The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had 3rd Line Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Third Line Support
Rank 124 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 13 19 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.45% 0.70% 0.88%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.74% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 13
Median daily rate £300 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £195 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £295 £264
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £250 £238
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 5
Median hourly rate - £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.62%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.33 £22.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year
-5.20% +9.21%
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
2732 2565 2228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.93% 94.16% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1519 1151
Median daily rate £388 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 166 162
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.08 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

3rd Line Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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
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
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 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 4 £313 - 1
Walsall +3 2 £200 - 2
Warwickshire -2 2 £288 - 1
Coventry -9 2 £225 -
Staffordshire +10 1 £320 +82.85%
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 3rd Line Support 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 in the job title.

1 27 (79.41%) Windows
2 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
3 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (44.12%) Citrix
5 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
6 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (32.35%) VMware
8 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (26.47%) Office 365
9 9 (26.47%) DNS
9 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
10 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (20.59%) ITIL
11 7 (20.59%) MCSE
11 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
12 6 (17.65%) WSUS
12 6 (17.65%) LAN
12 6 (17.65%) DHCP
12 6 (17.65%) SAN
12 6 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (14.71%) Cisco
13 5 (14.71%) SCCM
13 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
13 5 (14.71%) XenApp
13 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
13 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
13 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
14 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
14 4 (11.76%) CCNA

3rd Line Support 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 8 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 5 (14.71%) Skype for Business
3 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (26.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (26.47%) DNS
2 6 (17.65%) DHCP
2 6 (17.65%) LAN
2 6 (17.65%) Remote Desktop
2 6 (17.65%) SAN
3 4 (11.76%) Firewall
3 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 3 (8.82%) Skype
5 2 (5.88%) ADSL
5 2 (5.88%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.88%) VoIP
5 2 (5.88%) VPN
5 2 (5.88%) WAN
5 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (5.88%) Wireless
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.94%) Internet
6 1 (2.94%) Junos
6 1 (2.94%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Law
2 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.88%) NHS
1 2 (5.88%) PKI
2 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.94%) BYOD
2 1 (2.94%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 27 (79.41%) Windows
2 17 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 4 (11.76%) Windows 10
8 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
9 2 (5.88%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.94%) Android
10 1 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.94%) BlackBerry OS
10 1 (2.94%) Linux
10 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 4 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (8.82%) Migration
4 2 (5.88%) Change Control
4 2 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.88%) Load Balancing
4 2 (5.88%) Web Filtering
5 1 (2.94%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.94%) Change Management
5 1 (2.94%) Coaching
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Data Security
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.94%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.94%) Network Management
5 1 (2.94%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
1 1 (2.94%) SQL
1 1 (2.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (20.59%) MCSE
2 7 (20.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.76%) CCNA
4 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (11.76%) MCP
5 2 (5.88%) CCNP
5 2 (5.88%) MCSA
6 1 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.94%) MCITP
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 5 (14.71%) XenApp
2 5 (14.71%) XenDesktop
3 3 (8.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.88%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.88%) vSphere
4 2 (5.88%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) WSUS
2 5 (14.71%) SCCM
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Intune
4 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.88%) SCOM
4 2 (5.88%) SmoothWall
5 1 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
5 1 (2.94%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Citrix
2 13 (38.24%) Microsoft
3 11 (32.35%) VMware
4 5 (14.71%) Cisco
5 3 (8.82%) HP
5 3 (8.82%) LANDesk
5 3 (8.82%) NetApp
5 3 (8.82%) Sophos
5 3 (8.82%) Symantec
6 2 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 2 (5.88%) arcserve
7 1 (2.94%) Acronis
7 1 (2.94%) Dell KACE
7 1 (2.94%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.94%) MobileIron
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago