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 July 2015 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 48 39 42
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 24 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.07% 3.37% 2.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.11% 3.72% 3.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 4
Average daily rate
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£108 £150 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% -23.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £208 £225
% change year-on-year
- -7.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 4
Average hourly rate £12.50 £14.19 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.87% -11.34%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.03 £15.76
% change year-on-year
+6.48% -4.66%
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
720 646 550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 96.39% 90.60% 90.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 377 300
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 21
Average hourly rate £15.25 £12.38 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.23% -22.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.64 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £27.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015, 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 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
3 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
3 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (22.22%) VMware
4 6 (22.22%) MS Office
4 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
5 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.81%) MCSE
6 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
7 3 (11.11%) DHCP
7 3 (11.11%) MCP
7 3 (11.11%) SQL
7 3 (11.11%) A+ Certification
7 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (7.41%) XenApp
8 2 (7.41%) Clustering
8 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
8 2 (7.41%) Finance
8 2 (7.41%) Migration
8 2 (7.41%) Banking
8 2 (7.41%) SCCM

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, 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 4 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
1 6 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.70%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Office 365
1 1 (3.70%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (7.41%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.70%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MSI
General
1 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
1 2 (7.41%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 1 (3.70%) Tandem
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (25.93%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
3 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (11.11%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (7.41%) Migration
2 1 (3.70%) Fault Management
2 1 (3.70%) Performance Management
2 1 (3.70%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) SC Cleared
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.81%) MCSE
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 3 (11.11%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCTS
4 1 (3.70%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.41%) XenApp
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
3 1 (3.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) SCCM
1 2 (7.41%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Citrix
4 1 (3.70%) CommVault
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) Dell
4 1 (3.70%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) IBM
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