The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £274 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 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.

Third Line Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 529 479 483
Rank change year-on-year -50 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 79 162 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.32% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 104 85
Median daily rate £274 £275 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.45% +4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £180 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £391 £350 £370
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £253 £250
% change year-on-year - +1.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 33
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  

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 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 March 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
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 28 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
England -47 78 £275 - 31
London +4 22 £288 -4.16% 7
South East -15 20 £263 +1.94% 11
East of England -1 8 £300 +36.36% 3
South West -19 8 £274 +21.66% 3
Yorkshire +16 7 £285 +14.00% 1
East Midlands -10 7 £200 +11.11% 3
Hampshire +2 5 £450 +50.00%
City of London -8 5 £275 -6.77% 2
Northampton - 5 £200 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £200 -
Berkshire +16 4 £263 +2.94% 3
North West +25 3 - - 1
Sheffield +5 3 - -
South Yorkshire +3 3 - -
Crawley - 3 £400 - 1
Barnsley - 3 - -
Doncaster - 3 - -
Milton Keynes - 3 £288 -
Suffolk - 3 £219 -
West Sussex - 3 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 3 £288 -
Manchester +11 2 - -
West Yorkshire +11 2 £285 +14.00% 1
North Yorkshire +8 2 - -
East Sussex +7 2 - -
West Midlands +7 2 £225 -30.76% 2
Bristol +3 2 £263 - 1
Brighton +3 2 - -
Hertfordshire +2 2 £300 +36.36% 2

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

For the 6 months to 28 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 featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 148 (77.49%) Windows
2 94 (49.21%) VMware
2 94 (49.21%) Windows Server
3 84 (43.98%) Active Directory
4 64 (33.51%) Microsoft
5 49 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 47 (24.61%) SCCM
6 47 (24.61%) Citrix
7 42 (21.99%) Windows Server 2012
8 39 (20.42%) Firewall
9 38 (19.90%) DNS
10 36 (18.85%) MS Exchange
11 35 (18.32%) Cisco
11 35 (18.32%) Office 365
12 32 (16.75%) ITIL
13 29 (15.18%) Windows 7
14 28 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
15 27 (14.14%) Windows 10
16 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
17 25 (13.09%) SQL
17 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
18 24 (12.57%) Hyper-V
18 24 (12.57%) Finance
19 23 (12.04%) SAN
20 22 (11.52%) SC Cleared
21 21 (10.99%) MS Office
22 20 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
23 17 (8.90%) PowerShell
23 17 (8.90%) DHCP
24 16 (8.38%) LAN

