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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 64 47 36
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 13 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 1.78% 3.68%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.84% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 12
Median daily rate £285 £154 £243
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+85.36% -36.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £108 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £380 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £259 £208 £214
% change year-on-year
+24.69% -2.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.50 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +5.73%
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
751 706 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.28% 96.84% 95.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 439 398
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 40
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £42.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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
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 24 August 2016, 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 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL
4 7 (29.17%) Finance
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
5 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (25.00%) VMware
5 6 (25.00%) LAN
5 6 (25.00%) Avaya
6 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
6 5 (20.83%) WAN
6 5 (20.83%) MS Office
6 5 (20.83%) German Language
7 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 4 (16.67%) Wireless
7 4 (16.67%) Cisco
7 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (12.50%) Internet
8 3 (12.50%) Citrix
8 3 (12.50%) HP
8 3 (12.50%) Dell
8 3 (12.50%) IBM
8 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 3 (12.50%) Banking
8 3 (12.50%) Firewall

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 5 (20.83%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (8.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (8.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Office
2 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) LAN
2 5 (20.83%) WAN
3 4 (16.67%) Wireless
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (4.17%) DHCP
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security
5 1 (4.17%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) VPN
5 1 (4.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (29.17%) Finance
2 5 (20.83%) German Language
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Spanish Language
5 1 (4.17%) French Language
5 1 (4.17%) Front Office
5 1 (4.17%) Italian Language
5 1 (4.17%) Marketing
5 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) .NET
1 1 (4.17%) Ajax
1 1 (4.17%) CSS
1 1 (4.17%) CSS3
1 1 (4.17%) HTML
1 1 (4.17%) HTML5
1 1 (4.17%) JSON
1 1 (4.17%) OAuth
1 1 (4.17%) OAuth2
1 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.17%) Health Informatics
2 1 (4.17%) Informatics
2 1 (4.17%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 8
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (4.17%) Linux
6 1 (4.17%) Unix
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 5 (20.83%) Project Management
3 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
3 3 (12.50%) Server Building
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Migration
4 2 (8.33%) Remediation Plan
5 1 (4.17%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) CRM
5 1 (4.17%) Defect Management
5 1 (4.17%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.17%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (4.17%) ERP
5 1 (4.17%) Internal Audit
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.17%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Resource Management
5 1 (4.17%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (4.17%) Service Management
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) Java
1 1 (4.17%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.17%) Perl
1 1 (4.17%) PHP
1 1 (4.17%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.17%) Ruby
1 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
1 1 (4.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (8.33%) MCSA
1 2 (8.33%) MCSE
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) CCIE
2 1 (4.17%) CCNA
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) VCP5
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.50%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (4.17%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) Backup Exec
1 2 (8.33%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) WSUS
2 1 (4.17%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (4.17%) Control-M
2 1 (4.17%) DameWare
2 1 (4.17%) ITRS Geneos
2 1 (4.17%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (25.00%) Avaya
2 6 (25.00%) VMware
3 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Citrix
4 3 (12.50%) Dell
4 3 (12.50%) HP
4 3 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (8.33%) Intel Security
5 2 (8.33%) Lotus
5 2 (8.33%) Nortel
5 2 (8.33%) Sun
6 1 (4.17%) Altiris
6 1 (4.17%) Kronos
6 1 (4.17%) NetApp
6 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.17%) Sophos
6 1 (4.17%) Tradeweb
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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