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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Server Support
Rank 568 546 559
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +13
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 12 23 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.045% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.049% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 16 20
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£208 £300 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.83% +16.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £231 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £350 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £300 £258
% change year-on-year
-30.83% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.00 £19.00 £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
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 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 28 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 23 July 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
(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 -25 10 £208 -30.83%
West Midlands -16 3 £220 -7.36%
Scotland - 2 £300 -
South East -13 1 - -
East of England -20 1 £175 -
Yorkshire - 1 £275 -
City of London - 1 £245 -
London - 1 £245 -
Stevenage - - - -
Telford - - - -
Watford - - - -
Woking - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Corsham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Hook - - - -

3rd Line Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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
2 17 (65.38%) VMware
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
6 8 (30.77%) Citrix
6 8 (30.77%) ITIL
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (23.08%) Cisco
7 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (19.23%) SQL
9 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
9 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
9 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
9 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 4 (15.38%) Back Office
9 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 4 (15.38%) vSphere
10 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
10 3 (11.54%) XenApp
10 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
10 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (11.54%) SAN
10 3 (11.54%) Firewall
10 3 (11.54%) NetBackup

3rd Line Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (3.85%) SAS
5 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) LAN
1 3 (11.54%) WAN
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
1 3 (11.54%) Firewall
2 2 (7.69%) DNS
2 2 (7.69%) DHCP
3 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) LDAP
3 1 (3.85%) Internet
3 1 (3.85%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.85%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.85%) QlikView
General
1 4 (15.38%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
1 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
1 1 (3.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (69.23%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 7
4 3 (11.54%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 1 (3.85%) Service Management
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) ITSM
3 1 (3.85%) Migration
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%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (3.85%) Capacity Management
3 1 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) SQL
2 1 (3.85%) VBScript
2 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (15.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (15.38%) SC Cleared
1 4 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 2 (7.69%) CCNA
3 2 (7.69%) CCA
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.85%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (65.38%) Active Directory
2 4 (15.38%) vSphere
3 3 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.54%) XenApp
4 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
5 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.85%) NLBS
5 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (11.54%) NetBackup
2 2 (7.69%) Backup Exec
2 2 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) VMware
2 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 8 (30.77%) Citrix
4 6 (23.08%) Cisco
5 3 (11.54%) HP
6 2 (7.69%) EMC
6 2 (7.69%) Infor
7 1 (3.85%) Veeam
7 1 (3.85%) Becrypt
7 1 (3.85%) AppSense
7 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) Juniper
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Symantec