The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 25 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
England / London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 392 387 380
Rank change year-on-year -5 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 26 37 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.17% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 21 37
Median daily rate £300 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.73
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 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 19415 20367 22175
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13846 14783 15457
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 242 225 377
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -5.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.60 £52.17
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 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 25 June 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 3 months to 25 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
City of London +4 3 £300 +20.00%
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 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 London region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (69.39%) Windows
2 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
3 21 (42.86%) VMware
4 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (34.69%) Migration
6 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (32.65%) Office 365
7 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
7 13 (26.53%) Citrix
8 12 (24.49%) Cisco
8 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
8 12 (24.49%) LAN
8 12 (24.49%) SCCM
9 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (18.37%) WAN
9 9 (18.37%) Windows 10
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (16.33%) Firewall
11 7 (14.29%) SAN
11 7 (14.29%) HP
11 7 (14.29%) XenApp
11 7 (14.29%) Skype for Business
12 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
12 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
12 6 (12.24%) Skype
12 6 (12.24%) NetApp
12 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
13 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (10.20%) DNS
13 5 (10.20%) SQL Server

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 7 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 4 (8.16%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) SAS
5 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 16 (32.65%) Office 365
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) LAN
2 9 (18.37%) WAN
3 8 (16.33%) Firewall
4 7 (14.29%) SAN
5 6 (12.24%) Skype
6 5 (10.20%) DNS
7 4 (8.16%) DHCP
8 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.12%) VLAN
9 2 (4.08%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.08%) Network Security
9 2 (4.08%) VPN
10 1 (2.04%) DMZ
10 1 (2.04%) FTP
10 1 (2.04%) Internet
10 1 (2.04%) MPLS
10 1 (2.04%) SSL
10 1 (2.04%) VoIP
10 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.08%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Front Office
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
1 2 (4.08%) Java EE
1 2 (4.08%) JAX-RS
1 2 (4.08%) JSF
1 2 (4.08%) Middleware
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (4.08%) RESTful
1 2 (4.08%) SOAP
1 2 (4.08%) Web Services
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
1 3 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (6.12%) iPhone
1 3 (6.12%) Smartphone
2 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.04%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.04%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 34 (69.39%) Windows
2 20 (40.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (32.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
5 9 (18.37%) Windows 10
6 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
7 5 (10.20%) Windows 7
7 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.08%) Linux
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) Migration
2 5 (10.20%) ITIL
3 3 (6.12%) Change Management
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre Operations
3 3 (6.12%) Server Building
3 3 (6.12%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.08%) Application Packaging
4 2 (4.08%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.08%) BPEL
4 2 (4.08%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.08%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (4.08%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Service Management
4 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.08%) Statistics
5 1 (2.04%) ITSM
5 1 (2.04%) Release Management
5 1 (2.04%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) SQL
3 2 (4.08%) C
3 2 (4.08%) C#
3 2 (4.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) CCNA
1 3 (6.12%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
1 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) MCSA
2 2 (4.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.04%) CCA
3 1 (2.04%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.04%) MCITP
3 1 (2.04%) MCP
3 1 (2.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 33 (67.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (14.29%) XenApp
4 6 (12.24%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.20%) vSphere
6 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.04%) BitLocker
8 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.04%) vCloud
8 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (24.49%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.04%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.04%) OVSD
3 1 (2.04%) PowerCLI
3 1 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (42.86%) VMware
2 13 (26.53%) Citrix
3 12 (24.49%) Cisco
3 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
4 7 (14.29%) HP
5 6 (12.24%) NetApp
6 3 (6.12%) Canon
6 3 (6.12%) Juniper
6 3 (6.12%) Mitel
7 2 (4.08%) Dell
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle
7 2 (4.08%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.08%) Veeam
8 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.04%) Brocade
8 1 (2.04%) EMC
8 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
8 1 (2.04%) Qualys
8 1 (2.04%) Reuters
8 1 (2.04%) Sophos