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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Support
Rank 619 599 571
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -28
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 27 39 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.071% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.075% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 29
Median daily rate £301 £275 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.45% +29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £275 £208
% change year-on-year
+13.81% +32.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 9
Median hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.54% +44.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £19.00 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.70 £31.00 £21.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +44.73%

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 28 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Support within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

3rd Line Server Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 June 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 -15 26 £301 +9.45% 4
South East -10 12 £313 +13.81% 1
Berkshire - 6 - -
London -14 5 £265 -20.89% 2
Bracknell - 5 - -
East of England +10 3 £190 -24.00%
Hampshire +10 2 £313 +13.81%
South West +2 2 £350 -
Surrey -8 2 £350 +27.27%
North West -9 2 £331 +10.41%
Oxfordshire +10 1 £260 +73.33%
Bedfordshire +5 1 £325 -
Norfolk -3 1 £190 -24.00%
Great Yarmouth -3 1 £190 -24.00%
Suffolk -4 1 £190 -24.00%
Ipswich -5 1 £190 -24.00%
Manchester -16 1 £325 -
Cheshire - 1 £338 -
Kent - 1 £180 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Midlands - 1 £200 -
Norwich - 1 £190 -
Abingdon - 1 £260 -
Bedford - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £260 -
Cheltenham - 1 £350 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 33 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 31 (70.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 24 (54.55%) VMware
6 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
7 15 (34.09%) Citrix
8 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (27.27%) SQL
9 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
10 11 (25.00%) ITIL
10 11 (25.00%) MS Exchange
10 11 (25.00%) DNS
11 10 (22.73%) SCCM
12 9 (20.45%) SAN
12 9 (20.45%) vSphere
12 9 (20.45%) XenApp
13 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
13 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
14 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
14 7 (15.91%) Cisco
14 7 (15.91%) DHCP
14 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
14 7 (15.91%) Skype for Business
15 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
15 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
15 6 (13.64%) Firewall
16 5 (11.36%) NetBackup

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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (15.91%) Skype for Business
3 6 (13.64%) SharePoint
4 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (9.09%) IIS
6 3 (6.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
2 1 (2.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) DNS
2 9 (20.45%) SAN
3 7 (15.91%) DHCP
4 6 (13.64%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) Internet
5 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) Intranet
6 2 (4.55%) LAN
6 2 (4.55%) NAS
6 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
6 2 (4.55%) Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.27%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.27%) Network Security
7 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.27%) Skype
7 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.27%) MS Access
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Back Office
2 1 (2.27%) Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.27%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Clustering
3 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.27%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (2.27%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (2.27%) NHS
3 1 (2.27%) PKI
3 1 (2.27%) Replication
3 1 (2.27%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 33 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 31 (70.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (29.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (27.27%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.55%) Linux
8 2 (4.55%) Solaris
8 2 (4.55%) Unix
8 2 (4.55%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (6.82%) Server Building
4 2 (4.55%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.55%) Migration
4 2 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.27%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.27%) Change Management
5 1 (2.27%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.27%) High Availability
5 1 (2.27%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.27%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.27%) SQL
2 7 (15.91%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.82%) CCNA
4 3 (6.82%) MCSE
5 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) vSphere
3 9 (20.45%) XenApp
4 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
5 6 (13.64%) XenDesktop
6 4 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.82%) XenServer
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (4.55%) MetaFrame
9 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) SCCM
2 5 (11.36%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.82%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.55%) Netcool
4 2 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.55%) SCOM
4 2 (4.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.27%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.27%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.27%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 24 (54.55%) VMware
2 20 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 15 (34.09%) Citrix
4 7 (15.91%) Cisco
5 5 (11.36%) HP
5 5 (11.36%) Symantec
6 4 (9.09%) EMC
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) Veritas
8 2 (4.55%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) Intel Security
8 2 (4.55%) NetApp
8 2 (4.55%) Oracle
9 1 (2.27%) CA
9 1 (2.27%) CommVault
9 1 (2.27%) Sophos