Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Support Technician was £245 per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 6 months to 17 November 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.

Support Technician
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 98 83
Rank change year-on-year +4 -15 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Technician 6 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.38% 0.13% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.13% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Birmingham median daily rate £245 - -
West Midlands median daily rate £245 £263 -
% change year-on-year -6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Birmingham median hourly rate - £16.00 £11.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +38.11% -3.46%
West Midlands median hourly rate £11.40 £13.50 £14.25
% change year-on-year -15.56% -5.26% +58.33%

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 1488 1482 1303
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 96.42% 96.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 944 812
Birmingham median daily rate £388 £396 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.21% +8.56% +4.29%
10th Percentile £216 £225 £210
90th Percentile £524 £550 £511
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 53 64
Birmingham median hourly rate £14.22 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.97% -3.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £8.39 £10.32 £10.66
90th Percentile £39.63 £27.15 £38.80
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.13 £15.00 £16.60
% change year-on-year +14.17% -9.64% +2.72%

Support Technician
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Technician in Birmingham

Support Technician
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Technician in Birmingham

Support Technician
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Technician in Birmingham

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 2017, Support Technician 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 Technician in the job title.

1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Avaya
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) MiFID
2 2 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (33.33%) Smart Home
2 2 (33.33%) Z-Wave
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
3 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
3 1 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Change Control
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (16.67%) Migration
3 1 (16.67%) Apple
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) SQL

Support Technician 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 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (16.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Remote Desktop
1 2 (33.33%) Z-Wave
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Smart Home
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 1 (16.67%) Change Control
2 1 (16.67%) Change Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Migration
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Virtual Team Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) MiFID
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Avaya
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix