Period
to 27 January 2021

The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Staffordshire during the 6 months to 27 January 2021.

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 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 13 11 44
Rank change year-on-year -2 +33 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 8 11 3
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.34% 8.40% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 7.62% 8.94% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Median daily rate £350 £143 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +145.61% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £215 £225 £318
% change year-on-year -4.44% -29.13% +71.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 3
Median hourly rate £16.73 £16.20 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.24% +6.23% -
10th Percentile £15.65 £13.64 £13.83
90th Percentile £18.53 £29.24 £18.08
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £15.85
% change year-on-year +7.26% - +9.12%

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 105 123 227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.33% 93.89% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 72 159
Median daily rate £375 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -13.33% -
10th Percentile £253 £135 £263
90th Percentile £513 £463 £463
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 14
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £39.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -59.25% +140.91%
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.17 £13.99
90th Percentile £40.80 £32.50 £59.84
Median hourly rate £16.13 £15.85 £15.86
% change year-on-year +1.74% -0.06% -2.11%

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 January 2021. 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 0 4 - -
Stafford +3 2 - -
Support Engineer
West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2021, 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 2 (25.00%) Data Acquisition
4 2 (25.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
4 2 (25.00%) Police
4 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Information Security
4 2 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
4 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
4 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
4 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (25.00%) Ada
4 2 (25.00%) HNC
4 2 (25.00%) HND
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (12.50%) ITIL
5 1 (12.50%) FTP
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) MCSA
5 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (12.50%) Change Management

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:

Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) AWS
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) FTP
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (25.00%) Police
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Android
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (12.50%) Unix
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Data Acquisition
1 2 (25.00%) Digital Forensics
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamic Code Analysis
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) Information Security
1 2 (25.00%) Risk Management
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 2 (25.00%) Static Code Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Break/Fix
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) Ada
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
1 2 (25.00%) HNC
1 2 (25.00%) HND
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) MCSE
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) PaperCut
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Google
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) VMware