The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 34 40 46
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 23 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.32% 2.97% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.69% 3.27% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 7
Average daily rate
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£150 £195 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -39.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £112 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £293 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £225 £220
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 0
Average hourly rate £14.19 £16.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.34% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.01 £15.76 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-4.74% +5.06%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
623 551 648
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.90% 90.92% 96.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 298 338
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £238 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 20 31
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.03 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
Support Engineer
West Midlands

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
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 23 July 2014.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
3 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
6 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
6 10 (28.57%) DHCP
6 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 10 (28.57%) DNS
7 8 (22.86%) SAN
8 7 (20.00%) VMware
8 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (20.00%) MCSE
9 6 (17.14%) MS Office
10 5 (14.29%) MCP
10 5 (14.29%) A+ Certification
10 5 (14.29%) WAN
10 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
11 4 (11.43%) ITIL
11 4 (11.43%) IBM Notes
11 4 (11.43%) Lotus
11 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (8.57%) Change Management
12 3 (8.57%) LAN
12 3 (8.57%) HP
12 3 (8.57%) Citrix
12 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
12 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 12 (34.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 15 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (17.14%) MS Office
3 5 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) DHCP
1 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
1 10 (28.57%) DNS
2 8 (22.86%) SAN
3 5 (14.29%) WAN
4 3 (8.57%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) ADSL
6 1 (2.86%) VPN
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (5.71%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.86%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows 7
3 10 (28.57%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Vista
7 1 (2.86%) Solaris
7 1 (2.86%) UNIX
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
3 2 (5.71%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
1 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (20.00%) MCSE
1 7 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 5 (14.29%) MCP
3 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.86%) XenServer
4 1 (2.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
2 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (20.00%) VMware
3 4 (11.43%) Lotus
4 3 (8.57%) HP
4 3 (8.57%) Citrix
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) F5
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
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