The table below looks at the statistics for the Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 75 54 64
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 38 69 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.52% 2.66% 2.08%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.64% 2.91% 2.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 16
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£328 £180 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.94% -28.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £121 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £395 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £208 £210 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.19% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £9.50 £11.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £18.00 £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2313 2370 1943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.71% 91.40% 91.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1367 1206 1011
Average daily rate £370 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 172 134
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £37.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.24 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.41% -

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +4 17 £243 +15.47% 6
Staffordshire -19 4 - -
Worcestershire -3 3 - - 2
Coventry +1 2 £210 - 4
Solihull -3 2 £400 +100.00%
Shropshire -7 1 £310 +4.20% 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 41 (50.62%) Windows
2 25 (30.86%) Active Directory
3 21 (25.93%) VMware
4 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
6 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (20.99%) Cisco
7 15 (18.52%) Citrix
8 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
8 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
9 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
9 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (14.81%) WAN
10 10 (12.35%) LAN
10 10 (12.35%) Windows 7
11 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (9.88%) CCNP
12 8 (9.88%) HP
12 8 (9.88%) Firewall
12 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
12 8 (9.88%) SCCM
12 8 (9.88%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
13 7 (8.64%) IBM
13 7 (8.64%) MS Office
13 7 (8.64%) ITIL
14 6 (7.41%) DHCP
14 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
14 6 (7.41%) SAN
14 6 (7.41%) Patch Management

Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 14 (17.28%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.47%) Lync
5 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.23%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (8.64%) MS Office
1 7 (8.64%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) SyteLine
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Yammer
3 1 (1.23%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.81%) WAN
2 10 (12.35%) LAN
3 8 (9.88%) Firewall
4 6 (7.41%) DHCP
4 6 (7.41%) SAN
5 5 (6.17%) DNS
6 4 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (4.94%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (4.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (4.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (4.94%) BIG-IP
7 3 (3.70%) MPLS
7 3 (3.70%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.70%) VoIP
7 3 (3.70%) DMVPN
7 3 (3.70%) NAS
7 3 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.47%) Wireless
8 2 (2.47%) WLAN
8 2 (2.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MSI
General
1 5 (6.17%) Manufacturing
2 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.70%) Finance
4 2 (2.47%) Automotive
4 2 (2.47%) Banking
5 1 (1.23%) Retail
5 1 (1.23%) Back Office
5 1 (1.23%) Advertising
5 1 (1.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.94%) WebSphere MQ
1 4 (4.94%) Middleware
2 3 (3.70%) CSS
3 2 (2.47%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.70%) NHS
1 3 (3.70%) Blackberry
1 3 (3.70%) Clustering
2 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.47%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.23%) Tandem
3 1 (1.23%) PDA
3 1 (1.23%) SCADA
3 1 (1.23%) iPhone
3 1 (1.23%) Telematics
3 1 (1.23%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.62%) Windows
2 20 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (20.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (12.35%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.17%) UNIX
8 3 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.70%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.47%) Android
10 1 (1.23%) AIX
10 1 (1.23%) HPUX
10 1 (1.23%) Solaris
10 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (9.88%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (8.64%) ITIL
3 6 (7.41%) Patch Management
4 5 (6.17%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.17%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (4.94%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (4.94%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (4.94%) Service Management
6 3 (3.70%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.70%) Fault Management
6 3 (3.70%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.70%) Migration
7 2 (2.47%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.47%) Network Management
7 2 (2.47%) Network Design
8 1 (1.23%) Project Management
8 1 (1.23%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.17%) SQL
2 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.23%) C
3 1 (1.23%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (9.88%) CCNP
5 5 (6.17%) CCNA
6 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.23%) CCVP
7 1 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.23%) MCTS
7 1 (1.23%) MCITP
7 1 (1.23%) Degree
7 1 (1.23%) MCP
7 1 (1.23%) MCSE
7 1 (1.23%) MCSA
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (30.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.17%) XenApp
3 3 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) XenServer
5 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SCCM
2 5 (6.17%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.94%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.70%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.47%) CiscoWorks
5 2 (2.47%) SCOM
6 1 (1.23%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.23%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.23%) Windows Intune
6 1 (1.23%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 21 (25.93%) VMware
2 19 (23.46%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.99%) Cisco
4 15 (18.52%) Citrix
5 8 (9.88%) HP
6 7 (8.64%) IBM
7 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.17%) McAfee
8 4 (4.94%) Dell
8 4 (4.94%) F5
8 4 (4.94%) Blue Coat
8 4 (4.94%) Fortinet
9 3 (3.70%) Remedy
10 2 (2.47%) Symantec
10 2 (2.47%) NetApp
10 2 (2.47%) BMC
10 2 (2.47%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.23%) Mitel
11 1 (1.23%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.23%) LANDesk
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