Period
to 13 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 13 December 2018.

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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 65 80
Rank change year-on-year -8 +15 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 24 38 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.69% 2.30% 1.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.76% 2.41% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 7
Birmingham median daily rate £200 £264 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.17% +8.32% +34.34%
10th Percentile £112 £130 £109
90th Percentile £428 £419 £331
West Midlands median daily rate £225 £250 £240
% change year-on-year -10.00% +4.17% +1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Birmingham median hourly rate - £18.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +37.04% +8.00%
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.76 £13.50
% change year-on-year +0.56% +16.76% +8.87%

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 1,365 1,575 1,399
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.13% 95.17% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 945 1,114 874
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% - +7.38%
10th Percentile £185 £216 £225
90th Percentile £554 £525 £550
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 47 54
Birmingham median hourly rate £17.17 £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.63% -5.08% -1.67%
10th Percentile £11.05 £8.39 £10.60
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.25 £27.63
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £17.13 £15.00
% change year-on-year -7.45% +14.17% -9.64%

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 13 December 2018.

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 13 December 2018, 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 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
4 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (25.00%) Office 365
5 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
6 4 (16.67%) Finance
6 4 (16.67%) Firewall
6 4 (16.67%) VMware
6 4 (16.67%) Degree
6 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (16.67%) Avaya
6 4 (16.67%) Decision-Making
6 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
6 4 (16.67%) Coaching
6 4 (16.67%) Skype
7 3 (12.50%) Remedy
7 3 (12.50%) ITIL
7 3 (12.50%) Citrix
7 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 3 (12.50%) Migration
8 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (8.33%) Service Management
8 2 (8.33%) ITSM
8 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
8 2 (8.33%) PTC
8 2 (8.33%) Teamcenter
8 2 (8.33%) WSUS
8 2 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) IBM Notes
2 1 (4.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (8.33%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Office 365
2 2 (8.33%) IaaS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
1 4 (16.67%) Skype
2 2 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (4.17%) DMZ
3 1 (4.17%) DNS
3 1 (4.17%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Junos
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 10
3 6 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (20.83%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.17%) Android
5 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
5 1 (4.17%) OS/2
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (16.67%) Coaching
1 4 (16.67%) Decision-Making
1 4 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (12.50%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (8.33%) ITSM
3 2 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.33%) Service Management
3 2 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.17%) Business Development
4 1 (4.17%) Email Migration
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.17%) Patch Management
4 1 (4.17%) Runbook
4 1 (4.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.17%) Java
2 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (4.17%) DBS Check
2 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) JNCIA
2 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
2 1 (4.17%) JNCIS
2 1 (4.17%) MCP
2 1 (4.17%) MCSE
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (8.33%) PTC Integrity
1 2 (8.33%) SCCM
1 2 (8.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Avaya
2 4 (16.67%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Citrix
3 3 (12.50%) Remedy
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) PTC
4 2 (8.33%) Siemens
5 1 (4.17%) Apple
5 1 (4.17%) Juniper
5 1 (4.17%) Lotus
5 1 (4.17%) Mitel
5 1 (4.17%) Qualys
5 1 (4.17%) ServiceNow
5 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.17%) Sophos