The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 228 218 220
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 20 48 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.25% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.27% 0.54% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 40 26
Median daily rate £263 £258 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -12.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £253 £250
% change year-on-year - +1.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 15
Median hourly rate - £63.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +110.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  

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 7404 8887 9270
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.10% 95.11% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 4201 5439 4953
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £223 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 384 451
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +5 5 £450 +50.00%
Berkshire +18 4 £263 +2.94% 3
Buckinghamshire - 3 £288 -
West Sussex - 3 £400 - 1
East Sussex +4 2 - -
Oxfordshire -14 2 £225 -10.00% 2
Surrey -3 1 £238 -7.31% 4
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 29 March 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 28 (57.14%) VMware
2 27 (55.10%) Windows
3 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
4 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
5 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
6 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 13 (26.53%) DNS
7 13 (26.53%) SQL
8 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
8 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (22.45%) Citrix
10 10 (20.41%) Cisco
11 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
12 8 (16.33%) vSphere
13 7 (14.29%) EMC
13 7 (14.29%) SAN
13 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
13 7 (14.29%) Incident Management
13 7 (14.29%) Firewall
14 6 (12.24%) SCCM
14 6 (12.24%) HP
14 6 (12.24%) DHCP
14 6 (12.24%) Linux
15 5 (10.20%) LDAP
15 5 (10.20%) Java
15 5 (10.20%) Solaris
15 5 (10.20%) CCNP
15 5 (10.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager

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 8 (16.33%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.16%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) DNS
2 7 (14.29%) Firewall
2 7 (14.29%) SAN
3 6 (12.24%) DHCP
4 5 (10.20%) LDAP
4 5 (10.20%) NAS
5 4 (8.16%) BGP
5 4 (8.16%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (8.16%) LAN
6 3 (6.12%) MPLS
6 3 (6.12%) OSPF
6 3 (6.12%) WAN
7 2 (4.08%) Broadband
7 2 (4.08%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.08%) ICMP
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security
7 2 (4.08%) SNMP
7 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
8 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (2.04%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) MS Access
1 2 (4.08%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (10.20%) Local Government
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Billing
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Law
3 1 (2.04%) Legal
3 1 (2.04%) Military
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) EMC VMAX
1 5 (10.20%) EMC VNX
1 5 (10.20%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 4 (8.16%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.08%) FMCG
4 2 (4.08%) Replication
4 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.04%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (55.10%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Windows Server
3 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.24%) Linux
6 5 (10.20%) Solaris
6 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
8 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.08%) CentOS
9 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
9 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.04%) AIX
10 1 (2.04%) Unix
10 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 5 (10.20%) Change Management
2 5 (10.20%) Converged Infrastructure
2 5 (10.20%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.08%) CRM
5 1 (2.04%) Disk Encryption
5 1 (2.04%) High Availability
5 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.04%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (2.04%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.04%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 7 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.20%) Java
Qualifications
1 14 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.49%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.20%) CCNP
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCIP
4 3 (6.12%) CCNA
5 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.04%) CCIE
6 1 (2.04%) CCNP Voice
6 1 (2.04%) CCSA
6 1 (2.04%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 18 (36.73%) Active Directory
2 9 (18.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.33%) vSphere
4 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) vCloud
5 2 (4.08%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (12.24%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.12%) WSUS
4 2 (4.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (4.08%) Netcool
4 2 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.08%) Unicenter
5 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.04%) SCOM
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 28 (57.14%) VMware
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 11 (22.45%) Citrix
4 10 (20.41%) Cisco
5 7 (14.29%) EMC
6 6 (12.24%) HP
7 5 (10.20%) Juniper
8 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.08%) Dell
9 2 (4.08%) Meridio
9 2 (4.08%) NetApp
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle
9 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.08%) Veritas
10 1 (2.04%) Apple
10 1 (2.04%) F5
10 1 (2.04%) Huawei
10 1 (2.04%) IBM
10 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
10 1 (2.04%) Symantec
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