Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Server Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 23 November 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
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 857 844 816
Rank change year-on-year -13 -28 -25
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 30 47 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.029% 0.045% 0.070%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.031% 0.047% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 45 60
UK median daily rate £325 £250 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.00% -6.10% -9.75%
10th Percentile £209 £174 £174
90th Percentile £383 £375 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £250 £250
% change year-on-year +30.00% - -1.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
UK median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97742 99747 107875
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64508 65028 68632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2923 3319 4120
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

3rd Line Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the UK

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Server Engineer
Top 11 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 30 £325 +30.00% 6
UK excluding London +19 22 £325 +30.00% 3
East of England -15 9 £325 +38.30%
London -16 8 £356 -5.00% 3
North of England +62 6 £275 -15.38% 3
South East -8 5 £375 +54.80%
Yorkshire - 5 £246 -
West Midlands +34 1 £365 +12.31%
Midlands +22 1 £365 +37.74%
South West -6 1 - -
North East - 1 £303 -

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 featuring 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
4 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (30.00%) HP
5 9 (30.00%) Citrix
5 9 (30.00%) SAN
6 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
6 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
6 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 7 (23.33%) vSphere
7 7 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (23.33%) NetBackup
7 7 (23.33%) Office 365
8 6 (20.00%) ITIL
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 5 (16.67%) SCCM
9 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Skype
9 5 (16.67%) Cisco
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
10 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 4 (13.33%) Hardware Maintenance
11 3 (10.00%) Retail

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 8 (26.67%) MS Exchange
1 8 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 6 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.33%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 7 (23.33%) Office 365
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) SAN
2 5 (16.67%) Skype
3 3 (10.00%) Firewall
3 3 (10.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (6.67%) LAN
4 2 (6.67%) SMS
4 2 (6.67%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.33%) DHCP
5 1 (3.33%) DNS
5 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.33%) MPLS
5 1 (3.33%) Network Security
5 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (3.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.33%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (73.33%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server
2 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (43.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Android
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) Hardware Maintenance
3 2 (6.67%) Server Building
3 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.33%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.33%) Fund Management
4 1 (3.33%) High Availability
4 1 (3.33%) Investment Management
4 1 (3.33%) Logistics
4 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.33%) Network Virtualisation
4 1 (3.33%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.33%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
3 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (3.33%) MCP
3 1 (3.33%) MCSA
3 1 (3.33%) MCSE
3 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (23.33%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) XenApp
4 2 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) vCloud
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.33%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (23.33%) NetBackup
2 5 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (3.33%) SmoothWall
3 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
3 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) VMware
2 9 (30.00%) Citrix
2 9 (30.00%) HP
3 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) AppSense
6 1 (3.33%) IBM
6 1 (3.33%) Kaseya
6 1 (3.33%) Kaspersky
6 1 (3.33%) Oracle
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) Sophos
6 1 (3.33%) Veeam