The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Birmingham region that had Technical Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Technical Support
Rank 66 57 53
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.27% 0.31% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.33% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £140 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -37.77%
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.85 £17.25 £15.63
% change year-on-year
-19.71% +10.40%
Technical Support
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
695 602 603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.34% 93.04% 93.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 391 384
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £186 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 34
Median hourly rate £17.50 £12.90 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.65% -19.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £10.73 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.34 £30.10 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.88
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.08%

Technical Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Birmingham region that featured Technical Support in the job title.

Technical Support Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Technical Support
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Support Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Technical Support Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 December 2016, Technical Support 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 1 (25.00%) Law
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Kentico
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) Presales
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

Technical Support 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
1 1 (25.00%) Kentico
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) CSS
1 1 (25.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
1 1 (25.00%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft