The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 47 37 36
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 11 23 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.79% 3.72% 2.71%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.87% 3.98% 2.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
Median daily rate £250 £175 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -58.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £113 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £243 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £191 £225 £235
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -4.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -37.86%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%

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
589 578 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.08% 93.38% 92.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 362 342
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 33 26
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.81 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.69 £24.85 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
3 7 (33.33%) Citrix
4 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
5 3 (14.29%) Linux
5 3 (14.29%) MS Office
5 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Migration
5 3 (14.29%) Office 365
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
6 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
6 2 (9.52%) Kronos
6 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco
6 2 (9.52%) ITIL
6 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
6 2 (9.52%) SQL
6 2 (9.52%) Firewall
6 2 (9.52%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.76%) 3G
7 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
7 1 (4.76%) Mainframe

Support Engineer 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 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Domino
2 1 (4.76%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (14.29%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) Firewall
2 1 (4.76%) 3G
2 1 (4.76%) DHCP
2 1 (4.76%) DNS
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.76%) AS400
1 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.76%) Mainframe
1 1 (4.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
2 6 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 3 (14.29%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Unix
5 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 1 (4.76%) Asset Management
3 1 (4.76%) Business Continuity
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) CRM
3 1 (4.76%) Data Migration
3 1 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) Electronic Trading
3 1 (4.76%) ITIL V3
3 1 (4.76%) Network Management
3 1 (4.76%) Programme Management
3 1 (4.76%) Project Management
3 1 (4.76%) Server Building
3 1 (4.76%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (9.52%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware ESX
2 2 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
1 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Citrix
2 6 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Kronos
4 2 (9.52%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) Altiris
5 1 (4.76%) Lotus
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Tradeweb
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam