The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support in their job title over the 3 months to 4 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 61 55 51
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.14% 0.84% 1.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.92% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £185 £221
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+89.18% -16.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £220 £275
% change year-on-year
+30.68% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -8.04%
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
693 650 567
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.25% 90.53% 91.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 379 326
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 35 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £12.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -21.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.68 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title.

1 2 (50.00%) SQL
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (25.00%) WSUS
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (25.00%) CommVault
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

3rd Line Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited 3rd Line Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with 3rd Line Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (25.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (25.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB
2 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (25.00%) vSphere
2 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) WSUS
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) CommVault