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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 76 72 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 62 51 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.14% 1.90% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.26% 2.03% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 15
Average daily rate £325 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £108 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £301 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £254 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
+12.77% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 12
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.63% +46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.96 £14.00 £10.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.28 £23.30 £20.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
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
2749 2518 2196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.06% 94.03% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1547 1480 1138
Average daily rate £388 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 162 159
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 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
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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +3 18 £325 +111.38% 4
Shropshire -23 14 £400 +33.33%
Staffordshire +18 7 £320 +100.00% 4
Coventry -9 7 - - 2
Warwickshire +3 6 - - 1
Herefordshire +6 3 - -
Worcestershire -2 3 £125 +8.69%
Solihull -12 1 - - 2
West Bromwich - 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 62 (56.36%) Windows
2 44 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
4 27 (24.55%) Windows 7
5 25 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 24 (21.82%) Security Cleared
7 22 (20.00%) ITIL
7 22 (20.00%) Windows XP
8 21 (19.09%) Citrix
9 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
11 16 (14.55%) BMC
11 16 (14.55%) Configuration Management
12 15 (13.64%) Cisco
13 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (12.73%) MS Exchange
14 12 (10.91%) LAN
14 12 (10.91%) Migration
14 12 (10.91%) Software Engineering
15 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (10.00%) SCCM
15 11 (10.00%) MS Office
15 11 (10.00%) SQL Server
15 11 (10.00%) WAN
16 10 (9.09%) PVCS
16 10 (9.09%) MS Excel
16 10 (9.09%) ClearCase
16 10 (9.09%) Firewall
16 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (9.09%) ClearQuest

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

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (12.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.09%) Confluence
3 6 (5.45%) BizTalk Server
4 5 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (4.55%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.73%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.82%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.91%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.91%) IIS
Applications
1 11 (10.00%) MS Office
2 10 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.73%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.91%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.91%) LAN
2 11 (10.00%) WAN
3 10 (9.09%) Firewall
4 9 (8.18%) Remote Desktop
4 9 (8.18%) Wireless
5 7 (6.36%) DNS
6 6 (5.45%) VPN
7 5 (4.55%) DHCP
7 5 (4.55%) Internet
8 4 (3.64%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.73%) Network Security
9 3 (2.73%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (2.73%) SAN
9 3 (2.73%) VoIP
10 2 (1.82%) 4G
10 2 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.82%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 2 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 2 (1.82%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 10 (9.09%) ClearCase
1 10 (9.09%) ClearQuest
1 10 (9.09%) FishEye
1 10 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 10 (9.09%) GitLab
1 10 (9.09%) JIRA
1 10 (9.09%) JIRA Agile
1 10 (9.09%) PVCS
1 10 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
1 10 (9.09%) Subversion
2 9 (8.18%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.91%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (8.18%) Finance
2 6 (5.45%) German Language
3 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.73%) Banking
5 2 (1.82%) Back Office
5 2 (1.82%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.91%) Advertising
6 1 (0.91%) Billing
6 1 (0.91%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.91%) French Language
6 1 (0.91%) Front Office
6 1 (0.91%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.91%) Local Government
6 1 (0.91%) Marketing
6 1 (0.91%) Retail
6 1 (0.91%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.82%) .NET
1 2 (1.82%) Ajax
1 2 (1.82%) CSS
1 2 (1.82%) CSS3
1 2 (1.82%) HTML
1 2 (1.82%) HTML5
1 2 (1.82%) JSON
1 2 (1.82%) OAuth
1 2 (1.82%) OAuth2
1 2 (1.82%) REST
2 1 (0.91%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 6 (5.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.45%) NHS
3 5 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.64%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.91%) Derivative
6 1 (0.91%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.91%) EPoS
6 1 (0.91%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.91%) Health Informatics
6 1 (0.91%) Informatics
6 1 (0.91%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.91%) PKI
6 1 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (0.91%) User Experience
6 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 62 (56.36%) Windows
2 27 (24.55%) Windows 7
3 25 (22.73%) Windows Server
4 22 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.45%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.73%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.73%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.82%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.82%) Unix
10 2 (1.82%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.82%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.91%) Android
11 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.00%) ITIL
2 16 (14.55%) Configuration Management
3 12 (10.91%) Migration
3 12 (10.91%) Software Engineering
4 10 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (8.18%) Mentoring
6 7 (6.36%) Incident Management
6 7 (6.36%) ITIL V3
6 7 (6.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (6.36%) Service Management
7 6 (5.45%) Data Protection
8 5 (4.55%) Project Management
8 5 (4.55%) Server Building
9 4 (3.64%) Load Balancing
10 3 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.73%) Change Management
10 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (2.73%) Problem Management
10 3 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.45%) SQL
2 3 (2.73%) Java
2 3 (2.73%) PHP
3 2 (1.82%) Perl
3 2 (1.82%) Ruby
3 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.91%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.91%) Python
Qualifications
1 24 (21.82%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 14 (12.73%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (7.27%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (7.27%) MCSE
5 6 (5.45%) CCNA
6 3 (2.73%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.73%) CCNP
6 3 (2.73%) Degree
6 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.73%) MCSA
7 2 (1.82%) MCP
8 1 (0.91%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.91%) CCAA
8 1 (0.91%) CCENT
8 1 (0.91%) CCIE
8 1 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.91%) HNC
8 1 (0.91%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 44 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.64%) Hyper-V
2 4 (3.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.73%) vSphere
4 2 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (1.82%) XenApp
4 2 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.00%) SCCM
2 7 (6.36%) WSUS
3 3 (2.73%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.82%) Amdocs OSS
4 2 (1.82%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.82%) DameWare
4 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.82%) SCOM
4 2 (1.82%) Windows Intune
5 1 (0.91%) Control-M
5 1 (0.91%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.91%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 36 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 21 (19.09%) Citrix
3 16 (14.55%) BMC
4 15 (13.64%) Cisco
5 10 (9.09%) Atlassian
5 10 (9.09%) VMware
6 8 (7.27%) Dell
7 7 (6.36%) Avaya
7 7 (6.36%) Intel Security
8 6 (5.45%) HP
9 5 (4.55%) IBM
10 4 (3.64%) Nortel
10 4 (3.64%) Sophos
10 4 (3.64%) Symantec
11 3 (2.73%) Becrypt
11 3 (2.73%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.73%) Lotus
11 3 (2.73%) Lumension
11 3 (2.73%) Remedy
12 2 (1.82%) F5
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