The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Server Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 599 616 577
Rank change year-on-year +17 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 9 23 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.043% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.045% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 17 40
Median daily rate £325 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £253 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £358 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £319 £240
% change year-on-year -5.88% +32.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 14
Median hourly rate - - £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42733 51025 51236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 95.23% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27760 33065 30937
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1481 1587 2052
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

3rd Line Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 28 March 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 20 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 3 months to 28 March 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
England +18 9 £325 - 6
South East +13 3 - - 2
London +18 2 £400 +17.64% 2
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Hampshire +8 1 - -
South West -4 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire -4 1 £300 -7.69%
East of England -5 1 £300 -7.69%
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
City of London - 1 £400 -
Bedford - 1 £300 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £350 -
Chippenham - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -

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

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
4 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (44.00%) VMware
6 10 (40.00%) SCCM
7 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
7 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (32.00%) Office 365
9 7 (28.00%) SQL
10 6 (24.00%) ITIL
10 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 5 (20.00%) SCOM
11 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
11 5 (20.00%) DNS
12 4 (16.00%) Citrix
12 4 (16.00%) Migration
12 4 (16.00%) WSUS
13 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
13 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
13 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
13 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
13 3 (12.00%) Dell
13 3 (12.00%) SAN
13 3 (12.00%) NetApp
13 3 (12.00%) Cisco
13 3 (12.00%) DHCP
13 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
13 3 (12.00%) SQL Server

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 3 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Office 365
2 6 (24.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) DHCP
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) LAN
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.00%) Skype
4 1 (4.00%) SMTP
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
General
1 1 (4.00%) Law
1 1 (4.00%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.00%) Clustering
1 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (4.00%) PKI
1 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 20 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (48.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (36.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (4.00%) Email Migration
4 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.00%) CCNA
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 16 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (36.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) Firmware
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) SCCM
2 5 (20.00%) SCOM
3 4 (16.00%) WSUS
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) Netcool
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
4 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 3 (12.00%) Dell
4 3 (12.00%) NetApp
5 2 (8.00%) HP
5 2 (8.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (8.00%) Veeam
6 1 (4.00%) EMC
6 1 (4.00%) EqualLogic
6 1 (4.00%) Meridio
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle
6 1 (4.00%) Veritas
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