Period
to 14 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 14 August 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 > South East
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 325 290 225
Rank change year-on-year -35 -65 -12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 66 77 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.48% 0.96%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.51% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 128
South East median daily rate £313 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +9.09% -6.78%
10th Percentile £233 £194 £184
90th Percentile £450 £375 £389
England median daily rate £315 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +5.00% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 6
South East median hourly rate £53.33 £13.03 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +309.44% -38.94% -45.31%
England median hourly rate £34.75 £19.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +82.89% -10.92% -9.71%

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 15,827 15,130 17,412
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.78% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,361 8,705 10,545
South East median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £248 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 676 673 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £19.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -9.15% +13.21%
10th Percentile £10.90 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £48.05
England median hourly rate £18.51 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.07% -2.63% +6.35%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Engineer in the job title as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

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

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the South East

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

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 14 August 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
Thames Valley -13 33 £301 +6.84% 10
Hampshire -9 15 £275 +28.81% 2
Surrey -28 13 £335 +3.47% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 12 £400 +13.80% 1
Berkshire -17 12 £300 +11.62% 6
Oxfordshire 0 9 £285 +14.00% 3
West Sussex -5 2 £313 +31.58%
Kent +8 1 £325 -3.70% 1
East Sussex -1 1 - -
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 South East region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 32 (48.48%) Active Directory
3 30 (45.45%) VMware
4 28 (42.42%) Windows Server
5 23 (34.85%) SCCM
6 21 (31.82%) ITIL
7 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
8 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (22.73%) Hyper-V
10 15 (22.73%) Cisco
11 14 (21.21%) Citrix
11 14 (21.21%) Firewall
11 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
12 12 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
12 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
14 10 (15.15%) XenDesktop
14 10 (15.15%) Office 365
14 10 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
14 10 (15.15%) F5
14 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (15.15%) Finance
14 10 (15.15%) DV Cleared
15 9 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
15 9 (13.64%) XenServer
16 8 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
16 8 (12.12%) WSUS

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 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.06%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.03%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.52%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) JBoss
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.15%) Office 365
2 6 (9.09%) Akamai
3 5 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.52%) IaaS
5 1 (1.52%) PaaS
5 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) Firewall
2 12 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
3 9 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
4 7 (10.61%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (10.61%) DHCP
4 7 (10.61%) DNS
5 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.09%) Wireless
6 5 (7.58%) LAN
6 5 (7.58%) SAN
6 5 (7.58%) WAN
7 4 (6.06%) OSPF
8 3 (4.55%) BGP
8 3 (4.55%) ICMP
8 3 (4.55%) IPsec
8 3 (4.55%) Skype
9 2 (3.03%) BIG-IP
9 2 (3.03%) Network Security
9 2 (3.03%) VPN
9 2 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) DB2
3 1 (1.52%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 10 (15.15%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Back Office
3 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.52%) French Language
4 1 (1.52%) Publishing
4 1 (1.52%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.03%) LDAP
2 1 (1.52%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
3 2 (3.03%) Digital Signage
3 2 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.03%) iPad
3 2 (3.03%) iPhone
3 2 (3.03%) PKI
3 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 43 (65.15%) Windows
2 28 (42.42%) Windows Server
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 3 (4.55%) Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Android
8 2 (3.03%) Mac OS
8 2 (3.03%) Unix
8 2 (3.03%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.52%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) ITIL
2 12 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
3 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (12.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 6 (9.09%) Incident Management
5 6 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (7.58%) Change Management
7 4 (6.06%) Network Virtualisation
8 3 (4.55%) ITSM
8 3 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (4.55%) Server Building
8 3 (4.55%) Server Management
8 3 (4.55%) Service Management
9 2 (3.03%) Disk Encryption
9 2 (3.03%) High Availability
9 2 (3.03%) ITIL V3
9 2 (3.03%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 2 (3.03%) Migration
9 2 (3.03%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 8 (12.12%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (15.15%) DV Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) CCNP
5 2 (3.03%) MCSA
5 2 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
6 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 19 (28.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (22.73%) Hyper-V
4 10 (15.15%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (15.15%) XenDesktop
5 9 (13.64%) XenServer
6 5 (7.58%) XenApp
7 3 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (3.03%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.52%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.52%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.52%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.52%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (34.85%) SCCM
2 8 (12.12%) WSUS
3 4 (6.06%) SCOM
4 3 (4.55%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.03%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.03%) SCSM
6 1 (1.52%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.52%) OVSD
6 1 (1.52%) Puppet
6 1 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 30 (45.45%) VMware
2 20 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 15 (22.73%) Cisco
4 14 (21.21%) Citrix
5 10 (15.15%) F5
6 7 (10.61%) Ivanti
6 7 (10.61%) Juniper
7 6 (9.09%) New Relic
7 6 (9.09%) Splunk
8 4 (6.06%) HP
8 4 (6.06%) Palo Alto
8 4 (6.06%) Veritas
9 3 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.55%) McAfee
10 2 (3.03%) Equitrac
10 2 (3.03%) Motorola
10 2 (3.03%) Oracle
10 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.03%) Veeam