The first table below looks at the demand for the Systems Support 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 Systems Support in their job title over the 3 months to 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Systems Support
Rank 60 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.43% 0.17% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.18% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £265 £263
% change year-on-year
+16.98% +0.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £13.88 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+152.25% -18.38%
Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
622 542 643
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 89.88% 91.09% 96.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 289 340
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £240 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 21 32
Average hourly rate £12.25 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.08 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £175.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Systems Support
West Midlands

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Systems Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Support 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 Systems Support in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Meru Networks
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Back Office
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory

Systems Support
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Systems Support 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 Systems Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (33.33%) Back Office
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCITP
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Meru Networks
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) EMC
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Symantec