The table below looks at the statistics for the Customer Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Customer Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Customer Engineer
Rank 64 61 57
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Customer Engineer 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.26% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.16% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £165 £273 -
% change year-on-year
-39.44% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.00 £13.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
- -22.24%
Customer Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
707 620 655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.70% 91.99% 96.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 391 349
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 26 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.24 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Customer Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Customer Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Customer Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Customer Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Customer Engineer across the Birmingham region.

Customer Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Customer Engineer
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Customer Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Customer Engineer in their job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Mathematics

Customer Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Customer Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Customer Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) C
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory