Period
to 12 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 170 195
Rank change year-on-year -11 +25 +8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 39 32 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.56% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.59% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 21
North West median daily rate £300 £249 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.60% +4.74% -9.95%
10th Percentile £206 £157 £180
90th Percentile £388 £415 £338
England median daily rate £323 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +7.50% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
North West median hourly rate £25.07 £91.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -72.53% - -
England median hourly rate £28.38 £20.00 £22.75
% change year-on-year +41.90% -12.09% -4.21%

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 5,692 5,420 6,177
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.65% 95.34% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,577 3,434 3,980
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £250 £235
90th Percentile £575 £588 £551
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 340 254 220
North West median hourly rate £19.25 £19.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.53% +12.86% -11.39%
10th Percentile £11.24 £11.25 £10.99
90th Percentile £45.50 £48.53 £45.27
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% -

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 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 12 December 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 +3 28 £300 +50.00% 9
Cheshire -2 7 £375 +15.38% 3
Merseyside -7 3 £175 -15.15%
Cumbria -5 1 £425 +14.86% 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 12 December 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 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
3 15 (38.46%) VMware
4 14 (35.90%) SLA
4 14 (35.90%) Office 365
4 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
5 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 11 (28.21%) Service Management
6 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
7 10 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 10 (25.64%) Management Information System
8 9 (23.08%) ITIL
8 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
9 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
11 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (15.38%) NHS
12 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (10.26%) Meraki
13 4 (10.26%) vSphere
13 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (10.26%) Cisco
13 4 (10.26%) Citrix
13 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 4 (10.26%) LAN
13 4 (10.26%) DNS
13 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
13 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification

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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) Office 365
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (7.69%) IaaS
4 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.26%) DNS
1 4 (10.26%) LAN
2 3 (7.69%) DHCP
2 3 (7.69%) Firewall
3 1 (2.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.56%) Skype
3 1 (2.56%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 11 (28.21%) Data Centre
2 10 (25.64%) Management Information System
3 6 (15.38%) NHS
4 4 (10.26%) Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.56%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 21 (53.85%) Windows
2 14 (35.90%) Windows Server
3 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.95%) Windows 10
5 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.56%) Linux
7 1 (2.56%) Solaris
7 1 (2.56%) SUSE
7 1 (2.56%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.21%) Service Management
2 10 (25.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (23.08%) ITIL
4 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (10.26%) Information Security
5 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.69%) High Availability
5 3 (7.69%) Patch Management
6 2 (5.13%) Coaching
6 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.56%) Antivirus Management
7 1 (2.56%) Break/Fix
7 1 (2.56%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.56%) Informatics
7 1 (2.56%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (2.56%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.56%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
7 1 (2.56%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (2.56%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (2.56%) Go
2 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (7.69%) MCSA
2 3 (7.69%) MCSE
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (35.90%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.26%) Hyper-V
2 4 (10.26%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (10.26%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (10.26%) vSphere
3 1 (2.56%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 3 (7.69%) AirWatch
2 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (51.28%) Microsoft
2 15 (38.46%) VMware
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco
3 4 (10.26%) Citrix
3 4 (10.26%) Meraki
3 4 (10.26%) Veeam
4 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
4 3 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.13%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.56%) Google
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Sun
6 1 (2.56%) Virgin Media