The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had 3rd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 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
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 66 67 61
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.24% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.26% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £159
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £210
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +37.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.00 £20.21
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +8.88%
3rd Line Support Engineer
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
724 770 615
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.06% 94.13% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 528 360
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 £242 £225 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 27
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.40 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 3rd Line Support 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 across the Birmingham region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) Office 365
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
4 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
4 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (50.00%) WSUS
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Intune
6 2 (25.00%) Skype
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (25.00%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (25.00%) XenApp
6 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Citrix
6 2 (25.00%) Migration
6 2 (25.00%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) DNS

3rd Line Support Engineer 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 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) ADSL
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Phone
4 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) WSUS
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Dell KACE
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Symantec