Period
to 25 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 191 206
Rank change year-on-year +25 +15 -21
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 33 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.41% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.43% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 21
North West median daily rate £288 £228 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.37% -9.00% +15.61%
10th Percentile £157 £169 £188
90th Percentile £404 £324 £288
England median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% - -
England median hourly rate £21.28 £22.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year -4.38% -14.42% +4.00%

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 5,039 5,555 7,768
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.20% 94.65% 94.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,192 3,567 4,650
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £225 £225 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 285 243 397
North West median hourly rate £18.02 £17.50 £23.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.97% -24.57% +40.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.50 £47.52
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +1.69% -0.59% +11.06%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +20 14 £300 +33.33% 10
Cheshire 0 9 £300 +31.87% 6
Merseyside +14 4 £213 -
Cumbria - 4 £330 -
Lancashire +7 2 £275 +12.82% 1
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 19 (57.58%) VMware
2 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
3 12 (36.36%) Hyper-V
4 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (33.33%) Office 365
4 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 11 (33.33%) Firewall
5 10 (30.30%) Cisco
5 10 (30.30%) SCCM
6 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
6 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 8 (24.24%) Migration
7 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
7 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
8 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (18.18%) Capita
9 6 (18.18%) SQL
10 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
10 5 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (15.15%) CCNA
10 5 (15.15%) HP
10 5 (15.15%) Citrix
10 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (15.15%) SAN
11 4 (12.12%) ITIL
11 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis

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 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (24.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (33.33%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) Firewall
2 5 (15.15%) SAN
3 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) DNS
4 2 (6.06%) LAN
4 2 (6.06%) NAS
4 2 (6.06%) SSH
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) VLAN
4 2 (6.06%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) ADSL
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (3.03%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) ISDN
5 1 (3.03%) MPLS
5 1 (3.03%) Network Security
5 1 (3.03%) PABX
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
2 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (6.06%) Pharmaceutical
1 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.03%) CCTV
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.06%) Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) ITIL
2 4 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 3 (9.09%) Server Building
4 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
4 1 (3.03%) Change Management
4 1 (3.03%) Coaching
4 1 (3.03%) High Availability
4 1 (3.03%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.21%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.15%) CCNA
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) CCNP
4 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.03%) MCITP
5 1 (3.03%) MCSA
5 1 (3.03%) MCSE
5 1 (3.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (39.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 11 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (12.12%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (12.12%) vSphere
6 1 (3.03%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (3.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (30.30%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) VMware
2 11 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (30.30%) Cisco
4 6 (18.18%) Capita
5 5 (15.15%) Citrix
5 5 (15.15%) Fortinet
5 5 (15.15%) HP
6 2 (6.06%) Aruba
6 2 (6.06%) Ivanti
6 2 (6.06%) Juniper
6 2 (6.06%) Oracle
7 1 (3.03%) Aerohive Networks
7 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.03%) Lumension
7 1 (3.03%) McAfee
7 1 (3.03%) Meraki
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) Splunk