The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 27 March 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 Support Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 152 147
Rank change year-on-year +23 -5  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 3 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 7
Median daily rate - £250 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £254 £250
% change year-on-year -0.49% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 3621 3439
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.00% 94.35% 94.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1539 2157 1805
Median daily rate £378 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +31.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.37 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer in the North West.

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

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

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

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

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +11 2 - -
Cheshire +28 1 - - 1
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, 3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Citrix
4 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (38.46%) SCCM
5 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (30.77%) AppSense
6 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (23.08%) Office 365
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 2 (15.38%) SmoothWall
7 2 (15.38%) SAN
7 2 (15.38%) Internet
7 2 (15.38%) Cisco
7 2 (15.38%) Firewall
7 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
8 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
8 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
8 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
8 1 (7.69%) Open Source
8 1 (7.69%) vSphere
8 1 (7.69%) iPad
8 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (7.69%) R
8 1 (7.69%) Hortonworks

3rd Line Support 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 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Office 365
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (7.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) Firewall
1 2 (15.38%) Internet
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (7.69%) DHCP
2 1 (7.69%) DNS
2 1 (7.69%) Kerberos
2 1 (7.69%) LAN
2 1 (7.69%) NX-OS
2 1 (7.69%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) EMC VNX
1 1 (7.69%) iPad
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 1 (7.69%) CentOS
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Application Virtualisation
1 1 (7.69%) Change Management
1 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
1 1 (7.69%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (7.69%) Data Analysis
1 1 (7.69%) DevOps
1 1 (7.69%) DNA
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) Problem Management
1 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Java
1 1 (7.69%) Python
1 1 (7.69%) R
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) MCP
1 1 (7.69%) MCSE
1 1 (7.69%) MCTS
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (38.46%) SCCM
2 2 (15.38%) SmoothWall
3 1 (7.69%) Ansible
3 1 (7.69%) AppDNA
3 1 (7.69%) FreeIPA
3 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) AppSense
4 2 (15.38%) Cisco
4 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 1 (7.69%) EMC
5 1 (7.69%) Hortonworks