Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £379 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
Buckinghamshire > Milton Keynes
6 months to
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 101 82
Rank change year-on-year +30 -19 +21
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 21 13 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.88% 0.81% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.99% 0.85% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 11 5
Milton Keynes median daily rate £379 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.28% +2.86% +11.11%
10th Percentile £336 £238 £328
90th Percentile £449 £380 £361
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £378 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +6.34% +1.43% +20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Milton Keynes median hourly rate - - £22.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate - - £22.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract vacancies in Milton Keynes with a recognized job title 1,054 1,522 1,167
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.28% 94.83% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 788 689
Milton Keynes median daily rate £425 £415 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +0.97% +6.06%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £263
90th Percentile £588 £538 £563
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £415 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +3.13% +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 66 46
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.50 £16.82 £12.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.78% +33.35% -6.19%
10th Percentile £10.18 £10.00 £9.00
90th Percentile £43.38 £21.00 £38.75
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +25.00% -2.78%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Milton Keynes

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Milton Keynes over the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in Milton Keynes

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 3rd Line Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Milton Keynes region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 20 (95.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (85.71%) DV Cleared
3 15 (71.43%) Windows
4 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
5 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
6 12 (57.14%) ITIL
7 11 (52.38%) VMware
7 11 (52.38%) Office 365
8 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
8 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
9 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
10 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
11 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (33.33%) ITIL V3
11 7 (33.33%) Skype
12 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
12 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
12 6 (28.57%) Firewall
13 5 (23.81%) ITSM
13 5 (23.81%) Service Management
13 5 (23.81%) Change Management
13 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
14 4 (19.05%) OneDrive
14 4 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
14 4 (19.05%) Data Centre

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 8 (38.10%) MS Exchange
1 8 (38.10%) Skype for Business
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.52%) IIS
4 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Office 365
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (19.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Skype
2 6 (28.57%) Firewall
3 3 (14.29%) DHCP
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (14.29%) LAN
3 3 (14.29%) WAN
4 2 (9.52%) Kerberos
5 1 (4.76%) BGP
5 1 (4.76%) BIG-IP
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco ISE
5 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (4.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (4.76%) Internet
5 1 (4.76%) IPsec
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security
5 1 (4.76%) SSL
5 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.76%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Power BI
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) ADSI
1 2 (9.52%) LDAP
2 1 (4.76%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
1 4 (19.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 5 (23.81%) Change Management
3 5 (23.81%) ITSM
3 5 (23.81%) Patch Management
3 5 (23.81%) Service Management
4 4 (19.05%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Presales
5 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 3 (14.29%) Server Building
5 3 (14.29%) Server Management
6 2 (9.52%) Application Packaging
6 2 (9.52%) Defect Management
6 2 (9.52%) Incident Management
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (9.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.52%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (95.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (85.71%) DV Cleared
3 10 (47.62%) SC Cleared
4 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (14.29%) CCNA
5 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (9.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (19.05%) SLA
2 1 (4.76%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 3 (14.29%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (9.52%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (9.52%) UAG
6 1 (4.76%) ISA Server
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) OVSD
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) WSUS
3 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 4 (19.05%) Citrix
3 4 (19.05%) McAfee
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) Lumension
4 2 (9.52%) Remedy
5 1 (4.76%) Aruba
5 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
5 1 (4.76%) Computacenter
5 1 (4.76%) F5
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto