The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 97 76 53
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 47 42 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.49% 1.74% 2.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 1.83% 3.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 26
Median daily rate £240 £318 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.40% +86.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £108 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £400 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £258 £208 £210
% change year-on-year
+24.09% -1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 18
Median hourly rate £17.25 £16.60 £14.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.91% +17.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £13.10 £9.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £20.70 £17.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.86 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-5.42% +2.32%
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
3008 2301 2285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.49% 95.52% 93.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1814 1379 1170
Median daily rate £400 £363 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +9.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 151 193
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.63% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.05 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warwickshire +12 13 £143 - 4
Shropshire -23 11 £369 +18.87%
Worcestershire +1 7 £240 -
Birmingham -15 7 £266 +146.97% 5
Solihull -12 2 - -
Staffordshire -9 1 - - 2
Coventry -16 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, 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 West Midlands region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 55 (50.46%) Windows
2 38 (34.86%) Active Directory
3 34 (31.19%) Security Cleared
4 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
5 29 (26.61%) SC Cleared
6 25 (22.94%) Windows 7
6 25 (22.94%) BMC
7 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
8 21 (19.27%) Configuration Management
9 20 (18.35%) Software Engineering
10 18 (16.51%) PVCS
11 17 (15.60%) MS Office
11 17 (15.60%) ClearCase
11 17 (15.60%) Subversion
11 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
11 17 (15.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 17 (15.60%) Atlassian
12 16 (14.68%) JIRA
12 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (14.68%) Windows XP
12 16 (14.68%) ITIL
12 16 (14.68%) Cisco
12 16 (14.68%) ClearQuest
12 16 (14.68%) GitLab
12 16 (14.68%) JIRA Agile
12 16 (14.68%) Sonatype Nexus
12 16 (14.68%) Confluence
12 16 (14.68%) FishEye
13 15 (13.76%) Citrix
14 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 16 (14.68%) Confluence
2 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.67%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.75%) Apache
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
6 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.92%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (15.60%) MS Office
2 8 (7.34%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
3 1 (0.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Google Apps
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) WAN
2 12 (11.01%) Firewall
2 12 (11.01%) LAN
3 9 (8.26%) DNS
3 9 (8.26%) Wireless
4 7 (6.42%) DHCP
5 6 (5.50%) PABX
6 5 (4.59%) Internet
6 5 (4.59%) NAS
6 5 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (4.59%) SAN
6 5 (4.59%) VLAN
6 5 (4.59%) VoIP
7 4 (3.67%) BIG-IP
7 4 (3.67%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (3.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (3.67%) IP Telephony
7 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.67%) VPN
8 3 (2.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.92%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.92%) HBase
2 1 (0.92%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (16.51%) PVCS
2 17 (15.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 17 (15.60%) ClearCase
2 17 (15.60%) Git (software)
2 17 (15.60%) Subversion
3 16 (14.68%) ClearQuest
3 16 (14.68%) FishEye
3 16 (14.68%) GitLab
3 16 (14.68%) JIRA
3 16 (14.68%) JIRA Agile
3 16 (14.68%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (12.84%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.83%) GoCD
5 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (7.34%) Finance
2 7 (6.42%) German Language
3 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.75%) Banking
5 2 (1.83%) French Language
5 2 (1.83%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.83%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.92%) Advertising
6 1 (0.92%) Front Office
6 1 (0.92%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.92%) Local Government
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.83%) CSS
2 1 (0.92%) .NET
2 1 (0.92%) Ajax
2 1 (0.92%) CSS3
2 1 (0.92%) HTML
2 1 (0.92%) HTML5
2 1 (0.92%) JSON
2 1 (0.92%) OAuth
2 1 (0.92%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.92%) REST
2 1 (0.92%) WAP
2 1 (0.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.42%) Driving Licence
3 6 (5.50%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.59%) User Experience
4 5 (4.59%) Virtual Team
5 4 (3.67%) NHS
5 4 (3.67%) PDA
6 3 (2.75%) Handset
6 3 (2.75%) IVR
7 2 (1.83%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.83%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.92%) Health Informatics
8 1 (0.92%) Informatics
8 1 (0.92%) iPad
8 1 (0.92%) PKI
8 1 (0.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.46%) Windows
2 25 (22.94%) Windows 7
3 23 (21.10%) Windows Server
4 16 (14.68%) Windows XP
5 14 (12.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (11.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (10.09%) Windows 8
7 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.50%) Unix
9 2 (1.83%) Android
9 2 (1.83%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.92%) Linux
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.92%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.27%) Configuration Management
2 20 (18.35%) Software Engineering
3 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.68%) ITIL
4 13 (11.93%) Mentoring
5 9 (8.26%) Migration
6 5 (4.59%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.59%) Project Management
6 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (3.67%) Identity Access Management
7 4 (3.67%) ITIL V3
7 4 (3.67%) Patch Management
7 4 (3.67%) Service Management
8 3 (2.75%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (2.75%) Server Building
8 3 (2.75%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (1.83%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (1.83%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (1.83%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.50%) SQL
2 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.67%) Perl
4 2 (1.83%) Java
4 2 (1.83%) PHP
5 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.92%) Ruby
5 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (31.19%) Security Cleared
2 29 (26.61%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (6.42%) MCSE
6 5 (4.59%) CCNA
6 5 (4.59%) CCNP
7 3 (2.75%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.83%) CCIE
8 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.83%) MCP
8 2 (1.83%) MCSA
8 2 (1.83%) MOS
9 1 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.92%) CCSE
9 1 (0.92%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.92%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.92%) VCP5
9 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (34.86%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.50%) XenApp
5 5 (4.59%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.67%) VMware Server
6 4 (3.67%) vSphere
6 4 (3.67%) XenServer
7 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (0.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (9.17%) SCCM
2 5 (4.59%) WSUS
3 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.83%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.92%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.92%) Control-M
5 1 (0.92%) DameWare
5 1 (0.92%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.92%) OpenView
5 1 (0.92%) OPNET
5 1 (0.92%) SCOM
5 1 (0.92%) SmoothWall
5 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 31 (28.44%) Microsoft
2 25 (22.94%) BMC
3 17 (15.60%) Atlassian
4 16 (14.68%) Cisco
5 15 (13.76%) Citrix
6 13 (11.93%) VMware
7 10 (9.17%) Dell
8 9 (8.26%) Avaya
9 7 (6.42%) HP
9 7 (6.42%) IBM
9 7 (6.42%) Intel Security
10 5 (4.59%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.59%) Remedy
11 4 (3.67%) F5
11 4 (3.67%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.67%) Google
12 3 (2.75%) Becrypt
12 3 (2.75%) Brocade
12 3 (2.75%) Lumension
12 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow