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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 633 617 571
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -46
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 27 57 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.100% 0.083%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 42 36
Median daily rate £250 £275 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +7.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £171 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £360 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £238
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 -

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
51171 54063 51068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.76% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33246 34265 30949
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 2016 2062
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.58 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 27 July 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 30 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 27 July 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 -42 27 £250 -9.09% 7
South East -5 14 £180 -34.54% 2
Surrey 0 5 £180 -34.54%
East of England +16 4 £220 -18.13% 1
Berkshire +6 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 - -
Kent - 3 £178 - 2
Luton +1 2 £263 -10.63%
Bedfordshire -1 2 £263 -12.50%
North West -6 2 - - 1
London -13 2 £400 +31.14% 1
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Midlands - 2 £200 -
Buckinghamshire +12 1 £288 +0.87%
Milton Keynes +12 1 £288 +0.87%
Oxfordshire +8 1 £260 +73.33%
Hampshire +1 1 £320 +30.61%
Suffolk +1 1 £190 -24.00%
South West 0 1 £350 +133.33% 1
Norfolk -1 1 £190 -10.58%
Merseyside -1 1 - -
Great Yarmouth -3 1 £190 -24.00%
Gloucestershire -4 1 £350 +133.33%
Ipswich -5 1 £190 -24.00%
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Essex - 1 £260 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 £320 -

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

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (88.89%) Windows
2 35 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 27 (60.00%) VMware
5 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
5 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (37.78%) Citrix
8 14 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (26.67%) DNS
11 10 (22.22%) DHCP
11 10 (22.22%) ITIL
11 10 (22.22%) SAN
12 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
12 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
13 8 (17.78%) XenApp
13 8 (17.78%) SQL
13 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
13 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 7 (15.56%) vSphere
14 7 (15.56%) Cisco
14 7 (15.56%) SCCM
15 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
15 6 (13.33%) LAN
15 6 (13.33%) Firewall
16 5 (11.11%) NetApp
16 5 (11.11%) WAN
16 5 (11.11%) CCNA
16 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification

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 9 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.89%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.67%) IIS
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.44%) Office 365
3 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (26.67%) DNS
2 10 (22.22%) DHCP
2 10 (22.22%) SAN
3 6 (13.33%) Firewall
3 6 (13.33%) LAN
4 5 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (6.67%) Internet
5 3 (6.67%) Unified Communications
5 3 (6.67%) Wireless
6 2 (4.44%) NAS
6 2 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (4.44%) Skype
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.22%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) Intranet
7 1 (2.22%) MPLS
7 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.22%) VLAN
7 1 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (17.78%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.22%) MS Access
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.22%) Back Office
1 1 (2.22%) Banking
1 1 (2.22%) Finance
1 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) WAP
2 1 (2.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Clustering
1 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.22%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.22%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (2.22%) NHS
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 35 (77.78%) Windows Server
3 23 (51.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (28.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.44%) Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Solaris
7 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.44%) Unix
7 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.22%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
2 4 (8.89%) Server Building
3 3 (6.67%) High Availability
3 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (6.67%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (6.67%) Migration
3 3 (6.67%) Web Filtering
4 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.44%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.22%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.22%) Change Control
5 1 (2.22%) Change Management
5 1 (2.22%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.22%) Identity Access Management
5 1 (2.22%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.22%) IT Audit
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.22%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.78%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (11.11%) CCNA
2 5 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) MCSE
4 3 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (31.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (17.78%) XenApp
5 7 (15.56%) vSphere
6 4 (8.89%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (8.89%) XenDesktop
7 3 (6.67%) XenServer
8 2 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (2.22%) vCloud
9 1 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) SCCM
2 5 (11.11%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.67%) WSUS
4 2 (4.44%) Netcool
4 2 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.44%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.44%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (2.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.22%) vMotion
Vendors
1 27 (60.00%) VMware
2 23 (51.11%) Microsoft
3 17 (37.78%) Citrix
4 7 (15.56%) Cisco
5 5 (11.11%) NetApp
6 4 (8.89%) EMC
6 4 (8.89%) HP
7 3 (6.67%) Dell
7 3 (6.67%) IBM
7 3 (6.67%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.44%) Oracle
8 2 (4.44%) Veritas
9 1 (2.22%) CommVault
9 1 (2.22%) F5
9 1 (2.22%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
9 1 (2.22%) Sophos
9 1 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (2.22%) Veeam