Period
to 17 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £334 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 318 301 235
Rank change year-on-year -17 -66 +6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 70 76 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.41% 0.45% 0.83%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.48% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 53 113
South East median daily rate £334 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.77% +18.18% -2.65%
10th Percentile £253 £205 £188
90th Percentile £420 £412 £438
England median daily rate £323 £300 £275
% change year-on-year +7.50% +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £13.03 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +91.94% -34.88% -33.33%
10th Percentile £22.50 £12.24 £17.85
90th Percentile £27.50 £22.50 £22.55
England median hourly rate £28.38 £20.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +41.90% -9.09% -12.00%

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 15,921 15,859 15,086
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.29% 94.40% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,599 9,460 8,962
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
10th Percentile £255 £240 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 607 624 760
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £18.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.08% +8.36%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £49.16 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +1.21%

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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +35 42 £350 +7.69% 6
Buckinghamshire +38 21 £370 +23.33% 2
Berkshire -6 16 £300 -7.69%
Hampshire -35 16 £313 -10.07% 4
East Sussex -7 8 £334 +11.33%
Oxfordshire +17 5 £275 -24.14% 4
Kent +11 2 £306 +121.92%
Surrey -27 2 £368 +13.95% 4
3rd Line Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 54 (77.14%) Windows
2 46 (65.71%) Active Directory
3 42 (60.00%) VMware
4 39 (55.71%) Windows Server
5 27 (38.57%) PowerShell
6 26 (37.14%) SCCM
7 22 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
8 20 (28.57%) Office 365
9 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (24.29%) ITIL
11 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 15 (21.43%) Hyper-V
12 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
12 15 (21.43%) DNS
13 14 (20.00%) Citrix
13 14 (20.00%) Firewall
14 13 (18.57%) Cisco
14 13 (18.57%) DHCP
15 12 (17.14%) SAN
16 11 (15.71%) HP
16 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
17 10 (14.29%) Skype
17 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
17 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
17 10 (14.29%) McAfee
17 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange

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 10 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.43%) Skype for Business
3 6 (8.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (4.29%) IIS
5 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.57%) Office 365
2 11 (15.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.57%) OneDrive
4 4 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.86%) Akamai
6 1 (1.43%) IaaS
6 1 (1.43%) PaaS
6 1 (1.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.43%) DNS
2 14 (20.00%) Firewall
3 13 (18.57%) DHCP
4 12 (17.14%) SAN
5 10 (14.29%) Skype
6 9 (12.86%) WAN
7 8 (11.43%) LAN
8 5 (7.14%) VPN
9 4 (5.71%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.29%) Network Security
11 2 (2.86%) Cisco ISE
11 2 (2.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
11 2 (2.86%) TCP/IP
11 2 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (1.43%) SMS
12 1 (1.43%) SMTP
12 1 (1.43%) SNMP
12 1 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.71%) Power BI
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.86%) JIRA
General
1 9 (12.86%) Finance
2 3 (4.29%) Retail
3 2 (2.86%) Back Office
4 1 (1.43%) French Language
4 1 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.86%) ADSI
1 2 (2.86%) LDAP
1 2 (2.86%) Web Services
2 1 (1.43%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.00%) Clustering
3 4 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.29%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.86%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.86%) Digital Signage
5 2 (2.86%) iPad
5 2 (2.86%) iPhone
5 2 (2.86%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.86%) PKI
5 2 (2.86%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.43%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.43%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
6 1 (1.43%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (77.14%) Windows
2 39 (55.71%) Windows Server
3 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (22.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (12.86%) Linux
5 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.57%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.86%) Android
8 2 (2.86%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.86%) Unix
8 2 (2.86%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.86%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 1 (1.43%) CentOS
9 1 (1.43%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (24.29%) ITIL
3 8 (11.43%) Migration
3 8 (11.43%) Server Building
4 7 (10.00%) ITSM
4 7 (10.00%) Patch Management
4 7 (10.00%) Server Management
5 5 (7.14%) Application Packaging
5 5 (7.14%) Change Management
5 5 (7.14%) ITIL V3
5 5 (7.14%) Service Management
6 4 (5.71%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.71%) Server Virtualisation
6 4 (5.71%) Task Automation
7 3 (4.29%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.29%) Problem-Solving
8 2 (2.86%) Critical Thinking
8 2 (2.86%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.86%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.29%) SQL
3 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 15 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 10 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.14%) CCNP
6 4 (5.71%) CCNA
6 4 (5.71%) MCSA
6 4 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.29%) MCSE
8 2 (2.86%) MCP
9 1 (1.43%) CCENT
9 1 (1.43%) CCIE
9 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.43%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.57%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Government Security Classifications
System Software
1 46 (65.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.57%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (7.14%) XenApp
6 4 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (4.29%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.86%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.86%) UAG
8 2 (2.86%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.43%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.43%) NFS
9 1 (1.43%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 26 (37.14%) SCCM
2 8 (11.43%) SCOM
3 4 (5.71%) AirWatch
3 4 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.71%) WSUS
4 2 (2.86%) OVSD
4 2 (2.86%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.43%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.43%) SCSM
Vendors
1 42 (60.00%) VMware
2 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.00%) Citrix
4 13 (18.57%) Cisco
5 11 (15.71%) HP
6 10 (14.29%) McAfee
7 7 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 6 (8.57%) Veritas
9 4 (5.71%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.29%) CheckPoint
10 3 (4.29%) F5
10 3 (4.29%) Juniper
11 2 (2.86%) Blue Coat
11 2 (2.86%) CommVault
11 2 (2.86%) Equitrac
11 2 (2.86%) Motorola
11 2 (2.86%) New Relic
11 2 (2.86%) Palo Alto
11 2 (2.86%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.86%) Splunk