Period
to 29 September 2020

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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 > South East
6 months to
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 152 281 298
Rank change year-on-year +129 +17 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 10 69 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.52% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 49 45
Median daily rate £225 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.77% - -
10th Percentile £173 £210 £250
90th Percentile £248 £438 £450
England median daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £53.33
England median hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -22.86% +75.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 3,259 13,206 15,405
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.14% 94.13% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,919 7,864 9,246
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £210 £231 £257
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 582 663
Median hourly rate £31.39 £23.38 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.29% +23.03% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.89 £10.75
90th Percentile £57.27 £62.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +50.00% +11.11% -3.74%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the South East.

Daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 29 September 2020. 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
Hampshire +76 4 £195 -35.00% 5
Surrey +72 3 - - 2
Thames Valley +106 2 £240 -26.15% 6
Berkshire +92 1 £240 -21.95% 3
Oxfordshire +44 1 - - 3
Kent +30 1 - - 2
3rd Line Engineer
England

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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 South East region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Office 365
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) WSUS
5 2 (20.00%) Migration
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) SLA
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL
5 2 (20.00%) Azure
5 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 1 (10.00%) Project Delivery
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
6 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery Management

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Azure
3 1 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DHCP
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) Skype
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Linux
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
1 2 (20.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (10.00%) Change Control
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (10.00%) Project Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (10.00%) Software Distribution
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) ISO 9001
2 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco