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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IT Support
Rank 56 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.31% 0.14% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.15% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Median daily rate £130 £150 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -62.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £160 £160 £164
% change year-on-year
- -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £12.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £13.23 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+2.07% +1.73%
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
739 688 735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.48% 96.63% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 465 431 408
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 September 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 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) MS Office
3 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
4 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
6 3 (25.00%) CRM
6 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (25.00%) Ticket Management
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
7 2 (16.67%) Office 365
7 2 (16.67%) Citrix
7 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 1 (8.33%) VMware
8 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
8 1 (8.33%) VLE
8 1 (8.33%) ITIL
8 1 (8.33%) VBA
8 1 (8.33%) Altiris
8 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 1 (8.33%) Video Editing
8 1 (8.33%) German Language
8 1 (8.33%) SCCM
8 1 (8.33%) XenApp
8 1 (8.33%) Moodle
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
8 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

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 1 (8.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Office 365
General
1 1 (8.33%) German Language
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) e-Learning
2 1 (8.33%) Video Editing
2 1 (8.33%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (25.00%) CRM
2 3 (25.00%) Ticket Management
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) VBA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Altiris
3 1 (8.33%) ServiceNow
3 1 (8.33%) VMware
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £10.60 per hour
Posted: 10 hours ago