The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South West 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
England / South West
Rank 130 150 144
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support 6 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.033% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.035% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 2
Median daily rate £208 £325 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.15% -17.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £220 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
-30.15% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 South West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2577 2878 3075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 95.02% 96.16% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1675 1912 1943
Median daily rate £385 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -1.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 173 167 157
Median hourly rate £38.50 £37.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
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 the South West

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

Systems Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Systems Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Systems Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Systems Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West 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
Wiltshire - 4 £208 -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Systems Support
England

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

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 South West region featuring Systems Support in the job title.

1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 10 (71.43%) VMware
3 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
4 7 (50.00%) Oracle
5 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (28.57%) Pegasus
7 4 (28.57%) Pegasus Opera
7 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (28.57%) Migration
7 4 (28.57%) QAD
7 4 (28.57%) ERP
7 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
7 4 (28.57%) Linux
7 4 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
7 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
7 4 (28.57%) MS Office
7 4 (28.57%) SAP
8 3 (21.43%) ITIL

Systems Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) ArcGIS
2 1 (7.14%) GlassFish
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Pegasus Opera
2 2 (14.29%) Unit4 Business World
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) Crystal Reports
1 4 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
1 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
4 4 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ERP
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Release Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Open Source
4 1 (7.14%) Password Management
4 1 (7.14%) Privileged Password Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) Java
1 1 (7.14%) Perl
1 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 5 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) vCloud
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) VMware
2 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Oracle
4 4 (28.57%) Pegasus
4 4 (28.57%) QAD
4 4 (28.57%) SAP
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) ESRI
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds