The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had 1st Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
First Line Support
Rank 62 64 53
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 3 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 0.60% 1.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.64% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Median daily rate - £190 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +52.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £125 £105
% change year-on-year
-8.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Median hourly rate £12.50 £8.63 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.92% -13.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.75 £11.93 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-1.48% +8.43%
1st Line Support
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
710 776 573
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 92.21% 93.72% 91.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 530 337
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 26
Median hourly rate £18.23 £13.87 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.39% -7.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.00 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

1st Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

1st Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

1st Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 1st Line Support across the Birmingham region.

1st Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

1st Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support across the Birmingham region.

1st Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 1st Line 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 across the Birmingham region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Avaya
2 2 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (20.00%) German Language
2 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
General
1 2 (20.00%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Avaya