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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 564 512 541
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 60 111 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.21% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.22% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 84 47
Median daily rate £350 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £177 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 12
Median hourly rate £27.50 £18.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.77% -13.25%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-13.63% -2.22%
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
46856 50029 49209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.61% 95.03% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 30915 32483 30579
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1539 1928 1999
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +2 27 £400 +0.94% 5
East of England -10 13 £300 -20.00% 6
South East +1 9 £240 -46.66% 5
Yorkshire +15 5 £320 +50.58% 1
South West +12 3 £400 +52.38% 2
North West +13 1 - - 1
West Midlands -28 1 - - 2
North East - 1 £400 -
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 37 (34.58%) Windows
2 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
3 23 (21.50%) Finance
4 20 (18.69%) SQL
5 19 (17.76%) Unix
5 19 (17.76%) Linux
5 19 (17.76%) Windows Server
6 17 (15.89%) Active Directory
6 17 (15.89%) VMware
7 16 (14.95%) Oracle
7 16 (14.95%) ITIL
8 14 (13.08%) Firewall
9 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
10 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
10 12 (11.21%) Cisco
10 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (10.28%) SCCM
11 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (8.41%) Configuration Management
13 8 (7.48%) Apple
13 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (7.48%) Internet
13 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
13 8 (7.48%) SLA
13 8 (7.48%) Citrix
13 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
13 8 (7.48%) .NET
13 8 (7.48%) MS Office
13 8 (7.48%) Change Management

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 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
2 6 (5.61%) CMS
3 5 (4.67%) IIS
3 5 (4.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.80%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.80%) IBM Notes
5 2 (1.87%) Apache
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.93%) Drupal
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.93%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.93%) WebLogic
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) MS Excel
2 8 (7.48%) MS Office
3 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.80%) RoboHelp
4 1 (0.93%) MS Project
4 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Northgate Housing
2 2 (1.87%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.93%) Aareon QL
3 1 (0.93%) Academy Housing
3 1 (0.93%) assyst
3 1 (0.93%) CSG Singleview
3 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.93%) MIS ActiveH
3 1 (0.93%) OPENHousing
3 1 (0.93%) Orchard Housing
3 1 (0.93%) PeopleSoft CRM
3 1 (0.93%) SystmOne
3 1 (0.93%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.74%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.74%) Office 365
2 1 (0.93%) IaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.93%) PaaS
2 1 (0.93%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.08%) Firewall
2 8 (7.48%) Internet
3 7 (6.54%) DNS
3 7 (6.54%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.54%) WAN
4 6 (5.61%) DHCP
5 5 (4.67%) LAN
5 5 (4.67%) Wireless
6 4 (3.74%) SAN
7 3 (2.80%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (2.80%) NAS
7 3 (2.80%) Network Security
7 3 (2.80%) VPN
8 2 (1.87%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.87%) MPLS
8 2 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.87%) VLAN
9 1 (0.93%) Intranet
9 1 (0.93%) SSL
9 1 (0.93%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.15%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.74%) BusinessObjects XI
3 4 (3.74%) MySQL
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.80%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (1.87%) Crystal Reports
5 2 (1.87%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.93%) BODI
6 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.93%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.67%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.74%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.80%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.80%) JIRA
3 3 (2.80%) TeamCity
3 3 (2.80%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.87%) Hudson
5 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.93%) Toad
5 1 (0.93%) Xdebug
General
1 23 (21.50%) Finance
2 7 (6.54%) Banking
3 4 (3.74%) International Banking
4 3 (2.80%) Law
4 3 (2.80%) Publishing
4 3 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.87%) Billing
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.93%) Front Office
6 1 (0.93%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.48%) .NET
2 6 (5.61%) CSS
3 5 (4.67%) .NET Framework
3 5 (4.67%) XML
4 4 (3.74%) HTML
5 3 (2.80%) XSLT
6 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.87%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.87%) LAMP
6 2 (1.87%) Middleware
6 2 (1.87%) Web Services
7 1 (0.93%) DHTML
7 1 (0.93%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.93%) JMS
7 1 (0.93%) SAML
7 1 (0.93%) SOAP
7 1 (0.93%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (5.61%) Data Centre
1 6 (5.61%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.67%) NHS
3 3 (2.80%) AS400
3 3 (2.80%) Replication
4 2 (1.87%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.87%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.87%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.87%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.87%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.93%) Clustering
5 1 (0.93%) Derivative
5 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
5 1 (0.93%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.93%) FMCG
5 1 (0.93%) SystemC
5 1 (0.93%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 37 (34.58%) Windows
2 19 (17.76%) Linux
2 19 (17.76%) Unix
2 19 (17.76%) Windows Server
3 12 (11.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (10.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (7.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (6.54%) Solaris
6 7 (6.54%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.80%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.80%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.87%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.93%) AIX
9 1 (0.93%) MVS
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.95%) ITIL
2 9 (8.41%) Configuration Management
3 8 (7.48%) Change Management
4 7 (6.54%) Incident Management
5 6 (5.61%) Data Analysis
6 5 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.67%) CRM
6 5 (4.67%) Service Management
7 4 (3.74%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.74%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (3.74%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.74%) Project Management
7 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.74%) Time Management
8 3 (2.80%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.80%) Content Management
8 3 (2.80%) DevOps
8 3 (2.80%) Release Management
9 2 (1.87%) Data Management
9 2 (1.87%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.69%) SQL
2 8 (7.48%) Shell Script
3 6 (5.61%) Java
4 5 (4.67%) C#
4 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.67%) Perl
5 4 (3.74%) PHP
5 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.74%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.80%) C++
7 2 (1.87%) AWK
7 2 (1.87%) MATLAB
7 2 (1.87%) Python
7 2 (1.87%) Ruby
7 2 (1.87%) sed
8 1 (0.93%) JCL
8 1 (0.93%) Tcl
8 1 (0.93%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.54%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.67%) MCSE
6 4 (3.74%) CCNA
6 4 (3.74%) Degree
6 4 (3.74%) MCSA
7 3 (2.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.80%) CCDE
7 3 (2.80%) CCIE
7 3 (2.80%) DV Cleared
7 3 (2.80%) MCP
7 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.87%) ACDT
8 2 (1.87%) ACHDS
8 2 (1.87%) ACTC
8 2 (1.87%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.87%) MCDST
8 2 (1.87%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.93%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (15.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.61%) Hyper-V
4 4 (3.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 4 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (1.87%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.87%) XenApp
7 1 (0.93%) BitLocker
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.93%) UAG
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (10.28%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.67%) Terraform
4 4 (3.74%) Casper Suite
4 4 (3.74%) Puppet
4 4 (3.74%) SCOM
5 2 (1.87%) Ansible
6 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.93%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
6 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (22.43%) Microsoft
2 17 (15.89%) VMware
3 16 (14.95%) Oracle
4 12 (11.21%) Cisco
5 8 (7.48%) Apple
5 8 (7.48%) Citrix
6 7 (6.54%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.61%) Northgate
8 5 (4.67%) Sun
8 5 (4.67%) Symantec
9 4 (3.74%) Sophos
9 4 (3.74%) Veritas
10 3 (2.80%) Adobe
10 3 (2.80%) Escenic
10 3 (2.80%) Hyperion
10 3 (2.80%) Lotus
10 3 (2.80%) SAP
10 3 (2.80%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.80%) Tableau
11 2 (1.87%) IBM
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