The median contractor rate for a 2nd Line Support was £173 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 June 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.

Second Line Support
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 64 56
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 2nd Line Support 7 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.14% 0.86% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.19% 0.91% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £173 £175 £186
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.42% -6.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £180 £197
UK excluding London median daily rate £148 £150 £163
% change year-on-year -1.66% -7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Median hourly rate £15.32 - £15.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.06 - £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.58 - £15.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -  

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 586 769 734
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.44% 94.47% 94.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 542 485
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 35
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.12 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

2nd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured 2nd Line Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 2nd Line Support in Birmingham

2nd Line Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Birmingham

2nd Line Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing 2nd Line Support in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 2nd Line Support in Birmingham

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Top 22 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 2nd 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 2nd Line Support in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Office 365
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
5 1 (12.50%) Network Management
5 1 (12.50%) Data Security
5 1 (12.50%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
5 1 (12.50%) Local Government
5 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (12.50%) Apple
5 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
5 1 (12.50%) 3G
5 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
5 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix

2nd Line Support Skill Set
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) 3G
General
1 1 (12.50%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
1 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
1 1 (12.50%) Data Security
1 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
1 1 (12.50%) Migration
1 1 (12.50%) Network Management
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix