Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 291 319
Rank change year-on-year -34 +28 +9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 50 88 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.30% 0.53% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.56% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 72 38
South East median daily rate £323 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.27% - +6.80%
10th Percentile £201 £174 £171
90th Percentile £375 £388 £380
England median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 6
South East median hourly rate £13.03 £22.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.80% -26.67% +76.47%
10th Percentile £12.24 £18.20 £23.75
90th Percentile £19.41 £27.00 £114.25
England median hourly rate £13.03 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -31.45% -15.56% +4.65%

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 15902 15635 18500
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.50% 93.94% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9436 9281 10868
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 786 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +5.41% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -45 18 £325 +18.18% 1
Hampshire +6 14 £233 -35.86% 2
Surrey -2 12 £344 +62.48% 2
Berkshire -30 12 £325 +18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 5 £300 +4.35%
West Sussex -1 4 £275 -26.67%
Oxfordshire +5 1 - -
Kent -9 1 £350 +96.48% 1
Middlesex - 1 £213 -
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 24 November 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 39 (78.00%) Windows
2 31 (62.00%) VMware
2 31 (62.00%) Windows Server
3 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
4 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
5 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (28.00%) ITIL
8 14 (28.00%) Firewall
9 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
9 13 (26.00%) vSphere
10 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (22.00%) Cisco
11 11 (22.00%) LAN
11 11 (22.00%) WAN
11 11 (22.00%) Windows 10
12 10 (20.00%) Office 365
12 10 (20.00%) SAN
13 9 (18.00%) HP
13 9 (18.00%) Citrix
13 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
14 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
15 7 (14.00%) Patch Management
15 7 (14.00%) Virtual Environments
15 7 (14.00%) F5
15 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
15 7 (14.00%) X-Windows
15 7 (14.00%) SharePoint

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 7 (14.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.00%) JBoss
4 1 (2.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Office 365
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) Firewall
2 11 (22.00%) LAN
2 11 (22.00%) WAN
3 10 (20.00%) SAN
4 7 (14.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (12.00%) DHCP
5 6 (12.00%) DNS
6 3 (6.00%) Wireshark
7 2 (4.00%) SMTP
7 2 (4.00%) VLAN
7 2 (4.00%) VPN
7 2 (4.00%) Wireless
8 1 (2.00%) 3GPP
8 1 (2.00%) Broadband
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco ICM
8 1 (2.00%) Internet
8 1 (2.00%) MPLS
8 1 (2.00%) SNMP
8 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (4.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (4.00%) Military
1 2 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.00%) French Language
2 1 (2.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.00%) iPad
2 2 (4.00%) iPhone
2 2 (4.00%) Replication
2 2 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.00%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.00%) FMCG
3 1 (2.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.00%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (78.00%) Windows
2 31 (62.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (42.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (26.00%) Windows 7
6 11 (22.00%) Windows 10
7 8 (16.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.00%) Android
8 2 (4.00%) Linux
8 2 (4.00%) Unix
8 2 (4.00%) Windows Phone
8 2 (4.00%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.00%) Solaris
9 1 (2.00%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 7 (14.00%) Load Balancing
2 7 (14.00%) Patch Management
2 7 (14.00%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (6.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 2 (4.00%) Change Management
4 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.00%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (4.00%) Service Management
5 1 (2.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.00%) Contact Management
5 1 (2.00%) ERP
5 1 (2.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.00%) Migration
5 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.00%) Project Management
5 1 (2.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (12.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.00%) Degree
4 3 (6.00%) CCNA
4 3 (6.00%) MCSA
5 2 (4.00%) CCENT
5 2 (4.00%) MCSE
6 1 (2.00%) CCA
6 1 (2.00%) CCNP
6 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.00%) MCP
6 1 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (26.00%) vSphere
4 7 (14.00%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (4.00%) XenApp
6 2 (4.00%) XenServer
7 1 (2.00%) ProxySG
7 1 (2.00%) Sendmail
7 1 (2.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) SCCM
2 4 (8.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCE
4 1 (2.00%) Cobbler
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.00%) PowerCLI
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (62.00%) VMware
2 24 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.00%) Cisco
4 9 (18.00%) Citrix
4 9 (18.00%) HP
5 7 (14.00%) F5
6 4 (8.00%) Dell
7 3 (6.00%) Veeam
8 2 (4.00%) Barracuda Networks
8 2 (4.00%) Draytek
8 2 (4.00%) IBM
8 2 (4.00%) Juniper
8 2 (4.00%) Kaspersky
8 2 (4.00%) Palo Alto
8 2 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.00%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.00%) Apple
9 1 (2.00%) CA
9 1 (2.00%) CommVault
9 1 (2.00%) SAP