Period
to 21 June 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £373 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 21 June 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 180 181 206
Rank change year-on-year +1 +25 -34
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 28 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.35% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.37% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 17
North West median daily rate £373 £325 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.62% +22.64% +15.22%
10th Percentile £275 £203 £213
90th Percentile £432 £367 £358
England median daily rate £310 £300 £280
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £21.00 -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £21.92
% change year-on-year +66.67% -4.18% -7.73%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,577 5,182 7,293
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.22% 94.49% 94.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,463 3,140 4,413
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £225 £243
90th Percentile £575 £550 £540
England median daily rate £450 £435 £425
% change year-on-year +3.45% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 308 286 310
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.11% -8.10% +13.07%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.00 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.38 £51.50 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.52 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.94% -6.53% +14.29%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the North West

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the North West

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 21 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the North West

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the North West

3rd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 21 June 2018. 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
Manchester -13 17 £375 +15.38% 10
Cheshire -5 7 £325 +9.24% 2
Cumbria -2 3 £385 +18.46%
Merseyside +12 1 - - 2
3rd Line Engineer
England

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 North West region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (50.00%) Windows
3 12 (42.86%) Cisco
3 12 (42.86%) VMware
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
4 9 (32.14%) ITIL
5 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
5 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (17.86%) vSphere
6 5 (17.86%) Office 365
6 5 (17.86%) SCCM
6 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.86%) Firewall
6 5 (17.86%) Linux
6 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
6 5 (17.86%) DHCP
6 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
7 4 (14.29%) DNS
7 4 (14.29%) SQL
7 4 (14.29%) Capita
7 4 (14.29%) Server Building
8 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
8 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
8 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
8 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
8 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 5 (17.86%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (10.71%) Skype for Business
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Office 365
3 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) DHCP
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
1 5 (17.86%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
3 3 (10.71%) Skype
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.57%) HTTP
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) NAS
4 1 (3.57%) SAN
4 1 (3.57%) SMS
4 1 (3.57%) VLAN
4 1 (3.57%) VSAN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
4 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (3.57%) MySQL
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) Middleware
1 1 (3.57%) OAuth
1 1 (3.57%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.57%) CCTV
1 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.57%) Clustering
1 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.57%) iPhone
1 1 (3.57%) IPTV
1 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 14 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (17.86%) Linux
4 3 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) SUSE
6 1 (3.57%) Unix
6 1 (3.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 4 (14.29%) Server Building
3 3 (10.71%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
4 2 (7.14%) Problem Management
4 2 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (7.14%) Service Management
4 2 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.57%) Change Management
5 1 (3.57%) High Availability
5 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.57%) Project Management
5 1 (3.57%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CCNA
1 3 (10.71%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
1 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.57%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) GDPR
System Software
1 15 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) vSphere
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.57%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 5 (17.86%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 2 (7.14%) WSUS
3 1 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Cisco
1 12 (42.86%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Capita
4 3 (10.71%) Brocade
4 3 (10.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (7.14%) Clearswift
5 2 (7.14%) Fortinet
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) IronPort
5 2 (7.14%) Ivanti
5 2 (7.14%) Meraki
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) Lumension
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Micro Focus
6 1 (3.57%) Samsung
6 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) Splunk