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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 48 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 18 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.28% 1.74% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.45% 1.85% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 8
Median daily rate £300 £154 £181
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+95.12% -15.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £108 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £263 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £208
% change year-on-year
+22.22% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £22.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +41.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £15.82
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +1.13%
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
736 756 608
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 93.16% 94.03% 92.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 519 358
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £227 £225 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 28
Median hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% +1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.70 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £26.95 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
3 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (38.46%) Windows Server
5 12 (30.77%) ITIL
6 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
7 9 (23.08%) LAN
7 9 (23.08%) Finance
8 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (17.95%) WAN
9 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
10 6 (15.38%) Citrix
10 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (15.38%) Avaya
10 6 (15.38%) Migration
10 6 (15.38%) VMware
10 6 (15.38%) WSUS
10 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
10 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
11 5 (12.82%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (12.82%) Office 365
11 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
11 5 (12.82%) Skype for Business
11 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (12.82%) SCCM
11 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
11 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
11 5 (12.82%) German Language

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 11 (28.21%) MS Exchange
2 5 (12.82%) Skype for Business
3 4 (10.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (10.26%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (5.13%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) MS Excel
1 4 (10.26%) MS Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (2.56%) MS Project
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.82%) Office 365
2 1 (2.56%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) LAN
2 7 (17.95%) WAN
3 5 (12.82%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (12.82%) Wireless
4 4 (10.26%) DHCP
4 4 (10.26%) DNS
5 3 (7.69%) Internet
5 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 3 (7.69%) VPN
6 2 (5.13%) Network Security
6 2 (5.13%) Skype
7 1 (2.56%) ADSL
7 1 (2.56%) IP Telephony
7 1 (2.56%) Junos
7 1 (2.56%) MPLS
7 1 (2.56%) SAN
7 1 (2.56%) VoIP
7 1 (2.56%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.56%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (10.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 9 (23.08%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) German Language
3 3 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Back Office
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.56%) Front Office
4 1 (2.56%) Italian Language
4 1 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.56%) Marketing
4 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
4 1 (2.56%) Spanish Language
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
1 3 (7.69%) Ajax
1 3 (7.69%) CSS
1 3 (7.69%) CSS3
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) HTML5
1 3 (7.69%) JSON
1 3 (7.69%) OAuth
1 3 (7.69%) OAuth2
1 3 (7.69%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.56%) Derivative
3 1 (2.56%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.56%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.56%) Health Informatics
3 1 (2.56%) Informatics
3 1 (2.56%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.56%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (2.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (64.10%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (17.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
4 5 (12.82%) Windows 7
4 5 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 2 (5.13%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.56%) Unix
7 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Migration
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL V3
3 5 (12.82%) Project Management
4 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (7.69%) E-Commerce
4 3 (7.69%) Open Source
4 3 (7.69%) Server Building
5 2 (5.13%) Change Management
5 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (5.13%) Service Management
6 1 (2.56%) Coaching
6 1 (2.56%) Data Security
6 1 (2.56%) Defect Management
6 1 (2.56%) Internal Audit
6 1 (2.56%) ITSM
6 1 (2.56%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
6 1 (2.56%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.69%) PHP
1 3 (7.69%) Ruby
2 2 (5.13%) Java
2 2 (5.13%) Perl
2 2 (5.13%) Shell Script
2 2 (5.13%) SQL
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (5.13%) CCNA
4 2 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) MCP
4 2 (5.13%) MCSA
5 1 (2.56%) CCIE
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) VCP5
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (7.69%) vSphere
3 3 (7.69%) XenApp
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (15.38%) WSUS
2 5 (12.82%) SCCM
3 2 (5.13%) Backup Exec
3 2 (5.13%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Intune
4 1 (2.56%) Control-M
4 1 (2.56%) DameWare
4 1 (2.56%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.38%) Avaya
2 6 (15.38%) Citrix
2 6 (15.38%) VMware
3 5 (12.82%) Cisco
3 5 (12.82%) Dell
4 4 (10.26%) HP
5 3 (7.69%) IBM
5 3 (7.69%) Sophos
6 2 (5.13%) Intel Security
6 2 (5.13%) Lotus
6 2 (5.13%) Nortel
7 1 (2.56%) Aruba
7 1 (2.56%) Dell KACE
7 1 (2.56%) Kaspersky
7 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.56%) Sun
7 1 (2.56%) Symantec