The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had 3rd Line Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 118 117 98
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -19
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 4 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.36% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 8
Median daily rate £225 £325 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +39.78%
UK excluding London median daily rate £245 £253 £250
% change year-on-year
-2.97% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +4.61%

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
2226 2483 2111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.77% 95.13% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1379 1395 1165
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 77 176
Median hourly rate £16.00 £14.00 £15.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -10.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.33 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.85 £25.00 £30.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -2 2 £238 -26.92%
Herefordshire - 1 £225 - 2
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 West Midlands region featuring 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 3 (42.86%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) DNS
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Server Building
6 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) Linux
6 1 (14.29%) IIS
6 1 (14.29%) MS Office
6 1 (14.29%) SAP
6 1 (14.29%) CCNA
6 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) NetApp
6 1 (14.29%) Electronics
6 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
6 1 (14.29%) Finance
6 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 1 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
1 1 (14.29%) Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Programme Management
1 1 (14.29%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) CCNA
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
2 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Kronos
3 1 (14.29%) NetApp
3 1 (14.29%) SAP