The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 421 372 323
Rank change year-on-year -49 -49  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Engineer 182 292 374
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.54% 0.67%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.57% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 171 249
Median daily rate £300 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £368 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £275
% change year-on-year +9.09% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.33 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% -3.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £21.20 £19.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.75 £32.85 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £21.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year -24.98% -3.04%  

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

3rd Line Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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

3rd Line Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England -36 171 £300 +9.09% 57
London +9 70 £300 +4.34% 14
South East -19 36 £336 +22.27% 12
South West -9 15 £300 - 4
North West +23 13 £325 +18.18% 11
East Midlands -3 10 £210 -32.80% 1
East of England -4 10 £315 +28.57% 5
Yorkshire +16 9 £163 -43.47% 4
Buckinghamshire -11 8 £352 +27.81% 2
West Midlands +24 7 £325 +62.50% 5
Hampshire +6 7 £214 -20.92%
City of London +3 7 £290 +3.11% 2
Milton Keynes - 7 £352 - 1
Manchester +10 6 £325 +18.18% 3
Wales +1 6 £310 -4.61%
Berkshire -11 6 £200 -27.27% 3
Dorset +12 5 £313 - 1
Merseyside +4 5 £250 -20.00%
Liverpool +4 5 £250 -20.00%
Cardiff +2 5 £305 -6.15%
Surrey 0 5 £335 +5.09% 1
Kent 0 5 £338 +114.28% 1
South Wales -2 5 £305 -6.15%
Birmingham +12 4 £325 +73.33%
Bournemouth +10 4 £313 - 1
Staffordshire +4 4 £350 - 1
Bracknell +1 4 £269 -2.18% 1
Northamptonshire 0 4 £255 -21.53%
West Yorkshire +19 3 £360 +24.67% 4
Leeds +17 3 £360 +24.67% 1

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 246 (69.30%) Windows
2 198 (55.77%) Active Directory
3 172 (48.45%) VMware
4 150 (42.25%) Windows Server
5 116 (32.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 111 (31.27%) Cisco
7 103 (29.01%) Windows Server 2008
8 74 (20.85%) Microsoft
9 71 (20.00%) Citrix
10 68 (19.15%) LAN
11 67 (18.87%) Firewall
12 64 (18.03%) Office 365
13 63 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
13 63 (17.75%) SCCM
13 63 (17.75%) DNS
13 63 (17.75%) WAN
14 61 (17.18%) Hyper-V
15 58 (16.34%) Migration
16 54 (15.21%) ITIL
17 52 (14.65%) MS Exchange
18 50 (14.08%) SAN
19 45 (12.68%) DHCP
20 44 (12.39%) Security Cleared
21 41 (11.55%) SQL
22 39 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
23 38 (10.70%) Data Centre
24 37 (10.42%) Windows 10
25 36 (10.14%) PowerShell
25 36 (10.14%) Windows 7
25 36 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure

