The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Third Line Support Engineer
Rank 108 93 109
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +16
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 7 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.75% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.82% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£200 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £300 £258
% change year-on-year
-29.91% +16.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £25.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-28.43% +15.90%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2143 1705 2135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.65% 91.47% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 797 1012
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 139 148
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.35 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.89% -3.61%
3rd Line Support Engineer
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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
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 14 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Staffordshire +1 1 £190 -
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
3rd Line Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) VMware
4 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
5 6 (42.86%) DHCP
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (42.86%) SAN
5 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 6 (42.86%) NAS
5 6 (42.86%) XenApp
6 5 (35.71%) XenServer
6 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
6 5 (35.71%) Dell
6 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (35.71%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
7 4 (28.57%) MS Office
7 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) PDA
7 4 (28.57%) VLAN
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Server
9 2 (14.29%) UNIX
9 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
9 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (14.29%) Linux

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

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, 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 9 (64.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) DHCP
1 6 (42.86%) DNS
1 6 (42.86%) SAN
1 6 (42.86%) NAS
2 4 (28.57%) VLAN
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) LAN
3 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Blackberry
2 4 (28.57%) PDA
3 1 (7.14%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (14.29%) UNIX
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
1 1 (7.14%) Migration
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 6 (42.86%) XenApp
3 5 (35.71%) XenServer
3 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
3 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (21.43%) VMware Server
5 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) BT
4 1 (7.14%) HP