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 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 546 522 514
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 66 91 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 53 46
Median daily rate £290 £315 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.93% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £201 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £425 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £320 £295
% change year-on-year
-21.87% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 17 7
Median hourly rate £20.75 £20.19 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.79% +3.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.15 £17.50 £12.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.35 £35.00 £20.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.59 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +14.39%
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
48564 48799 47642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.03% 94.77% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 32040 30125 29587
Median daily rate £425 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1382 1958 1985
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -1.02%

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 2 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 2 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 -54 28 £345 +16.94% 7
South East -12 15 £200 -27.27% 4
East of England +4 7 £200 -42.85%
Yorkshire +7 4 £455 -
West Midlands -9 4 £390 +38.66% 2
North West -5 3 £120 -40.00% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £250 -39.39% 2
South West -5 1 £358 +43.00%
Systems Support
UK

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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 58 (50.00%) Windows
2 38 (32.76%) Windows Server
3 29 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 27 (23.28%) SQL
5 26 (22.41%) Microsoft
6 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 23 (19.83%) VMware
8 21 (18.10%) SharePoint
9 20 (17.24%) Linux
9 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (16.38%) TCP/IP
10 19 (16.38%) Finance
11 18 (15.52%) ITIL
12 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
12 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (13.79%) Windows 7
14 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (12.93%) Oracle
15 14 (12.07%) DNS
15 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
16 13 (11.21%) .NET
17 12 (10.34%) MS Exchange
18 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
19 10 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
19 10 (8.62%) MCSE
20 9 (7.76%) MS Excel
20 9 (7.76%) DHCP
20 9 (7.76%) IIS
20 9 (7.76%) MS Office
20 9 (7.76%) C#

