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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 68 61 71
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 60 55 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.33% 2.61% 1.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.57% 2.82% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 15
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£180 £244 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.15% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £91 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £317
UK excluding London average daily rate £220 £225 £249
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -9.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 8
Average hourly rate £14.75 £14.00 £19.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% -27.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £10.80 £11.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.00 £26.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+8.14% -7.53%
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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
2335 1949 2126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.82% 92.33% 93.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1173 1027 1054
Average daily rate £343 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.23% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 146 148
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £22.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -34.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Birmingham -12 19 £180 -21.73% 3
Warwickshire 0 10 £310 -
Staffordshire +3 8 £175 -30.34% 1
Worcestershire -2 8 £163 -45.83%
Dudley - 5 £120 -
Coventry -5 4 - - 3
Wolverhampton -5 2 £435 -
Shropshire -9 1 £145 -67.77% 2
Walsall - - - -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 79 (71.82%) Windows
2 53 (48.18%) Active Directory
3 43 (39.09%) Microsoft
3 43 (39.09%) Windows 7
4 42 (38.18%) Windows XP
5 31 (28.18%) MS Office
6 30 (27.27%) MS Exchange
7 27 (24.55%) VMware
8 23 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
9 21 (19.09%) DHCP
9 21 (19.09%) DNS
10 20 (18.18%) MS Excel
10 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
11 18 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
11 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
11 18 (16.36%) Citrix
12 17 (15.45%) SCCM
13 16 (14.55%) SAN
14 15 (13.64%) Blackberry
14 15 (13.64%) Cisco
14 15 (13.64%) ITIL
15 13 (11.82%) XenApp
15 13 (11.82%) TCP/IP
15 13 (11.82%) Dell
16 12 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2003
17 10 (9.09%) XenServer
17 10 (9.09%) XenDesktop
17 10 (9.09%) WAN
18 9 (8.18%) NAS

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 12 (10.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.91%) Lync
4 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (28.18%) MS Office
2 20 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.91%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.91%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.09%) DHCP
1 21 (19.09%) DNS
2 16 (14.55%) SAN
3 13 (11.82%) TCP/IP
4 10 (9.09%) WAN
5 9 (8.18%) NAS
5 9 (8.18%) VLAN
6 8 (7.27%) Firewall
7 6 (5.45%) LAN
8 4 (3.64%) VPN
8 4 (3.64%) VoIP
8 4 (3.64%) 3G
8 4 (3.64%) MPLS
8 4 (3.64%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.64%) DMVPN
8 4 (3.64%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (1.82%) ADSL
9 2 (1.82%) BIG-IP
9 2 (1.82%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (1.82%) Telecoms
1 2 (1.82%) Back Office
2 1 (0.91%) Spanish Language
2 1 (0.91%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) CSS
2 2 (1.82%) JSP
2 2 (1.82%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.91%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.64%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.18%) PDA
3 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.82%) iPad
4 1 (0.91%) EqualLogic
4 1 (0.91%) Statistics
4 1 (0.91%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 79 (71.82%) Windows
2 43 (39.09%) Windows 7
3 42 (38.18%) Windows XP
4 23 (20.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.55%) Windows 2000
7 3 (2.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.73%) UNIX
7 3 (2.73%) Linux
8 2 (1.82%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.82%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.91%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.64%) ITIL
2 6 (5.45%) Incident Management
3 4 (3.64%) Service Management
3 4 (3.64%) Migration
4 3 (2.73%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
4 3 (2.73%) Change Management
5 2 (1.82%) Configuration Management
5 2 (1.82%) Supplier Management
5 2 (1.82%) Service Delivery
5 2 (1.82%) Project Management
5 2 (1.82%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (1.82%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (0.91%) ITIL V3
6 1 (0.91%) Network Management
6 1 (0.91%) Resilience Testing
6 1 (0.91%) Mentoring
6 1 (0.91%) Load Balancing
6 1 (0.91%) Problem Management
6 1 (0.91%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.73%) SQL
2 2 (1.82%) Java
3 1 (0.91%) sed
3 1 (0.91%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.36%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.36%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.45%) CCNP
4 6 (5.45%) MCSE
5 4 (3.64%) MCP
5 4 (3.64%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.91%) CCNA
7 1 (0.91%) HNC
7 1 (0.91%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (48.18%) Active Directory
2 18 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.82%) XenApp
4 10 (9.09%) XenServer
4 10 (9.09%) XenDesktop
5 8 (7.27%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.73%) vSphere
7 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.91%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.91%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (15.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.82%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.91%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.91%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 43 (39.09%) Microsoft
2 27 (24.55%) VMware
3 18 (16.36%) Citrix
4 15 (13.64%) Cisco
5 13 (11.82%) Dell
6 7 (6.36%) McAfee
7 6 (5.45%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.64%) HP
8 4 (3.64%) Lotus
8 4 (3.64%) Blue Coat
8 4 (3.64%) Fortinet
8 4 (3.64%) F5
9 3 (2.73%) NetApp
10 2 (1.82%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.82%) Symantec
10 2 (1.82%) Juniper
11 1 (0.91%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 1 (0.91%) BT
11 1 (0.91%) TOWER Software
11 1 (0.91%) Apple
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