The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited 3rd Line Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 109 111 93
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 8 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.45% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.49% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£281 £218 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -24.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £193 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £298 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £220 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.86% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £21.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £19.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -20.40%
3rd Line Support Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2251 2232 1823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.56% 90.92% 91.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1349 1145 890
Average daily rate £370 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 183 132
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

3rd Line Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the West Midlands region.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

3rd Line Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer across the West Midlands region.

3rd Line Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Worcestershire -2 2 - -
Staffordshire -8 1 - - 1
Birmingham - 1 £350 -
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) VMware
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (58.82%) Citrix
4 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
7 5 (29.41%) XenApp
7 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
9 3 (17.65%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (17.65%) SQL
9 3 (17.65%) MS Office
9 3 (17.65%) HP
10 2 (11.76%) Dell
10 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 2 (11.76%) Cisco
10 2 (11.76%) SAN
10 2 (11.76%) ITIL
10 2 (11.76%) LAN
10 2 (11.76%) WAN
10 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
10 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
10 2 (11.76%) SCCM
10 2 (11.76%) PowerShell

3rd Line Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region that cited 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (29.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) LAN
1 2 (11.76%) WAN
1 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 1 (5.88%) VLAN
2 1 (5.88%) NAS
2 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
2 1 (5.88%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.88%) Back Office
1 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.88%) Automotive
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) NHS
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) PDA
1 1 (5.88%) Telematics
1 1 (5.88%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (17.65%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Change Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) MCP
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (5.88%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) XenApp
3 3 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.88%) XenServer
5 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Dell
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam
5 1 (5.88%) CommVault
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp