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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 47 46 51
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 10 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.50% 1.18% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.62% 1.28% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 0
Average daily rate £200 £381 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-47.54% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £275 £253
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +8.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.75%
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
619 546 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.08% 91.76% 89.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 335 298
Average daily rate £363 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.55 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
4 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
5 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (38.89%) ITIL
7 6 (33.33%) VMware
8 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (27.78%) LAN
8 5 (27.78%) Cisco
8 5 (27.78%) Citrix
9 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 4 (22.22%) Finance
9 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
9 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
9 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (16.67%) Office 365
10 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (16.67%) SCCM
10 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
10 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 3 (16.67%) HP
10 3 (16.67%) DNS
10 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.11%) Lync
5 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
1 2 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (11.11%) ADSL
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
4 2 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (11.11%) Wireless
5 1 (5.56%) Junos
5 1 (5.56%) NAS
5 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) Skype
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) German Language
3 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 2 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) BYOD
3 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.56%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (5.56%) Android
8 1 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.56%) BlackBerry OS
8 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Coaching
3 1 (5.56%) Data Security
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (11.11%) CCNA
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (5.56%) vSphere
2 1 (5.56%) XenApp
2 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
2 2 (11.11%) WSUS
3 1 (5.56%) HP SIM
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Cisco
3 5 (27.78%) Citrix
4 3 (16.67%) HP
5 2 (11.11%) Symantec
6 1 (5.56%) Acronis
6 1 (5.56%) arcserve
6 1 (5.56%) Dell KACE
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Kaspersky
6 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
6 1 (5.56%) MobileIron
6 1 (5.56%) NetApp
6 1 (5.56%) Veeam
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