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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 68 65 59
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -6
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.24% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.26% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £300 - £159
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £225
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +11.11%
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 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-3.04% +12.82%
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
725 777 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.07% 94.18% 92.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 531 358
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 £235 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 28
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £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 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 29 May 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 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 7 (58.33%) Office 365
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) WSUS
5 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 5 (41.67%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
6 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
7 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (25.00%) SCCM
7 3 (25.00%) XenApp
7 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Intune
7 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (25.00%) DNS
7 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (16.67%) ADSL
8 2 (16.67%) LAN
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco
8 2 (16.67%) DHCP

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 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (33.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) DNS
1 3 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (16.67%) ADSL
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) Skype
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) VPN
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Junos
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (8.33%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) BYOD
1 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
1 1 (8.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Phone
7 1 (8.33%) Android
7 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
7 1 (8.33%) BlackBerry OS
7 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Coaching
3 1 (8.33%) Data Security
3 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCNA
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (25.00%) XenApp
2 3 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) WSUS
2 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Acronis
5 1 (8.33%) Dell KACE
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky
5 1 (8.33%) Lotus
5 1 (8.33%) MobileIron
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec
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