The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Server Support
Rank 573 539 560
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +21
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 15 17 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.036% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.029% 0.038% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 17
Average daily rate £276 £300 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £160 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £305
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £285 £240
% change year-on-year
-7.89% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 2
Average hourly rate £16.00 £27.00 £17.78
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.74% +51.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £27.00 £17.78
% change year-on-year
-40.74% +51.85%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51988 44191 56201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.28% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31587 25300 30909
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2072 2201 2627
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%

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
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 17 April 2014.

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 29 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 17 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -36 15 £276 -5.64% 5
South East -12 7 £295 +3.50% 3
Surrey -8 3 £325 +14.03% 1
Berkshire -10 3 £220 -12.00%
London -35 3 £294 -5.32% 1
Manchester - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Burgess Hill - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Epsom - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Hook - - - - 1

3rd Line Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
3 16 (61.54%) VMware
4 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
5 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
6 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (42.31%) Citrix
8 9 (34.62%) SQL
9 8 (30.77%) ITIL
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (26.92%) LAN
11 6 (23.08%) WAN
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (23.08%) vSphere
12 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
13 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
13 4 (15.38%) Cisco
13 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
14 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
14 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
14 3 (11.54%) MS Office
14 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
15 2 (7.69%) SAP
15 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
15 2 (7.69%) MCSE
15 2 (7.69%) EMC
15 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification

3rd Line Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 14 (53.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (11.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) IIS
5 1 (3.85%) SAS
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.54%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) LAN
2 6 (23.08%) WAN
3 2 (7.69%) VoIP
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) SAN
3 2 (7.69%) Firewall
3 2 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (3.85%) LDAP
4 1 (3.85%) Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.85%) Internet
4 1 (3.85%) DNS
4 1 (3.85%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.54%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Back Office
1 2 (7.69%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) SAP Basis
2 1 (3.85%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.85%) NHS
2 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.85%) Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000
4 1 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (3.85%) Web Design
3 1 (3.85%) Network Design
3 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.85%) Time Management
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Management
3 1 (3.85%) Information Assurance
3 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Change Control
3 1 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) CAD
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 9 (34.62%) SQL
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) CCA
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.69%) XenApp
5 1 (3.85%) NLBS
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.69%) WSUS
2 2 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (7.69%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) VMware
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 11 (42.31%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
5 2 (7.69%) EMC
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle
5 2 (7.69%) SAP
5 2 (7.69%) AppSense
6 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat