Period
to 25 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £263 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

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
West Midlands > Staffordshire
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 13 19 31
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 3 8 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 3.75% 4.35% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.95% 4.40% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 9
Median daily rate £263 £370 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.05% +17.46% -13.70%
10th Percentile £213 £238 £289
90th Percentile £313 £370 £365
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £346 £311
% change year-on-year -13.36% +11.24% -4.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.00 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 76 182 273
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 98.91% 97.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 117 187
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £230 £154 £270
90th Percentile £513 £517 £459
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 17
Median hourly rate £16.23 £15.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.39% +15.53% -5.71%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £28.68 £51.88 £35.30
Median hourly rate £16.73 £15.93 £15.50
% change year-on-year +5.02% +2.74% -8.82%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Staffordshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Staffordshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in Staffordshire

3rd Line Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 25 October 2020. 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £200 -
3rd Line Engineer
West Midlands

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 25 October 2020, 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 Staffordshire region featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Veeam
3 1 (33.33%) Azure
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Apache
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (33.33%) NHS
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) Replication

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 1 (33.33%) Apache
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2017
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) NHS
1 1 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Veeam