Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 20 October 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
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 303 289 229
Rank change year-on-year -14 -60 +4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 72 80 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.49% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.52% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 56 131
South East median daily rate £325 £311 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.42% +13.18% -6.78%
10th Percentile £250 £200 £188
90th Percentile £440 £410 £438
England median daily rate £325 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +8.33% +9.09% -0.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
South East median hourly rate £53.33 £13.03 £21.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +309.44% -38.94% -28.90%
10th Percentile £51.67 £12.24 £18.65
90th Percentile £55.00 £22.00 £26.00
England median hourly rate £30.44 £20.00 £21.33
% change year-on-year +52.20% -6.24% -5.20%

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 15,404 15,376 16,026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.42% 94.67% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,238 9,129 9,593
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.90%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £230
90th Percentile £580 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 642 631 790
South East median hourly rate £20.12 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.79% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.25
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +3.93%

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 20 October 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
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 20 October 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 +18 44 £350 +28.68% 5
Buckinghamshire +30 21 £375 +36.36%
Hampshire -24 17 £290 +4.50% 6
Berkshire -6 16 £300 -7.69% 3
Oxfordshire +6 7 £325 +30.00% 2
Surrey -33 4 £400 +23.08% 4
Kent +8 3 £325 -7.14%
West Sussex -13 2 £313 +31.58% 1
East Sussex -3 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 20 October 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 47 (65.28%) Windows
2 40 (55.56%) Active Directory
3 39 (54.17%) VMware
4 33 (45.83%) Windows Server
5 22 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
6 21 (29.17%) Office 365
7 20 (27.78%) PowerShell
7 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
8 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 18 (25.00%) ITIL
9 17 (23.61%) Cisco
9 17 (23.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (22.22%) Hyper-V
10 16 (22.22%) SCCM
11 15 (20.83%) Firewall
11 15 (20.83%) DV Cleared
11 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (18.06%) DHCP
12 13 (18.06%) DNS
13 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
13 11 (15.28%) Citrix
13 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (13.89%) Skype
14 10 (13.89%) Skype for Business
14 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
15 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
15 9 (12.50%) WAN
16 8 (11.11%) LAN
16 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
17 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared

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 11 (15.28%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.89%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.94%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.17%) IIS
7 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.39%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (29.17%) Office 365
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.94%) Akamai
3 5 (6.94%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) IaaS
6 1 (1.39%) PaaS
6 1 (1.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) Firewall
2 13 (18.06%) DHCP
2 13 (18.06%) DNS
3 10 (13.89%) Skype
4 9 (12.50%) WAN
5 8 (11.11%) LAN
6 7 (9.72%) Cisco ASA
7 6 (8.33%) SAN
8 5 (6.94%) Cisco ISE
8 5 (6.94%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (4.17%) Network Security
9 3 (4.17%) VPN
10 2 (2.78%) Kerberos
10 2 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.78%) Wireless
11 1 (1.39%) BIG-IP
11 1 (1.39%) IPsec
11 1 (1.39%) SMS
11 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.39%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) Power BI
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.39%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.39%) MySQL
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) JIRA
General
1 6 (8.33%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Back Office
3 3 (4.17%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) French Language
4 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.56%) LDAP
2 2 (2.78%) ADSI
3 1 (1.39%) CSS
3 1 (1.39%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Clustering
1 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.17%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.78%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.78%) Digital Signage
4 2 (2.78%) iPad
4 2 (2.78%) iPhone
4 2 (2.78%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 47 (65.28%) Windows
2 33 (45.83%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.94%) Linux
7 4 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.78%) Android
8 2 (2.78%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.78%) Unix
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (1.39%) CentOS
9 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.39%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.00%) ITIL
2 17 (23.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (9.72%) Change Management
3 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
3 7 (9.72%) Server Building
3 7 (9.72%) Server Management
4 6 (8.33%) Migration
5 5 (6.94%) ITSM
5 5 (6.94%) Proactive Monitoring
6 4 (5.56%) Patch Management
6 4 (5.56%) Service Management
7 3 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.17%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.17%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (4.17%) Task Automation
8 2 (2.78%) Analytical Thinking
8 2 (2.78%) High Availability
8 2 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.78%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 6 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (1.39%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.39%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (9.72%) SC Cleared
5 5 (6.94%) CCNP
6 4 (5.56%) CCNA
6 4 (5.56%) MCSA
6 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.17%) MCSE
8 1 (1.39%) CCENT
8 1 (1.39%) CCIE
8 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.39%) MCITP
8 1 (1.39%) MCP
8 1 (1.39%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 40 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.94%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (4.17%) DFS Replication
6 3 (4.17%) XenApp
7 2 (2.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (2.78%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.78%) UAG
7 2 (2.78%) VMware Server
7 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.39%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.39%) NFS
8 1 (1.39%) ProxySG
8 1 (1.39%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) AirWatch
3 3 (4.17%) WSUS
4 2 (2.78%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.78%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.39%) Puppet
5 1 (1.39%) SCSM
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) VMware
2 18 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (23.61%) Cisco
4 11 (15.28%) Citrix
5 7 (9.72%) HP
6 6 (8.33%) F5
6 6 (8.33%) Juniper
7 5 (6.94%) New Relic
7 5 (6.94%) Splunk
7 5 (6.94%) Veritas
8 4 (5.56%) McAfee
9 3 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.78%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.78%) Forcepoint
10 2 (2.78%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.78%) Motorola
10 2 (2.78%) NetApp
10 2 (2.78%) Remedy
10 2 (2.78%) SonicWALL