The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Server Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies 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 Support
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 617 602
Rank change year-on-year +27 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Support 11 27 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.050% 0.078%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.025% 0.053% 0.083%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 24
Median daily rate £275 £301 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.63% +9.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £190 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £350 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £313 £275
% change year-on-year -12.14% +13.81%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £23.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £23.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -2.08%  

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £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 Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 15 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 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
England +34 10 £263 -12.79% 3
South West +9 6 £250 -28.57% 2
Bournemouth - 3 £313 -
Dorset - 3 £313 -
London +13 2 £275 +3.77%
Scotland +45 1 £375 -
South East +20 1 - -
Edinburgh +18 1 £375 -
Berkshire +18 1 - -
Bracknell +4 1 - -
East Midlands -6 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £190 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Bath - 1 £190 -
Leicestershire - 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
6 9 (45.00%) VMware
7 8 (40.00%) Migration
7 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (35.00%) SQL
8 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
8 7 (35.00%) Finance
8 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
9 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
9 6 (30.00%) Office 365
9 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
9 6 (30.00%) SAN
9 6 (30.00%) Citrix
9 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
10 5 (25.00%) DNS
10 5 (25.00%) DHCP
11 4 (20.00%) Veeam
11 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
11 4 (20.00%) Firewall
12 3 (15.00%) Oracle
12 3 (15.00%) Cisco
12 3 (15.00%) HP
12 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008

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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) SAN
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
2 5 (25.00%) DNS
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) Network Security
4 2 (10.00%) VPN
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) SMTP
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VoIP
5 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) MS Access
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 7 (35.00%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Clustering
1 1 (5.00%) CMDB
1 1 (5.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
1 1 (5.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
1 1 (5.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (85.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (65.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (35.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (5.00%) Linux
8 1 (5.00%) VMS
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (5.00%) Email Migration
4 1 (5.00%) High Availability
4 1 (5.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.00%) Security Patching
4 1 (5.00%) Server Building
4 1 (5.00%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) DBS Check
3 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 10 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (15.00%) VMware Server
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.00%) vCloud
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) XenApp
5 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Netcool
3 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
3 1 (5.00%) Unicenter
3 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) VMware
2 6 (30.00%) Citrix
2 6 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) Veeam
4 3 (15.00%) Cisco
4 3 (15.00%) HP
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle
5 2 (10.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) Bloomberg
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Meridio
6 1 (5.00%) Reuters
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas
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