The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had 3rd Line Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Support
Rank 634 625 571
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -54
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 27 37 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.063% 0.096%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.052% 0.067% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 36
Median daily rate £234 £260 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.09% -5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £181 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £335 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £250 £244
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 13
Median hourly rate - £28.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +43.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +43.75%

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
51653 55417 52511
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.81% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 33657 35244 31733
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 1646 2081 2055
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.02 £38.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

3rd Line Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured 3rd Line Server Support in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Support within the UK over the 3 months to 24 August 2016.

3rd Line Server Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 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 Support within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 -9 25 £238 -8.65% 3
South East +17 11 £179 -37.71%
Kent +15 3 £178 -49.10%
East of England +12 3 £190 -24.00%
South West +10 3 £290 +45.00%
Berkshire +9 3 - -
Surrey +6 3 £178 -
London -9 3 £275 -4.34% 2
Bracknell - 3 - -
Hampshire -2 2 £331 +39.47%
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £265 -
East Midlands - 2 £265 - 1
Midlands - 2 £200 -
Buckinghamshire +18 1 £288 -
North West +16 1 - -
Suffolk +5 1 £190 -24.00%
Norfolk -2 1 £190 -24.00%
Great Yarmouth -2 1 £190 -24.00%
Ipswich -3 1 £190 -24.00%
Cardiff - 1 £225 -
Bristol - 1 £230 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -
Somerset - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £225 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £225 -
Scotland - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 £190 -
Corby - 1 £265 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 August 2016, 3rd Line Server Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 29 (67.44%) Windows Server
3 27 (62.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (60.47%) VMware
5 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
6 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (34.88%) Citrix
8 15 (34.88%) DNS
9 14 (32.56%) DHCP
10 13 (30.23%) SAN
11 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (25.58%) SQL
12 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
13 10 (23.26%) ITIL
13 10 (23.26%) Firewall
14 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
14 9 (20.93%) Cisco
15 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
15 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
16 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
16 7 (16.28%) XenApp
16 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
16 7 (16.28%) LAN
16 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
17 6 (13.95%) WAN
17 6 (13.95%) IIS
17 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
17 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification

3rd Line Server Support 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 11 (25.58%) MS Exchange
2 7 (16.28%) SharePoint
2 7 (16.28%) Skype for Business
3 6 (13.95%) IIS
4 4 (9.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.33%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) MS Excel
1 5 (11.63%) MS Office
2 1 (2.33%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) Office 365
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) DNS
2 14 (32.56%) DHCP
3 13 (30.23%) SAN
4 10 (23.26%) Firewall
5 7 (16.28%) LAN
6 6 (13.95%) WAN
7 4 (9.30%) Internet
7 4 (9.30%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.98%) NAS
8 3 (6.98%) Skype
8 3 (6.98%) Wireless
9 2 (4.65%) Intranet
9 2 (4.65%) MPLS
9 2 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (4.65%) Unified Communications
9 2 (4.65%) VLAN
10 1 (2.33%) Extranet
10 1 (2.33%) FTP
10 1 (2.33%) VPN
10 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.93%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.98%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.33%) MS Access
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 2 (4.65%) Finance
1 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Back Office
2 1 (2.33%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) LAMP
1 1 (2.33%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Data Centre
2 5 (11.63%) Clustering
3 3 (6.98%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.98%) Replication
4 2 (4.65%) NHS
5 1 (2.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.33%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.33%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.33%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
5 1 (2.33%) Statistics
5 1 (2.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (88.37%) Windows
2 29 (67.44%) Windows Server
3 27 (62.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (41.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (27.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (16.28%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.98%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.65%) Linux
8 2 (4.65%) Solaris
8 2 (4.65%) Unix
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.26%) ITIL
2 4 (9.30%) Server Building
3 3 (6.98%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (6.98%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
3 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.65%) BCP
4 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.65%) High Availability
4 2 (4.65%) Web Filtering
5 1 (2.33%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (2.33%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) ITSM
5 1 (2.33%) Migration
5 1 (2.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.33%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Service Management
5 1 (2.33%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.58%) SQL
2 8 (18.60%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.65%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (18.60%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (11.63%) CCNA
4 4 (9.30%) MCSE
4 4 (9.30%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
2 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 29 (67.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (16.28%) XenApp
4 6 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 6 (13.95%) vSphere
5 3 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.98%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.65%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.33%) Firmware
7 1 (2.33%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.33%) vCloud
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) NetBackup
2 4 (9.30%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.65%) Netcool
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.65%) SCOM
3 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.33%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.33%) MOM
4 1 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (2.33%) SmoothWall
4 1 (2.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.33%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (60.47%) VMware
2 21 (48.84%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.88%) Citrix
4 9 (20.93%) Cisco
5 5 (11.63%) Dell
5 5 (11.63%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) IBM
6 4 (9.30%) Veritas
7 3 (6.98%) EMC
7 3 (6.98%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.98%) Symantec
8 2 (4.65%) NetApp
8 2 (4.65%) Oracle
8 2 (4.65%) Sophos
9 1 (2.33%) CA
9 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.33%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.33%) Veeam