The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 517 476 462
Rank change year-on-year -41 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 72 147 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.30% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 80 112
Median daily rate £300 £275 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £146 £192 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £375 £365
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 18
Median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.93% -3.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year -38.93% -3.04%  

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 40905 46317 48290
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.76% 95.03% 94.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26668 30607 30911
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1248 1357 1858
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 26 June 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in England over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 June 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 -17 26 £300 +9.09% 4
South East -10 17 £250 -9.09% 5
South West -4 9 £325 +8.33% 2
Yorkshire +27 6 £140 -51.72% 2
North West +19 4 £256 -18.00% 3
East of England -7 4 £325 +47.72% 3
West Midlands +24 3 £250 - 3
East Midlands -10 2 £190 -36.66% 1
North East +59 1 - -
3rd Line Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 116 (75.82%) Windows
2 82 (53.59%) Active Directory
3 66 (43.14%) VMware
4 65 (42.48%) Windows Server
5 49 (32.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (22.22%) Microsoft
8 33 (21.57%) Cisco
8 33 (21.57%) SCCM
8 33 (21.57%) Office 365
9 31 (20.26%) Citrix
10 30 (19.61%) Migration
11 24 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (15.69%) Hyper-V
11 24 (15.69%) DNS
11 24 (15.69%) SQL
12 23 (15.03%) LAN
13 22 (14.38%) Firewall
13 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
14 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 21 (13.73%) MS Exchange
14 21 (13.73%) ITIL
15 20 (13.07%) Windows 10
15 20 (13.07%) Windows 7
15 20 (13.07%) WAN
16 19 (12.42%) SAN
16 19 (12.42%) PowerShell
17 17 (11.11%) DHCP
17 17 (11.11%) HP
18 16 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure

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 21 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 12 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.88%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.61%) IIS
7 2 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.31%) SAS
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.65%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.57%) Office 365
2 16 (10.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.96%) SaaS
4 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.65%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 24 (15.69%) DNS
2 23 (15.03%) LAN
3 22 (14.38%) Firewall
4 20 (13.07%) WAN
5 19 (12.42%) SAN
6 17 (11.11%) DHCP
7 11 (7.19%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.23%) Skype
8 8 (5.23%) VLAN
9 6 (3.92%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (3.27%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.27%) Internet
10 5 (3.27%) Network Security
11 4 (2.61%) MPLS
11 4 (2.61%) NAS
11 4 (2.61%) VPN
12 3 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.96%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.96%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.31%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.31%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.31%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.65%) MS Access
4 1 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.31%) JIRA
2 1 (0.65%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.65%) MSI
2 1 (0.65%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (7.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.27%) Retail
3 4 (2.61%) Military
4 2 (1.31%) Back Office
4 2 (1.31%) Banking
4 2 (1.31%) Billing
4 2 (1.31%) Front Office
4 2 (1.31%) Local Government
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.65%) Publishing
5 1 (0.65%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.31%) Hibernate
1 2 (1.31%) Java EE
1 2 (1.31%) JAX-RS
1 2 (1.31%) JSF
1 2 (1.31%) Middleware
1 2 (1.31%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (1.31%) RESTful
1 2 (1.31%) SOAP
1 2 (1.31%) Web Services
1 2 (1.31%) XML
1 2 (1.31%) XSLT
2 1 (0.65%) .NET
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.65%) ASP.NET Web Forms
2 1 (0.65%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.15%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.58%) Clustering
3 5 (3.27%) Replication
4 4 (2.61%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.61%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.96%) iPad
5 3 (1.96%) iPhone
5 3 (1.96%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.31%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.31%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.31%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.31%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.31%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.65%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.65%) NHS
7 1 (0.65%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 116 (75.82%) Windows
2 65 (42.48%) Windows Server
3 49 (32.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (13.07%) Windows 10
6 20 (13.07%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.54%) Linux
8 9 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.27%) Unix
10 4 (2.61%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.96%) CentOS
12 2 (1.31%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.65%) AIX
13 1 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.65%) VMS
13 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (19.61%) Migration
2 21 (13.73%) ITIL
3 7 (4.58%) Patch Management
4 6 (3.92%) Problem Management
5 5 (3.27%) High Availability
5 5 (3.27%) PRINCE2
5 5 (3.27%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (2.61%) Change Management
6 4 (2.61%) Data Migration
6 4 (2.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (2.61%) ITIL V3
6 4 (2.61%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (2.61%) Software Deployment
6 4 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (1.96%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.96%) CRM
7 3 (1.96%) Project Management
7 3 (1.96%) Security Patching
7 3 (1.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (15.69%) SQL
2 19 (12.42%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.96%) C#
4 2 (1.31%) C
4 2 (1.31%) Java
5 1 (0.65%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.65%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.65%) VB
5 1 (0.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (9.80%) SC Cleared
3 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.88%) MCSE
5 8 (5.23%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.58%) CCNA
6 7 (4.58%) MCP
7 5 (3.27%) Degree
8 4 (2.61%) MCSA
9 3 (1.96%) CCNP
9 3 (1.96%) MCITP
9 3 (1.96%) MCTS
9 3 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.31%) CCIP
10 2 (1.31%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.31%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.65%) CCA
11 1 (0.65%) CCIE
11 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 82 (53.59%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.69%) Hyper-V
2 24 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.50%) vSphere
4 11 (7.19%) XenApp
5 8 (5.23%) VMware Server
6 5 (3.27%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.27%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.61%) vCloud
8 3 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.65%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.65%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 33 (21.57%) SCCM
2 7 (4.58%) WSUS
3 6 (3.92%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.61%) SCOM
5 3 (1.96%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.96%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.31%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.31%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.65%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.65%) Nagios
7 1 (0.65%) Netcool
7 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.65%) OVSD
7 1 (0.65%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.65%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.65%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.65%) vMotion
Vendors
1 66 (43.14%) VMware
2 34 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 33 (21.57%) Cisco
4 31 (20.26%) Citrix
5 17 (11.11%) HP
6 9 (5.88%) Juniper
7 8 (5.23%) EMC
8 7 (4.58%) NetApp
8 7 (4.58%) Oracle
9 6 (3.92%) Veeam
10 4 (2.61%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.61%) Dell
10 4 (2.61%) McAfee
10 4 (2.61%) Sophos
11 3 (1.96%) Canon
11 3 (1.96%) Mitel
11 3 (1.96%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.31%) Apple
13 1 (0.65%) CommVault
13 1 (0.65%) Veritas
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