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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 71 64 54
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 2 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.24% 0.55% 1.06%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.58% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 3
Median daily rate £95 £125 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £150 £158 £150
% change year-on-year
-4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £15.50 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+0.93% +2.74%
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
782 691 616
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 94.56% 95.05% 93.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 457 367
Median daily rate £375 £363 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.43% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 34 36
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £29.20 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (37.50%) Office 365
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (25.00%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
6 1 (12.50%) CSS3
6 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
6 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (12.50%) Google Apps
6 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) Python
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 1 (12.50%) CSS

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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal
2 1 (12.50%) Joomla!
2 1 (12.50%) Sitecore CMS
2 1 (12.50%) Umbraco
2 1 (12.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 1 (12.50%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) IMAP
1 1 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
1 1 (12.50%) SMTP
1 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (12.50%) Aerospace
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
1 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) CSS3
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) HTML5
1 1 (12.50%) jQuery
1 1 (12.50%) MAPI
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Fedora
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
5 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Cybersecurity
2 1 (12.50%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
1 1 (12.50%) C#
1 1 (12.50%) C++
1 1 (12.50%) Java
1 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
1 1 (12.50%) PHP
1 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 1 (12.50%) Python
1 1 (12.50%) Ruby
1 1 (12.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCP
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Adobe
3 1 (12.50%) Avaya
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Mitel
3 1 (12.50%) Sitecore
3 1 (12.50%) Sophos
3 1 (12.50%) Veeam
3 1 (12.50%) VMware