The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in Essex 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 55 61
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.46% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £325 £260 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +4.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Essex. 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
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 413 462 626
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 95.16% 97.88% 97.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 221 377
Median daily rate £475 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 109 46
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
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 Essex

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Essex

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex 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
Colchester - 1 £325 -
3rd Line Support Engineer
East of England

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

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 Essex region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) IIS
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
3 1 (33.33%) Internet
3 1 (33.33%) McAfee
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 1 (33.33%) Flash
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Replication
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Billing
3 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE
1 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
1 1 (33.33%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Adobe
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Citrix
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) McAfee
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Sophos
1 1 (33.33%) Veeam
1 1 (33.33%) VMware