The median contractor rate for a 1st Line Support was £110 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
First Line Support
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 55 58
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs requiring a 1st Line Support 8 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.26% 0.47% 0.27%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.31% 0.49% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 2
Median daily rate £110 £183 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.72% -3.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £115 £111 £125
% change year-on-year +3.37% -11.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.75 £12.00 £11.75
% change year-on-year +6.27% +2.12%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 612 612 696
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.38% 94.88% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 417 382 443
Median daily rate £400 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 23
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

1st Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured 1st Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 1st Line Support in Birmingham

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 1st Line Support in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for 1st Line Support in Birmingham

1st Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 1st Line Support in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for 1st Line Support in Birmingham

1st Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing 1st Line Support in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 1st Line Support in Birmingham

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 1st 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 Birmingham region featuring 1st Line Support in the job title.

1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) Network Management
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (8.33%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
5 1 (8.33%) 3G
5 1 (8.33%) MS Office

1st Line Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) DHCP
1 2 (16.67%) DNS
1 2 (16.67%) LAN
1 2 (16.67%) VoIP
1 2 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (8.33%) 3G
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 2 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (8.33%) Business Continuity
1 1 (8.33%) Migration
1 1 (8.33%) Network Management
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 2 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft