Period
to 19 March 2019

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

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.

Support Engineer
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
19 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 73 77
Rank change year-on-year -4 +4 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 15 32 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.16% 2.05% 1.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 2.15% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 8
Birmingham median daily rate £215 £344 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.45% +61.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £140 £131 £122
90th Percentile £438 £388 £321
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £238 £200
% change year-on-year +36.84% +18.75% -37.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +19.23% -18.75%
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.00 £14.53 £14.63
% change year-on-year -10.50% -0.68% -3.62%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Birmingham
Contract vacancies in Birmingham with a recognized job title 1,230 1,489 1,265
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.35% 95.51% 95.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 887 996 809
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +10.34%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £215
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 44
Birmingham median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +3.45% +11.54%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.53 £10.18
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.50 £36.35
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £16.63
% change year-on-year -20.00% +20.30% +10.83%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Birmingham

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Birmingham

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in Birmingham over the 6 months to 19 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in Birmingham

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Birmingham

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Office 365
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (26.67%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) Firewall
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Apple
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (13.33%) PTC Integrity
6 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (13.33%) DBS Check
6 2 (13.33%) IaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (13.33%) PTC
6 2 (13.33%) Teamcenter
6 2 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (13.33%) PaaS
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (13.33%) Siemens
6 2 (13.33%) Intranet
6 2 (13.33%) Remedy
6 2 (13.33%) ITSM
6 2 (13.33%) Management Information System

Support Engineer 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (6.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (13.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (13.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) DMZ
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
General
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) OS/2
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
3 2 (13.33%) ITSM
3 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (6.67%) Break/Fix
4 1 (6.67%) Business Development
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 1 (6.67%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Java
2 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (6.67%) MCP
2 1 (6.67%) MCSE
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) PTC Integrity
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Apple
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) PTC
2 2 (13.33%) Remedy
2 2 (13.33%) Siemens
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Lotus
3 1 (6.67%) Mitel
3 1 (6.67%) Qualys
3 1 (6.67%) Samsung
3 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow
3 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (6.67%) Sophos
3 1 (6.67%) VMware