The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 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 Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 492 469
Rank change year-on-year -45 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 78 153 175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.30% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 81 112
Median daily rate £300 £275 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £193 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +4.54% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 20
Median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.93% -3.04%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £22.00
% change year-on-year -38.93% -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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
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 £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

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

3rd Line Support 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -28 71 £300 +9.09% 26
London +4 26 £300 +9.09% 6
South East -18 17 £250 -9.09% 5
South West +5 10 £313 +4.16% 2
Yorkshire +26 6 £140 -51.72% 1
Dorset - 5 £313 - 1
North West +20 4 £256 -18.00% 3
Hampshire +4 4 £214 -43.06%
Wales 0 4 £350 - 1
Bournemouth - 4 £313 - 1
City of London +4 3 £300 +10.09%
Cardiff +2 3 £330 - 1
South Wales +2 3 £330 - 1
Liverpool 0 3 £250 -20.00%
Merseyside -2 3 £250 -20.00%
East of England -7 3 £325 +47.72% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 3 £250 -
Berkshire -12 3 £150 -45.45%
York - 3 £140 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £140 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +67 2 £275 -1.78%
Tyne and Wear +66 2 £275 -1.78%
North East +58 2 £275 -1.78%
Surrey +3 2 £344 +17.02%
Bracknell +1 2 - -
Bristol -4 2 £313 -0.79% 1
East Midlands -10 2 £190 -36.66% 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £375 -
Crawley - 2 £200 -
Belfast - 2 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 120 (75.00%) Windows
2 85 (53.13%) Active Directory
3 69 (43.13%) VMware
3 69 (43.13%) Windows Server
4 49 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (21.88%) SCCM
6 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
6 35 (21.88%) Citrix
7 32 (20.00%) Cisco
7 32 (20.00%) Office 365
8 30 (18.75%) Migration
9 27 (16.88%) Hyper-V
10 26 (16.25%) SQL
11 25 (15.63%) LAN
11 25 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (14.38%) Security Cleared
12 23 (14.38%) DNS
13 22 (13.75%) WAN
13 22 (13.75%) MS Exchange
13 22 (13.75%) ITIL
13 22 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (13.75%) Firewall
14 20 (12.50%) SAN
14 20 (12.50%) PowerShell
14 20 (12.50%) Windows 10
14 20 (12.50%) Windows 7
15 17 (10.63%) HP
16 16 (10.00%) DHCP
16 16 (10.00%) SQL Server

3rd Line Support 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 22 (13.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (6.25%) SharePoint
4 9 (5.63%) Skype for Business
5 7 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.50%) IIS
7 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.25%) SAS
7 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.63%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 13 (8.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.63%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.63%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (20.00%) Office 365
2 16 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.88%) SaaS
5 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.63%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.63%) LAN
2 23 (14.38%) DNS
3 22 (13.75%) Firewall
3 22 (13.75%) WAN
4 20 (12.50%) SAN
5 16 (10.00%) DHCP
6 12 (7.50%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.00%) Skype
7 8 (5.00%) VLAN
8 6 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (3.13%) Internet
9 5 (3.13%) Network Security
10 4 (2.50%) MPLS
10 4 (2.50%) NAS
10 4 (2.50%) VPN
11 3 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.88%) iSCSI
11 3 (1.88%) Unified Communications
12 2 (1.25%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (1.25%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.63%) MS Access
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.25%) Git (software)
1 2 (1.25%) JIRA
2 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.63%) MSI
2 1 (0.63%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 11 (6.88%) Finance
2 5 (3.13%) Retail
3 4 (2.50%) Military
4 2 (1.25%) Back Office
4 2 (1.25%) Banking
4 2 (1.25%) Billing
4 2 (1.25%) Front Office
4 2 (1.25%) Legal
4 2 (1.25%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Electronics
5 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.63%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Publishing
5 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.25%) .NET
1 2 (1.25%) Hibernate
1 2 (1.25%) Java EE
1 2 (1.25%) JAX-RS
1 2 (1.25%) JSF
1 2 (1.25%) Middleware
1 2 (1.25%) Oracle Fusion
1 2 (1.25%) RESTful
1 2 (1.25%) SOAP
1 2 (1.25%) Web Services
1 2 (1.25%) XML
1 2 (1.25%) XSLT
2 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 7 (4.38%) Clustering
3 5 (3.13%) Replication
4 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.50%) EMC VNX
4 4 (2.50%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.88%) iPad
5 3 (1.88%) iPhone
5 3 (1.88%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 2 (1.25%) EMC VMAX
6 2 (1.25%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.25%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.25%) NHS
6 2 (1.25%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 120 (75.00%) Windows
2 69 (43.13%) Windows Server
3 49 (30.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 41 (25.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (13.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 20 (12.50%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.88%) Linux
8 9 (5.63%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.75%) Unix
10 4 (2.50%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.88%) CentOS
12 2 (1.25%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
13 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.63%) VMS
13 1 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (18.75%) Migration
2 22 (13.75%) ITIL
3 7 (4.38%) Patch Management
3 7 (4.38%) Problem Management
4 5 (3.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.13%) High Availability
4 5 (3.13%) PRINCE2
4 5 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (2.50%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (2.50%) Application Packaging
5 4 (2.50%) Change Management
5 4 (2.50%) Data Migration
5 4 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 4 (2.50%) Service Management
5 4 (2.50%) Software Deployment
5 4 (2.50%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (1.88%) Data Centre Operations
6 3 (1.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (1.88%) Security Patching
6 3 (1.88%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 26 (16.25%) SQL
2 20 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.88%) C#
3 3 (1.88%) Java
4 2 (1.25%) C
5 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.63%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 23 (14.38%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.63%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (5.63%) MCSE
5 8 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 7 (4.38%) CCNA
6 7 (4.38%) MCP
7 6 (3.75%) Degree
8 4 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.50%) MCSA
9 3 (1.88%) CCNP
9 3 (1.88%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.88%) MCITP
9 3 (1.88%) MCTS
9 3 (1.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.25%) CCA
10 2 (1.25%) CCAA
10 2 (1.25%) CCIP
10 2 (1.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 85 (53.13%) Active Directory
2 27 (16.88%) Hyper-V
3 25 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.13%) vSphere
4 13 (8.13%) XenApp
5 8 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 5 (3.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (3.13%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.50%) vCloud
7 4 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.25%) XenServer
9 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (21.88%) SCCM
2 7 (4.38%) WSUS
3 6 (3.75%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.50%) SCOM
5 3 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.88%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.25%) AirWatch
6 2 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.25%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.63%) Nagios
7 1 (0.63%) Netcool
7 1 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.63%) OVSD
7 1 (0.63%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.63%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.63%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 69 (43.13%) VMware
2 35 (21.88%) Citrix
2 35 (21.88%) Microsoft
3 32 (20.00%) Cisco
4 17 (10.63%) HP
5 9 (5.63%) Juniper
6 8 (5.00%) EMC
6 8 (5.00%) NetApp
7 7 (4.38%) Oracle
7 7 (4.38%) Veeam
8 5 (3.13%) Dell
9 4 (2.50%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.50%) Sophos
10 3 (1.88%) Canon
10 3 (1.88%) McAfee
10 3 (1.88%) Mitel
10 3 (1.88%) SonicWALL
11 2 (1.25%) Apple
12 1 (0.63%) Avaya
12 1 (0.63%) Red Hat
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