The first table below looks at the demand for the IT Support 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 IT Support in their job title over the 3 months to 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
IT Support
Rank 53 54 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 4 4 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.58% 0.66% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.73% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 5
Average daily rate
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£98 £283 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-65.30% +88.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £150 £150 £140
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £10.00 £12.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.75 £13.88 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +2.77%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
623 551 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.90% 90.92% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 298 338
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 31
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.03 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
IT Support
West Midlands

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

IT Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

IT Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IT Support across the Birmingham region.

IT Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

IT Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

IT Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

IT Support
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited IT Support 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 IT Support in their job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
3 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
3 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 2 (28.57%) LAN
5 2 (28.57%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (14.29%) AS400
6 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
6 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) DHCP
6 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
6 1 (14.29%) DNS
6 1 (14.29%) IBM
6 1 (14.29%) ITIL
6 1 (14.29%) SAN
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

IT Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited IT Support 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 IT Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
2 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows XP
2 4 (57.14%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 2000
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) ITIL
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) LANDesk
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
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