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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Support Engineer
Rank 106 75 54
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 39 45 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 1.81% 2.95%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.26% 1.90% 3.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 20 29
Median daily rate £240 £328 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.71% +59.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £116 £108 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £400 £426
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £208 £213
% change year-on-year
+25.30% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.70 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.96% -0.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £11.85 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.95 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.82 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-5.15% +5.43%
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
3094 2372 2392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.58% 95.18% 94.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1834 1399 1209
Median daily rate £400 £363 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 149 182
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.55 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.40% -2.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £36.15 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
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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 - 8 £215 - 3
Shropshire -15 7 - - 1
Worcestershire +3 6 £240 - 1
Birmingham -23 6 £264 +8.96% 5
Staffordshire +1 4 £120 - 2
Solihull -7 2 - - 1
Coventry -20 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (46.61%) Windows
2 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
3 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
4 30 (25.42%) SC Cleared
5 27 (22.88%) Windows Server
6 24 (20.34%) BMC
7 23 (19.49%) Windows 7
8 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
9 21 (17.80%) Configuration Management
10 20 (16.95%) Cisco
11 18 (15.25%) MS Exchange
11 18 (15.25%) ClearCase
11 18 (15.25%) PVCS
11 18 (15.25%) ITIL
12 17 (14.41%) MS Office
12 17 (14.41%) VMware
12 17 (14.41%) Subversion
12 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
12 17 (14.41%) Atlassian
12 17 (14.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (13.56%) JIRA
13 16 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (13.56%) Windows XP
13 16 (13.56%) ClearQuest
13 16 (13.56%) Sonatype Nexus
13 16 (13.56%) Confluence
13 16 (13.56%) FishEye
13 16 (13.56%) GitLab

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 18 (15.25%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.56%) Confluence
3 9 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.54%) Apache
5 3 (2.54%) IBM Notes
5 3 (2.54%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.85%) IIS
Applications
1 17 (14.41%) MS Office
2 8 (6.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.85%) MS Project
3 1 (0.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.39%) Google Apps
2 3 (2.54%) Office 365
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.85%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.71%) Firewall
2 14 (11.86%) LAN
2 14 (11.86%) WAN
3 9 (7.63%) DNS
4 8 (6.78%) Wireless
5 7 (5.93%) DHCP
6 6 (5.08%) NAS
6 6 (5.08%) PABX
6 6 (5.08%) SAN
6 6 (5.08%) VLAN
7 5 (4.24%) Internet
7 5 (4.24%) IP Telephony
7 5 (4.24%) OSPF
7 5 (4.24%) VoIP
8 4 (3.39%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.39%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (3.39%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.39%) VPN
9 3 (2.54%) Network Security
9 3 (2.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.85%) HBase
2 1 (0.85%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (0.85%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 18 (15.25%) ClearCase
1 18 (15.25%) PVCS
2 17 (14.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 17 (14.41%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.41%) Subversion
3 16 (13.56%) ClearQuest
3 16 (13.56%) FishEye
3 16 (13.56%) GitLab
3 16 (13.56%) JIRA
3 16 (13.56%) JIRA Agile
3 16 (13.56%) Sonatype Nexus
4 14 (11.86%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.69%) GoCD
5 2 (1.69%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (7.63%) Finance
2 6 (5.08%) German Language
3 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.54%) Banking
5 2 (1.69%) French Language
5 2 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.69%) Spanish Language
6 1 (0.85%) Advertising
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.85%) Local Government
6 1 (0.85%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.69%) CSS
2 1 (0.85%) .NET
2 1 (0.85%) Ajax
2 1 (0.85%) CSS3
2 1 (0.85%) HTML
2 1 (0.85%) HTML5
2 1 (0.85%) JSON
2 1 (0.85%) OAuth
2 1 (0.85%) OAuth2
2 1 (0.85%) REST
2 1 (0.85%) WAP
2 1 (0.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.63%) Blackberry
2 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.93%) Driving Licence
4 6 (5.08%) Data Centre
4 6 (5.08%) Virtual Team
5 5 (4.24%) PDA
5 5 (4.24%) User Experience
6 4 (3.39%) NHS
7 3 (2.54%) Handset
7 3 (2.54%) IVR
8 2 (1.69%) Digital Media
8 2 (1.69%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.85%) Health Informatics
9 1 (0.85%) Informatics
9 1 (0.85%) iPad
9 1 (0.85%) PKI
9 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.85%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 55 (46.61%) Windows
2 27 (22.88%) Windows Server
3 23 (19.49%) Windows 7
4 16 (13.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (13.56%) Windows XP
5 15 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (9.32%) Windows 8
8 7 (5.93%) Unix
9 4 (3.39%) Android
10 3 (2.54%) Linux
11 2 (1.69%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.85%) AIX
12 1 (0.85%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.64%) Software Engineering
2 21 (17.80%) Configuration Management
3 18 (15.25%) ITIL
4 16 (13.56%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (11.02%) Mentoring
6 7 (5.93%) Migration
7 6 (5.08%) Service Management
8 5 (4.24%) Network Monitoring
8 5 (4.24%) Patch Management
8 5 (4.24%) Project Management
8 5 (4.24%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (3.39%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (3.39%) Identity Access Management
9 4 (3.39%) Load Balancing
9 4 (3.39%) Server Building
10 3 (2.54%) Capacity Planning
10 3 (2.54%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.54%) Network Management
10 3 (2.54%) Root Cause Analysis
10 3 (2.54%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.08%) SQL
2 5 (4.24%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.39%) Perl
4 2 (1.69%) Java
4 2 (1.69%) PHP
5 1 (0.85%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.85%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.85%) Ruby
5 1 (0.85%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 34 (28.81%) Security Cleared
2 30 (25.42%) SC Cleared
3 11 (9.32%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (6.78%) CCNA
5 7 (5.93%) CCNP
5 7 (5.93%) MCSE
5 7 (5.93%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.39%) MOS
7 3 (2.54%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.69%) CCIE
8 2 (1.69%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.69%) MCP
8 2 (1.69%) MCSA
9 1 (0.85%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.85%) CCSE
9 1 (0.85%) Degree
9 1 (0.85%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
9 1 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (34.75%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.93%) Hyper-V
3 7 (5.93%) XenApp
4 5 (4.24%) VMware Server
4 5 (4.24%) XenDesktop
4 5 (4.24%) XenServer
5 4 (3.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (9.32%) SCCM
2 3 (2.54%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.54%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.54%) WSUS
3 2 (1.69%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.69%) SCOM
4 1 (0.85%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (0.85%) BladeLogic
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.85%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.85%) Control-M
4 1 (0.85%) DameWare
4 1 (0.85%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.85%) OpenView
4 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.85%) OPNET
4 1 (0.85%) SmoothWall
4 1 (0.85%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
2 24 (20.34%) BMC
3 20 (16.95%) Cisco
4 17 (14.41%) Atlassian
4 17 (14.41%) VMware
5 14 (11.86%) Citrix
6 12 (10.17%) Dell
7 10 (8.47%) Avaya
8 9 (7.63%) HP
9 7 (5.93%) CheckPoint
9 7 (5.93%) IBM
10 6 (5.08%) Intel Security
11 5 (4.24%) LANDesk
11 5 (4.24%) Remedy
12 4 (3.39%) Google
12 4 (3.39%) Toshiba
13 3 (2.54%) F5
13 3 (2.54%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.54%) Lotus
13 3 (2.54%) Nortel
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