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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 600 592 567
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 25 24 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.043% 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.047% 0.043%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 13
Average daily rate
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£255 £275 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.27% +15.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £348 £308
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £238 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -16 20 £275 - 1
London +17 7 £325 +8.33%
South East -20 5 £308 -8.88% 1
North West - 4 £220 -
East of England 0 2 - -
South West -11 2 £150 -
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Manchester - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
City of London +3 1 £275 -20.00%
Gloucester -5 1 £150 -
Gloucestershire -5 1 £150 -
Berkshire -8 1 £308 -8.88%
Reading -12 1 £308 -8.88%
West Sussex -14 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £175 -
Cardiff - 1 £175 -
Devon - 1 - -
Barnstaple - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Blackpool - 1 £210 -
Littlehampton - 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £210 -
Glasgow - 1 £300 -
Wales - 1 £175 -
Scotland - 1 £300 -

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 52 (91.23%) Windows
2 41 (71.93%) Active Directory
2 41 (71.93%) VMware
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (50.88%) MS Exchange
5 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
7 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (28.07%) Citrix
9 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (24.56%) SAN
11 12 (21.05%) NetApp
11 12 (21.05%) DNS
12 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (17.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
13 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
13 10 (17.54%) MCSE
14 9 (15.79%) vSphere
15 8 (14.04%) MCITP
15 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2007
15 8 (14.04%) SCCM
15 8 (14.04%) HP
15 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
15 8 (14.04%) CCNA
15 8 (14.04%) DHCP
16 7 (12.28%) Cisco
16 7 (12.28%) Change Management

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 29 (50.88%) MS Exchange
2 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (14.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.02%) Lync
5 4 (7.02%) IIS
6 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
6 3 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Office 365
2 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (24.56%) SAN
2 12 (21.05%) DNS
3 8 (14.04%) DHCP
4 5 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.02%) VLAN
5 4 (7.02%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 3 (5.26%) Internet
6 3 (5.26%) LAN
6 3 (5.26%) WAN
7 2 (3.51%) NAS
8 1 (1.75%) FCoE
8 1 (1.75%) Firewall
8 1 (1.75%) LDAP
8 1 (1.75%) WLAN
8 1 (1.75%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (8.77%) Law
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) PKI
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) DTV
5 1 (1.75%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 52 (91.23%) Windows
2 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (45.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (8.77%) Linux
6 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
7 1 (1.75%) NetWare
7 1 (1.75%) HPUX
7 1 (1.75%) SUSE
7 1 (1.75%) Debian
7 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.28%) Change Management
2 6 (10.53%) Migration
2 6 (10.53%) Server Building
3 5 (8.77%) ITIL
4 3 (5.26%) Document Management
4 3 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.26%) Data Migration
5 1 (1.75%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (1.75%) Business Continuity
5 1 (1.75%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.75%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.54%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.53%) SQL
3 2 (3.51%) C
Qualifications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (17.54%) MCSE
2 10 (17.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 8 (14.04%) MCITP
3 8 (14.04%) CCNA
3 8 (14.04%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.26%) MCSA
5 2 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.75%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) CCA
6 1 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.77%) SLA
2 2 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (71.93%) Active Directory
2 19 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 9 (15.79%) vSphere
5 7 (12.28%) XenApp
6 6 (10.53%) VMware ESX
7 4 (7.02%) XenServer
8 3 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (3.51%) NFS
9 2 (3.51%) ISA Server
9 2 (3.51%) Xen
9 2 (3.51%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.75%) DFS Replication
10 1 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.75%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (14.04%) SCCM
2 7 (12.28%) SCOM
3 4 (7.02%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.26%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.75%) ZENworks
5 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.75%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 41 (71.93%) VMware
2 24 (42.11%) Microsoft
3 16 (28.07%) Citrix
4 12 (21.05%) NetApp
5 8 (14.04%) HP
6 7 (12.28%) Cisco
7 5 (8.77%) Symantec
8 3 (5.26%) IBM
8 3 (5.26%) EMC
9 2 (3.51%) Veeam
10 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.75%) Zerto
10 1 (1.75%) SAP
10 1 (1.75%) LANDesk
10 1 (1.75%) Novell
10 1 (1.75%) Red Hat