The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 3rd Line Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 3 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 601 629 581
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -48
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 19 28 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.051% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.053% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 15 38
Median daily rate £263 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £184 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £365 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £310 £275
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £29.03 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +39.89%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +57.77%

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
46798 52479 53703
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.81% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 30588 33428 33908
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.24% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2035 2195
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

3rd Line Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title.

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 3 December 2016.

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 19 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 Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -3 16 £250 -9.09% 3
South East +17 6 £250 -19.35% 2
Berkshire +7 6 £250 - 1
London -14 6 £240 -10.69% 1
Reading +4 4 £250 - 1
Manchester - 3 £325 -
North West - 3 £325 -
Scotland +15 2 £275 -
Bracknell - 2 £235 -
Edinburgh +18 1 - -
East of England +9 1 £235 -8.29%
Norfolk +8 1 £235 +44.61%
Glasgow - 1 £275 -
Wales - 1 £300 -
Cardiff - 1 £300 -
South Wales - 1 £300 -
Norwich - 1 £235 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Hammersmith - 1 £375 -

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 3rd Line Server 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 Server Engineer in the job title.

1 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 34 (80.95%) Windows Server
3 29 (69.05%) Active Directory
4 22 (52.38%) VMware
5 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 12 (28.57%) Citrix
8 12 (28.57%) Hyper-V
9 10 (23.81%) SCCM
9 10 (23.81%) DNS
9 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (21.43%) SAN
11 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
11 8 (19.05%) LAN
11 8 (19.05%) DHCP
12 7 (16.67%) WAN
12 7 (16.67%) Cisco
12 7 (16.67%) SQL
12 7 (16.67%) ITIL
12 7 (16.67%) Firewall
13 6 (14.29%) WSUS
13 6 (14.29%) Intel Security
13 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 5 (11.90%) CCNA
14 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
14 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
15 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
15 4 (9.52%) Windows 7

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 4 (9.52%) IIS
2 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (7.14%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.38%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 2 (4.76%) MS Office
2 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (23.81%) DNS
2 9 (21.43%) SAN
3 8 (19.05%) DHCP
3 8 (19.05%) LAN
4 7 (16.67%) Firewall
4 7 (16.67%) WAN
5 3 (7.14%) Internet
5 3 (7.14%) Skype
6 2 (4.76%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.76%) Wireless
7 1 (2.38%) MPLS
7 1 (2.38%) NAS
7 1 (2.38%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.38%) VLAN
7 1 (2.38%) VPN
7 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (2.38%) MS Access
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.38%) Back Office
1 1 (2.38%) Banking
1 1 (2.38%) Law
1 1 (2.38%) Legal
1 1 (2.38%) Retail
1 1 (2.38%) Retail Banking
1 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.76%) Clustering
1 2 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (2.38%) NHS
2 1 (2.38%) Replication
2 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 34 (80.95%) Windows Server
3 17 (40.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.52%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.76%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.38%) Linux
8 1 (2.38%) Solaris
8 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.38%) Unix
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.67%) ITIL
2 3 (7.14%) Problem Management
3 2 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (4.76%) High Availability
3 2 (4.76%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (4.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (4.76%) Server Building
4 1 (2.38%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.38%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.38%) Identity Access Management
4 1 (2.38%) Identity Management
4 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.38%) Matrix Organization
4 1 (2.38%) Migration
4 1 (2.38%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.38%) Service Management
4 1 (2.38%) Software Licensing
4 1 (2.38%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.38%) VB
2 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) CCNA
1 5 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.52%) SC Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) MCSE
3 3 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.38%) Degree
4 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 29 (69.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 8 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) XenApp
5 2 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (4.76%) vSphere
6 1 (2.38%) Firmware
6 1 (2.38%) vCloud
6 1 (2.38%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 6 (14.29%) WSUS
3 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.76%) Netcool
3 2 (4.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.76%) SCOM
4 1 (2.38%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 22 (52.38%) VMware
2 13 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 12 (28.57%) Citrix
4 7 (16.67%) Cisco
5 6 (14.29%) Intel Security
6 4 (9.52%) Dell
6 4 (9.52%) NetApp
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 2 (4.76%) EqualLogic
7 2 (4.76%) HP
7 2 (4.76%) IBM
7 2 (4.76%) Veeam
7 2 (4.76%) Veritas
8 1 (2.38%) F5
8 1 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.38%) Lotus
8 1 (2.38%) Oracle
8 1 (2.38%) Sophos