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 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Systems Support
UK / England
Rank 548 558 538
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 31 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.074% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.078% 0.12% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 38
Median daily rate £278 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.09% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £179 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £442 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
-30.15% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Median hourly rate £25.25 £22.92 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.18% -8.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £16.18 £15.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.05 £29.65 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.25 £14.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+74.13% -31.76%

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
39661 45341 45243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.08% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26048 29636 28290
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1399 1520 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

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 February 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
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 February 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 +5 10 £325 +23.80% 6
South East +17 7 £388 +55.00% 7
South West +20 6 £208 -36.15% 3
East Midlands +3 2 £388 +55.00%
East of England +3 2 - - 2
North West +23 1 - - 1
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 41 (43.62%) Windows
2 29 (30.85%) Windows Server
3 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
4 26 (27.66%) VMware
5 24 (25.53%) Active Directory
6 22 (23.40%) Finance
7 18 (19.15%) Oracle
8 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (17.02%) SQL
10 15 (15.96%) Linux
10 15 (15.96%) DNS
11 14 (14.89%) MS Exchange
11 14 (14.89%) Firewall
12 13 (13.83%) ITIL
13 12 (12.77%) Unix
13 12 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
14 11 (11.70%) DHCP
15 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
16 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
16 9 (9.57%) SCCM
16 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
16 9 (9.57%) Perl
16 9 (9.57%) MS Office
16 9 (9.57%) ERP
16 9 (9.57%) Cisco
16 9 (9.57%) HP
16 9 (9.57%) Apple
17 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003

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 14 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.51%) IIS
4 6 (6.38%) Apache
5 3 (3.19%) ArcGIS
5 3 (3.19%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.19%) GlassFish
5 3 (3.19%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.06%) CMS
7 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.06%) nginx
7 1 (1.06%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.06%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (9.57%) MS Office
2 8 (8.51%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.06%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 4 (4.26%) Pegasus Opera
1 4 (4.26%) SystmOne
2 3 (3.19%) Cognos Controller
2 3 (3.19%) Northgate Housing
2 3 (3.19%) Summit
2 3 (3.19%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (2.13%) Infor LN
4 1 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.06%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (1.06%) Infor CloudSuite
4 1 (1.06%) Infor CloudSuite Industrial (formerly SyteLine)
4 1 (1.06%) Infor CRM
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (1.06%) Orchestrade
4 1 (1.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Office 365
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.06%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
3 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.06%) SoftLayer
3 1 (1.06%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 15 (15.96%) DNS
2 14 (14.89%) Firewall
3 11 (11.70%) DHCP
4 6 (6.38%) SAN
5 5 (5.32%) NAS
5 5 (5.32%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.32%) VPN
6 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (3.19%) ADSL
7 3 (3.19%) Network Security
7 3 (3.19%) SSL
8 2 (2.13%) BGP
8 2 (2.13%) MPLS
8 2 (2.13%) OSPF
8 2 (2.13%) WAN
9 1 (1.06%) Internet
9 1 (1.06%) Intranet
9 1 (1.06%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.06%) IPsec
9 1 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.38%) Oracle Database
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (5.32%) Crystal Reports
3 5 (5.32%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (4.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (4.26%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.19%) BusinessObjects XI
5 3 (3.19%) MySQL
5 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.06%) Essbase
6 1 (1.06%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.06%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (2.13%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.06%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.06%) Oracle Forms
General
1 22 (23.40%) Finance
2 3 (3.19%) Front Office
3 2 (2.13%) Advertising
3 2 (2.13%) Billing
3 2 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.06%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.06%) Banking
4 1 (1.06%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.06%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.06%) Electronics
4 1 (1.06%) French Language
4 1 (1.06%) Law
4 1 (1.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.06%) Retail
4 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.32%) XML
2 4 (4.26%) Web Services
3 3 (3.19%) .NET
4 2 (2.13%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.13%) HTML
5 1 (1.06%) CSS
5 1 (1.06%) Dropwizard
5 1 (1.06%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.06%) HTML5
5 1 (1.06%) JSON
5 1 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.06%) Node.js
5 1 (1.06%) ODBC
5 1 (1.06%) OLE
5 1 (1.06%) OLE DB
5 1 (1.06%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.26%) NHS
3 3 (3.19%) AS400
3 3 (3.19%) Derivative
3 3 (3.19%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.19%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.19%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.06%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.06%) Clustering
5 1 (1.06%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (1.06%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.06%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.06%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.06%) Pharmacovigilance
5 1 (1.06%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 41 (43.62%) Windows
2 29 (30.85%) Windows Server
3 17 (18.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (15.96%) Linux
5 12 (12.77%) Unix
5 12 (12.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (7.45%) Windows 7
8 6 (6.38%) Mac OS X
9 5 (5.32%) Windows 10
10 3 (3.19%) CentOS
10 3 (3.19%) Solaris
10 3 (3.19%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.06%) AIX
11 1 (1.06%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.83%) ITIL
2 9 (9.57%) ERP
3 8 (8.51%) Migration
4 7 (7.45%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.45%) Business Analysis
4 7 (7.45%) Data Analysis
5 6 (6.38%) Change Management
5 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.38%) DevOps
5 6 (6.38%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.32%) Network Design
7 4 (4.26%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (4.26%) OO
7 4 (4.26%) OOD
7 4 (4.26%) SDLC
8 3 (3.19%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.19%) CRM
8 3 (3.19%) Privileged Password Management
8 3 (3.19%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.19%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.02%) SQL
2 9 (9.57%) Perl
3 7 (7.45%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.38%) Python
5 5 (5.32%) Shell Script
6 4 (4.26%) Java
7 3 (3.19%) PHP
7 3 (3.19%) T-SQL
8 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.13%) C#
8 2 (2.13%) VB
9 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.06%) JCL
9 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.06%) Ruby
9 1 (1.06%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.32%) DV Cleared
2 5 (5.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) Degree
4 1 (1.06%) ACMT
4 1 (1.06%) CCNA
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.06%) MCSA
4 1 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 4 (4.26%) SLA
2 2 (2.13%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.06%) Data Quality
System Software
1 24 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.19%) vCloud
5 2 (2.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.06%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.06%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.06%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 9 (9.57%) SCCM
2 4 (4.26%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (3.19%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.19%) WSUS
4 2 (2.13%) Control-M
4 2 (2.13%) Terraform
5 1 (1.06%) Ansible
5 1 (1.06%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.06%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.06%) Kibana
5 1 (1.06%) logstash
5 1 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.06%) Puppet
5 1 (1.06%) SCOM
5 1 (1.06%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.06%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.06%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 27 (28.72%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.66%) VMware
3 18 (19.15%) Oracle
4 9 (9.57%) Apple
4 9 (9.57%) Cisco
4 9 (9.57%) HP
5 6 (6.38%) IBM
5 6 (6.38%) SAP
6 5 (5.32%) QAD
7 4 (4.26%) Dell
7 4 (4.26%) Pegasus
7 4 (4.26%) SonicWALL
7 4 (4.26%) Sophos
8 3 (3.19%) Cognos
8 3 (3.19%) ESRI
8 3 (3.19%) Infor
8 3 (3.19%) Murex
8 3 (3.19%) Palo Alto
8 3 (3.19%) SolarWinds
8 3 (3.19%) Veeam
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