Period
to 22 August 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 August 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 Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 439 366
Rank change year-on-year -77 -73 +57
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 371 556 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.51% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.54% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 357 468
UK median daily rate £300 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% - +7.84%
10th Percentile £178 £185 £185
90th Percentile £398 £388 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +9.09% - +14.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 75
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £21.33 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.92% -9.23% +10.59%
10th Percentile £12.24 £19.60 £18.05
90th Percentile £113.05 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £21.33 £23.50
% change year-on-year -13.27% -9.23% +14.06%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 90952 102814 107650
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.87% 94.94% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 59071 67035 67268
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £255 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.09% +3.47% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2791 3108 4174
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.00 £17.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +6.38% +5.06%
10th Percentile £10.86 £10.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.29 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.30
% change year-on-year -5.26% +9.83% +3.38%

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Engineer over the 6 months to 22 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for 3rd Line Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 22 August 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
England -60 353 £300 +9.09% 62
UK excluding London -52 246 £300 +9.09% 49
London +7 123 £300 -1.23% 14
South East -62 82 £300 +9.09% 14
North of England +16 51 £288 +4.55% 18
Midlands +30 47 £295 +11.32% 5
South West -29 30 £325 +13.04% 7
East Midlands 0 27 £260 -5.45% 2
North West +35 21 £325 +20.37% 10
West Midlands +35 20 £325 +35.42% 3
East of England -19 20 £305 +23.23% 4
Yorkshire +30 19 £275 -1.79% 7
North East +22 11 £284 +5.09% 1
Wales +1 9 £243 -11.82%
Scotland +7 5 £325 +14.04%
Northern Ireland - 2 - - 1

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2017, 3rd Line 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 featuring 3rd Line Engineer in the job title.

1 264 (71.16%) Windows
2 207 (55.80%) Active Directory
3 175 (47.17%) VMware
4 152 (40.97%) Windows Server
5 126 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
6 113 (30.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 113 (30.46%) Cisco
7 95 (25.61%) Microsoft
8 78 (21.02%) LAN
8 78 (21.02%) Citrix
9 76 (20.49%) WAN
9 76 (20.49%) Office 365
10 69 (18.60%) Firewall
11 68 (18.33%) MS Exchange
12 67 (18.06%) Hyper-V
13 66 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
14 65 (17.52%) Migration
15 63 (16.98%) DNS
16 60 (16.17%) DHCP
16 60 (16.17%) ITIL
17 57 (15.36%) SCCM
18 51 (13.75%) SAN
19 50 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
20 47 (12.67%) Windows 7
21 41 (11.05%) Cisco Certification
21 41 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
21 41 (11.05%) Windows 10
22 38 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
23 37 (9.97%) Security Cleared
23 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Office