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 52 (14.65%) MS Exchange
2 24 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (4.79%) Skype for Business
4 15 (4.23%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (3.38%) IIS
7 3 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.85%) SAS
7 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.28%) Apache
9 1 (0.28%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.28%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Confluence
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (7.04%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.56%) 3ds Max
2 2 (0.56%) AutoCAD
2 2 (0.56%) CINEMA 4D
2 2 (0.56%) SketchUp
3 1 (0.28%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.28%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.03%) Office 365
2 36 (10.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.94%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.41%) Mimecast
5 4 (1.13%) SaaS
6 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.28%) G Suite
7 1 (0.28%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (19.15%) LAN
2 67 (18.87%) Firewall
3 63 (17.75%) DNS
3 63 (17.75%) WAN
4 50 (14.08%) SAN
5 45 (12.68%) DHCP
6 24 (6.76%) TCP/IP
7 21 (5.92%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (5.35%) VPN
9 16 (4.51%) Unified Communications
10 14 (3.94%) Internet
10 14 (3.94%) Skype
10 14 (3.94%) Wireless
11 13 (3.66%) Cisco Nexus
12 12 (3.38%) MPLS
12 12 (3.38%) VLAN
12 12 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (3.10%) Network Security
14 10 (2.82%) SSL
15 9 (2.54%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.89%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (0.56%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.28%) MS Access
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) JIRA
1 3 (0.85%) MSI
2 2 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.28%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.28%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 27 (7.61%) Finance
2 12 (3.38%) Retail
3 4 (1.13%) Automotive
3 4 (1.13%) Back Office
3 4 (1.13%) Military
4 3 (0.85%) Banking
4 3 (0.85%) Publishing
5 2 (0.56%) Billing
5 2 (0.56%) Front Office
5 2 (0.56%) Legal
5 2 (0.56%) Local Government
5 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.28%) Advertising
6 1 (0.28%) Electronics
6 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.28%) Law
6 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.41%) 802.1X
2 3 (0.85%) Middleware
2 3 (0.85%) Regular Expression
3 2 (0.56%) .NET
3 2 (0.56%) Hibernate
3 2 (0.56%) Java EE
3 2 (0.56%) JAX-RS
3 2 (0.56%) JSF
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (0.56%) RESTful
3 2 (0.56%) SOAP
3 2 (0.56%) Web Services
3 2 (0.56%) XML
3 2 (0.56%) XSLT
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.70%) Data Centre
2 18 (5.07%) Replication
3 14 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (3.94%) Clustering
4 6 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 6 (1.69%) Thin Client
5 5 (1.41%) Driving Licence
6 4 (1.13%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.13%) iPad
6 4 (1.13%) iPhone
6 4 (1.13%) NHS
6 4 (1.13%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 3 (0.85%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
8 2 (0.56%) FMCG
8 2 (0.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 246 (69.30%) Windows
2 150 (42.25%) Windows Server
3 116 (32.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 103 (29.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (10.42%) Windows 10
6 36 (10.14%) Windows 7
7 35 (9.86%) Windows Server 2003
8 27 (7.61%) Linux
9 13 (3.66%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.54%) Unix
11 8 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (1.97%) Windows XP
13 6 (1.69%) CentOS
14 5 (1.41%) Solaris
15 3 (0.85%) Android
15 3 (0.85%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.56%) AIX
17 1 (0.28%) Oracle Linux
17 1 (0.28%) Scientific Linux
17 1 (0.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.34%) Migration
2 54 (15.21%) ITIL
3 19 (5.35%) Project Management
4 12 (3.38%) Incident Management
4 12 (3.38%) Problem Management
5 11 (3.10%) High Availability
5 11 (3.10%) Mobile Device Management
6 10 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (2.54%) Patch Management
7 9 (2.54%) PRINCE2
7 9 (2.54%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (2.25%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (2.25%) Change Management
8 8 (2.25%) ITIL V3
8 8 (2.25%) Service Management
9 7 (1.97%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 7 (1.97%) Kalman Filter
9 7 (1.97%) SDLC
9 7 (1.97%) Server Building
9 7 (1.97%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (11.55%) SQL
2 36 (10.14%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.13%) Java
3 4 (1.13%) VBScript
4 3 (0.85%) C#
5 2 (0.56%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.56%) C
5 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.56%) VB
6 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (12.39%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.99%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (8.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (7.61%) SC Cleared
5 26 (7.32%) CCNP
5 26 (7.32%) MCSE
6 16 (4.51%) DV Cleared
7 15 (4.23%) CCNA
7 15 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (3.66%) MCP
9 11 (3.10%) Degree
10 10 (2.82%) MCSA
11 7 (1.97%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.97%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.41%) CCIE
12 5 (1.41%) MCTS
13 4 (1.13%) MCITP
14 3 (0.85%) CCA
14 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.38%) SLA
2 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 198 (55.77%) Active Directory
2 63 (17.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (17.18%) Hyper-V
4 26 (7.32%) XenApp
5 23 (6.48%) vSphere
6 16 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.10%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (2.54%) VMware Server
9 8 (2.25%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 5 (1.41%) BitLocker
11 5 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (1.13%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.13%) vCloud
13 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.56%) XenServer
14 1 (0.28%) DFS Replication
14 1 (0.28%) KVM
Systems Management
1 63 (17.75%) SCCM
2 11 (3.10%) SCOM
3 10 (2.82%) WSUS
4 8 (2.25%) Puppet
5 7 (1.97%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (1.97%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (1.69%) Ansible
6 6 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 6 (1.69%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.41%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.41%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.13%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.85%) vMotion
10 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.56%) Nagios
10 2 (0.56%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 172 (48.45%) VMware
2 111 (31.27%) Cisco
3 74 (20.85%) Microsoft
4 71 (20.00%) Citrix
5 33 (9.30%) NetApp
6 32 (9.01%) HP
7 30 (8.45%) Juniper
8 24 (6.76%) CheckPoint
9 18 (5.07%) Dell
10 17 (4.79%) F5
10 17 (4.79%) Veeam
11 15 (4.23%) SolarWinds
12 13 (3.66%) EMC
13 10 (2.82%) Oracle
14 9 (2.54%) McAfee
15 7 (1.97%) Fortinet
16 6 (1.69%) Red Hat
16 6 (1.69%) Sophos
17 5 (1.41%) Meraki
17 5 (1.41%) Veritas
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