The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 52 46 39
Rank change year-on-year -6 -7  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 6 14 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.94% 2.18% 2.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.98% 2.30% 2.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 3
Median daily rate £200 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £248 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £325 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +10.34%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -4.68% +6.66%  

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 614 608 656
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 96.09% 94.70% 93.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 376 413
Median daily rate £400 £375 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +2.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 24
Median hourly rate £14.25 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.93% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £35.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Birmingham

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, 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 Birmingham region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 5 (31.25%) VMware
5 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (18.75%) Migration
7 2 (12.50%) Finance
7 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
7 2 (12.50%) Firewall
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco
7 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (12.50%) MS Office
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (12.50%) Office 365
8 1 (6.25%) Network Management
8 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (6.25%) Server Building
8 1 (6.25%) XenApp
8 1 (6.25%) Veeam
8 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
8 1 (6.25%) Kronos
8 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (6.25%) Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
8 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (6.25%) 3G
2 1 (6.25%) DHCP
2 1 (6.25%) DNS
2 1 (6.25%) IP Telephony
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Business Continuity
2 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (6.25%) Data Migration
2 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Network Management
2 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
2 1 (6.25%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) Citrix
1 5 (31.25%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Kronos
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Veeam