The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had 2nd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Second Line Support
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 54 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.15% 2.07% 2.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.20% 2.21% 2.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 7 3
Median daily rate £175 £140 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £113 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £199 £253
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £160 £169
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 7
Median hourly rate - £10.73 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%

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
585 587 535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.22% 93.47% 92.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 367 334
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 26
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.81 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £24.85 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

2nd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

2nd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

2nd Line Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Birmingham region.

2nd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

2nd Line Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 2nd Line Support across the Birmingham region.

2nd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (33.33%) Retail
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (26.67%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) Office 365
6 3 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Cisco
7 2 (13.33%) IBM
7 2 (13.33%) EMC
7 2 (13.33%) CCNA
7 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (6.67%) Apple
8 1 (6.67%) Internet
8 1 (6.67%) 3G
8 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
8 1 (6.67%) Citrix
8 1 (6.67%) MCSE
8 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
8 1 (6.67%) CRM

2nd 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) 3G
1 1 (6.67%) Internet
General
1 5 (33.33%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Private Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Retail Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
2 1 (6.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.67%) CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Investment Management
2 1 (6.67%) Migration
2 1 (6.67%) Network Management
2 1 (6.67%) Ticket Management
2 1 (6.67%) Wealth Management
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) A+ Certification
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
3 2 (13.33%) EMC
3 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) Apple
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix