The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 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.

Third Line Support Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 52 59
Rank change year-on-year -4 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support Engineer 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.60% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.63% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Median daily rate £225 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £253 £253 £250
% change year-on-year - +1.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.50 £23.63
% change year-on-year -17.64% +7.93%  

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 598 638 711
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.30% 95.08% 93.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 400 453
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
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 18 21 25
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.63 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.82% +15.44%  

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 28 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kronos
3 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (25.00%) Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Server Building
3 1 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (25.00%) Electronics
3 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing

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:

Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) DHCP
1 1 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 1 (25.00%) Electronics
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
1 1 (25.00%) Programme Management
1 1 (25.00%) Server Building
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Kronos
3 1 (25.00%) NetApp
3 1 (25.00%) SAP