Period
to 25 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 25 November 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
England > London
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 535 505
Rank change year-on-year -37 -30 +23
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 59 81 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.19% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 48 71
London median daily rate £290 £250 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.88% -19.92% -0.40%
10th Percentile £180 £138 £165
90th Percentile £408 £396 £406
England median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
London median hourly rate £190.00 £16.29 £24.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1066.36% -32.82% +12.79%
England median hourly rate £13.03 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.45% -15.56% +4.65%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 44328 42718 44588
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32100 30369 31422
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £289 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 537 559 674
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.03 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% +0.16% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.40 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.48 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.81% +2.64% +9.09%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in London

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in London over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 25 November 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
Central London -2 13 £290 +15.77% 4
West London -13 3 £375 +30.43% 2
East London -8 2 £176 -29.50% 1
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
3 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
3 23 (38.98%) VMware
4 22 (37.29%) Windows Server
5 21 (35.59%) Office 365
6 16 (27.12%) Cisco
7 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (23.73%) SCCM
8 14 (23.73%) Finance
9 13 (22.03%) ITIL
10 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (16.95%) Citrix
12 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (15.25%) Windows 10
13 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
13 9 (15.25%) LAN
13 9 (15.25%) WAN
14 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (13.56%) Migration
14 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 7 (11.86%) vSphere
15 7 (11.86%) MCSE
16 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
16 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
17 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
17 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
17 5 (8.47%) MCSA
17 5 (8.47%) VPN

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.39%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (35.59%) Office 365
2 12 (20.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.69%) IaaS
4 1 (1.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) LAN
1 9 (15.25%) WAN
2 5 (8.47%) Firewall
2 5 (8.47%) MPLS
2 5 (8.47%) VPN
3 4 (6.78%) SAN
3 4 (6.78%) VLAN
4 3 (5.08%) DNS
4 3 (5.08%) Skype
5 2 (3.39%) DHCP
5 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.69%) Internet
6 1 (1.69%) IPsec
6 1 (1.69%) SSL
6 1 (1.69%) VoIP
6 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database 10g
1 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) Blockchain
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
2 1 (1.69%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.69%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) Git (software)
1 3 (5.08%) JIRA
2 1 (1.69%) AdminStudio
General
1 14 (23.73%) Finance
2 4 (6.78%) Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.08%) Marketing
4 2 (3.39%) Electronics
4 2 (3.39%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.69%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Hibernate
1 2 (3.39%) Java EE
1 2 (3.39%) JAX-RS
1 2 (3.39%) JSF
1 2 (3.39%) Middleware
1 2 (3.39%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (3.39%) RESTful
1 2 (3.39%) SOAP
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
1 2 (3.39%) XML
1 2 (3.39%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.08%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.08%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.39%) Hybrid Cloud
2 2 (3.39%) NHS
3 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.69%) CCTV
3 1 (1.69%) Derivative
3 1 (1.69%) Digital Signage
3 1 (1.69%) e-Learning
3 1 (1.69%) Fintech
3 1 (1.69%) iPad
3 1 (1.69%) iPhone
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (67.80%) Windows
2 22 (37.29%) Windows Server
3 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (15.25%) Windows 10
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.78%) Linux
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.08%) Unix
9 2 (3.39%) CentOS
9 2 (3.39%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Migration
3 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
4 4 (6.78%) Change Management
4 4 (6.78%) Project Management
5 2 (3.39%) Application Packaging
5 2 (3.39%) BPEL
5 2 (3.39%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.39%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (3.39%) Programme Management
5 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
6 1 (1.69%) Change Control
6 1 (1.69%) High Availability
6 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.69%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.69%) ITIL V3
6 1 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.69%) Open Source
6 1 (1.69%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (1.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.47%) PowerShell
1 5 (8.47%) SQL
2 2 (3.39%) C
2 2 (3.39%) C#
2 2 (3.39%) Java
3 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.69%) Perl
3 1 (1.69%) PL/SQL
3 1 (1.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.86%) MCSE
3 5 (8.47%) MCSA
4 4 (6.78%) MCITP
5 3 (5.08%) CCNA
5 3 (5.08%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.08%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.39%) MCP
7 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.69%) MCDST
7 1 (1.69%) MCTS
7 1 (1.69%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (47.46%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.86%) vSphere
4 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.39%) vCloud
6 2 (3.39%) XenApp
7 1 (1.69%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 14 (23.73%) SCCM
2 1 (1.69%) Ansible
2 1 (1.69%) Control-M
2 1 (1.69%) Nagios
2 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (38.98%) Microsoft
1 23 (38.98%) VMware
2 16 (27.12%) Cisco
3 10 (16.95%) Citrix
4 4 (6.78%) NetApp
5 3 (5.08%) HP
5 3 (5.08%) Oracle
6 2 (3.39%) LANDesk
6 2 (3.39%) SAP
7 1 (1.69%) Avaya
7 1 (1.69%) Dell
7 1 (1.69%) EMC
7 1 (1.69%) IBM
7 1 (1.69%) Juniper
7 1 (1.69%) Lotus
7 1 (1.69%) Meraki
7 1 (1.69%) Qualys
7 1 (1.69%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.69%) Veeam