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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Third Line Support
Rank 97 94 84
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 19 14 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.83% 0.64% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.91% 0.70% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate
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£273 £265 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.83% +47.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £408 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £260 £243
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 6
Average hourly rate £22.75 £21.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £17.20 £18.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £23.20 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-0.32% +5.45%
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
2097 2011 1704
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.17% 91.37% 93.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1036 818
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 163 132 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £37.80 £36.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.64% -2.85%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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
Warwickshire - 7 £350 -
Birmingham -1 4 £295 +59.45%
Worcestershire +1 3 £225 -34.78%
Coventry +4 2 £310 -31.11%
Shropshire - 2 £250 - 1
Solihull - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
3rd Line Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
3 25 (54.35%) VMware
4 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
5 17 (36.96%) Citrix
6 16 (34.78%) DNS
6 16 (34.78%) SCCM
7 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (30.43%) DHCP
8 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (26.09%) XenApp
9 12 (26.09%) vSphere
10 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (23.91%) ITIL
11 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
11 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
11 9 (19.57%) MS Exchange
12 8 (17.39%) NetBackup
13 7 (15.22%) HP
14 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
14 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
14 6 (13.04%) SQL
14 6 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
14 6 (13.04%) SCOM
15 5 (10.87%) XenServer
15 5 (10.87%) XenDesktop
15 5 (10.87%) SAN
15 5 (10.87%) MS Excel

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

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 (19.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (6.52%) Lync
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) DNS
2 14 (30.43%) DHCP
3 6 (13.04%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.87%) SAN
5 4 (8.70%) LAN
5 4 (8.70%) WAN
6 3 (6.52%) VLAN
6 3 (6.52%) NAS
7 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (2.17%) Network Security
8 1 (2.17%) VPN
8 1 (2.17%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (4.35%) Finance
1 2 (4.35%) Automotive
1 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) PDA
1 3 (6.52%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.17%) PKI
2 1 (2.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 23 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (30.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (28.26%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.04%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.52%) Linux
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (2.17%) AIX
7 1 (2.17%) HPUX
7 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (23.91%) ITIL
2 3 (6.52%) Change Management
3 2 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.17%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.17%) People Management
4 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.17%) E-Commerce
4 1 (2.17%) Migration
4 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.17%) PRINCE
4 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
2 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.35%) VBScript
3 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) VB
3 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 9 (19.57%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.52%) MCSE
3 3 (6.52%) CCNP
3 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) CCA
4 2 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (4.35%) CCEA
4 2 (4.35%) MCP
4 2 (4.35%) MCTS
4 2 (4.35%) MCITP
4 2 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.17%) Degree
5 1 (2.17%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (58.70%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) XenApp
2 12 (26.09%) vSphere
3 11 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (19.57%) Hyper-V
5 5 (10.87%) XenServer
5 5 (10.87%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.52%) VMware Server
7 2 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (34.78%) SCCM
2 8 (17.39%) NetBackup
3 6 (13.04%) SCOM
4 1 (2.17%) WSUS
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 25 (54.35%) VMware
2 17 (36.96%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Citrix
3 7 (15.22%) HP
4 5 (10.87%) Dell
5 3 (6.52%) Symantec
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco
6 2 (4.35%) AppSense
7 1 (2.17%) Infor
7 1 (2.17%) EMC
7 1 (2.17%) Adobe
7 1 (2.17%) Sun
7 1 (2.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.17%) NetApp
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