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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Support Engineer
Rank 61 65 64
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 54 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.38% 1.95% 2.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.62% 2.13% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £250 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £105 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £426 £248
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £200 £230
% change year-on-year
- -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 23
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £10.00 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.34 £21.00 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +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
2062 2015 1686
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.00% 91.18% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 1033 805
Average daily rate £350 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £485 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 137 169
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £37.41 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 0 14 £304 +164.13% 6
Warwickshire +6 10 £138 - 1
Coventry -1 7 £220 -48.23%
Worcestershire +3 5 £225 - 2
Shropshire -8 5 £245 +15.29% 2
Staffordshire -1 3 £289 -
Wolverhampton +6 2 £100 - 2
Solihull - 1 £313 -
Walsall - 1 - -
Dudley - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 65 (67.01%) Windows
2 45 (46.39%) Active Directory
3 37 (38.14%) Microsoft
4 29 (29.90%) MS Office
4 29 (29.90%) Windows 7
5 25 (25.77%) Windows XP
6 21 (21.65%) MS Excel
7 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (16.49%) MS Exchange
8 16 (16.49%) SCCM
9 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
9 13 (13.40%) VMware
10 12 (12.37%) SLA
10 12 (12.37%) Citrix
11 11 (11.34%) DNS
11 11 (11.34%) ITIL
11 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
12 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
12 10 (10.31%) Telecoms
13 9 (9.28%) MS PowerPoint
13 9 (9.28%) DHCP
13 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
13 9 (9.28%) XenApp
14 8 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
15 7 (7.22%) Cisco
15 7 (7.22%) LAN
16 6 (6.19%) Windows 2000
16 6 (6.19%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 16 (16.49%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.12%) Lync
3 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.03%) Apache
4 1 (1.03%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 29 (29.90%) MS Office
2 21 (21.65%) MS Excel
3 9 (9.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (4.12%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP FI
1 1 (1.03%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.40%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.34%) DNS
3 9 (9.28%) DHCP
4 7 (7.22%) LAN
5 5 (5.15%) WAN
5 5 (5.15%) SAN
6 4 (4.12%) Firewall
6 4 (4.12%) Network Security
6 4 (4.12%) NAS
7 3 (3.09%) Wireless
7 3 (3.09%) VLAN
7 3 (3.09%) VPN
8 2 (2.06%) Radio Access Network
9 1 (1.03%) Junos
9 1 (1.03%) 4G
9 1 (1.03%) LTE
9 1 (1.03%) SSL
9 1 (1.03%) SMTP
9 1 (1.03%) SMS
9 1 (1.03%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) MySQL
1 1 (1.03%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (10.31%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.19%) Finance
3 4 (4.12%) Automotive
3 4 (4.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.03%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.03%) OLE
1 1 (1.03%) Application Packaging
1 1 (1.03%) Software Packaging
1 1 (1.03%) SAP PI
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.19%) NHS
3 4 (4.12%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.09%) PDA
5 2 (2.06%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.03%) User Experience
6 1 (1.03%) Statistics
6 1 (1.03%) iPhone
6 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 65 (67.01%) Windows
2 29 (29.90%) Windows 7
3 25 (25.77%) Windows XP
4 19 (19.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (10.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (6.19%) Windows 2000
8 4 (4.12%) Linux
9 3 (3.09%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.09%) UNIX
10 2 (2.06%) Solaris
11 1 (1.03%) HPUX
11 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (11.34%) ITIL
2 3 (3.09%) Change Management
2 3 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (3.09%) Network Management
2 3 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (2.06%) Resilience Testing
3 2 (2.06%) Coaching
3 2 (2.06%) Supplier Management
3 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
3 2 (2.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (2.06%) Migration
3 2 (2.06%) Service Management
4 1 (1.03%) Service Delivery
4 1 (1.03%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.03%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.03%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (1.03%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.03%) Logistics
4 1 (1.03%) WFM
4 1 (1.03%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.15%) SQL
2 2 (2.06%) C
2 2 (2.06%) PHP
2 2 (2.06%) VBA
3 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.03%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.03%) VB
3 1 (1.03%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 11 (11.34%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.19%) MCP
3 6 (6.19%) MCSE
3 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.15%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.03%) VCP4
6 1 (1.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.03%) MCTS
6 1 (1.03%) MCITP
6 1 (1.03%) CCNA
6 1 (1.03%) CCA
6 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.03%) CCEA
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.37%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) QA
System Software
1 45 (46.39%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.28%) XenApp
3 8 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (4.12%) XenServer
4 4 (4.12%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.09%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.06%) ProxySG
6 2 (2.06%) vSphere
6 2 (2.06%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (16.49%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) SCOM
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.03%) DameWare
3 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.03%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 37 (38.14%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.40%) VMware
3 12 (12.37%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) Cisco
5 6 (6.19%) Sun
5 6 (6.19%) HP
5 6 (6.19%) Dell
6 4 (4.12%) Oracle
6 4 (4.12%) Remedy
6 4 (4.12%) Infor
7 3 (3.09%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.06%) F5
8 2 (2.06%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.03%) WatchGuard
9 1 (1.03%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.03%) Draytek
9 1 (1.03%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.03%) Symantec
9 1 (1.03%) Sophos
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