The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Support Engineer
Rank 69 73 52
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 49 25 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.07% 1.36% 2.57%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.28% 1.47% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 12
Average daily rate £295 £170 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.52% -22.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £154 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £286 £273
UK excluding London average daily rate £200 £225 £200
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 12
Average hourly rate £13.75 £19.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.63% +61.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £31.50 £14.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £15.00
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2153 1705 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.02% 93.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1107 799 955
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 154 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -1.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Support Engineer
England

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -3 11 £213 +41.66% 3
Shropshire +2 8 £298 -15.00%
Coventry -1 7 £425 - 4
Staffordshire +2 5 - -
Warwickshire -12 4 £250 - 1
Worcestershire +6 3 £340 - 3
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Herefordshire - 2 - - 1
Walsall - 1 - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 60 (61.22%) Windows
2 33 (33.67%) Windows 7
3 32 (32.65%) Active Directory
4 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
5 27 (27.55%) Windows XP
6 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (20.41%) MS Exchange
8 20 (20.41%) WAN
9 17 (17.35%) VMware
10 16 (16.33%) Firewall
11 14 (14.29%) MS Office
11 14 (14.29%) CheckPoint
11 14 (14.29%) CCNP
11 14 (14.29%) Cisco
11 14 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 13 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (13.27%) Fortinet
12 13 (13.27%) DMVPN
12 13 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
12 13 (13.27%) MPLS
12 13 (13.27%) CSS
12 13 (13.27%) VoIP
12 13 (13.27%) MS Excel
12 13 (13.27%) Blue Coat
12 13 (13.27%) McAfee
12 13 (13.27%) Service Management
13 12 (12.24%) LAN
14 11 (11.22%) F5
14 11 (11.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 20 (20.41%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.18%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (2.04%) Lync
6 1 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.02%) Zimbra
Applications
1 14 (14.29%) MS Office
2 13 (13.27%) MS Excel
3 6 (6.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.06%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.02%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.02%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) assyst
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.02%) SAP ERP
1 1 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.02%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.41%) WAN
2 16 (16.33%) Firewall
3 13 (13.27%) MPLS
3 13 (13.27%) VoIP
3 13 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (13.27%) DMVPN
3 13 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
4 12 (12.24%) LAN
5 11 (11.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 11 (11.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 11 (11.22%) BIG-IP
6 9 (9.18%) SAN
7 6 (6.12%) NAS
8 5 (5.10%) DNS
8 5 (5.10%) Wireless
8 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
9 4 (4.08%) Internet
10 3 (3.06%) DHCP
10 3 (3.06%) RNC
11 2 (2.04%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.04%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) Data Mining
General
1 6 (6.12%) Finance
2 5 (5.10%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.04%) Front Office
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.27%) CSS
2 1 (1.02%) JSP
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
2 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
2 2 (2.04%) Statistics
2 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.02%) CMDB
3 1 (1.02%) AS400
3 1 (1.02%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 60 (61.22%) Windows
2 33 (33.67%) Windows 7
3 27 (27.55%) Windows XP
4 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 21 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (11.22%) UNIX
6 11 (11.22%) Linux
7 5 (5.10%) Android
8 3 (3.06%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.04%) HPUX
9 2 (2.04%) Solaris
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.02%) CentOS
10 1 (1.02%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.27%) Service Management
2 11 (11.22%) WAN Optimisation
3 9 (9.18%) Incident Management
3 9 (9.18%) ITIL
4 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
4 6 (6.12%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (5.10%) Migration
6 4 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.06%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.06%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (2.04%) WFM
8 2 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (2.04%) Change Control
8 2 (2.04%) CRM
9 1 (1.02%) ERP
9 1 (1.02%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.02%) Project Management
9 1 (1.02%) Change Management
9 1 (1.02%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.02%) C#
2 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 14 (14.29%) CCNP
1 14 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
3 8 (8.16%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.12%) MCSE
5 5 (5.10%) A+ Certification
6 4 (4.08%) MCP
7 1 (1.02%) ISEB
7 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.02%) MCITP
7 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.02%) Degree
7 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (32.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.12%) XenApp
3 3 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.02%) Terminal Server
4 1 (1.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.02%) XenServer
4 1 (1.02%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.02%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) SCCM
2 2 (2.04%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.02%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.02%) SCOM
3 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.02%) OpenView
3 1 (1.02%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.02%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.02%) Netcool
3 1 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 31 (31.63%) Microsoft
2 17 (17.35%) VMware
3 14 (14.29%) Cisco
3 14 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 13 (13.27%) Blue Coat
4 13 (13.27%) Fortinet
4 13 (13.27%) McAfee
5 11 (11.22%) F5
6 10 (10.20%) Citrix
7 5 (5.10%) Apple
7 5 (5.10%) HP
8 4 (4.08%) TOWER Software
9 3 (3.06%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 2 (2.04%) Nimsoft
10 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.04%) IBM
10 2 (2.04%) Oracle
11 1 (1.02%) SAP
11 1 (1.02%) Dell
11 1 (1.02%) Sun
West Midlands
Jumar Solutions
Posted: 13 days ago
Coventry
CPS Group
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 17 days ago