The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Server Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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
UK
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 598 631 577
Rank change year-on-year +33 -54  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 16 18 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.034% 0.034% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.035% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 53
UK median daily rate £300 £280 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.60%  
10th Percentile £232 £185 £170
90th Percentile £379 £406 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £260 £275
% change year-on-year +20.19% -5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 11
UK median hourly rate £19.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

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 44648 50928 53153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.82% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 98440 117183 122955
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
10th Percentile £263 £250 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4470 5127 7601
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.00 £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 7 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 29 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
England +26 16 £300 +7.14%
UK excluding London +61 12 £313 +20.19%
South East +12 5 £322 +7.33%
London +6 4 £275 -35.29%
South West +3 3 £313 -10.71%
North of England - 3 - -
Midlands +12 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 featuring 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (36.00%) SAN
7 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 7 (28.00%) DNS
8 7 (28.00%) Office 365
9 6 (24.00%) SQL
9 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
9 6 (24.00%) Migration
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (20.00%) SCCM
10 5 (20.00%) SCOM
10 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
10 5 (20.00%) DHCP
10 5 (20.00%) HP
10 5 (20.00%) Citrix
10 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (16.00%) Oracle
11 4 (16.00%) MCSE
11 4 (16.00%) Firewall
11 4 (16.00%) Finance
11 4 (16.00%) Cisco

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 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) IIS
4 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (28.00%) Office 365
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) SAN
2 7 (28.00%) DNS
3 5 (20.00%) DHCP
4 4 (16.00%) Firewall
5 3 (12.00%) LAN
6 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (8.00%) WAN
7 1 (4.00%) ADSL
7 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (4.00%) Internet
7 1 (4.00%) MPLS
7 1 (4.00%) PBX
7 1 (4.00%) SMTP
7 1 (4.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.00%) MS Access
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 4 (16.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 17 (68.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 10
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.00%) Linux
7 1 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (4.00%) VMS
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Migration
2 4 (16.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (12.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 2 (8.00%) Patch Management
4 2 (8.00%) Security Patching
5 1 (4.00%) Break/Fix
5 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.00%) Email Migration
5 1 (4.00%) High Availability
5 1 (4.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.00%) Server Building
5 1 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) SQL
2 5 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) MCSE
3 3 (12.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCSA
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) vSphere
3 3 (12.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.00%) Firmware
5 1 (4.00%) vCloud
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (4.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) SCCM
1 5 (20.00%) SCOM
2 3 (12.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (12.00%) WSUS
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.00%) Netcool
4 1 (4.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (4.00%) SmoothWall
4 1 (4.00%) Unicenter
4 1 (4.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 17 (68.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (20.00%) Citrix
3 5 (20.00%) HP
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
4 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 4 (16.00%) Veeam
5 3 (12.00%) Dell
6 2 (8.00%) EMC
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) Sophos
7 1 (4.00%) Meridio
7 1 (4.00%) Veritas