The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 June 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
England / South East
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 206 232
Rank change year-on-year -31 +26  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 17 56 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.22% 0.62% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.66% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 29 25
Median daily rate £250 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £200 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £373
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 8
Median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.93% -38.17%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £24.75
% change year-on-year -38.93% -13.81%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7318 8515 8983
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.52% 95.01% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4280 5076 5111
Median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.87% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 384 434
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.33% +16.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer in the South East.

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

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in the South East over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

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

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer in the South East.

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

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +4 4 £214 -43.06%
Berkshire -9 3 £150 -45.45% 2
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £250 -
Surrey +6 2 £344 +17.02%
West Sussex - 2 £200 -
East Sussex 0 1 - -
Kent -2 1 £350 +94.44% 1
Oxfordshire -15 1 £250 -5.66% 3
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 South East region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 19 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (42.11%) VMware
4 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
5 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
6 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
7 9 (23.68%) DNS
7 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (21.05%) LAN
8 8 (21.05%) WAN
8 8 (21.05%) DHCP
8 8 (21.05%) SQL
8 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (21.05%) SCCM
9 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
9 7 (18.42%) Citrix
9 7 (18.42%) Linux
9 7 (18.42%) HP
9 7 (18.42%) Cisco
10 6 (15.79%) ITIL
10 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
10 6 (15.79%) vSphere
11 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
11 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
11 5 (13.16%) Juniper
12 4 (10.53%) SAN
12 4 (10.53%) Firewall

3rd Line Support 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 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.63%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) SaaS
2 2 (5.26%) Office 365
3 1 (2.63%) G Suite
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.68%) DNS
2 8 (21.05%) DHCP
2 8 (21.05%) LAN
2 8 (21.05%) WAN
3 4 (10.53%) Firewall
3 4 (10.53%) SAN
3 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (7.89%) Network Security
5 2 (5.26%) BGP
5 2 (5.26%) Internet
5 2 (5.26%) MPLS
5 2 (5.26%) NAS
5 2 (5.26%) OSPF
5 2 (5.26%) SNMP
5 2 (5.26%) VLAN
6 1 (2.63%) ADSL
6 1 (2.63%) HTTP
6 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) MS Access
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (5.26%) Local Government
1 2 (5.26%) Military
2 1 (2.63%) Back Office
2 1 (2.63%) Billing
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) Replication
4 2 (5.26%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (5.26%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.26%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.63%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.63%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.63%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.63%) FMCG
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.63%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (71.05%) Windows
2 19 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (18.42%) Linux
7 6 (15.79%) Windows 7
8 3 (7.89%) CentOS
8 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
9 2 (5.26%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.26%) Unix
9 2 (5.26%) Windows 10
9 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
10 1 (2.63%) AIX
10 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Problem Management
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (7.89%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.26%) Converged Infrastructure
5 2 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.63%) Change Control
6 1 (2.63%) Change Management
6 1 (2.63%) CRM
6 1 (2.63%) Data Protection
6 1 (2.63%) High Availability
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.63%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (2.63%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.63%) Service Management
6 1 (2.63%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (34.21%) Security Cleared
2 10 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (5.26%) CCIP
4 2 (5.26%) CCNA
4 2 (5.26%) CCNP
4 2 (5.26%) Degree
4 2 (5.26%) MCP
4 2 (5.26%) MCSE
5 1 (2.63%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.63%) MCSA
5 1 (2.63%) MCTS
System Software
1 19 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.79%) vSphere
5 4 (10.53%) XenDesktop
6 3 (7.89%) vCloud
6 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (5.26%) XenApp
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (2.63%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (21.05%) SCCM
2 4 (10.53%) WSUS
3 2 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (5.26%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.63%) Netcool
4 1 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.63%) SCOM
4 1 (2.63%) SCSM
4 1 (2.63%) Simpana
4 1 (2.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 16 (42.11%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) Microsoft
3 7 (18.42%) Cisco
3 7 (18.42%) Citrix
3 7 (18.42%) HP
4 5 (13.16%) Juniper
5 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 3 (7.89%) EMC
6 2 (5.26%) Apple
7 1 (2.63%) AppSense
7 1 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.63%) CommVault
7 1 (2.63%) Google
7 1 (2.63%) IBM
7 1 (2.63%) Meridio
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Oracle
7 1 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
7 1 (2.63%) Veritas
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Lorien Resourcing
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