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 29 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Support
Rank 632 607 586
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -21
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 29 42 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.074% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.078% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 31
Median daily rate £260 £275 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £193 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £350 £371
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £275 £220
% change year-on-year
-27.27% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +53.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-51.66% +53.84%

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
51031 54127 51833
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.79% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 33206 34317 31392
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 1549 2019 2086
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 £11.00 £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 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 29 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 -15 28 £260 -5.45% 2
South East +9 14 £180 -34.54%
London -15 5 £275 +0.45% 1
Berkshire - 5 - -
Surrey -11 4 £252 -8.52%
Bracknell - 4 - -
East of England +17 3 £190 -24.00%
Kent +14 3 £178 -35.22%
Hampshire -2 2 £331 +15.21%
South West -7 2 £350 +75.00% 1
Midlands - 2 £200 -
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Milton Keynes +15 1 £288 +3.79%
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £288 +3.79%
Norfolk 0 1 £190 -24.00%
Suffolk -1 1 £190 -24.00%
North West -1 1 - -
Great Yarmouth -4 1 £190 -24.00%
Ipswich -5 1 £190 -24.00%
Northamptonshire - 1 £325 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £260 -
Norwich - 1 £190 -
Abingdon - 1 £260 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
Bedford - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 - -
Basildon - 1 £260 -
Cheltenham - 1 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 £338 -

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 44 (89.80%) Windows
2 37 (75.51%) Windows Server
3 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
3 32 (65.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (59.18%) VMware
5 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
6 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (32.65%) Citrix
9 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
9 13 (26.53%) SQL
9 13 (26.53%) SAN
10 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (24.49%) DNS
11 11 (22.45%) DHCP
11 11 (22.45%) ITIL
11 11 (22.45%) vSphere
12 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
12 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
13 9 (18.37%) Cisco
13 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
13 9 (18.37%) XenApp
14 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
14 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
14 8 (16.33%) SCCM
14 8 (16.33%) Firewall
15 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (12.24%) LAN
15 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
15 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop

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 10 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
2 5 (10.20%) SharePoint
2 5 (10.20%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
3 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.53%) SAN
2 12 (24.49%) DNS
3 11 (22.45%) DHCP
4 8 (16.33%) Firewall
5 6 (12.24%) LAN
6 5 (10.20%) WAN
7 4 (8.16%) Internet
7 4 (8.16%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.12%) Wireless
9 2 (4.08%) MPLS
9 2 (4.08%) NAS
9 2 (4.08%) Unified Communications
9 2 (4.08%) VLAN
10 1 (2.04%) Cisco Wireless
10 1 (2.04%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
10 1 (2.04%) Network Security
10 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (2.04%) Skype
10 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.41%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.04%) MS Access
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.04%) Back Office
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) LAMP
1 1 (2.04%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.16%) Clustering
3 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.04%) EMC VNX
5 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (2.04%) NHS
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Statistics
5 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 44 (89.80%) Windows
2 37 (75.51%) Windows Server
3 32 (65.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (46.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (26.53%) Windows 7
6 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (6.12%) Linux
7 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.08%) Solaris
8 2 (4.08%) Unix
8 2 (4.08%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) ITIL
2 4 (8.16%) Problem Management
2 4 (8.16%) Server Building
3 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.08%) BCP
4 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.08%) High Availability
4 2 (4.08%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.08%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.08%) Migration
4 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.08%) Web Filtering
5 1 (2.04%) Change Management
5 1 (2.04%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
5 1 (2.04%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.04%) ITSM
5 1 (2.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.53%) SQL
2 8 (16.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.20%) CCNA
3 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) MCSE
6 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (65.31%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (22.45%) vSphere
4 9 (18.37%) Hyper-V
4 9 (18.37%) XenApp
5 6 (12.24%) XenDesktop
6 5 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (6.12%) XenServer
8 2 (4.08%) Terminal Services
9 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (2.04%) vCloud
9 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
9 1 (2.04%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 5 (10.20%) NetBackup
3 3 (6.12%) SCVMM
4 2 (4.08%) Netcool
4 2 (4.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.08%) SCOM
4 2 (4.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.04%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.04%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (59.18%) VMware
2 25 (51.02%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.65%) Citrix
4 9 (18.37%) Cisco
5 5 (10.20%) HP
6 4 (8.16%) EMC
6 4 (8.16%) IBM
7 3 (6.12%) Dell
7 3 (6.12%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
7 3 (6.12%) Symantec
7 3 (6.12%) Veritas
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle
8 2 (4.08%) Sophos
9 1 (2.04%) CA
9 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.04%) CommVault
9 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.04%) Veeam