The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Support Engineer
Rank 596 563 569
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 19 6 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.011% 0.032%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.012% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 8
Average daily rate
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£300 £300 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £295 £260
% change year-on-year
+1.69% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.73% +80.95%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year
-19.73% +80.95%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52098 48552 51706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.77% 93.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 32589 29303 29138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2082 2105 2549
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.78 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

Systems Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Systems Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK.

Systems Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Systems Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK.

Systems Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 22 October 2014.

Systems Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 22 October 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
England -13 19 £300 -17.24% 23
South East -1 13 £300 -8.04% 8
Hampshire - 8 £300 - 2
Southampton - 7 £300 - 1
London +21 3 £336 -23.57% 4
City of London - 2 £413 - 1
Reading +14 1 £200 -44.82%
Berkshire +12 1 £200 -44.82%
Surrey +1 1 £200 -31.03%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Leicester - - - - 2
Sheffield - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Peterborough - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Bicester - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - -
Chesham - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 2
Colchester - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Derby - - - -

Systems Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
3 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
4 11 (33.33%) Linux
5 9 (27.27%) MS Office
5 9 (27.27%) VMware
6 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (21.21%) DVB
7 7 (21.21%) MPEG
7 7 (21.21%) Cisco
7 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
8 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (18.18%) DNS
8 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
8 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 6 (18.18%) UNIX
8 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
9 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
9 5 (15.15%) HP
10 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
10 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
10 4 (12.12%) LAN
10 4 (12.12%) WAN
10 4 (12.12%) DHCP
10 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
10 4 (12.12%) Oracle
10 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec

Systems Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.06%) Lync
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Office
2 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Google Apps
1 1 (3.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) DVB
2 6 (18.18%) DNS
3 4 (12.12%) LAN
3 4 (12.12%) WAN
3 4 (12.12%) DHCP
3 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (6.06%) 4G
4 2 (6.06%) 3G
4 2 (6.06%) SS7
4 2 (6.06%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) VoIP
4 2 (6.06%) LDAP
4 2 (6.06%) Firewall
4 2 (6.06%) 2G
5 1 (3.03%) IPsec
5 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) VLAN
5 1 (3.03%) SSL
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.03%) MS Access
General
1 6 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 4 (12.12%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Front Office
4 1 (3.03%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) LINQ
1 1 (3.03%) Application Packaging
1 1 (3.03%) JSF
1 1 (3.03%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.21%) MPEG
2 2 (6.06%) Open Source
3 1 (3.03%) Replication
3 1 (3.03%) Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.03%) CMDB
3 1 (3.03%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 15 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (33.33%) Linux
3 8 (24.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 6 (18.18%) UNIX
6 4 (12.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.03%) AIX
7 1 (3.03%) Solaris
7 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.03%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Time Management
3 2 (6.06%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (6.06%) ITIL
3 2 (6.06%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.06%) Incident Management
3 2 (6.06%) Network Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
3 2 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.03%) Information Security
4 1 (3.03%) Risk Management
4 1 (3.03%) ITSM
4 1 (3.03%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.03%) Service Management
4 1 (3.03%) Release Management
4 1 (3.03%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.03%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.09%) Java
1 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) Perl
2 2 (6.06%) C
3 1 (3.03%) PHP
3 1 (3.03%) VB
3 1 (3.03%) Bourne shell
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (3.03%) MCDST
3 1 (3.03%) MCITP
3 1 (3.03%) MCSE
3 1 (3.03%) MCSA
3 1 (3.03%) MCP
3 1 (3.03%) CCA
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) HP AIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) SLA
1 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 14 (42.42%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.03%) NFS
4 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
4 1 (3.03%) vSphere
4 1 (3.03%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.09%) SCCM
3 2 (6.06%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.03%) NetBackup
4 1 (3.03%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) Nagios
4 1 (3.03%) SCOM
4 1 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (3.03%) YUM
4 1 (3.03%) Puppet
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 9 (27.27%) VMware
3 7 (21.21%) Cisco
4 5 (15.15%) Red Hat
4 5 (15.15%) HP
5 4 (12.12%) Oracle
6 3 (9.09%) Veritas
6 3 (9.09%) Symantec
7 2 (6.06%) McAfee
7 2 (6.06%) Citrix
7 2 (6.06%) Juniper
7 2 (6.06%) Huawei
7 2 (6.06%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.03%) Altiris
8 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
8 1 (3.03%) Postini
8 1 (3.03%) Google
8 1 (3.03%) CA
8 1 (3.03%) NetApp
8 1 (3.03%) Avaya