The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Server Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 582 558 579
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +21
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 24 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.040% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.043% 0.022%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 10
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£275 £238 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -5.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £168 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £308 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £250 £198
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +26.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

3rd Line Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3rd Line Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

3rd Line Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

3rd Line Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

3rd Line Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

3rd Line Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -12 24 £275 +27.90% 4
London +24 8 £300 +41.17%
South East -14 6 £338 +10.65% 1
Berkshire +10 5 £338 +10.65%
East of England -24 5 £238 +43.93%
Reading - 5 £338 -
Gloucester -12 3 £150 - 1
Gloucestershire -21 3 £150 - 1
South West -36 3 £150 - 2
City of London - 2 £344 -
West Midlands -14 1 - - 1
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Woking - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Server Engineer in their job title.

1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 33 (82.50%) VMware
3 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (62.50%) MS Exchange
4 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (40.00%) DNS
7 13 (32.50%) Citrix
7 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2007
8 12 (30.00%) DHCP
9 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (20.00%) SAN
10 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 7 (17.50%) Cisco
11 7 (17.50%) NetApp
12 6 (15.00%) XenApp
12 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
13 5 (12.50%) Firewall
13 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
13 5 (12.50%) vSphere
14 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
14 4 (10.00%) Veeam
14 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (10.00%) VMware Server
14 4 (10.00%) VPN
14 4 (10.00%) HP
14 4 (10.00%) LAN
14 4 (10.00%) WAN

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Server Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 25 (62.50%) MS Exchange
2 13 (32.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (5.00%) IIS
6 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.50%) SAS
6 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (40.00%) DNS
2 12 (30.00%) DHCP
3 8 (20.00%) SAN
4 6 (15.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (12.50%) Firewall
6 4 (10.00%) VPN
6 4 (10.00%) LAN
6 4 (10.00%) WAN
7 3 (7.50%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.00%) NAS
9 1 (2.50%) LDAP
9 1 (2.50%) Internet
9 1 (2.50%) VLAN
9 1 (2.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.50%) QlikView
1 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.50%) Clustering
1 3 (7.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.50%) NHS
2 1 (2.50%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 34 (85.00%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (42.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 3 (7.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (10.00%) ITIL
2 3 (7.50%) Service Management
3 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.00%) Network Design
3 2 (5.00%) Migration
3 2 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.50%) ITSM
4 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.50%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (2.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.50%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 4 (10.00%) VBScript
2 3 (7.50%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (5.00%) MCSE
2 2 (5.00%) CCNA
2 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.00%) CCA
2 2 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 13 (32.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.00%) XenApp
4 5 (12.50%) vSphere
5 4 (10.00%) VMware Server
6 2 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.00%) XenServer
6 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.50%) MetaFrame
7 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.50%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
1 3 (7.50%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) WSUS
3 1 (2.50%) AppManager
3 1 (2.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (82.50%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Citrix
3 8 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (17.50%) Cisco
4 7 (17.50%) NetApp
5 4 (10.00%) Veeam
5 4 (10.00%) HP
6 3 (7.50%) Juniper
7 2 (5.00%) Dell KACE
7 2 (5.00%) ScanSafe
7 2 (5.00%) WatchGuard
7 2 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (5.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.50%) Compaq
8 1 (2.50%) AppSense
8 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.50%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.50%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) ProCurve
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