The median contractor rate for an IT Support was £115 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 29 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.

IT Support
England / West Midlands
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 128 107
Rank change year-on-year +22 -21  
Contract jobs requiring an IT Support 14 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.68% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.49% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 5
Median daily rate £115 £114 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.09% -9.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £150 £158
% change year-on-year -8.33% -4.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 7
Median hourly rate £15.00 £10.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -20.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £9.23 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £11.68 £17.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.87
% change year-on-year -3.57% +0.93%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. 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
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1948 2837 2261
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.56% 94.63% 95.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3889 5955 5423
Median daily rate £390 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.50% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £219 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 308 505
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.61%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.25 £10.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £38.98 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

IT Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for IT Support in the West Midlands

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IT Support in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for IT Support in the West Midlands

IT Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IT Support in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IT Support in the West Midlands

IT Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IT Support in the West Midlands

IT Support
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IT Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Coventry +21 9 £115 -48.31% 1
Warwickshire 0 4 £115 -26.40% 4
Birmingham +16 2 £135 +42.10% 5
Wolverhampton - 1 £113 - 1
IT Support
England

IT Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT 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 West Midlands region featuring IT Support in the job title.

1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
4 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
5 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
5 5 (19.23%) Migration
5 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
5 5 (19.23%) ITIL
6 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
6 3 (11.54%) Android
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
6 3 (11.54%) Sophos
7 2 (7.69%) SAN
7 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
7 2 (7.69%) Clearswift
7 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
7 2 (7.69%) IIS
7 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix
7 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 2 (7.69%) VPN
7 2 (7.69%) SLA
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco
7 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
7 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
7 2 (7.69%) Google
7 2 (7.69%) VMware
7 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
7 2 (7.69%) McAfee

IT Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (7.69%) IIS
1 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (7.69%) SAN
1 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.69%) VPN
2 1 (3.85%) 3G
2 1 (3.85%) DHCP
2 1 (3.85%) DNS
2 1 (3.85%) Internet
2 1 (3.85%) VLAN
2 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.69%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
1 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 10 (38.46%) Windows 7
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 10
4 5 (19.23%) Windows 8
5 3 (11.54%) Android
5 3 (11.54%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
2 2 (7.69%) Identity Management
2 2 (7.69%) ITSM
3 1 (3.85%) Break/Fix
3 1 (3.85%) Coaching
3 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.85%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
3 1 (3.85%) Network Management
3 1 (3.85%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (3.85%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.85%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.85%) ECDL
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (26.92%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
1 3 (11.54%) Sophos
2 2 (7.69%) Cisco
2 2 (7.69%) Citrix
2 2 (7.69%) Clearswift
2 2 (7.69%) Google
2 2 (7.69%) McAfee
2 2 (7.69%) Veeam
2 2 (7.69%) VMware
3 1 (3.85%) Polycom