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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 596 539 546
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +7
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 27 54 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.11% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.056% 0.11% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 39 19
Average daily rate £275 £240 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £375 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £225 £250
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 2
Average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.50% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+32.50% -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 24 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 25 £238 -1.04% 7
London -5 8 £193 -45.00% 4
East of England -1 7 £248 +20.73%
South East +4 6 £275 +10.00% 1
Bedfordshire +10 5 £325 +18.18%
Berkshire +9 3 £160 -33.33%
East Midlands -5 3 - -
Suffolk +7 2 £170 -2.85%
Dunstable - 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Gloucestershire +3 1 - - 1
South West -3 1 - - 1
Reading -6 1 - -
Nottinghamshire -7 1 - -
South Wales -14 1 £313 -
Wales -17 1 £313 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £313 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £325 -
Slough - 1 £160 -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - - 1

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 51 (91.07%) Windows
2 43 (76.79%) Windows Server
3 38 (67.86%) Active Directory
4 34 (60.71%) VMware
5 29 (51.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
7 23 (41.07%) MS Exchange
8 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (30.36%) Citrix
10 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (25.00%) SCCM
12 13 (23.21%) DNS
13 12 (21.43%) SAN
13 12 (21.43%) ITIL
13 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
13 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
14 10 (17.86%) Migration
14 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
14 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (17.86%) XenApp
15 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (14.29%) Office 365
16 8 (14.29%) vSphere
16 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
17 7 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 6 (10.71%) Server Building
18 6 (10.71%) Symantec
18 6 (10.71%) NetBackup
19 5 (8.93%) Blackberry

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (41.07%) MS Exchange
2 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.93%) IIS
5 5 (8.93%) SharePoint
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.57%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.79%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Office 365
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (23.21%) DNS
2 12 (21.43%) SAN
3 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.14%) DHCP
4 4 (7.14%) Firewall
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
4 4 (7.14%) Intranet
5 3 (5.36%) VPN
6 2 (3.57%) LAN
6 2 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.79%) NAS
7 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.79%) Network Security
7 1 (1.79%) SMTP
7 1 (1.79%) VoIP
7 1 (1.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.36%) Law
4 2 (3.57%) Legal
5 1 (1.79%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
2 4 (7.14%) NHS
3 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.57%) Clustering
3 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 51 (91.07%) Windows
2 43 (76.79%) Windows Server
3 29 (51.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.79%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Migration
3 6 (10.71%) Server Building
4 3 (5.36%) Change Control
4 3 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.57%) Data Migration
5 2 (3.57%) Document Management
5 2 (3.57%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.57%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (3.57%) Risk Management
6 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.79%) Asset Management
6 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.79%) Mentoring
6 1 (1.79%) Patch Management
6 1 (1.79%) Presales
6 1 (1.79%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.93%) SQL
3 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.36%) MCSA
2 3 (5.36%) MCSE
2 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (3.57%) CCNA
3 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.79%) Degree
4 1 (1.79%) MCP
4 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.79%) VCP5
System Software
1 38 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) Hyper-V
4 10 (17.86%) XenApp
5 8 (14.29%) vSphere
6 5 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (7.14%) VMware ESX
8 3 (5.36%) VMware Server
8 3 (5.36%) VMware Workstation
8 3 (5.36%) XenServer
9 2 (3.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (3.57%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (25.00%) SCCM
2 6 (10.71%) NetBackup
3 4 (7.14%) SCOrch
4 2 (3.57%) Backup Exec
4 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 2 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 34 (60.71%) VMware
2 27 (48.21%) Microsoft
3 17 (30.36%) Citrix
4 6 (10.71%) Symantec
5 4 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (5.36%) HP
6 3 (5.36%) IBM
6 3 (5.36%) NetApp
7 1 (1.79%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.79%) AppSense
7 1 (1.79%) CommVault
7 1 (1.79%) iManage
7 1 (1.79%) Intel
7 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
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