financial Institution
2 6 (3.30%) Local Government
2 6 (3.30%) Retail
3 5 (2.75%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.65%) Electronics
4 3 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Advertising
5 1 (0.55%) Back Office
5 1 (0.55%) Billing
5 1 (0.55%) Front Office
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.40%) MSMQ
1 8 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.24%) Clustering
2 13 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.85%) EMC VNX
4 6 (3.30%) Hedge funds
4 6 (3.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 5 (2.75%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (2.20%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.65%) iPad
7 3 (1.65%) Replication
8 2 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.10%) FMCG
8 2 (1.10%) iPhone
8 2 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.55%) EPoS
9 1 (0.55%) NHS
9 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 141 (77.47%) Windows
2 91 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 47 (25.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (22.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (14.84%) Windows 10
6 25 (13.74%) Windows 7
7 24 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (8.24%) Linux
9 11 (6.04%) Windows 8
10 8 (4.40%) Windows XP
11 7 (3.85%) Solaris
12 5 (2.75%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.65%) CentOS
13 3 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.10%) Android
14 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.55%) AIX
15 1 (0.55%) Unix
15 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (15.93%) ITIL
2 11 (6.04%) Incident Management
2 11 (6.04%) Problem Management
3 10 (5.49%) Migration
4 9 (4.95%) ITIL V3
5 8 (4.40%) High Availability
5 8 (4.40%) Load Balancing
5 8 (4.40%) PRINCE2
6 7 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.85%) Change Management
6 7 (3.85%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (3.85%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 7 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.85%) Project Management
6 7 (3.85%) SDLC
7 5 (2.75%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (2.75%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (2.75%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.20%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 23 (12.64%) SQL
2 16 (8.79%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.30%) Java
4 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.55%) Python
5 1 (0.55%) R
5 1 (0.55%) VB
5 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (13.74%) Security Cleared
2 22 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 11 (6.04%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.95%) CCNA
5 9 (4.95%) MCSE
6 8 (4.40%) Degree
7 7 (3.85%) CCNP
8 4 (2.20%) DBS Check
8 4 (2.20%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.20%) MCSA
9 3 (1.65%) CCIP
9 3 (1.65%) MCITP
9 3 (1.65%) MCP
9 3 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.10%) MCTS
11 1 (0.55%) CCA
11 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 77 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 27 (14.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.64%) Hyper-V
4 17 (9.34%) vSphere
5 16 (8.79%) XenApp
6 9 (4.95%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.75%) VMware ESX
9 3 (1.65%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.10%) vCloud
10 2 (1.10%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.55%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.55%) KVM
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.55%) Postfix
11 1 (0.55%) UAG
11 1 (0.55%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 44 (24.18%) SCCM
2 5 (2.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.65%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.65%) WSUS
5 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.10%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.10%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.10%) Nagios
5 2 (1.10%) Netcool
5 2 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.10%) SCOM
5 2 (1.10%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.10%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.55%) Ansible
6 1 (0.55%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 92 (50.55%) VMware
2 61 (33.52%) Microsoft
3 47 (25.82%) Citrix
4 34 (18.68%) Cisco
5 16 (8.79%) HP
6 15 (8.24%) EMC
7 7 (3.85%) AppSense
7 7 (3.85%) Dell
8 6 (3.30%) Juniper
9 5 (2.75%) WorldPay
10 4 (2.20%) Veeam
11 3 (1.65%) Fortinet
11 3 (1.65%) NetApp
11 3 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 3 (1.65%) SAP
12 2 (1.10%) Avaya
12 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.10%) Epicor
12 2 (1.10%) Oracle
12 2 (1.10%) Veritas
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