The table below looks at the statistics 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Server Support
Rank 594 583 555
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -28
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 32 29 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.056% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.059% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 17 12
Average daily rate £256 £275 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -5.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £203 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £380 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £275 £254
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +8.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £26.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £20.00 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £24.00 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -8.57%

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
48618 48918 46871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.51% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31219 30411 27715
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1735 1925 2068
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.84 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.95% -3.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 12 February 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 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 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 30 £256 -6.81% 7
London +15 14 £225 -11.76% 2
South East +19 9 £304 +5.65% 1
Surrey - 4 £325 -
East of England +2 3 £263 -4.54%
Bedfordshire +6 2 - -
Hampshire +3 2 £304 +1.25%
Winchester - 2 £304 -
Bath - 2 £193 -
Dunstable - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
Somerset - 2 £193 -
South West - 2 £193 - 1
Scotland - 2 - -
City of London +35 1 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £275 -
Berkshire +8 1 £160 -14.66%
Nottinghamshire -7 1 - -
Coventry -8 1 - - 1
East Midlands -17 1 - - 1
West Midlands -18 1 - - 1
Suffolk - 1 £263 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £280 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £263 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £275 -
Oxford - 1 £280 -
Slough - 1 £160 -

3rd Line Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 56 (96.55%) Windows
2 53 (91.38%) Windows Server
3 40 (68.97%) Active Directory
4 39 (67.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (62.07%) VMware
6 23 (39.66%) MS Exchange
7 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
7 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
8 19 (32.76%) SCCM
9 17 (29.31%) Citrix
10 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
11 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
12 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (20.69%) ITIL
13 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
14 11 (18.97%) DNS
15 10 (17.24%) vSphere
15 10 (17.24%) XenApp
16 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
16 9 (15.52%) SCOM
17 8 (13.79%) Office 365
17 8 (13.79%) SQL
17 8 (13.79%) Finance
18 7 (12.07%) Migration
18 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
18 7 (12.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 7 (12.07%) SAN
19 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification

3rd Line Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 23 (39.66%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (10.34%) IIS
5 5 (8.62%) Skype for Business
6 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.79%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) DNS
2 7 (12.07%) SAN
3 6 (10.34%) Firewall
3 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.62%) LAN
5 4 (6.90%) Internet
5 4 (6.90%) Intranet
5 4 (6.90%) WAN
6 3 (5.17%) VPN
7 2 (3.45%) DHCP
7 2 (3.45%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.72%) BGP
8 1 (1.72%) BIG-IP
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.72%) MPLS
8 1 (1.72%) NAS
8 1 (1.72%) OSPF
8 1 (1.72%) SMTP
8 1 (1.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (6.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (13.79%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Banking
2 4 (6.90%) Legal
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Law
4 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.17%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.45%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) AS400
4 1 (1.72%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (96.55%) Windows
2 53 (91.38%) Windows Server
3 39 (67.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (37.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (24.14%) Windows 7
6 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.90%) Linux
9 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.72%) Unix
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (20.69%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Migration
3 3 (5.17%) Server Building
4 2 (3.45%) Application Packaging
4 2 (3.45%) Change Control
4 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Document Management
4 2 (3.45%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.72%) Asset Management
5 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
5 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.72%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.72%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.72%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.72%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.72%) Service Management
5 1 (1.72%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.79%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.45%) CCNA
2 2 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.45%) MCSE
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (1.72%) CCNP
3 1 (1.72%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (1.72%) Degree
3 1 (1.72%) MCITP
3 1 (1.72%) MCSA
3 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (68.97%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (17.24%) vSphere
3 10 (17.24%) XenApp
4 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.62%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (3.45%) MetaFrame
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.72%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) SCCM
2 9 (15.52%) SCOM
3 5 (8.62%) NetBackup
3 5 (8.62%) SCOrch
3 5 (8.62%) SCVMM
4 4 (6.90%) WSUS
5 3 (5.17%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.72%) DameWare
6 1 (1.72%) Foglight
6 1 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.72%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.72%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.72%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 36 (62.07%) VMware
2 22 (37.93%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) Citrix
4 6 (10.34%) Cisco
5 5 (8.62%) HP
6 4 (6.90%) Symantec
7 3 (5.17%) NetApp
8 2 (3.45%) AppSense
8 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
8 2 (3.45%) Sophos
9 1 (1.72%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.72%) CommVault
9 1 (1.72%) Dell
9 1 (1.72%) F5
9 1 (1.72%) iManage
9 1 (1.72%) Intel Security
9 1 (1.72%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.72%) Splunk
9 1 (1.72%) Veritas