Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Server Support was £323 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 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 Support
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 832 851 829
Rank change year-on-year +19 -22 -29
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 46 43 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.045% 0.041% 0.056%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.047% 0.043% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 38 42
UK median daily rate £323 £240 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.38% -12.73% -
10th Percentile £208 £174 £179
90th Percentile £369 £343 £336
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £235 £275
% change year-on-year +37.23% -14.55% +7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 8
UK median hourly rate £20.00 - £25.00
10th Percentile £18.00 - £19.50
90th Percentile £22.00 - £32.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £27.50

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 97472 100409 109082
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.75% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64264 65451 69386
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +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% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2912 3320 4146
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 £47.26 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.54% - +8.29%

3rd Line Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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

3rd Line Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Server Support over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

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

3rd Line Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

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

3rd Line Server Support
Top 14 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 Support within the UK over the 6 months to 17 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 +23 43 £323 +34.38% 3
UK excluding London +31 35 £323 +37.23% 2
East of England -9 16 £325 +71.05%
London -2 11 £275 +14.58% 1
North of England +66 6 £313 - 1
South West +3 4 £286 +24.46%
Yorkshire - 4 £265 -
Midlands +27 3 £365 +37.74%
South East -8 3 £375 +78.57% 1
North West +23 2 £323 - 1
Scotland -10 2 £323 +7.50%
West Midlands - 2 £365 -
Wales +8 1 £323 +43.33%
East Midlands +1 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, 3rd Line Server Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 31 (67.39%) Windows Server
3 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
5 19 (41.30%) SAN
6 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (32.61%) VMware
8 14 (30.43%) Finance
9 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
10 11 (23.91%) IIS
10 11 (23.91%) Virtual Team
11 9 (19.57%) Office 365
11 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
12 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
12 8 (17.39%) Banking
12 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
12 8 (17.39%) HP
13 7 (15.22%) Cisco
13 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
13 7 (15.22%) NetBackup
14 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
14 6 (13.04%) ITIL
14 6 (13.04%) Citrix
15 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
15 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
15 5 (10.87%) vSphere
15 5 (10.87%) Skype
15 5 (10.87%) SCCM
15 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared

3rd Line Server Support 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 12 (26.09%) MS Exchange
2 11 (23.91%) IIS
3 8 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (10.87%) Skype for Business
6 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) IBM Notes
8 1 (2.17%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Office 365
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (41.30%) SAN
2 5 (10.87%) Skype
3 4 (8.70%) DHCP
3 4 (8.70%) LAN
3 4 (8.70%) WAN
4 3 (6.52%) Network Security
4 3 (6.52%) VSAN
4 3 (6.52%) Wireshark
5 2 (4.35%) PBX
6 1 (2.17%) DNS
6 1 (2.17%) Firewall
6 1 (2.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.87%) SQL Server
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 8 (17.39%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) International Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.17%) Retail
4 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Virtual Team
2 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 31 (67.39%) Windows Server
3 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (56.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (36.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.70%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.35%) Android
8 2 (4.35%) Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) ITIL
2 4 (8.70%) Hardware Maintenance
3 3 (6.52%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.17%) High Availability
5 1 (2.17%) Logistics
5 1 (2.17%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.17%) Server Building
5 1 (2.17%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (2.17%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.17%) CCNA
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 19 (41.30%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.87%) vSphere
4 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.52%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.17%) vCloud
6 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (15.22%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.87%) SCCM
3 2 (4.35%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (32.61%) VMware
2 8 (17.39%) HP
3 7 (15.22%) Cisco
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
5 4 (8.70%) Bloomberg
6 3 (6.52%) IBM
6 3 (6.52%) Reuters
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
7 2 (4.35%) Avaya
7 2 (4.35%) Lotus
8 1 (2.17%) Kaseya
8 1 (2.17%) Kaspersky
8 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.17%) SolarWinds