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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 57 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 68 43 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.63% 2.07% 2.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.89% 2.25% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 16 17
Average daily rate
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£190 £251 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.37% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £108 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £343 £349
UK excluding London average daily rate £206 £228 £245
% change year-on-year
-9.34% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 12
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.66 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £16.00 £25.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
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
2356 1909 2114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.18% 91.73% 93.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1193 991 1053
Average daily rate £338 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 134 141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -30.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.71 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.60 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -2 21 £210 -8.69% 3
Worcestershire +2 11 £163 -45.83%
Staffordshire +5 9 £190 -24.37% 3
Warwickshire -3 8 £300 -
Dudley - 6 £120 -
Coventry -7 5 - - 2
Shropshire 0 3 £298 -
Wolverhampton -4 2 £435 -
Solihull +3 1 £200 -
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 83 (71.55%) Windows
2 56 (48.28%) Active Directory
3 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
4 43 (37.07%) Windows 7
5 42 (36.21%) Windows XP
6 34 (29.31%) MS Exchange
7 31 (26.72%) MS Office
7 31 (26.72%) VMware
8 26 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (18.97%) DNS
11 21 (18.10%) DHCP
12 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
13 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
13 19 (16.38%) MS Excel
13 19 (16.38%) SAN
14 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
15 17 (14.66%) SCCM
15 17 (14.66%) Citrix
15 17 (14.66%) ITIL
16 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
17 15 (12.93%) Cisco
18 13 (11.21%) Dell
18 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
18 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
18 13 (11.21%) XenApp
19 11 (9.48%) NAS
20 10 (8.62%) XenServer
20 10 (8.62%) XenDesktop
20 10 (8.62%) WAN

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 34 (29.31%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (3.45%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.59%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.86%) Lync
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 31 (26.72%) MS Office
2 19 (16.38%) MS Excel
3 7 (6.03%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) assyst
1 1 (0.86%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.72%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.97%) DNS
2 21 (18.10%) DHCP
3 19 (16.38%) SAN
4 13 (11.21%) TCP/IP
5 11 (9.48%) NAS
6 10 (8.62%) WAN
7 9 (7.76%) VLAN
7 9 (7.76%) Firewall
8 5 (4.31%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (4.31%) LAN
8 5 (4.31%) VoIP
8 5 (4.31%) MPLS
8 5 (4.31%) DMVPN
8 5 (4.31%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (3.45%) VPN
9 4 (3.45%) 3G
9 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.59%) BIG-IP
10 3 (2.59%) RNC
10 3 (2.59%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (1.72%) Back Office
3 1 (0.86%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.31%) CSS
2 2 (1.72%) JSP
2 2 (1.72%) Application Packaging
3 1 (0.86%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Blackberry
2 9 (7.76%) PDA
3 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.72%) iPad
4 1 (0.86%) Firmware
4 1 (0.86%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 83 (71.55%) Windows
2 43 (37.07%) Windows 7
3 42 (36.21%) Windows XP
4 26 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.17%) UNIX
7 5 (4.31%) Linux
8 4 (3.45%) Windows 2000
9 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.72%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.86%) Solaris
11 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.66%) ITIL
2 7 (6.03%) Incident Management
3 6 (5.17%) Service Management
4 5 (4.31%) Migration
5 4 (3.45%) Change Management
5 4 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.59%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (2.59%) Problem Management
6 3 (2.59%) Service Delivery
6 3 (2.59%) Project Management
6 3 (2.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (1.72%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (0.86%) Validation
8 1 (0.86%) CRM
8 1 (0.86%) CAD
8 1 (0.86%) Data Analysis
8 1 (0.86%) Supplier Management
8 1 (0.86%) Project Planning
8 1 (0.86%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.59%) SQL
2 2 (1.72%) Java
3 1 (0.86%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.86%) sed
Qualifications
1 20 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.03%) CCNP
3 7 (6.03%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (5.17%) MCSE
5 4 (3.45%) A+ Certification
5 4 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 4 (3.45%) MCP
6 1 (0.86%) HNC
6 1 (0.86%) HND
6 1 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (48.28%) Active Directory
2 19 (16.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.21%) XenApp
4 10 (8.62%) XenServer
4 10 (8.62%) XenDesktop
5 8 (6.90%) VMware Server
6 3 (2.59%) vSphere
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (14.66%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.86%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (0.86%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 44 (37.93%) Microsoft
2 31 (26.72%) VMware
3 17 (14.66%) Citrix
4 15 (12.93%) Cisco
5 13 (11.21%) Dell
6 8 (6.90%) McAfee
7 6 (5.17%) HP
7 6 (5.17%) CheckPoint
8 5 (4.31%) Blue Coat
8 5 (4.31%) Fortinet
9 4 (3.45%) F5
9 4 (3.45%) Lotus
10 3 (2.59%) NetApp
10 3 (2.59%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (1.72%) TOWER Software
11 2 (1.72%) Symantec
11 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.72%) Juniper
12 1 (0.86%) Oracle
12 1 (0.86%) IBM
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