The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Server Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Server Support
Rank 604 577 533
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -44
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 9 15 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.028% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.017% 0.031% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 19
Average daily rate
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£338 £208 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.65% -30.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £201 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £280 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £208 £300
% change year-on-year
+56.62% -30.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 2
Average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+87.50% -13.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £16.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+87.50% -13.51%

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
51627 49001 45588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.58% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32558 29967 26404
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1943 1955 2128
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.59 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

3rd Line Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Server Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

3rd Line Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

3rd Line Server Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Server Support within the UK.

3rd Line Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Server Support within the UK.

3rd Line Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

3rd Line Server Support
Top 11 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 Support within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 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 -35 9 £338 +62.65%
London -8 5 £350 +42.85%
South East -12 3 £325 -
Surrey - 2 - -
South West - 1 - -
Barnstaple - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Havant - 1 £325 -
Teddington - 1 £250 -
Devon - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -

3rd Line Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Server Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 7 (35.00%) VMware
6 6 (30.00%) Citrix
7 5 (25.00%) WAN
7 5 (25.00%) SCOM
7 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 5 (25.00%) Office 365
8 4 (20.00%) vSphere
8 4 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (15.00%) Lync
9 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (15.00%) ITIL
9 3 (15.00%) IIS
9 3 (15.00%) SAN
10 2 (10.00%) Juniper
10 2 (10.00%) Symantec
10 2 (10.00%) HP
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
10 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 2 (10.00%) Cisco
10 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
10 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
10 2 (10.00%) Change Management
10 2 (10.00%) Firewall
10 2 (10.00%) Banking
10 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008

3rd Line Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited 3rd Line Server Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) IIS
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Lync
2 1 (5.00%) ArcGIS
2 1 (5.00%) ArcSDE
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.00%) DNS
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.00%) GIS
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.00%) Linux
5 1 (5.00%) NetWare
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.00%) ITIL
2 2 (10.00%) WAN Optimisation
2 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (5.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.00%) Change Control
3 1 (5.00%) Server Building
3 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (20.00%) vSphere
3 2 (10.00%) UAG
3 2 (10.00%) XenApp
3 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCOM
2 4 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (10.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (10.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (5.00%) Legato
4 1 (5.00%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (35.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) Citrix
4 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 2 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (10.00%) Symantec
4 2 (10.00%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) ESRI
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) Novell
5 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint