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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Systems Support
UK / England
Rank 530 537 529
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 35 58 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.084% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.089% 0.13% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 33 30
Median daily rate £314 £308 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.11% -8.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £435 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
-20.63% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 9
Median hourly rate £14.50 £22.92 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.72% +69.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.89 £12.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.90 £37.50 £30.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £24.75 £13.50
% change year-on-year
-41.41% +83.33%

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
39269 44133 43974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.71% 94.89% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 25773 28481 28114
Median daily rate £425 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.59% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1341 1605 1770
Median hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.12% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 20 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 20 January 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
London -3 13 £375 +8.69% 11
South East +8 8 £325 +4.83% 1
South West +15 5 £181 -44.23% 3
East of England +3 5 £197 -50.75% 1
East Midlands +3 2 £388 -
West Midlands -9 1 - - 1
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 46 (46.94%) Windows
2 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 28 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 23 (23.47%) VMware
4 22 (22.45%) Finance
5 21 (21.43%) Active Directory
6 19 (19.39%) Linux
7 18 (18.37%) Firewall
8 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (14.29%) SQL
10 13 (13.27%) Unix
10 13 (13.27%) MS Exchange
11 12 (12.24%) DNS
11 12 (12.24%) ITIL
11 12 (12.24%) Oracle
12 11 (11.22%) SCCM
12 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (11.22%) IIS
12 11 (11.22%) DHCP
12 11 (11.22%) Apple
13 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
13 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
14 9 (9.18%) Cisco
14 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.18%) SAN
15 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
15 8 (8.16%) Perl
15 8 (8.16%) MS Office
15 8 (8.16%) PowerShell

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 13 (13.27%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.22%) IIS
3 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.10%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (4.08%) Apache
5 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.02%) Drupal
7 1 (1.02%) nginx
7 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.02%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (8.16%) MS Office
3 3 (3.06%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.06%) RoboHelp
4 1 (1.02%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (4.08%) SystmOne
2 3 (3.06%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (3.06%) Summit
2 3 (3.06%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (2.04%) Infor LN
4 1 (1.02%) Cognos Controller
4 1 (1.02%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.02%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.02%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (1.02%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (1.02%) Infor CRM
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.02%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.02%) Orchestrade
4 1 (1.02%) Pegasus Opera
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.10%) Office 365
2 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.02%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.02%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.02%) SuccessFactors
3 1 (1.02%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.37%) Firewall
2 12 (12.24%) DNS
3 11 (11.22%) DHCP
4 9 (9.18%) SAN
5 8 (8.16%) TCP/IP
6 7 (7.14%) NAS
7 5 (5.10%) Internet
7 5 (5.10%) VPN
8 4 (4.08%) Network Security
9 3 (3.06%) ADSL
9 3 (3.06%) SSL
9 3 (3.06%) WAN
9 3 (3.06%) Wireless
10 2 (2.04%) BGP
10 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.04%) LAN
10 2 (2.04%) MPLS
10 2 (2.04%) OSPF
10 2 (2.04%) VLAN
11 1 (1.02%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.10%) MySQL
3 3 (3.06%) BusinessObjects XI
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.02%) Essbase
5 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (4.08%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.02%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.02%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.02%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (1.02%) Xdebug
General
1 22 (22.45%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Front Office
2 3 (3.06%) Publishing
3 2 (2.04%) Advertising
3 2 (2.04%) Banking
3 2 (2.04%) Billing
4 1 (1.02%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.02%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.02%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.02%) French Language
4 1 (1.02%) Law
4 1 (1.02%) Legal
4 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.02%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.02%) Retail
4 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
2 4 (4.08%) .NET Framework
3 2 (2.04%) HTML
3 2 (2.04%) LAMP
4 1 (1.02%) CSS
4 1 (1.02%) DHTML
4 1 (1.02%) Dropwizard
4 1 (1.02%) ELK Stack
4 1 (1.02%) HTML5
4 1 (1.02%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.02%) Middleware
4 1 (1.02%) Node.js
4 1 (1.02%) ODBC
4 1 (1.02%) OLE
4 1 (1.02%) OLE DB
4 1 (1.02%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.02%) Web Services
4 1 (1.02%) XHTML
4 1 (1.02%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) AS400
3 3 (3.06%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.06%) Derivative
3 3 (3.06%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.06%) NHS
4 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.04%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.04%) Clustering
4 2 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.02%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.02%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.02%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.02%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.02%) Statistics
5 1 (1.02%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 46 (46.94%) Windows
2 28 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 19 (19.39%) Linux
4 17 (17.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.27%) Unix
6 11 (11.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (10.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.12%) Mac OS X
8 6 (6.12%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.10%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.06%) CentOS
10 3 (3.06%) Solaris
11 2 (2.04%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.04%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.02%) AIX
12 1 (1.02%) MVS
12 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.24%) ITIL
2 7 (7.14%) Change Management
3 6 (6.12%) ERP
3 6 (6.12%) Service Delivery
4 5 (5.10%) Configuration Management
4 5 (5.10%) DevOps
4 5 (5.10%) Migration
4 5 (5.10%) Network Design
5 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.08%) CRM
5 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.06%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.06%) Business Analysis
6 3 (3.06%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.06%) Data Analysis
6 3 (3.06%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.06%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.06%) Release Management
6 3 (3.06%) Risk Management
6 3 (3.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.29%) SQL
2 8 (8.16%) Perl
2 8 (8.16%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.12%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.08%) Java
5 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
5 3 (3.06%) VB
6 2 (2.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (1.02%) AWK
7 1 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.02%) JCL
7 1 (1.02%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.02%) PHP
7 1 (1.02%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.02%) Python
7 1 (1.02%) sed
7 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.10%) Degree
4 3 (3.06%) DV Cleared
4 3 (3.06%) MCSA
4 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.04%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.04%) ACDT
5 2 (2.04%) ACHDS
5 2 (2.04%) ACTC
5 2 (2.04%) CCNA
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.04%) MCDST
5 2 (2.04%) MCP
5 2 (2.04%) MCSE
5 2 (2.04%) MCSM
5 2 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.02%) ACMT
6 1 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.10%) SLA
2 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.02%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.06%) Terminal Services
4 3 (3.06%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.02%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.02%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) Casper Suite
2 4 (4.08%) Terraform
3 3 (3.06%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.06%) WSUS
4 2 (2.04%) Control-M
5 1 (1.02%) Ansible
5 1 (1.02%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.02%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.02%) Kibana
5 1 (1.02%) logstash
5 1 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.02%) Puppet
5 1 (1.02%) SCOM
5 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 23 (23.47%) VMware
3 12 (12.24%) Oracle
4 11 (11.22%) Apple
5 9 (9.18%) Cisco
6 5 (5.10%) HP
6 5 (5.10%) SAP
7 4 (4.08%) Citrix
7 4 (4.08%) Dell
7 4 (4.08%) Escenic
7 4 (4.08%) Hyperion
7 4 (4.08%) IBM
7 4 (4.08%) SonicWALL
7 4 (4.08%) Sophos
7 4 (4.08%) Tableau
8 3 (3.06%) Adobe
8 3 (3.06%) Infor
8 3 (3.06%) Murex
8 3 (3.06%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.06%) Veeam