The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £135 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

IT Support
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 70 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 -7  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 2 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.31% 0.25% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.33% 0.26% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Median daily rate £135 £95 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.10% -24.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £141 £153 £158
% change year-on-year -7.37% -3.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.79
% change year-on-year -3.57% +1.55%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 609 763 690
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 95.31% 94.43% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1372 1868 1751
Median daily rate £378 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.58% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 85
Median hourly rate £15.64 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.86% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.55 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £43.75 £29.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings that featured IT Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in Birmingham

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Support in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in Birmingham

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in Birmingham

IT Support Skill Set
Top 7 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT Support 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 Birmingham region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management
1 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) 3G
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Break/Fix
1 1 (25.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
1 1 (25.00%) Network Management