The median contractor rate for a Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Support Engineer
England / West Midlands
Rank 91 83 65
Rank change year-on-year -8 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Support Engineer 27 47 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.74% 2.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.25% 1.83% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 14 17
Median daily rate £200 £325 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.46% +62.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £215 £98
10% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £413 £335
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 15 9
Median hourly rate £14.71 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.04% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £11.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £18.00 £22.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.22%  

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 2160 2572 2382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 93.79% 95.44% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1356 1421 1330
Median daily rate £400 £400 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 72 170
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -9.09%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Warwickshire +1 6 - - 1
Birmingham -8 6 £200 -38.46% 3
Shropshire +27 4 - -
Staffordshire +1 3 £200 -37.50% 1
Herefordshire - 3 £225 - 3
Solihull +2 1 - -
Worcestershire 0 1 - -
Coventry -4 1 - - 2
Support Engineer
England

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 17 (32.69%) Active Directory
4 12 (23.08%) Cisco
4 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
5 10 (19.23%) Citrix
5 10 (19.23%) Migration
6 9 (17.31%) Firewall
7 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
7 8 (15.38%) VMware
8 7 (13.46%) MS Office
8 7 (13.46%) WAN
9 6 (11.54%) Office 365
9 6 (11.54%) LAN
9 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
9 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (9.62%) CCNP
10 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
11 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
11 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
11 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
11 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
11 4 (7.69%) Remedy
12 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
12 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
12 3 (5.77%) OSPF
12 3 (5.77%) Service Management
12 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
12 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange

Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 3 (5.77%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) MS Office
2 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Office 365
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (17.31%) Firewall
2 7 (13.46%) WAN
3 6 (11.54%) LAN
4 3 (5.77%) OSPF
5 2 (3.85%) DNS
5 2 (3.85%) IP Telephony
5 2 (3.85%) Network Security
5 2 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (1.92%) 3G
6 1 (1.92%) ADSL
6 1 (1.92%) BIG-IP
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (1.92%) DHCP
6 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.92%) FlexRay
6 1 (1.92%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.85%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Electronics
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.85%) NHS
2 2 (3.85%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 31 (59.62%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows 7
3 12 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 8 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 4 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.85%) Android
8 1 (1.92%) Linux
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (19.23%) Migration
2 3 (5.77%) ITIL
2 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (5.77%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (5.77%) Service Management
3 2 (3.85%) Incident Management
3 2 (3.85%) Load Balancing
3 2 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (1.92%) Business Continuity
4 1 (1.92%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (1.92%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (1.92%) Data Migration
4 1 (1.92%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Fault Management
4 1 (1.92%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.92%) Network Management
4 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.92%) Process Improvement
4 1 (1.92%) Server Building
4 1 (1.92%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.77%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (9.62%) CCNP
2 5 (9.62%) Security Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.77%) CCNA
5 1 (1.92%) Degree
5 1 (1.92%) MCSA
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.92%) MOS
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 17 (32.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (1.92%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) Cisco
2 10 (19.23%) Citrix
3 8 (15.38%) VMware
4 6 (11.54%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.69%) CheckPoint
5 4 (7.69%) Remedy
6 3 (5.77%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.85%) Avaya
7 2 (3.85%) Dell
7 2 (3.85%) Fortinet
7 2 (3.85%) Google
7 2 (3.85%) HP
7 2 (3.85%) IBM
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) Aruba
8 1 (1.92%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.92%) Brocade
8 1 (1.92%) Kronos
8 1 (1.92%) LANDesk
8 1 (1.92%) Veeam
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