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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 63 48 36
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 8 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.91% 1.07% 3.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.93% 1.10% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 11
Median daily rate £266 £108 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.97% -60.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £108 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £410 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £258 £208 £210
% change year-on-year
+24.09% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £12.50 £14.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +2.32%
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
751 725 676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 97.41% 97.05% 94.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 448 394
Median daily rate £400 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.63%
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 £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 36 39
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.61% +19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.93 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £42.50 £27.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
4 8 (32.00%) ITIL
4 8 (32.00%) Finance
5 7 (28.00%) LAN
5 7 (28.00%) Avaya
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
6 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (24.00%) WAN
6 6 (24.00%) German Language
7 5 (20.00%) MS Office
7 5 (20.00%) MS Exchange
7 5 (20.00%) Project Management
8 4 (16.00%) Wireless
8 4 (16.00%) Citrix
8 4 (16.00%) Dell
8 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
8 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
8 4 (16.00%) Cisco
8 4 (16.00%) WSUS
8 4 (16.00%) Migration
8 4 (16.00%) VMware
8 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (12.00%) vSphere

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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (8.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (4.00%) MS Project
3 1 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (28.00%) LAN
2 6 (24.00%) WAN
3 4 (16.00%) Wireless
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall
4 3 (12.00%) Internet
4 3 (12.00%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (8.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) DNS
6 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
6 1 (4.00%) Network Security
6 1 (4.00%) Skype
6 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 1 (4.00%) VPN
6 1 (4.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (32.00%) Finance
2 6 (24.00%) German Language
3 3 (12.00%) Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Spanish Language
5 1 (4.00%) French Language
5 1 (4.00%) Front Office
5 1 (4.00%) Italian Language
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) .NET
1 1 (4.00%) Ajax
1 1 (4.00%) CSS
1 1 (4.00%) CSS3
1 1 (4.00%) HTML
1 1 (4.00%) HTML5
1 1 (4.00%) JSON
1 1 (4.00%) OAuth
1 1 (4.00%) OAuth2
1 1 (4.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.00%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (4.00%) Health Informatics
2 1 (4.00%) Informatics
2 1 (4.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (28.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (16.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (16.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.00%) Unix
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Project Management
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
4 3 (12.00%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (12.00%) Server Building
5 2 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (8.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (4.00%) Change Management
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
6 1 (4.00%) Defect Management
6 1 (4.00%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.00%) Electronic Trading
6 1 (4.00%) ERP
6 1 (4.00%) Internal Audit
6 1 (4.00%) Open Source
6 1 (4.00%) Resource Management
6 1 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (4.00%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (4.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) Java
1 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (4.00%) Perl
1 1 (4.00%) PHP
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) Ruby
1 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) MCSA
3 2 (8.00%) MCSE
4 1 (4.00%) CCIE
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
4 1 (4.00%) VCP5
4 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (12.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (16.00%) WSUS
2 3 (12.00%) SCCM
3 2 (8.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (8.00%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (8.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.00%) Control-M
4 1 (4.00%) DameWare
4 1 (4.00%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (28.00%) Avaya
3 4 (16.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Citrix
3 4 (16.00%) Dell
3 4 (16.00%) VMware
4 3 (12.00%) HP
4 3 (12.00%) IBM
5 2 (8.00%) Intel Security
5 2 (8.00%) Lotus
5 2 (8.00%) Nortel
5 2 (8.00%) Sophos
5 2 (8.00%) Sun
6 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
6 1 (4.00%) Tradeweb