The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 380 384 375
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 22 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.20% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 28 22
Median daily rate £288 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.16% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £253 £250
% change year-on-year - +1.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £25.38
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18483 21200 20424
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.80% 95.05% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 13146 15201 14093
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 281 378
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 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
City of London -8 5 £275 -6.77% 2
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 52 (82.54%) Windows
2 38 (60.32%) Microsoft
3 33 (52.38%) Windows Server
4 28 (44.44%) VMware
5 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
6 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (34.92%) Firewall
8 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
10 18 (28.57%) Finance
10 18 (28.57%) Office 365
11 17 (26.98%) Citrix
12 14 (22.22%) ITIL
12 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
13 13 (20.63%) SCCM
13 13 (20.63%) Cisco
14 12 (19.05%) MS Office
14 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
16 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
16 10 (15.87%) SAN
17 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
17 9 (14.29%) DNS
17 9 (14.29%) XenApp
18 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
18 8 (12.70%) Load Balancing
18 8 (12.70%) HP

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 19 (30.16%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 7 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.59%) Apache
7 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (19.05%) MS Office
2 5 (7.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.57%) Office 365
2 8 (12.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.59%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 22 (34.92%) Firewall
2 10 (15.87%) SAN
3 9 (14.29%) DNS
4 6 (9.52%) Skype
4 6 (9.52%) SSL
4 6 (9.52%) VPN
5 5 (7.94%) LAN
5 5 (7.94%) Network Security
5 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (4.76%) VLAN
6 3 (4.76%) WAN
7 2 (3.17%) DHCP
7 2 (3.17%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.59%) Internet
8 1 (1.59%) NAS
8 1 (1.59%) SNMP
8 1 (1.59%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.59%) MySQL
General
1 18 (28.57%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) MSMQ
1 8 (12.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Hedge funds
2 4 (6.35%) Clustering
3 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.17%) iPhone
3 2 (3.17%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.59%) EPoS
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 52 (82.54%) Windows
2 33 (52.38%) Windows Server
3 25 (39.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (31.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (22.22%) Windows 10
6 10 (15.87%) Windows 7
7 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (4.76%) Linux
9 3 (4.76%) Mac OS
9 3 (4.76%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (12.70%) Load Balancing
3 7 (11.11%) Migration
4 6 (9.52%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 5 (7.94%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.76%) Server Building
7 2 (3.17%) Asset Management
7 2 (3.17%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.17%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (3.17%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (3.17%) ITIL V3
7 2 (3.17%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (3.17%) Software Deployment
7 2 (3.17%) Statistics
8 1 (1.59%) Change Management
8 1 (1.59%) ITSM
8 1 (1.59%) Service Management
8 1 (1.59%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (9.52%) MCSE
3 5 (7.94%) CCNA
3 5 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.76%) MCSA
5 2 (3.17%) CCNP
5 2 (3.17%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.59%) CCA
6 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.59%) Degree
6 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.59%) MCITP
6 1 (1.59%) MCP
6 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (17.46%) Hyper-V
4 9 (14.29%) XenApp
5 7 (11.11%) vSphere
6 6 (9.52%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.59%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.59%) KVM
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.59%) Postfix
8 1 (1.59%) Squid
8 1 (1.59%) UAG
8 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) SCCM
2 4 (6.35%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.59%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (1.59%) OVSD
3 1 (1.59%) PowerCLI
3 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 38 (60.32%) Microsoft
2 28 (44.44%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Citrix
4 13 (20.63%) Cisco
5 8 (12.70%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) WorldPay
7 4 (6.35%) EMC
8 3 (4.76%) Dell
9 2 (3.17%) Canon
9 2 (3.17%) Juniper
9 2 (3.17%) Mitel
9 2 (3.17%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.17%) Veeam
10 1 (1.59%) AppSense
10 1 (1.59%) DataCore
10 1 (1.59%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.59%) NetApp
10 1 (1.59%) Red Hat