The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had IT Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 10 December 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 59 54 51
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 5 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.71% 0.91% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.98% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 1
Median daily rate £115 £175 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.28% -52.70%
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £160 £155
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £14.05 £12.90 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.73
% change year-on-year
- -5.28%
IT Support
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
672 615 593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.59% 93.18% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 390 382
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £183 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 33 31
Median hourly rate £16.50 £12.90 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -11.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £31.50 £29.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

IT Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured IT Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT 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 IT Support in the job title.

1 7 (53.85%) Windows
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
3 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
4 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (23.08%) CRM
4 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
4 3 (23.08%) Ticket Management
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) e-Learning
5 2 (15.38%) VLE
5 2 (15.38%) Video Editing
5 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (15.38%) Moodle
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
6 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Altiris
6 1 (7.69%) VBA
6 1 (7.69%) VMware
6 1 (7.69%) German Language
6 1 (7.69%) SCCM
6 1 (7.69%) XenApp
6 1 (7.69%) ITIL
6 1 (7.69%) Windows 10

IT 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 (15.38%) Moodle
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Office
2 2 (15.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Dynamics CRM
General
1 1 (7.69%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Mainframe
2 2 (15.38%) e-Learning
2 2 (15.38%) Video Editing
2 2 (15.38%) VLE
3 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 10
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Asset Management
2 3 (23.08%) CRM
2 3 (23.08%) Ticket Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 1 (7.69%) Altiris
3 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
3 1 (7.69%) VMware