The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Server Engineer was £269 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Third Line Server Engineer
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 261 249
Rank change year-on-year +26 -12  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 4 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.052% 0.10% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.11% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 16
Median daily rate £269 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.33% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £212 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £355 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £260 £275
% change year-on-year +15.38% -5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

3rd Line Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East that featured 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the South East

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 June 2017. 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 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
Berkshire +21 2 £269 -
Kent -2 1 £388 +115.27%
Oxfordshire -7 1 £250 -3.84%
3rd Line Server Engineer
England

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, 3rd Line Server Engineer 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 across the South East region featuring 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) SQL
4 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 2 (28.57%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
6 1 (14.29%) SCCM
6 1 (14.29%) SCOM
6 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 1 (14.29%) Meridio
6 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
6 1 (14.29%) Clustering
6 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
6 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
6 1 (14.29%) Server Building
6 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 1 (14.29%) vSphere

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 1 (14.29%) ADSL
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) LAN
4 1 (14.29%) PBX
4 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 1 (14.29%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) MS Access
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (14.29%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Patch Management
2 1 (14.29%) Security Patching
2 1 (14.29%) Server Building
2 1 (14.29%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Firmware
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 1 (14.29%) Netcool
1 1 (14.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
1 1 (14.29%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) EMC
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) McAfee
3 1 (14.29%) Meridio
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos
3 1 (14.29%) Veeam
3 1 (14.29%) Veritas