The first table below looks at the demand for the Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Birmingham region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Technician
Rank 49 47 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 9 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.47% 0.39% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 0.42% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £185 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £195 £175 £225
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £10.50 £9.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -45.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £11.50 £13.75
% change year-on-year
+28.26% -16.36%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
548 480 570
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.40% 93.75% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 257 315
Average daily rate £340 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £224 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 30 37
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £37.00 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Support Technician
West Midlands

Support Technician
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Support Technician in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Support Technician Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Support Technician
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Support Technician across the Birmingham region.

Support Technician Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Support Technician
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Support Technician across the Birmingham region.

Support Technician Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Support Technician
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title.

1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Windows
3 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 10 (71.43%) Android
4 10 (71.43%) LAN
4 10 (71.43%) Apple
4 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (71.43%) Wireless
4 10 (71.43%) Finance
5 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
6 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
7 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) CRM
7 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (7.14%) MCITP
8 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (7.14%) vSphere
8 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (7.14%) Office 365
8 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
8 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (7.14%) ADSL
8 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
8 1 (7.14%) MCSE
8 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
8 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification

Support Technician
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Support Technician 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 Technician in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) LAN
1 10 (71.43%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) ADSL
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (71.43%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (85.71%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 10 (71.43%) Android
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Service Delivery
2 2 (14.29%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
1 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) MCITP
1 1 (7.14%) MCSE
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (71.43%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) NetApp
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus