The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 76 68
Rank change year-on-year +18 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 1 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.50% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.54% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £275 £275 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +34.80%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £254 £250
% change year-on-year -0.49% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £63.00 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.20%  
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 Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 609 929 958
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 93.84% 92.07% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 505 519
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £508
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 41 25
Median hourly rate £15.00 £50.28 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.16% +139.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Reading

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Reading

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Reading

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

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 Reading region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) Firewall
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (25.00%) OSPF
4 2 (25.00%) BGP
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCIP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) MPLS
5 1 (12.50%) CRM
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) Broadband
5 1 (12.50%) LAN
5 1 (12.50%) HTTP
5 1 (12.50%) SNMP
5 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 1 (12.50%) DNS
5 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) Wireshark

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) Broadband
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) HSRP
3 1 (12.50%) HTTP
3 1 (12.50%) HTTPS
3 1 (12.50%) ICMP
3 1 (12.50%) IOS XR
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) SNMP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Telnet
3 1 (12.50%) Wireshark
General
1 1 (12.50%) Back Office
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Law
1 1 (12.50%) Legal
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) CRM
1 1 (12.50%) High Availability
1 1 (12.50%) Matrix Organization
1 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCIP
1 2 (25.00%) CCNP
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
5 1 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper