The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 27 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.

Support Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 73 80
Rank change year-on-year -23 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 25 69 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.21% 2.28% 1.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.28% 2.40% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 19 12
Median daily rate £145 £288 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.56% +21.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £133 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £352 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £204 £275 £215
% change year-on-year -25.90% +27.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 12
Median hourly rate £15.07 £18.28 £17.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.53% +7.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £12.74 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £21.50 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.43 £15.74 £16.60
% change year-on-year -8.36% -5.16%  

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 1955 2872 2224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.58% 94.72% 95.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1177 1712 1348
Median daily rate £388 £398 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.51% +13.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £231 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 136
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -0.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £39.00 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Support Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Support Engineer in the West Midlands

Support Engineer
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 Support Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 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
Birmingham +2 8 £145 -51.66% 1
Solihull +17 7 - - 3
Coventry +15 4 £140 - 1
Staffordshire -1 2 £210 - 1
Warwickshire -9 1 - - 1
Support Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Support Engineer 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 16 (31.37%) Citrix
5 14 (27.45%) Office 365
6 13 (25.49%) Windows 10
6 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Office
7 10 (19.61%) ITIL
7 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
8 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
8 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 9 (17.65%) SCCM
9 8 (15.69%) Migration
9 8 (15.69%) Cisco
10 7 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (13.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 7 (13.73%) Remote Desktop
10 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
11 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
11 6 (11.76%) VMware
12 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
12 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
12 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
13 4 (7.84%) LAN
13 4 (7.84%) WAN
13 4 (7.84%) Avaya
13 4 (7.84%) Firewall

Support Engineer 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 7 (13.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (9.80%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (25.49%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 14 (27.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) Remote Desktop
2 4 (7.84%) Firewall
2 4 (7.84%) LAN
2 4 (7.84%) WAN
3 3 (5.88%) VoIP
4 2 (3.92%) CTI
4 2 (3.92%) DNS
4 2 (3.92%) H.323
4 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
4 2 (3.92%) LDAP
4 2 (3.92%) PBX
4 2 (3.92%) Skype
4 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.92%) Unified Communications
5 1 (1.96%) 3G
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.96%) DHCP
5 1 (1.96%) FlexRay
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (1.96%) Automotive
1 1 (1.96%) Back Office
1 1 (1.96%) Banking
1 1 (1.96%) Electronics
1 1 (1.96%) Finance
1 1 (1.96%) Legal
1 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.92%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.92%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.92%) IVR
3 2 (3.92%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) Windows 7
3 13 (25.49%) Windows 10
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server
5 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.88%) Android
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.61%) ITIL
2 8 (15.69%) Migration
3 5 (9.80%) Incident Management
4 4 (7.84%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (5.88%) Break/Fix
6 2 (3.92%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.96%) Component Testing
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Security
7 1 (1.96%) High Availability
7 1 (1.96%) IT Strategy
7 1 (1.96%) ITIL V3
7 1 (1.96%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.96%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.96%) Network Management
7 1 (1.96%) Process Improvement
7 1 (1.96%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.96%) Security Patching
7 1 (1.96%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (1.96%) Time Management
7 1 (1.96%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.96%) C
1 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
1 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
1 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) A+ Certification
3 1 (1.96%) CCNP
3 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.96%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.96%) ECDL
3 1 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.96%) MOS
System Software
1 17 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (3.92%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.96%) vSphere
4 1 (1.96%) XenApp
4 1 (1.96%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 16 (31.37%) Citrix
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) VMware
5 4 (7.84%) Avaya
6 2 (3.92%) Dell
6 2 (3.92%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (1.96%) Brocade
7 1 (1.96%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.96%) Google
7 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Polycom
7 1 (1.96%) Sophos
7 1 (1.96%) Toshiba
7 1 (1.96%) Veeam
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