Period
to 12 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £249 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 12 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
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 169 191 198
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 -22
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 32 30 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.56% 0.46% 0.61%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.59% 0.49% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 38
North West median daily rate £249 £238 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.74% -9.95% +9.90%
10th Percentile £157 £180 £197
90th Percentile £415 £338 £349
England median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
North West median hourly rate £91.25 - -
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year -12.09% -4.21% -1.04%

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 5417 6174 8118
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 94.59% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3434 3979 4883
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £235 £230
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 220 402
North West median hourly rate £19.75 £17.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.86% -11.39% +22.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.99 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.53 £45.27 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 12 December 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the North West over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 12 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
Manchester +10 11 £200 -14.44% 6
Cheshire +9 8 £325 +42.86% 4
Merseyside +6 6 £206 -34.00% 1
Cumbria - 5 £370 - 1
Lancashire +9 2 £275 +22.22%
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 12 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 North West region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (53.13%) VMware
2 15 (46.88%) Windows
3 12 (37.50%) Cisco
3 12 (37.50%) Firewall
3 12 (37.50%) Office 365
4 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
6 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (25.00%) SCCM
7 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (25.00%) Migration
8 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (21.88%) CCNA
8 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
9 6 (18.75%) Citrix
9 6 (18.75%) ITIL
9 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.63%) CCNP
10 5 (15.63%) DHCP
10 5 (15.63%) DNS
10 5 (15.63%) Capita
11 4 (12.50%) Fortinet
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
11 4 (12.50%) Network Security
11 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA

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 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (21.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Office 365
2 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (37.50%) Firewall
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
2 5 (15.63%) DNS
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) Network Security
3 4 (12.50%) WAN
4 3 (9.38%) SAN
5 2 (6.25%) SSH
5 2 (6.25%) SSL
5 2 (6.25%) VLAN
5 2 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (3.13%) IPsec
6 1 (3.13%) NAS
6 1 (3.13%) PABX
6 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.13%) Automotive
1 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.25%) Middleware
2 1 (3.13%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.25%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) NHS
3 1 (3.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (46.88%) Windows
2 10 (31.25%) Windows Server
3 6 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 2 (6.25%) Linux
5 2 (6.25%) Unix
5 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Migration
2 6 (18.75%) ITIL
3 4 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 3 (9.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.13%) Application Packaging
5 1 (3.13%) Coaching
5 1 (3.13%) Data Loss Prevention
5 1 (3.13%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 1 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.13%) ERP
5 1 (3.13%) High Availability
5 1 (3.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.13%) PLM
5 1 (3.13%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) SDLC
5 1 (3.13%) Service Management
5 1 (3.13%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.25%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) JCL
2 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) CCNA
2 7 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (15.63%) CCNP
4 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (3.13%) MCSA
5 1 (3.13%) MCSE
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) GDPR
System Software
1 11 (34.38%) Active Directory
1 11 (34.38%) Hyper-V
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.13%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (6.25%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.13%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (53.13%) VMware
2 12 (37.50%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (18.75%) Citrix
5 5 (15.63%) Capita
6 4 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 3 (9.38%) HP
8 2 (6.25%) Aruba
8 2 (6.25%) IBM
8 2 (6.25%) Juniper
9 1 (3.13%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (3.13%) AppSense
9 1 (3.13%) Avaya
9 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.13%) Dell
9 1 (3.13%) Meraki
9 1 (3.13%) NetApp
9 1 (3.13%) SonicWALL
9 1 (3.13%) Synology
9 1 (3.13%) Veeam