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 36 (18.85%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (8.38%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.19%) Skype for Business
5 4 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.09%) IIS
6 2 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (10.99%) MS Office
2 14 (7.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 35 (18.32%) Office 365
2 14 (7.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.05%) SaaS
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.52%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.52%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.52%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.52%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.52%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 39 (20.42%) Firewall
2 38 (19.90%) DNS
3 23 (12.04%) SAN
4 17 (8.90%) DHCP
5 16 (8.38%) LAN
6 14 (7.33%) TCP/IP
7 11 (5.76%) WAN
8 9 (4.71%) VPN
9 8 (4.19%) Network Security
10 7 (3.66%) Skype
10 7 (3.66%) Unified Communications
11 6 (3.14%) LDAP
11 6 (3.14%) NAS
11 6 (3.14%) SSL
12 5 (2.62%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (2.62%) VLAN
12 5 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (2.09%) BGP
13 4 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.57%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.05%) MS Access
3 1 (0.52%) MySQL
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.52%) MSI
1 1 (0.52%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 24 (12.57%) Finance
2 6 (3.14%) Financial Institution
2 6 (3.14%) Local Government
2 6 (3.14%) Retail
3 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.57%) Electronics
4 3 (1.57%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.57%) Marketing
5 1 (0.52%) Advertising
5 1 (0.52%) Back Office
5 1 (0.52%) Billing
5 1 (0.52%) Front Office
5 1 (0.52%) Law
5 1 (0.52%) Legal
5 1 (0.52%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.19%) MSMQ
1 8 (4.19%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.85%) Clustering
2 13 (6.81%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.14%) EMC VNX
3 6 (3.14%) Hedge funds
4 5 (2.62%) EMC VMAX
4 5 (2.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 4 (2.09%) Fat Client
5 4 (2.09%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.57%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.57%) iPad
6 3 (1.57%) Replication
7 2 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.05%) FMCG
7 2 (1.05%) iPhone
7 2 (1.05%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.52%) EPoS
8 1 (0.52%) NHS
8 1 (0.52%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (77.49%) Windows
2 94 (49.21%) Windows Server
3 49 (25.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (21.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (15.18%) Windows 7
6 27 (14.14%) Windows 10
7 26 (13.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (8.38%) Linux
9 12 (6.28%) Windows XP
10 11 (5.76%) Windows 8
11 8 (4.19%) Solaris
12 5 (2.62%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.57%) CentOS
13 3 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.05%) Android
14 2 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.52%) AIX
15 1 (0.52%) Unix
15 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.75%) ITIL
2 12 (6.28%) Incident Management
3 11 (5.76%) Migration
3 11 (5.76%) Problem Management
4 9 (4.71%) ITIL V3
5 8 (4.19%) Change Management
5 8 (4.19%) High Availability
5 8 (4.19%) Load Balancing
5 8 (4.19%) PRINCE2
6 7 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.66%) Customer Requirements
6 7 (3.66%) Data Loss Prevention
6 7 (3.66%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 7 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (3.66%) Project Management
6 7 (3.66%) SDLC
7 6 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (2.62%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (2.62%) Mobile Device Management
8 5 (2.62%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (13.09%) SQL
2 17 (8.90%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.66%) Java
4 2 (1.05%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.52%) Python
5 1 (0.52%) R
5 1 (0.52%) VB
5 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 22 (11.52%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (6.28%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (6.28%) MCSE
5 10 (5.24%) CCNA
6 8 (4.19%) CCNP
6 8 (4.19%) Degree
7 6 (3.14%) MCP
8 5 (2.62%) MCTS
9 4 (2.09%) DBS Check
9 4 (2.09%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.09%) MCSA
10 3 (1.57%) CCIP
10 3 (1.57%) MCITP
10 3 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.52%) CCNP Voice
12 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.52%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 84 (43.98%) Active Directory
2 28 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.57%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.38%) vSphere
4 16 (8.38%) XenApp
5 9 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 7 (3.66%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (2.62%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.57%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.05%) vCloud
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.52%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.52%) KVM
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.52%) UAG
10 1 (0.52%) Xen
10 1 (0.52%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 47 (24.61%) SCCM
2 5 (2.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.57%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.57%) WSUS
5 2 (1.05%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.05%) AppDNA
5 2 (1.05%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.05%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (1.05%) Nagios
5 2 (1.05%) Netcool
5 2 (1.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.05%) SCOM
5 2 (1.05%) SmoothWall
5 2 (1.05%) Unicenter
6 1 (0.52%) Ansible
6 1 (0.52%) FreeIPA
6 1 (0.52%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 94 (49.21%) VMware
2 64 (33.51%) Microsoft
3 47 (24.61%) Citrix
4 35 (18.32%) Cisco
5 16 (8.38%) HP
6 14 (7.33%) EMC
7 7 (3.66%) AppSense
7 7 (3.66%) Dell
7 7 (3.66%) Juniper
8 5 (2.62%) NetApp
8 5 (2.62%) WorldPay
9 4 (2.09%) Veeam
10 3 (1.57%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.57%) Fortinet
10 3 (1.57%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.57%) SAP
11 2 (1.05%) Avaya
11 2 (1.05%) Epicor
11 2 (1.05%) Oracle
11 2 (1.05%) Veritas
Wales
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Dorset
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £300 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Rate: £40000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago