The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Systems Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 567 519 505
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 50 90 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 46 49
Median daily rate £263 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.01% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £206 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £240 £250
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 7
Median hourly rate £20.75 £18.90 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.78% -5.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £17.50 £12.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £28.50 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Systems Support
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46609 46602 46145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.92% 94.75% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 30764 29187 28941
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1328 1860 1972
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Systems Support in the job title.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support across the England region.

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in England

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support across the England region.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support within the England region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -46 20 £425 +25.00% 8
South East -8 12 £200 -13.04% 8
East of England +9 7 £200 +21.21% 4
North West -10 4 £120 -33.33% 1
South West -2 2 £358 +43.00% 1
West Midlands -3 2 £330 -
East Midlands +15 1 - -
Yorkshire +8 1 £275 - 2
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, Systems 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 England region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 51 (49.04%) Windows
2 32 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 25 (24.04%) Active Directory
3 25 (24.04%) SQL
4 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
4 21 (20.19%) VMware
4 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (19.23%) SharePoint
6 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
7 17 (16.35%) Linux
8 16 (15.38%) ITIL
8 16 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 16 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (14.42%) DNS
10 14 (13.46%) Oracle
10 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
10 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (12.50%) MS Exchange
12 12 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (11.54%) Finance
13 11 (10.58%) .NET
13 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (9.62%) DHCP
15 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
15 9 (8.65%) MS Office
15 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (7.69%) CSS
16 8 (7.69%) CRM
16 8 (7.69%) Windows XP

Systems Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 20 (19.23%) SharePoint
2 13 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 12 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.69%) CMS
5 7 (6.73%) IIS
6 6 (5.77%) Skype for Business
7 5 (4.81%) WordPress
8 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.96%) Apache
11 1 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.96%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.96%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.96%) JBoss
11 1 (0.96%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (8.65%) MS Excel
1 9 (8.65%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Northgate Housing
2 4 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.88%) Orchard Housing
4 2 (1.92%) Infor CRM
4 2 (1.92%) OPENHousing
4 2 (1.92%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.96%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.96%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.96%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.96%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.96%) Sage X3
5 1 (0.96%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.77%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.35%) TCP/IP
2 15 (14.42%) DNS
3 10 (9.62%) DHCP
4 6 (5.77%) Intranet
5 5 (4.81%) Firewall
5 5 (4.81%) VPN
6 4 (3.85%) Internet
6 4 (3.85%) LAN
6 4 (3.85%) WAN
7 3 (2.88%) HTTP
7 3 (2.88%) SAN
8 2 (1.92%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.92%) SSH
8 2 (1.92%) SSL
8 2 (1.92%) VLAN
8 2 (1.92%) VoIP
9 1 (0.96%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.96%) IPv4
9 1 (0.96%) Telepresence
9 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) Relational Database
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.96%) DTS
4 1 (0.96%) MS Access
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.96%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.81%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (2.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.92%) Toad
4 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.96%) JIRA
4 1 (0.96%) Subversion
General
1 12 (11.54%) Finance
2 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.81%) Banking
4 3 (2.88%) Legal
5 2 (1.92%) Back Office
5 2 (1.92%) Front Office
5 2 (1.92%) Law
6 1 (0.96%) Advertising
6 1 (0.96%) Billing
6 1 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.96%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.96%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.58%) .NET
2 8 (7.69%) CSS
3 3 (2.88%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.88%) HTML
3 3 (2.88%) Web Services
3 3 (2.88%) XML
3 3 (2.88%) XSLT
4 2 (1.92%) .NET Framework
4 2 (1.92%) Classic ASP
4 2 (1.92%) ELK Stack
4 2 (1.92%) Entity Framework
4 2 (1.92%) SAML
4 2 (1.92%) WCF
5 1 (0.96%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) NHS
2 5 (4.81%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.81%) Replication
2 5 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.96%) Derivative
5 1 (0.96%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.96%) EPoS
5 1 (0.96%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.96%) FMCG
5 1 (0.96%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 51 (49.04%) Windows
2 32 (30.77%) Windows Server
3 21 (20.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (16.35%) Linux
6 16 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 14 (13.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.69%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.85%) Unix
10 3 (2.88%) Windows 10
10 3 (2.88%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.88%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.96%) AIX
12 1 (0.96%) Android
12 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.96%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) ITIL
2 9 (8.65%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (7.69%) CRM
4 6 (5.77%) Asset Management
4 6 (5.77%) Change Management
4 6 (5.77%) Configuration Management
5 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.81%) Campaign Management
5 5 (4.81%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.81%) Project Management
5 5 (4.81%) Service Management
6 4 (3.85%) Change Control
6 4 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.88%) Content Management
7 3 (2.88%) ERP
7 3 (2.88%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.88%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (2.88%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.04%) SQL
2 6 (5.77%) C#
3 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.85%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.88%) C++
4 3 (2.88%) Java
4 3 (2.88%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.88%) PHP
4 3 (2.88%) VB
5 1 (0.96%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.96%) Perl
5 1 (0.96%) VB6
5 1 (0.96%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (6.73%) MCSE
3 5 (4.81%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.85%) MCSA
5 3 (2.88%) CCNA
5 3 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.88%) Degree
5 3 (2.88%) MCP
5 3 (2.88%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.96%) CCNP
6 1 (0.96%) CISSP
6 1 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.96%) MCAD
6 1 (0.96%) MCTS
6 1 (0.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) SLA
2 3 (2.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (24.04%) Active Directory
2 16 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.73%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.88%) MetaFrame
4 3 (2.88%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.88%) XenApp
5 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) NetBackup
1 5 (4.81%) WSUS
2 3 (2.88%) AirWatch
2 3 (2.88%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.92%) Cacti
3 2 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.92%) Nagios
3 2 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.92%) Puppet
4 1 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (0.96%) SCCM
4 1 (0.96%) yum
Vendors
1 21 (20.19%) Microsoft
1 21 (20.19%) VMware
2 14 (13.46%) Oracle
3 7 (6.73%) Avaya
3 7 (6.73%) Cisco
4 5 (4.81%) Citrix
4 5 (4.81%) Northgate
4 5 (4.81%) Orchard
4 5 (4.81%) Symantec
5 4 (3.85%) NetApp
5 4 (3.85%) ServiceNow
6 3 (2.88%) Bloomberg
6 3 (2.88%) Capita
6 3 (2.88%) Sage
7 2 (1.92%) CommVault
7 2 (1.92%) eSpeed
7 2 (1.92%) Intel Security
7 2 (1.92%) Rackspace
7 2 (1.92%) Reuters
7 2 (1.92%) Sun
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