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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 552 531 523
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 31 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.046% 0.036%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.049% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 6
Average daily rate
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£240 £250 £271
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -7.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £300 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £250 £230
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 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 30 January 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 -7 29 £225 -10.00% 1
South East -1 6 £260 -13.33% 1
London -4 5 £375 +36.36%
Berkshire +3 3 £258 -14.16% 1
Hampshire - 3 £260 -
West Midlands - 3 £225 -
East of England -3 2 £175 -30.00%
South West -19 2 £300 +100.00%
City of London - 2 £350 -
Reading - 2 £258 - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £240 -
North West - 1 - -
Merseyside - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Havant - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (90.74%) Windows
2 41 (75.93%) VMware
3 40 (74.07%) Active Directory
4 33 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 23 (42.59%) MS Exchange
6 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
6 22 (40.74%) Citrix
6 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (33.33%) DNS
9 17 (31.48%) DHCP
10 12 (22.22%) ITIL
11 11 (20.37%) SCCM
12 10 (18.52%) XenApp
12 10 (18.52%) SAN
12 10 (18.52%) NetApp
13 9 (16.67%) LAN
13 9 (16.67%) WAN
13 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
13 9 (16.67%) vSphere
14 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
14 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
14 8 (14.81%) XenServer
14 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
15 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
15 7 (12.96%) SQL
15 7 (12.96%) EMC
15 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
16 6 (11.11%) Clustering

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 23 (42.59%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2007
2 8 (14.81%) SharePoint
3 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 6 (11.11%) IIS
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) DNS
2 17 (31.48%) DHCP
3 10 (18.52%) SAN
4 9 (16.67%) LAN
4 9 (16.67%) WAN
5 5 (9.26%) VLAN
6 4 (7.41%) NAS
6 4 (7.41%) DMZ
6 4 (7.41%) TCP/IP
6 4 (7.41%) VPN
7 3 (5.56%) Firewall
8 2 (3.70%) LDAP
9 1 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (1.85%) Games
2 1 (1.85%) Publishing
2 1 (1.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) MSMQ
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.11%) Clustering
1 6 (11.11%) IBM XIV
2 5 (9.26%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.56%) PDA
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) PKI
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 49 (90.74%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (40.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.56%) UNIX
5 3 (5.56%) Linux
5 3 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.85%) AIX
7 1 (1.85%) Solaris
7 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (14.81%) Incident Management
3 6 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (5.56%) Change Management
5 2 (3.70%) Migration
6 1 (1.85%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.85%) Service Desk Management
6 1 (1.85%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (1.85%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.85%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (1.85%) Problem Management
6 1 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (1.85%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 3 (5.56%) VBScript
4 1 (1.85%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.26%) MCSE
2 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (1.85%) CCNA
4 1 (1.85%) MCSA
4 1 (1.85%) MCDBA
4 1 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (74.07%) Active Directory
2 23 (42.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (18.52%) XenApp
4 9 (16.67%) vSphere
5 8 (14.81%) XenServer
6 5 (9.26%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.56%) VMware ESX
7 3 (5.56%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.85%) NFS
8 1 (1.85%) vCloud
8 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.85%) Xen
8 1 (1.85%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.85%) AppManager
4 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
4 1 (1.85%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 41 (75.93%) VMware
2 22 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 22 (40.74%) Citrix
3 10 (18.52%) NetApp
4 7 (12.96%) EMC
5 6 (11.11%) IBM
6 4 (7.41%) Symantec
6 4 (7.41%) HP
7 3 (5.56%) Dell
7 3 (5.56%) Sophos
8 2 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.70%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.85%) Compaq
9 1 (1.85%) Juniper
9 1 (1.85%) McAfee
9 1 (1.85%) Apple
9 1 (1.85%) Clearswift
9 1 (1.85%) F5
9 1 (1.85%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.85%) ProCurve
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