The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Support Engineer
Rank 239 243 249
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 13 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.012% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.012% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 7
Average daily rate
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£300 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £256 £275
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -6.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.63 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.92% -22.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £13.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+12.96% -22.85%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8494 8070 9191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.81% 91.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 4718 4308 4282
Average daily rate £355 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 496 606
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Systems Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support Engineer in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014.

Systems Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Systems Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire - 8 £300 -
Berkshire - 1 £200 -
Surrey - 1 £200 -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Systems Support Engineer
England

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Systems Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support Engineer in their job title.

1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) DVB
3 7 (31.82%) MPEG
3 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco
4 6 (27.27%) HP
4 6 (27.27%) MS Office
4 6 (27.27%) VMware
5 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
5 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
5 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
5 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (18.18%) SCCM
6 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (18.18%) UNIX
6 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
7 3 (13.64%) LAN
7 3 (13.64%) WAN
7 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
7 3 (13.64%) Oracle
7 3 (13.64%) Java
7 3 (13.64%) Juniper
7 3 (13.64%) SAN
7 3 (13.64%) McAfee
7 3 (13.64%) Telecoms

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Systems Support Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (13.64%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Apache
2 2 (9.09%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.09%) GlassFish
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (18.18%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (31.82%) DVB
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) LAN
2 3 (13.64%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) SSL
3 2 (9.09%) 3G
3 2 (9.09%) SS7
3 2 (9.09%) IPsec
3 2 (9.09%) 2G
3 2 (9.09%) 4G
3 2 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (9.09%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) DHCP
General
1 3 (13.64%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Military
2 1 (4.55%) Front Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) SAML
1 2 (9.09%) JSF
2 1 (4.55%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (31.82%) MPEG
2 3 (13.64%) Open Source
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (45.45%) Windows
2 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (31.82%) Windows XP
4 4 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (18.18%) UNIX
5 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) CentOS
6 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
6 1 (4.55%) AIX
6 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
1 3 (13.64%) Migration
2 2 (9.09%) Identity Management
2 2 (9.09%) Time Management
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.55%) Change Control
3 1 (4.55%) Risk Management
3 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (4.55%) Information Security
3 1 (4.55%) Network Planning
3 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
3 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) Perl
2 2 (9.09%) PHP
2 2 (9.09%) C
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) DV Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) HP AIS
3 1 (4.55%) MCP
3 1 (4.55%) MCSE
3 1 (4.55%) MCSA
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MCDST
3 1 (4.55%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) SLA
1 2 (9.09%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.09%) NFS
4 2 (9.09%) XenApp
4 2 (9.09%) Shibboleth
5 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) Backup Exec
2 4 (18.18%) SCCM
3 3 (13.64%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (4.55%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 6 (27.27%) HP
2 6 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 3 (13.64%) McAfee
4 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
4 3 (13.64%) Juniper
4 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 2 (9.09%) Adobe
5 2 (9.09%) Citrix
5 2 (9.09%) Veritas
6 1 (4.55%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Huawei
6 1 (4.55%) F5
6 1 (4.55%) Altiris
6 1 (4.55%) NetApp