The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Support was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Third Line Support
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 58 52 56
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Support 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.15% 0.78% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.82% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 0
Median daily rate £225 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.76% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £274 £261 £250
% change year-on-year +4.78% +4.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -22.00% +5.26%  

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 624 612 670
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.15% 95.03% 93.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 382 414
Median daily rate £400 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £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 19 22 24
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 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

3rd Line Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Support in Birmingham

3rd Line Support
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 in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Birmingham

3rd 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 3rd Line Support in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Support in Birmingham

3rd Line Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, 3rd 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 3rd Line Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 4 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) DHCP
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) IIS
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Linux
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (25.00%) SAN
5 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) Finance
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Firewall
5 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
5 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (12.50%) Perl
6 1 (12.50%) LAPP Stack

3rd 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) MindAlign
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (37.50%) DHCP
3 2 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
4 1 (12.50%) IMAP
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
4 1 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (12.50%) S/MIME
4 1 (12.50%) SMTP
4 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
General
1 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Electronics
2 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 1 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Private Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
2 1 (12.50%) Retail Banking
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Solaris
3 1 (12.50%) Unix
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
1 2 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (12.50%) Investment Management
2 1 (12.50%) Programme Management
2 1 (12.50%) Server Building
2 1 (12.50%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) Perl
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (12.50%) Degree
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) Sendmail
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Kronos
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Proofpoint
4 1 (12.50%) SAP