The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 61 51 43
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 6 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.85% 1.37% 2.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.89% 1.47% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 8
Median daily rate £325 £188 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -58.33%
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £253 £250
% change year-on-year
+8.91% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -6.25%
3rd 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
672 614 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.45% 93.17% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 412 395 383
Median daily rate £400 £368 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.84% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 33 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.90 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.65% -19.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.67 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.34 £25.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

3rd Line Support
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 across the Birmingham region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3rd Line Support
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 across the Birmingham region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Proofpoint
5 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (25.00%) Sendmail
5 2 (25.00%) MindAlign
5 2 (25.00%) IMAP
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) Kronos
5 2 (25.00%) Internet
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) S/MIME
5 2 (25.00%) NetApp
5 2 (25.00%) SMTP
5 2 (25.00%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 2 (25.00%) Apache
5 2 (25.00%) Python
5 2 (25.00%) Solaris
5 2 (25.00%) Unix

3rd 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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) MindAlign
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) DHCP
2 2 (25.00%) IMAP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) OpenLDAP
2 2 (25.00%) S/MIME
2 2 (25.00%) SMTP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Private Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
1 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Unix
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Apple iOS
4 1 (12.50%) CentOS
4 1 (12.50%) SUSE
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Application Packaging
1 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (12.50%) Open Source
1 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
1 1 (12.50%) Server Building
1 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
1 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Perl
1 2 (25.00%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Sendmail
3 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Kronos
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) NetApp
2 2 (25.00%) Proofpoint
3 1 (12.50%) SAP
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