Period
to 25 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 25 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 174 214
Rank change year-on-year -13 +40 -42
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 33 25 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.55% 0.43% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.46% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 18 18
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% +20.37% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £144 £213
90th Percentile £435 £426 £356
England median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
North West median hourly rate £25.07 £91.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.53% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +75.00% -6.24% -5.20%

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 5,661 5,479 6,868
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.09% 94.55% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,512 3,347 4,321
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £575 £564 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 249 262
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.24% -7.91%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.06 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.00 £47.39
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +7.04%

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 September 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 September 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 -11 19 £375 +15.38% 5
Cheshire -9 8 £350 +7.69% 4
Merseyside +15 3 £175 -30.00% 1
Cumbria -7 3 £413 +0.61% 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 September 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 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
4 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
5 12 (36.36%) Cisco
6 11 (33.33%) ITIL
6 11 (33.33%) VMware
7 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 9 (27.27%) SLA
8 8 (24.24%) Office 365
8 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
9 6 (18.18%) Service Management
9 6 (18.18%) DHCP
10 5 (15.15%) DNS
10 5 (15.15%) Firewall
10 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
10 5 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 4 (12.12%) Skype
11 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
11 4 (12.12%) SCCM
11 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
11 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
11 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (12.12%) Linux
11 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
12 3 (9.09%) SQL

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 6 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
4 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
5 2 (6.06%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 8 (24.24%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (24.24%) Office 365
2 3 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) IaaS
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.18%) DHCP
2 5 (15.15%) DNS
2 5 (15.15%) Firewall
3 4 (12.12%) Skype
4 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.03%) HTTP
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) LAN
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) SAN
5 1 (3.03%) SMS
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) VSAN
5 1 (3.03%) WAN
5 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) MySQL
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
1 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) OAuth
1 1 (3.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.09%) Clustering
2 3 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 3 (9.09%) NHS
3 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.03%) e-Learning
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) IPTV
4 1 (3.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (48.48%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 4 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.06%) SUSE
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 10
5 2 (6.06%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.03%) Solaris
6 1 (3.03%) Unix
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (18.18%) Service Management
3 5 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (9.09%) Privileged Access Management
4 3 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.06%) Coaching
5 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.06%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (6.06%) High Availability
5 2 (6.06%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (6.06%) Migration
5 2 (6.06%) Patch Management
5 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
5 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.03%) Go
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) CCNA
2 2 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCSA
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) Hyper-V
3 5 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (6.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) AirWatch
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.03%) SCOM
3 1 (3.03%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (3.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) Cisco
3 11 (33.33%) VMware
4 3 (9.09%) Fortinet
4 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
5 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.06%) Brocade
5 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 2 (6.06%) Clearswift
5 2 (6.06%) IronPort
5 2 (6.06%) Meraki
5 2 (6.06%) NetApp
5 2 (6.06%) Oracle
6 1 (3.03%) Citrix
6 1 (3.03%) HP
6 1 (3.03%) Ivanti
6 1 (3.03%) Micro Focus
6 1 (3.03%) Sophos
6 1 (3.03%) Sun
6 1 (3.03%) Virgin Media