The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Staffordshire 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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 23 19 27
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.84% 2.14% 2.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.98% 2.38% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
Median daily rate £200 £325 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +12.55%
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £220
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Median hourly rate £14.48 £17.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.82% +21.42%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +1.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Staffordshire 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
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
168 126 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 95.45% 90.00% 97.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 91 83
Median daily rate £350 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £244 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 13
Median hourly rate £16.64 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £13.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £17.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 27 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent -5 1 - - 2
Stafford - 1 £130 -
Support Engineer
West Midlands

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 Staffordshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
2 1 (16.67%) MS Office

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix