The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £274 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support Engineer
England / South West
Rank 128 116 129
Rank change year-on-year -12 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 8 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.31% 0.79% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.82% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 10 8
Median daily rate £274 £251 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.95% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £168 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £328 £288
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £254 £250
% change year-on-year -1.47% +1.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £25.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +21.42%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year -17.64% +4.61%  

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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2476 2799 2990
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.34% 96.45% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1575 1807 1867
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 145
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +34.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in the South West.

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in the South West.

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 25 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
Bristol 0 2 £263 - 1
Gloucestershire -1 2 £300 +106.89%
Somerset -1 1 £273 -
Devon -4 1 - -
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 West region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 4 (23.53%) DNS
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) DHCP
6 3 (17.65%) ITIL
6 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
6 3 (17.65%) MS Office
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) SAN
6 3 (17.65%) Firewall
6 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (17.65%) VPN
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (17.65%) Office 365
7 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
7 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
7 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (11.76%) Android
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (11.76%) Citrix
7 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
7 2 (11.76%) X.509

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 3 (17.65%) DHCP
2 3 (17.65%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) SAN
2 3 (17.65%) VPN
2 3 (17.65%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) X.509
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Electronics
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
1 2 (11.76%) Marketing
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
1 2 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.88%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Android
4 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
4 2 (11.76%) Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Solaris
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (17.65%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (11.76%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (11.76%) Programme Management
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Demand Management
3 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
3 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.76%) Bash Shell
3 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.88%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (52.94%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) SAP
4 1 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (5.88%) Proofpoint
4 1 (5.88%) Sophos