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 21 April 2015 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 566 586 534
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -52
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 36 18 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.032% 0.029%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.070% 0.035% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 7 12
Average daily rate
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£290 £265 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £156 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £306 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £175 £250
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.19% -24.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.50 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-12.19% -24.07%

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
51719 51910 44155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.37% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 31426 31539 25286
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2027 2080 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -1.42%

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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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 +21 34 £290 +31.81% 2
South East +1 13 £275 +25.00% 1
London +7 11 £360 +17.07% 1
Nottinghamshire - 6 £138 -
East Midlands - 6 £138 -
Nottingham - 5 - -
Berkshire -2 4 £240 +9.09%
Reading - 4 £240 -
Yorkshire - 3 £180 -
City of London +19 2 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
St Albans - - - -
Staines - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Luton - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Chessington - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
East of England - - - -

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 63 (95.45%) Windows
2 49 (74.24%) Active Directory
3 46 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (65.15%) VMware
5 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
6 26 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
9 18 (27.27%) Citrix
9 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (22.73%) DNS
10 15 (22.73%) DHCP
11 14 (21.21%) SAN
12 13 (19.70%) ITIL
13 11 (16.67%) NetApp
14 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
15 9 (13.64%) SQL
15 9 (13.64%) MCSE
15 9 (13.64%) LAN
15 9 (13.64%) WAN
15 9 (13.64%) SLA
15 9 (13.64%) EMC
15 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (13.64%) SCCM
15 9 (13.64%) Incident Management
16 7 (10.61%) MCITP
16 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
16 7 (10.61%) Office 365
16 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
16 7 (10.61%) Change Management

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 27 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 7 (10.61%) IIS
3 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.52%) Lync
6 1 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.61%) Office 365
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (22.73%) DHCP
1 15 (22.73%) DNS
2 14 (21.21%) SAN
3 9 (13.64%) LAN
3 9 (13.64%) WAN
4 4 (6.06%) NAS
5 3 (4.55%) VLAN
5 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.03%) Firewall
6 2 (3.03%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.03%) LDAP
7 1 (1.52%) Wireless
7 1 (1.52%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.52%) DMZ
7 1 (1.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (1.52%) Finance
2 1 (1.52%) Publishing
2 1 (1.52%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Clustering
1 5 (7.58%) PKI
2 4 (6.06%) IBM XIV
3 3 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.03%) PDA
5 1 (1.52%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.52%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 63 (95.45%) Windows
2 46 (69.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (37.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
5 7 (10.61%) Windows XP
6 6 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.55%) Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.52%) UNIX
9 1 (1.52%) AIX
9 1 (1.52%) HPUX
9 1 (1.52%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.61%) Change Management
4 5 (7.58%) Migration
5 4 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (1.52%) Business Continuity
6 1 (1.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.52%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.52%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) SQL
2 7 (10.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.52%) C
3 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) MCSE
1 9 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.61%) MCITP
3 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (9.09%) CCNA
3 6 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MCSA
4 1 (1.52%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.64%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 49 (74.24%) Active Directory
2 18 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) XenApp
3 6 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.58%) XenServer
4 5 (7.58%) vSphere
5 3 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.03%) Hyper-V
6 2 (3.03%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.52%) NFS
7 1 (1.52%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.52%) Xen
7 1 (1.52%) NLBS
7 1 (1.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (13.64%) SCCM
2 4 (6.06%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.52%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.52%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 43 (65.15%) VMware
2 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
3 18 (27.27%) Citrix
4 11 (16.67%) NetApp
5 9 (13.64%) EMC
6 6 (9.09%) Cisco
7 4 (6.06%) IBM
8 3 (4.55%) Sophos
9 2 (3.03%) HP
9 2 (3.03%) Dell
9 2 (3.03%) Symantec
10 1 (1.52%) Apple
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