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 21 (18.10%) SharePoint
2 12 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (7.76%) IIS
5 7 (6.03%) CMS
6 6 (5.17%) Skype for Business
7 5 (4.31%) WordPress
8 4 (3.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (2.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (2.59%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.72%) Apache
11 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.86%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.86%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.86%) JBoss
11 1 (0.86%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 9 (7.76%) MS Excel
1 9 (7.76%) MS Office
2 1 (0.86%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Northgate Housing
2 4 (3.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (2.59%) Orchard Housing
4 2 (1.72%) Infor CRM
4 2 (1.72%) OPENHousing
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 2 (1.72%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.86%) Aareon QL
5 1 (0.86%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.86%) Infor SunSystems
5 1 (0.86%) MIS ActiveH
5 1 (0.86%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (5.17%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.38%) TCP/IP
2 14 (12.07%) DNS
3 9 (7.76%) DHCP
4 6 (5.17%) Firewall
4 6 (5.17%) Intranet
4 6 (5.17%) LAN
4 6 (5.17%) WAN
5 5 (4.31%) Internet
5 5 (4.31%) VPN
6 4 (3.45%) SAN
7 3 (2.59%) HTTP
7 3 (2.59%) VLAN
8 2 (1.72%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.72%) SSH
8 2 (1.72%) SSL
9 1 (0.86%) BIG-IP
9 1 (0.86%) IPv4
9 1 (0.86%) SMTP
9 1 (0.86%) Telepresence
9 1 (0.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (14.66%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
2 6 (5.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (4.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (1.72%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.72%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.86%) DTS
5 1 (0.86%) MS Access
5 1 (0.86%) MySQL
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (3.45%) Visual Studio
3 2 (1.72%) Toad
4 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.86%) JIRA
4 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.86%) Selenium
4 1 (0.86%) Subversion
General
1 19 (16.38%) Finance
2 7 (6.03%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.17%) Banking
4 3 (2.59%) Games
4 3 (2.59%) Retail
5 2 (1.72%) Back Office
5 2 (1.72%) Front Office
5 2 (1.72%) Law
5 2 (1.72%) Legal
6 1 (0.86%) Advertising
6 1 (0.86%) Billing
6 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.21%) .NET
2 8 (6.90%) CSS
3 5 (4.31%) ELK Stack
3 5 (4.31%) Web Services
4 4 (3.45%) ASP.NET
5 3 (2.59%) HTML
5 3 (2.59%) XML
5 3 (2.59%) XSLT
6 2 (1.72%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.72%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.72%) Entity Framework
6 2 (1.72%) SAML
6 2 (1.72%) WCF
7 1 (0.86%) JDBC
7 1 (0.86%) JSON
7 1 (0.86%) LAMP
7 1 (0.86%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
2 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.31%) NHS
2 5 (4.31%) Replication
2 5 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.59%) Wiki
4 2 (1.72%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.86%) Derivative
5 1 (0.86%) e-Learning
5 1 (0.86%) EPoS
5 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.86%) FMCG
5 1 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 58 (50.00%) Windows
2 38 (32.76%) Windows Server
3 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (17.24%) Linux
4 20 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (13.79%) Windows 7
6 15 (12.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (6.90%) Windows XP
8 4 (3.45%) Unix
9 3 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 10
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.86%) AIX
10 1 (0.86%) Android
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.86%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.52%) ITIL
2 10 (8.62%) Disaster Recovery
3 8 (6.90%) CRM
4 7 (6.03%) Change Control
5 6 (5.17%) Asset Management
5 6 (5.17%) Change Management
5 6 (5.17%) Incident Management
5 6 (5.17%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (4.31%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.31%) Campaign Management
6 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.31%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.31%) Project Management
7 4 (3.45%) DevOps
7 4 (3.45%) Open Source
7 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (3.45%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.45%) Service Management
7 4 (3.45%) Systems Analysis
7 4 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.28%) SQL
2 9 (7.76%) C#
3 7 (6.03%) PowerShell
4 5 (4.31%) VB
5 4 (3.45%) PHP
5 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 3 (2.59%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.59%) C++
6 3 (2.59%) Java
6 3 (2.59%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.72%) Perl
8 1 (0.86%) AWK
8 1 (0.86%) Ruby
8 1 (0.86%) sed
8 1 (0.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.86%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.86%) VB6
8 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (12.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (8.62%) MCSE
3 6 (5.17%) MCSA
4 5 (4.31%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (4.31%) MCP
5 3 (2.59%) Degree
5 3 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.59%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.72%) CCNA
6 2 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.86%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.86%) CCNP
7 1 (0.86%) CISSP
7 1 (0.86%) MCAD
7 1 (0.86%) MCTS
7 1 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 3 (2.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.86%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 29 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (14.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (2.59%) MetaFrame
4 3 (2.59%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.59%) XenApp
5 2 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (1.72%) vSphere
6 1 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 7 (6.03%) NetBackup
1 7 (6.03%) WSUS
2 5 (4.31%) Nagios
3 4 (3.45%) Cacti
3 4 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.45%) Puppet
4 3 (2.59%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.59%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.86%) ITRS Geneos
5 1 (0.86%) Kibana
5 1 (0.86%) logstash
5 1 (0.86%) SCCM
5 1 (0.86%) SCOM
5 1 (0.86%) yum
5 1 (0.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 26 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 23 (19.83%) VMware
3 15 (12.93%) Oracle
4 7 (6.03%) Symantec
5 6 (5.17%) Avaya
5 6 (5.17%) Cisco
6 5 (4.31%) Citrix
6 5 (4.31%) Northgate
6 5 (4.31%) Orchard
7 4 (3.45%) CommVault
7 4 (3.45%) Intel Security
7 4 (3.45%) NetApp
7 4 (3.45%) Rackspace
8 3 (2.59%) Bloomberg
8 3 (2.59%) Capita
8 3 (2.59%) Sage
8 3 (2.59%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.72%) Dell
9 2 (1.72%) eSpeed
9 2 (1.72%) Reuters