The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East 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 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Systems Support
Rank 258 250 221
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 12 14 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.15% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 15
Median daily rate £200 £230 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £230 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £240 £250
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 4
Median hourly rate - £18.90 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.91%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Systems Support
England

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
8696 8842 8553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.09% 94.62% 93.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5247 4908 4697
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 387 439 469
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -3.03%

Systems Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Systems Support in the job title.

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Systems Support
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 across the South East region.

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016.

Systems Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Systems Support
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 across the South East region.

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 24 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
Oxfordshire +9 9 £225 -2.17% 2
Hampshire +4 1 £165 -58.75% 4
Middlesex -3 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
Systems Support
England

Systems Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (40.91%) Linux
4 9 (40.91%) VMware
5 8 (36.36%) Oracle
5 8 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
6 7 (31.82%) SQL
7 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
7 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
7 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (22.73%) WordPress
8 5 (22.73%) NetBackup
8 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (22.73%) Intranet
9 4 (18.18%) DHCP
9 4 (18.18%) DNS
9 4 (18.18%) SLA
9 4 (18.18%) ITIL
9 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
9 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
10 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
10 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server

Systems Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (27.27%) SharePoint
2 5 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) WordPress
3 3 (13.64%) CMS
4 2 (9.09%) IIS
5 1 (4.55%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.55%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (4.55%) Northgate Housing
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 5 (22.73%) Intranet
3 4 (18.18%) DHCP
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) Internet
4 1 (4.55%) SAN
4 1 (4.55%) VLAN
4 1 (4.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (13.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.55%) Toad
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) XML
1 3 (13.64%) XSLT
2 2 (9.09%) ELK Stack
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) e-Learning
3 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 16 (72.73%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 9 (40.91%) Linux
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (13.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (4.55%) AIX
8 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (4.55%) Solaris
8 1 (4.55%) Unix
8 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
3 3 (13.64%) Content Management
3 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 3 (13.64%) Patch Management
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Control
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Open Source
4 2 (9.09%) Web Development
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Document Management
5 1 (4.55%) ITIL V3
5 1 (4.55%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (4.55%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 7 (31.82%) SQL
2 3 (13.64%) C#
2 3 (13.64%) C++
2 3 (13.64%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) PHP
3 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 2 (9.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (9.09%) MCP
3 2 (9.09%) MCSA
3 2 (9.09%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
2 3 (13.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.64%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.55%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (22.73%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.09%) Cacti
2 2 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (9.09%) Puppet
2 2 (9.09%) WSUS
3 1 (4.55%) yum
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) VMware
2 8 (36.36%) Oracle
3 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.64%) NetApp
5 2 (9.09%) CommVault
5 2 (9.09%) Intel Security
5 2 (9.09%) Rackspace
5 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 1 (4.55%) Dell
6 1 (4.55%) Northgate
6 1 (4.55%) Orchard
6 1 (4.55%) Perforce
6 1 (4.55%) Veritas