Period
to 17 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies in Merseyside during the 6 months to 17 December 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 Engineer
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 50 57
Rank change year-on-year +3 +7 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 4 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.86% 0.71% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.90% 0.75% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Merseyside median daily rate £213 - £275
10th Percentile £201 - £263
90th Percentile £228 - £288
North West median daily rate £281 £230 £273
% change year-on-year +22.28% -15.60% +6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £91.25 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside. 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
Merseyside
Contract vacancies in Merseyside with a recognized job title 445 535 686
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.49% 94.86% 94.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 333 342
Merseyside median daily rate £388 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.16% +4.29% -
10th Percentile £192 £213 £158
90th Percentile £559 £513 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 32
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £9.16 £12.20 £11.50
90th Percentile £18.87 £26.40 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year +8.33% -8.86% +22.52%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Merseyside

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Merseyside

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Merseyside

3rd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 17 December 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
Liverpool +1 3 £206 - 1
Wirral +8 1 £220 -
3rd Line Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 2017, 3rd Line 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 Merseyside region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
3 1 (25.00%) SLA
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (25.00%) Meraki
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (25.00%) vSphere
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) PABX
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) SSH
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) IPsec
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DHCP
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) PABX
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) SSH
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Coaching
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCSA
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Aerohive Networks
3 1 (25.00%) Aruba
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Meraki