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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 37 38 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 20 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 3.01% 2.52% 3.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 3.23% 2.75% 4.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 4
Average daily rate £280 £313 £108
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +190.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £267 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £244
UK excluding London average daily rate £240 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +40.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
619 546 504
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.08% 91.76% 89.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 335 298
Average daily rate £363 £351 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.20% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £205 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 31 22
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £10.98 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £22.55 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016, 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 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
4 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
5 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
6 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (26.19%) Windows XP
7 11 (26.19%) Citrix
8 10 (23.81%) ITIL
8 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
8 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
9 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
10 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
10 8 (19.05%) VMware
11 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (16.67%) SCCM
11 7 (16.67%) Cisco
11 7 (16.67%) LAN
12 6 (14.29%) WAN
12 6 (14.29%) DNS
12 6 (14.29%) Wireless
12 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
13 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
13 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
14 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
14 4 (9.52%) Firewall
14 4 (9.52%) MS Office

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 13 (30.95%) MS Exchange
2 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.76%) Lync
6 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (11.90%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (2.38%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (16.67%) LAN
2 6 (14.29%) DNS
2 6 (14.29%) WAN
2 6 (14.29%) Wireless
3 4 (9.52%) DHCP
3 4 (9.52%) Firewall
3 4 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (4.76%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) ADSL
6 1 (2.38%) DMZ
6 1 (2.38%) Junos
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) Network Security
6 1 (2.38%) Skype
6 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (9.52%) Finance
1 4 (9.52%) German Language
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.38%) Automotive
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
3 1 (2.38%) Financial Institution
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.76%) .NET
1 2 (4.76%) Ajax
1 2 (4.76%) CSS
1 2 (4.76%) CSS3
1 2 (4.76%) HTML
1 2 (4.76%) HTML5
1 2 (4.76%) JSON
1 2 (4.76%) OAuth
1 2 (4.76%) OAuth2
1 2 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) Derivative
4 1 (2.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.38%) NHS
4 1 (2.38%) SCADA
4 1 (2.38%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Windows
2 15 (35.71%) Windows Server
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (26.19%) Windows XP
5 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
6 7 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (7.14%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
2 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
4 2 (4.76%) ITSM
4 2 (4.76%) Open Source
4 2 (4.76%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Change Control
5 1 (2.38%) Change Management
5 1 (2.38%) Coaching
5 1 (2.38%) Data Protection
5 1 (2.38%) Data Security
5 1 (2.38%) Human Resource Management
5 1 (2.38%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.38%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.38%) Project Management
5 1 (2.38%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (4.76%) PHP
1 2 (4.76%) Ruby
1 2 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) Java
2 1 (2.38%) Perl
2 1 (2.38%) Python
2 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.38%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (23.81%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (9.52%) CCNA
4 4 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (4.76%) CCNP
6 1 (2.38%) CCVP
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) MCP
6 1 (2.38%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.76%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.38%) vSphere
4 1 (2.38%) XenApp
4 1 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) SCOM
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
4 1 (2.38%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.38%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Citrix
3 8 (19.05%) VMware
4 7 (16.67%) Cisco
5 3 (7.14%) Dell
5 3 (7.14%) HP
5 3 (7.14%) Sophos
6 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (2.38%) Adobe
7 1 (2.38%) Altiris
7 1 (2.38%) arcserve
7 1 (2.38%) Aruba
7 1 (2.38%) Dell KACE
7 1 (2.38%) Juniper
7 1 (2.38%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.38%) LANDesk
7 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.38%) Veeam
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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