Period
to 27 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 27 October 2020.

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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
27 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 9 18 31
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 7 9 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 8.75% 4.89% 3.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 9.21% 4.95% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 6
Median daily rate £350 £145 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +141.38% -53.60% -14.38%
West Midlands median daily rate £225 £200 £200
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Median hourly rate £16.73 £30.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.25% +126.42% -
10th Percentile £15.65 £27.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £18.53 £32.50 £14.81
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £14.95 £15.85
% change year-on-year +13.71% -5.68% +5.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire. 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
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies in Staffordshire with a recognized job title 76 182 273
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.00% 98.91% 97.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 117 187
Median daily rate £350 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £230 £154 £270
90th Percentile £513 £517 £459
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.94% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 17
Median hourly rate £16.23 £15.25 £13.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.39% +15.53% -5.71%
10th Percentile £13.05 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £28.68 £51.88 £35.30
Median hourly rate £16.50 £15.93 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.61% +2.74% -5.52%

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in Staffordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in Staffordshire.

Daily rate trend for Support Engineer in Staffordshire

Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Support Engineer in Staffordshire.

Hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in Staffordshire

Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Support Engineer within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 27 October 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stoke-on-Trent +9 4 - - 4
Stafford - 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 27 October 2020, 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 Staffordshire region featuring Support Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 2 (28.57%) Data Acquisition
3 2 (28.57%) Dynamic Code Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Police
3 2 (28.57%) Digital Forensics
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
3 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Degree
3 2 (28.57%) Information Security
3 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
3 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 2 (28.57%) HNC
3 2 (28.57%) HND
3 2 (28.57%) Ada
4 1 (14.29%) FTP
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
4 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
4 1 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Change Management
4 1 (14.29%) ITIL

Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) FTP
General
1 2 (28.57%) Manufacturing
1 2 (28.57%) Police
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Acquisition
1 2 (28.57%) Digital Forensics
1 2 (28.57%) Dynamic Code Analysis
1 2 (28.57%) Embedded Software Development
1 2 (28.57%) Information Security
1 2 (28.57%) Risk Management
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
1 2 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Ada
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
1 2 (28.57%) HNC
1 2 (28.57%) HND
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (14.29%) MCSA
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
1 1 (14.29%) VMware