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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Server Support
Rank 581 554 557
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +3
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 9 19 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.016% 0.037% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.018% 0.040% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 18
Average daily rate
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£208 £300 £254
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.83% +18.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £320 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £300 £250
% change year-on-year
-30.83% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 -
% change year-on-year
-15.78% -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50446 47302 53477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.50% 92.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30538 27736 29864
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1983 2115 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 1 August 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 25 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 1 August 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
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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 -14 7 £208 -30.83% 3
Scotland - 2 £300 -
South East -11 1 - - 1
West Midlands -15 1 - -
East of England -17 1 £175 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
City of London - 1 £245 -
London - 1 £245 -
Stevenage - - - -
Telford - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hook - - - - 1

3rd Line Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 16 (66.67%) Windows
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 6 (25.00%) Citrix
6 6 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (25.00%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) SQL
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (16.67%) Back Office
8 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
8 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (12.50%) HP
9 3 (12.50%) SAN
9 3 (12.50%) Firewall
9 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
10 2 (8.33%) vSphere
10 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (8.33%) XenApp

3rd Line Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 9 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (4.17%) SAS
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) SAN
1 3 (12.50%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (8.33%) LAN
2 2 (8.33%) WAN
2 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) NAS
3 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) QlikView
General
1 4 (16.67%) Back Office
2 1 (4.17%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
1 1 (4.17%) Clustering
1 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (4.17%) Migration
3 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
3 1 (4.17%) Network Design
3 1 (4.17%) ITSM
3 1 (4.17%) Service Management
3 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.17%) Time Management
3 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.17%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) SQL
2 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) Security Cleared
1 4 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCNA
2 2 (8.33%) CCA
2 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
3 1 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.33%) vSphere
3 2 (8.33%) XenApp
4 1 (4.17%) NLBS
4 1 (4.17%) ISA Server
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
1 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 15 (62.50%) VMware
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
3 6 (25.00%) Citrix
3 6 (25.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (8.33%) Infor
5 2 (8.33%) EMC
6 1 (4.17%) Juniper
6 1 (4.17%) Dell
6 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.17%) Becrypt
6 1 (4.17%) Veeam