The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £300 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.

Third Line Support Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 70 62
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.03 £21.33 £24.75
% change year-on-year -38.93% -13.81%  

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%  

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Birmingham

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Birmingham

3rd Line Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support Engineer in Birmingham

3rd Line Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, 3rd Line Support Engineer 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 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003

3rd Line Support Engineer 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Citrix
1 1 (50.00%) VMware