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 25 November 2014 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 73 44 74
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 42 64 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.75% 3.13% 1.77%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.92% 3.41% 1.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 12
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£288 £203 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.97% -25.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £87 £90 £116
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £388 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £234 £220
% change year-on-year
-3.74% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 22 8
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £12.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £27.10 £31.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -7.53%
Support Engineer
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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
2189 1876 2014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.21% 91.69% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1214 992 938
Average daily rate £350 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 148 195
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £10.39 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.57%

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 25 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Support Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 November 2014.

Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 25 November 2014. 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
Warwickshire +3 9 £275 - 3
Staffordshire -1 9 £230 - 2
Birmingham -24 7 £186 +18.25% 6
Wolverhampton -1 4 - - 1
Shropshire -3 4 - -
Worcestershire -3 3 - - 1
Coventry -6 3 - - 5
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - -
West Bromwich - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 84 (74.34%) Windows
2 57 (50.44%) Active Directory
3 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
4 40 (35.40%) Windows 7
5 37 (32.74%) Windows XP
6 35 (30.97%) MS Office
7 31 (27.43%) VMware
8 30 (26.55%) MS Exchange
9 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 20 (17.70%) Citrix
11 20 (17.70%) MS Excel
11 20 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
11 20 (17.70%) SCCM
12 19 (16.81%) Security Cleared
12 19 (16.81%) DNS
13 18 (15.93%) DHCP
14 17 (15.04%) SC Cleared
14 17 (15.04%) ITIL
15 15 (13.27%) Dell
15 15 (13.27%) XenApp
16 14 (12.39%) SAN
16 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
17 13 (11.50%) Blackberry
17 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2003
18 11 (9.73%) Cisco
19 9 (7.96%) VLAN
19 9 (7.96%) PDA
19 9 (7.96%) XenServer
19 9 (7.96%) XenDesktop

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 2014, 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 30 (26.55%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.50%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.54%) Lync
4 2 (1.77%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.88%) Apache
5 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 35 (30.97%) MS Office
2 20 (17.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.88%) MS Project
4 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.81%) DNS
2 18 (15.93%) DHCP
3 14 (12.39%) SAN
3 14 (12.39%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.96%) VLAN
4 9 (7.96%) NAS
5 4 (3.54%) Firewall
5 4 (3.54%) LAN
5 4 (3.54%) 3G
6 3 (2.65%) Radio Access Network
6 3 (2.65%) WAN
6 3 (2.65%) VPN
6 3 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.77%) Network Security
8 1 (0.88%) 4G
8 1 (0.88%) SSH
8 1 (0.88%) RNC
8 1 (0.88%) LTE
8 1 (0.88%) Broadband
8 1 (0.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
General
1 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
2 1 (0.88%) Banking
2 1 (0.88%) Spanish Language
2 1 (0.88%) Back Office
2 1 (0.88%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.77%) OLE
1 2 (1.77%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.50%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.96%) PDA
3 2 (1.77%) NHS
3 2 (1.77%) iPad
3 2 (1.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.77%) Mobile Computing
4 1 (0.88%) User Experience
4 1 (0.88%) Statistics
4 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 84 (74.34%) Windows
2 40 (35.40%) Windows 7
3 37 (32.74%) Windows XP
4 26 (23.01%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (18.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (6.19%) Linux
8 6 (5.31%) UNIX
9 5 (4.42%) Windows 2000
10 4 (3.54%) Windows Vista
11 2 (1.77%) Solaris
11 2 (1.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.88%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.04%) ITIL
2 4 (3.54%) Migration
3 3 (2.65%) Service Management
3 3 (2.65%) Change Management
3 3 (2.65%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (1.77%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (1.77%) Configuration Management
4 2 (1.77%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (1.77%) Network Management
4 2 (1.77%) Incident Management
4 2 (1.77%) Supplier Management
4 2 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (0.88%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (0.88%) Line Management
5 1 (0.88%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (0.88%) Coaching
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL V3
5 1 (0.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (0.88%) Data Analysis
5 1 (0.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.54%) SQL
2 2 (1.77%) Java
2 2 (1.77%) PHP
2 2 (1.77%) VBA
3 1 (0.88%) sed
3 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
3 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.88%) VB
3 1 (0.88%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (16.81%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.04%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.31%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.42%) MCSE
5 4 (3.54%) MCP
6 3 (2.65%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.65%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.77%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.88%) MCTS
8 1 (0.88%) MCITP
8 1 (0.88%) CCNP
8 1 (0.88%) CCNA
8 1 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CCA
8 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.88%) CCEA
8 1 (0.88%) HNC
8 1 (0.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.42%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (50.44%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.27%) XenApp
4 9 (7.96%) XenServer
4 9 (7.96%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.08%) VMware Server
6 4 (3.54%) vSphere
7 3 (2.65%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.88%) Firmware
8 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 20 (17.70%) SCCM
2 3 (2.65%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.88%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.88%) DameWare
3 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 47 (41.59%) Microsoft
2 31 (27.43%) VMware
3 20 (17.70%) Citrix
4 15 (13.27%) Dell
5 11 (9.73%) Cisco
6 6 (5.31%) HP
7 4 (3.54%) Sun
8 3 (2.65%) Symantec
8 3 (2.65%) McAfee
8 3 (2.65%) NetApp
8 3 (2.65%) Red Hat
9 2 (1.77%) Oracle
9 2 (1.77%) IBM
9 2 (1.77%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 1 (0.88%) F5
10 1 (0.88%) Infor
10 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.88%) Lotus
10 1 (0.88%) Juniper
10 1 (0.88%) Apple
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