Period
to 18 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £378 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 6 months to 18 July 2018.

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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 101 -
Rank change year-on-year +16 - +102
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 18 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 1.17% 0.72% -
As % of the Job Titles category 1.24% 0.76% -
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 0
Milton Keynes median daily rate £378 £352 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% - -
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £375 £352 £275
% change year-on-year +6.69% +27.82% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £53.33 - -
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £53.33 - -

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 1,457 1,455 1,390
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.35% 95.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 728 757
Milton Keynes median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £222 £270 £231
90th Percentile £550 £538 £528
Buckinghamshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 55 50
Milton Keynes median hourly rate £14.05 £16.92 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.96% +32.71% -8.93%
10th Percentile £9.00 £9.12 £8.50
90th Percentile £19.65 £20.45 £19.50
Buckinghamshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year -15.94% +23.21% -6.67%

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 18 July 2018.

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 18 July 2018, 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 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) DV Cleared
3 11 (61.11%) Firewall
3 11 (61.11%) Cisco
4 9 (50.00%) Windows
4 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (38.89%) F5
5 7 (38.89%) Cisco ISE
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (33.33%) Juniper
6 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) VMware
7 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
7 5 (27.78%) Forcepoint
7 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
8 4 (22.22%) Change Management
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (22.22%) IIS
8 4 (22.22%) CCNP
8 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
8 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (16.67%) Wireless
9 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 3 (16.67%) DNS
9 3 (16.67%) SLA
9 3 (16.67%) LAN

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 4 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 9 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 7 (38.89%) Cisco ISE
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) Wireless
6 2 (11.11%) BGP
6 2 (11.11%) ICMP
6 2 (11.11%) IPsec
6 2 (11.11%) OSPF
6 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.56%) BIG-IP
7 1 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 9 (50.00%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (22.22%) Change Management
3 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 3 (16.67%) Network Virtualisation
3 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 3 (16.67%) Service Management
3 3 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (11.11%) ITIL V3
4 2 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (5.56%) ITSM
5 1 (5.56%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
5 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 13 (72.22%) DV Cleared
3 4 (22.22%) CCNP
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (11.11%) CCNA
5 2 (11.11%) MCSA
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 3 (16.67%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (16.67%) UAG
3 3 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
4 1 (5.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) OVSD
1 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) Cisco
2 7 (38.89%) F5
3 6 (33.33%) Juniper
4 5 (27.78%) Forcepoint
4 5 (27.78%) VMware
5 2 (11.11%) Computacenter
5 2 (11.11%) Palo Alto
5 2 (11.11%) Remedy
6 1 (5.56%) Aruba
6 1 (5.56%) HP
6 1 (5.56%) Lumension
6 1 (5.56%) McAfee
6 1 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 1 (5.56%) ServiceNow