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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 87 61 55
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 32 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.36% 2.52% 2.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.44% 2.77% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 8
Average daily rate
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£310 £200 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £108 £113 £103
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £203 £208 £238
% change year-on-year
-2.40% -12.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 17 14
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -13.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.88%
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
2225 2132 1621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.44% 90.99% 91.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1364 1093 750
Average daily rate £363 £345 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.07% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 194 131
Average hourly rate £16.60 £16.00 £16.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
Coventry +13 6 £298 - 3
Staffordshire -10 5 £350 +84.21% 2
Worcestershire +3 4 - - 2
Birmingham -20 4 £108 -40.68% 5
Shropshire -4 3 £310 -27.05% 2
Dudley -3 1 £85 - 1
Warwickshire -6 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 49 (53.26%) Windows
2 33 (35.87%) Active Directory
3 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (22.83%) Windows 7
4 17 (18.48%) VMware
5 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (16.30%) Cisco
6 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
6 15 (16.30%) MS Office
7 13 (14.13%) MS Exchange
7 13 (14.13%) Citrix
8 12 (13.04%) WAN
9 11 (11.96%) Windows XP
9 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
9 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (10.87%) SCCM
10 10 (10.87%) LAN
10 10 (10.87%) SLA
10 10 (10.87%) Firewall
11 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
12 8 (8.70%) CheckPoint
12 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (8.70%) CCNP
12 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
13 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 7 (7.61%) F5
13 7 (7.61%) Performance Monitoring
13 7 (7.61%) HP
13 7 (7.61%) McAfee
13 7 (7.61%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 13 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.35%) Lync
4 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Office
2 9 (9.78%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.09%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.09%) SyteLine
1 1 (1.09%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Yammer
3 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) WAN
2 10 (10.87%) LAN
2 10 (10.87%) Firewall
3 6 (6.52%) BIG-IP
3 6 (6.52%) DHCP
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
3 6 (6.52%) Cisco Nexus
3 6 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 6 (6.52%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 5 (5.43%) DNS
4 5 (5.43%) SAN
5 4 (4.35%) MPLS
5 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.35%) VoIP
5 4 (4.35%) DMVPN
6 3 (3.26%) NAS
6 3 (3.26%) WLAN
6 3 (3.26%) VPN
6 3 (3.26%) OSPF
7 2 (2.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 6 (6.52%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.43%) Finance
3 3 (3.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.17%) Automotive
4 2 (2.17%) Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Back Office
5 1 (1.09%) Advertising
5 1 (1.09%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) CSS
2 2 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (2.17%) Middleware
3 1 (1.09%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) NHS
2 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.26%) Clustering
4 2 (2.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.09%) Tandem
5 1 (1.09%) PDA
5 1 (1.09%) iPhone
5 1 (1.09%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.26%) Windows
2 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
2 21 (22.83%) Windows 7
3 16 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (11.96%) Windows XP
4 11 (11.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (5.43%) Windows 2000
6 3 (3.26%) UNIX
7 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.09%) Android
8 1 (1.09%) AIX
8 1 (1.09%) HPUX
8 1 (1.09%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (7.61%) ITIL
1 7 (7.61%) Performance Monitoring
2 6 (6.52%) WAN Optimisation
2 6 (6.52%) Service Management
2 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
3 5 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (5.43%) Patch Management
4 4 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.26%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (3.26%) Network Management
5 3 (3.26%) Fault Management
5 3 (3.26%) Performance Management
5 3 (3.26%) Network Design
5 3 (3.26%) Configuration Management
5 3 (3.26%) Migration
6 2 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (2.17%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.17%) Change Control
6 2 (2.17%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.52%) SQL
2 2 (2.17%) C
2 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.09%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) SC Cleared
2 8 (8.70%) CCNP
2 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (4.35%) A+ Certification
3 4 (4.35%) MCP
3 4 (4.35%) MCSE
4 3 (3.26%) CCNA
5 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.87%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (35.87%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.35%) XenApp
4 2 (2.17%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.17%) vSphere
5 1 (1.09%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.09%) XenServer
5 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.09%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 10 (10.87%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.26%) CiscoWorks
3 3 (3.26%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.17%) SCOM
4 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco UCCE
5 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.09%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 17 (18.48%) VMware
2 15 (16.30%) Cisco
2 15 (16.30%) Microsoft
3 13 (14.13%) Citrix
4 8 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 7 (7.61%) HP
5 7 (7.61%) McAfee
5 7 (7.61%) F5
5 7 (7.61%) Blue Coat
6 6 (6.52%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.43%) IBM
7 5 (5.43%) Remedy
8 3 (3.26%) BMC
8 3 (3.26%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.09%) Mitel
9 1 (1.09%) Fujitsu
9 1 (1.09%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.09%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.09%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.09%) Draytek
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