The table below looks at the statistics for the Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 53 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 10 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.29% 2.20% 2.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.38% 2.44% 2.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 2
Average daily rate
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£108 £213 £130
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.41% +63.46%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £203 £250
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -19.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 2
Average hourly rate £22.00 £15.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% +1.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.63 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.42% +0.80%
Support 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
727 574 403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.81% 90.25% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 337 201
Average daily rate £360 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 25 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £31.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
4 7 (25.93%) MS Office
4 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (22.22%) VMware
6 5 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (18.52%) MCP
6 5 (18.52%) MCSE
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (18.52%) A+ Certification
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
7 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
8 3 (11.11%) DHCP
8 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
8 3 (11.11%) SQL
8 3 (11.11%) Citrix
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 3 (11.11%) SCCM
9 2 (7.41%) Banking
9 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (7.41%) Lync
9 2 (7.41%) SLA
9 2 (7.41%) Cisco

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (7.41%) Lync
3 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (25.93%) MS Office
1 7 (25.93%) MS Excel
2 5 (18.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SyteLine
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
1 3 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
2 2 (7.41%) VPN
2 2 (7.41%) DNS
2 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Wireless
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
3 1 (3.70%) SMTP
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.41%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.70%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) NHS
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Tandem
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (48.15%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
5 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) Migration
2 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
2 1 (3.70%) Fault Management
2 1 (3.70%) Change Management
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL
2 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
2 1 (3.70%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (3.70%) Network Management
2 1 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (3.70%) Resilience Testing
2 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (3.70%) Supplier Management
2 1 (3.70%) Logistics
2 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) MCP
1 5 (18.52%) MCSE
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (18.52%) A+ Certification
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 3 (11.11%) Citrix
4 2 (7.41%) Cisco
5 1 (3.70%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.70%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.70%) Draytek
5 1 (3.70%) CommVault
5 1 (3.70%) NetApp
5 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) F5
5 1 (3.70%) NETGEAR
5 1 (3.70%) Blue Coat