The median contractor rate for a Technical Support was - per day in advertised job vacancies in Birmingham during the 3 months to 22 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.

Technical Support
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 67 -
Rank change year-on-year +13 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Technical Support 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.12% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £270 £263
% change year-on-year -33.33% +2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £12.50 £10.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.04% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +20.68%  

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 584 774 744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 94.96% 94.51% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 381 547 495
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 34
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.22 £10.95 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £29.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Technical Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

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

Job vacancy trend for Technical Support in Birmingham

Technical Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Technical Support in Birmingham

Technical Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Technical Support in Birmingham

Technical Support Skill Set
Top 21 Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Technical 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 Technical Support in the job title.

1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Security Patching
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree

Technical 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (100.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (100.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (100.00%) Security Patching
1 1 (100.00%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Veeam
1 1 (100.00%) VMware