Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £238 per day in advertised job vacancies in West Sussex during the 6 months to 25 July 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
South East > West Sussex
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 87 - 84
Rank change year-on-year - +84 -26
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 7 0 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Sussex 0.64% - 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.67% - 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 10
West Sussex median daily rate £238 - £295
10th Percentile £189 - £213
90th Percentile £363 - £364
South East median daily rate £238 £275 £293
% change year-on-year -13.64% -5.98% +15.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Sussex median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.94% -28.90% +46.34%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in West Sussex. 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
West Sussex
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1046 1392 1053
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Sussex 96.23% 97.96% 95.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 632 824 691
West Sussex median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +13.21%
10th Percentile £278 £238 £220
90th Percentile £538 £530 £500
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 44
West Sussex median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +87.50% +1.59%
10th Percentile £12.28 £11.75 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.45 £49.85
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.32% +2.91%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in West Sussex

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Sussex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Sussex

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in West Sussex

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in West Sussex

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 West Sussex region over the 6 months to 25 July 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
Crawley - 6 £200 -
Horsham - 1 £275 -
3rd Line Support Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 across the West Sussex region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) HP
2 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
3 4 (57.14%) LAN
3 4 (57.14%) WAN
3 4 (57.14%) Firewall
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) SaaS
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Replication
4 3 (42.86%) Juniper
4 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
4 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) DHCP
5 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (14.29%) XenApp
6 1 (14.29%) XenServer
6 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (14.29%) VLAN
6 1 (14.29%) WSUS
6 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Sussex 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 4 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (42.86%) SaaS
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Mimecast
2 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) Firewall
1 4 (57.14%) LAN
1 4 (57.14%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Network Security
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) VLAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) AIX
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) Unix
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (14.29%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (14.29%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) HP
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Draytek
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) SonicWALL
3 1 (14.29%) Symantec
3 1 (14.29%) VMware