The table below looks at the statistics for the 3rd Line Support 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 in their job title over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 105 91 73
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 21 25 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.82% 1.08% 1.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.88% 1.19% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
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£275 £235 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.02% +30.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £195 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £253 £204
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £223 £281
% change year-on-year
+11.96% -20.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 7
Average hourly rate £22.00 £16.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -41.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.75 £19.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -11.36%
3rd Line Support
England

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
2377 2105 1510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 93.03% 91.13% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1452 1093 683
Average daily rate £363 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 166 130
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.20 £36.40 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

3rd Line Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support
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 across the West Midlands region.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

3rd Line Support Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support
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 across the West Midlands region.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

3rd Line Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

3rd Line Support
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 May 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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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 5 £175 - 2
Shropshire - 4 £300 - 2
Coventry +2 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -3 2 - -
Birmingham -8 2 - - 3
Solihull - 2 - - 1
Wolverhampton +2 1 - - 1
Warwickshire -2 1 - - 1
Herefordshire -4 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 16 (40.00%) Citrix
5 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (35.00%) VMware
6 9 (22.50%) SCCM
6 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
7 8 (20.00%) DNS
7 8 (20.00%) XenApp
7 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
8 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (17.50%) DHCP
9 6 (15.00%) Cisco
9 6 (15.00%) SQL
9 6 (15.00%) WAN
9 6 (15.00%) vSphere
10 5 (12.50%) XenServer
10 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
10 5 (12.50%) Dell
10 5 (12.50%) ITIL
10 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
10 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 5 (12.50%) Patch Management
11 4 (10.00%) LAN
11 4 (10.00%) MS Office
11 4 (10.00%) Symantec
11 4 (10.00%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 9 (22.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (5.00%) Lync
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 4 (10.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
2 7 (17.50%) DHCP
3 6 (15.00%) WAN
4 4 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.50%) SAN
5 3 (7.50%) Firewall
5 3 (7.50%) VLAN
5 3 (7.50%) NAS
6 2 (5.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.50%) Network Security
7 1 (2.50%) DMVPN
7 1 (2.50%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (2.50%) BIG-IP
7 1 (2.50%) MPLS
7 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.50%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (10.00%) Automotive
2 2 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Back Office
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.50%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (7.50%) PDA
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Telematics
4 1 (2.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 29 (72.50%) Windows
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 3 (7.50%) Linux
5 3 (7.50%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.50%) AIX
6 1 (2.50%) HPUX
6 1 (2.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (12.50%) ITIL
1 5 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 2 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (5.00%) Change Management
2 2 (5.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (2.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (2.50%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (2.50%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (2.50%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.50%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (2.50%) Migration
3 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
3 1 (2.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (2.50%) People Management
3 1 (2.50%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 6 (15.00%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) VBScript
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) VB
3 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (7.50%) CCNP
2 3 (7.50%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.00%) CCNA
3 2 (5.00%) MCP
3 2 (5.00%) MCTS
3 2 (5.00%) MCITP
4 1 (2.50%) MCSE
4 1 (2.50%) CCA
4 1 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.50%) CCEA
4 1 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (65.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) XenApp
3 7 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 6 (15.00%) vSphere
5 5 (12.50%) XenServer
5 5 (12.50%) XenDesktop
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (5.00%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.50%) Terminal Services
7 1 (2.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 9 (22.50%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 3 (7.50%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.50%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (2.50%) WSUS
5 1 (2.50%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (2.50%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 16 (40.00%) Citrix
3 14 (35.00%) VMware
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco
5 5 (12.50%) Dell
6 4 (10.00%) Symantec
7 3 (7.50%) HP
8 1 (2.50%) Adobe
8 1 (2.50%) Misys
8 1 (2.50%) IBM
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle
8 1 (2.50%) SAP
8 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.50%) Veeam
8 1 (2.50%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.50%) F5
8 1 (2.50%) BMC
8 1 (2.50%) CommVault
8 1 (2.50%) Sage
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