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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 42 40 45
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 21 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.75% 3.18% 1.79%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.99% 3.46% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 5
Average daily rate
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£210 £230 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -33.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £112 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £309 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £228 £245
% change year-on-year
-9.34% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 £13.98 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
703 607 649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 91.90% 91.97% 96.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 382 349
Average daily rate £350 £345 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% -1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £213 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 26 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.98 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -12.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.00 £12.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £30.70 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
3 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
4 14 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
6 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
7 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 10 (28.57%) DHCP
7 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
7 10 (28.57%) DNS
8 8 (22.86%) SAN
9 7 (20.00%) VMware
10 6 (17.14%) MCSE
10 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (14.29%) MS Office
11 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
12 4 (11.43%) MS PowerPoint
12 4 (11.43%) Lotus
12 4 (11.43%) ITIL
12 4 (11.43%) MCP
12 4 (11.43%) IBM Notes
12 4 (11.43%) A+ Certification
13 3 (8.57%) HP
13 3 (8.57%) Citrix
13 3 (8.57%) WAN
13 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (8.57%) Change Management
13 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
13 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
13 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 10 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.43%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (14.29%) MS Office
3 4 (11.43%) 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 3 (8.57%) WAN
4 2 (5.71%) ADSL
5 1 (2.86%) LAN
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (5.71%) Back Office
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (68.57%) Windows
2 17 (48.57%) Windows 7
3 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
4 5 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.86%) UNIX
7 1 (2.86%) Solaris
7 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (11.43%) ITIL
2 3 (8.57%) Change Management
3 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Management
3 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
3 2 (5.71%) Project Management
3 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.86%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Load Balancing
4 1 (2.86%) Data Analysis
4 1 (2.86%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.86%) SQL
1 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) MCSE
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (11.43%) MCP
2 4 (11.43%) A+ Certification
3 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
3 3 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) CCNP
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.71%) vSphere
3 2 (5.71%) XenApp
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%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.86%) SCCM
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%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) Apple
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) F5
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