Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £365 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 97 75
Rank change year-on-year +14 -22 +8
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 9 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.58% 0.26% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.27% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 6
Birmingham median daily rate £365 £285 £234
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.07% +21.93% -48.06%
10th Percentile £290 £279 £169
90th Percentile £413 £369 £345
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £240 £234
% change year-on-year +25.00% +2.67% -28.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £19.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.50 - £21.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1481 1475 1305
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 96.28% 96.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1050 941 813
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £398 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.52% +7.43% +5.71%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £210
90th Percentile £525 £550 £511
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 54 63
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.36 £10.65
90th Percentile £39.63 £26.88 £39.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.17% -11.76% +4.94%

3rd Line Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Support Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing 3rd Line Support Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 4 (44.44%) Office 365
3 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) Law
4 3 (33.33%) Firewall
4 3 (33.33%) ITSM
4 3 (33.33%) Document Management
4 3 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (33.33%) Remedy
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) BMC
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 2 (22.22%) Kaspersky
5 2 (22.22%) NetApp
5 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (22.22%) Logistics
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Retail
6 1 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (11.11%) Wyse

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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (44.44%) Office 365
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) VPN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (33.33%) Law
2 2 (22.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Data Centre
1 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
1 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Document Management
1 3 (33.33%) ITIL
1 3 (33.33%) ITSM
2 2 (22.22%) Logistics
3 1 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (11.11%) SafeCom
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) BMC
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Remedy
2 2 (22.22%) Kaspersky
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) NetApp
2 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) F5
3 1 (11.11%) IBM
3 1 (11.11%) Kaseya
3 1 (11.11%) McAfee
3 1 (11.11%) Meraki
3 1 (11.11%) Proofpoint
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Wyse