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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Engineer
Rank 620 610 579
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -31
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 25 52 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.089% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.049% 0.093% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 40 41
Median daily rate £255 £255 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £334 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £243 £240 £238
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +1.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £30.00 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.91%

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -17 24 £260 -3.70% 2
South East +3 9 £178 -19.02%
East of England +18 4 £255 -15.00%
Kent +9 3 £178 -58.08%
Surrey +4 3 £178 -
South West +18 2 £350 +133.33%
North West +16 2 - -
Berkshire +7 2 - -
Luton -2 2 £263 -12.50%
Bedfordshire -4 2 £263 -12.50%
London -35 2 £400 +30.61% 1
East Midlands - 2 £265 -
Midlands - 2 £200 -
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Bracknell - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £265 -
Wales +19 1 £225 +28.57%
Cardiff +18 1 £225 +28.57%
Lancashire +16 1 - -
South Wales +16 1 £225 +28.57%
Buckinghamshire +14 1 £288 +0.87%
Hampshire +10 1 £320 +88.23%
Milton Keynes +9 1 £288 +0.87%
Merseyside +6 1 - -
Gloucestershire +3 1 £350 +133.33%
Birmingham - 1 £325 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £235 -
Essex - 1 £260 -
East Sussex - 1 £300 -

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

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 34 (91.89%) Windows
2 28 (75.68%) Windows Server
3 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
4 22 (59.46%) VMware
5 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
7 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (35.14%) Citrix
9 11 (29.73%) DNS
9 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (24.32%) SAN
10 9 (24.32%) Cisco
10 9 (24.32%) DHCP
10 9 (24.32%) MS Exchange
11 8 (21.62%) SQL
11 8 (21.62%) ITIL
12 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
12 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
12 7 (18.92%) LAN
12 7 (18.92%) Firewall
13 6 (16.22%) CCNA
13 6 (16.22%) WAN
13 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
14 5 (13.51%) XenApp
14 5 (13.51%) SCCM
14 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
14 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing

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 (24.32%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.51%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.51%) Skype for Business
3 4 (10.81%) IIS
4 2 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.70%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.70%) MS Office
1 1 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (29.73%) DNS
2 9 (24.32%) DHCP
2 9 (24.32%) SAN
3 7 (18.92%) Firewall
3 7 (18.92%) LAN
4 6 (16.22%) WAN
5 3 (8.11%) Internet
5 3 (8.11%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (8.11%) Skype
5 3 (8.11%) Unified Communications
5 3 (8.11%) Wireless
6 2 (5.41%) NAS
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.70%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.70%) Intranet
7 1 (2.70%) MPLS
7 1 (2.70%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
7 1 (2.70%) VLAN
7 1 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (2.70%) MS Access
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 1 (2.70%) Back Office
1 1 (2.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.41%) WAP
2 1 (2.70%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.81%) Clustering
2 3 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.41%) NHS
3 2 (5.41%) PKI
4 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.70%) EqualLogic
4 1 (2.70%) HP StoreVirtual
4 1 (2.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 34 (91.89%) Windows
2 28 (75.68%) Windows Server
3 20 (54.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (40.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (29.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (5.41%) Solaris
7 2 (5.41%) Unix
7 2 (5.41%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.70%) Data ONTAP
8 1 (2.70%) Linux
8 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (21.62%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Load Balancing
3 4 (10.81%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (10.81%) Server Building
4 3 (8.11%) High Availability
4 3 (8.11%) Web Filtering
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.70%) Capacity Management
6 1 (2.70%) CRM
6 1 (2.70%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.70%) Identity Access Management
6 1 (2.70%) Identity Management
6 1 (2.70%) IT Audit
6 1 (2.70%) Matrix Organization
6 1 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.70%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.62%) SQL
2 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (16.22%) CCNA
1 6 (16.22%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) MCSE
4 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 26 (70.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) Hyper-V
4 5 (13.51%) XenApp
5 4 (10.81%) vSphere
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
7 1 (2.70%) Firmware
7 1 (2.70%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 4 (10.81%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.81%) WSUS
3 2 (5.41%) Netcool
3 2 (5.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (5.41%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.70%) SCOM
4 1 (2.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 22 (59.46%) VMware
2 18 (48.65%) Microsoft
3 13 (35.14%) Citrix
4 9 (24.32%) Cisco
5 4 (10.81%) Dell
5 4 (10.81%) HP
6 3 (8.11%) IBM
6 3 (8.11%) Intel Security
6 3 (8.11%) NetApp
7 2 (5.41%) EMC
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) Veritas
8 1 (2.70%) F5
8 1 (2.70%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.70%) Lotus
8 1 (2.70%) Sophos
8 1 (2.70%) Symantec
8 1 (2.70%) Veeam