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 28 August 2014 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support
Rank 51 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.34% 1.21% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.45% 1.32% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 1
Average daily rate
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£185 £234 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.85% +1.63%
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £273 £260
% change year-on-year
-13.76% +4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.85 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-7.32% -
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
688 607 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.86% 91.97% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 382 349
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 24
Average hourly rate £12.75 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.76% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 August 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (41.67%) vSphere
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (33.33%) NetApp
7 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
7 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
7 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
7 4 (33.33%) DNS
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (33.33%) DHCP
8 3 (25.00%) Citrix
8 3 (25.00%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (25.00%) XenApp
9 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (16.67%) Office 365
9 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
9 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
9 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
3 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (8.33%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (16.67%) DV Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (41.67%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (16.67%) Terminal Services
6 1 (8.33%) XenServer
6 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) NetBackup
3 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (25.00%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) HP
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