3rd Line Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 68 (18.33%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (5.93%) Skype for Business
4 20 (5.39%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.43%) IIS
7 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.08%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.81%) SAS
10 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.54%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Confluence
11 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
Applications
1 37 (9.97%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.54%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.54%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.54%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (0.54%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.27%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.27%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 76 (20.49%) Office 365
2 50 (13.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.08%) Mimecast
5 3 (0.81%) G Suite
5 3 (0.81%) SaaS
6 2 (0.54%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.27%) IaaS
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (21.02%) LAN
2 76 (20.49%) WAN
3 69 (18.60%) Firewall
4 63 (16.98%) DNS
5 60 (16.17%) DHCP
6 51 (13.75%) SAN
7 30 (8.09%) TCP/IP
8 25 (6.74%) VPN
9 19 (5.12%) VLAN
10 17 (4.58%) Cisco ASA
11 16 (4.31%) Wi-Fi
11 16 (4.31%) Wireless
12 14 (3.77%) Skype
13 12 (3.23%) NetScaler
14 11 (2.96%) Internet
15 10 (2.70%) Unified Communications
16 8 (2.16%) MPLS
17 7 (1.89%) Cisco Nexus
17 7 (1.89%) iSCSI
17 7 (1.89%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (8.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.54%) Geospatial Data
5 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.81%) JIRA
1 3 (0.81%) MSI
2 2 (0.54%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.27%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 25 (6.74%) Finance
2 9 (2.43%) Retail
3 8 (2.16%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.62%) Automotive
6 5 (1.35%) Military
7 3 (0.81%) Back Office
7 3 (0.81%) Banking
7 3 (0.81%) Law
7 3 (0.81%) Publishing
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
8 2 (0.54%) Front Office
8 2 (0.54%) Legal
8 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 1 (0.27%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.35%) Middleware
1 5 (1.35%) X-Windows
2 4 (1.08%) 802.1X
3 3 (0.81%) Web Services
4 2 (0.54%) .NET
4 2 (0.54%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.54%) Java EE
4 2 (0.54%) JAX-RS
4 2 (0.54%) JSF
4 2 (0.54%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (0.54%) RESTful
4 2 (0.54%) SOAP
4 2 (0.54%) XML
4 2 (0.54%) XSLT
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (0.27%) EDI
5 1 (0.27%) Flash
5 1 (0.27%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.36%) Data Centre
2 16 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (4.04%) Replication
4 11 (2.96%) Clustering
5 7 (1.89%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (1.35%) iPad
6 5 (1.35%) iPhone
6 5 (1.35%) NHS
7 4 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.08%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.81%) FMCG
8 3 (0.81%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.54%) BYOD
9 2 (0.54%) CESG
9 2 (0.54%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.54%) HP Storage
9 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 264 (71.16%) Windows
2 152 (40.97%) Windows Server
3 126 (33.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 113 (30.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (12.67%) Windows 7
6 41 (11.05%) Windows 10
7 29 (7.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 28 (7.55%) Linux
9 15 (4.04%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.43%) Unix
10 9 (2.43%) Windows XP
11 8 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.89%) Android
13 5 (1.35%) CentOS
14 4 (1.08%) Mac OS X
15 3 (0.81%) Debian
15 3 (0.81%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.54%) AIX
16 2 (0.54%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.52%) Migration
2 60 (16.17%) ITIL
3 20 (5.39%) Project Management
4 15 (4.04%) Patch Management
5 13 (3.50%) Change Management
5 13 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (2.96%) Problem Management
7 10 (2.70%) Load Balancing
7 10 (2.70%) Service Management
7 10 (2.70%) Virtual Environments
8 9 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
8 9 (2.43%) PRINCE2
9 8 (2.16%) High Availability
10 7 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (1.89%) Server Building
11 6 (1.62%) Application Packaging
11 6 (1.62%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 6 (1.62%) ERP
11 6 (1.62%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.62%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (9.16%) PowerShell
2 32 (8.63%) SQL
3 4 (1.08%) Java
4 3 (0.81%) C#
4 3 (0.81%) VBScript
5 2 (0.54%) C
6 1 (0.27%) JCL
6 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (11.05%) Cisco Certification
1 41 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (9.97%) Security Cleared
3 30 (8.09%) MCSE
4 22 (5.93%) CCNP
4 22 (5.93%) SC Cleared
5 19 (5.12%) CCNA
6 18 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (3.77%) MCSA
8 12 (3.23%) Degree
8 12 (3.23%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (2.43%) MCP
11 6 (1.62%) MCITP
12 5 (1.35%) CCA
12 5 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (1.35%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.08%) CCIE
14 3 (0.81%) MCTS
14 3 (0.81%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.96%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 207 (55.80%) Active Directory
2 67 (18.06%) Hyper-V
3 66 (17.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (9.16%) XenApp
5 31 (8.36%) vSphere
6 17 (4.58%) XenDesktop
7 16 (4.31%) XenServer
8 15 (4.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 15 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (2.16%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.89%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.81%) vCloud
14 2 (0.54%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.54%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (0.54%) VMware NSX
15 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 57 (15.36%) SCCM
2 8 (2.16%) NetBackup
2 8 (2.16%) Puppet
3 7 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 7 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (1.89%) WSUS
4 6 (1.62%) Ansible
4 6 (1.62%) SCOM
5 4 (1.08%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.08%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.81%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (0.81%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (0.81%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (0.81%) Ionix
6 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (0.81%) SmoothWall
6 3 (0.81%) vCenter Server
6 3 (0.81%) vMotion
Vendors
1 175 (47.17%) VMware
2 113 (30.46%) Cisco
3 95 (25.61%) Microsoft
4 78 (21.02%) Citrix
5 36 (9.70%) NetApp
6 34 (9.16%) HP
7 21 (5.66%) F5
7 21 (5.66%) Juniper
8 18 (4.85%) Dell
8 18 (4.85%) Veeam
9 13 (3.50%) CheckPoint
9 13 (3.50%) EMC
10 10 (2.70%) AppSense
11 9 (2.43%) Sophos
12 8 (2.16%) Oracle
12 8 (2.16%) SonicWALL
13 7 (1.89%) McAfee
13 7 (1.89%) SolarWinds
14 6 (1.62%) Kaspersky
14 6 (1.62%) Meraki