The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Systems Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
System Support Engineer
Rank 620 641 599
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Support Engineer 29 29 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.050% 0.081%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.058% 0.053% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 28
Median daily rate £300 £230 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £180 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £346 £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £240 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -12.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 4
Median hourly rate - £19.00 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year
- +36.06%

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
50058 55053 53923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.96% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 32735 35187 32868
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2085 2143
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.70% +6.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

Systems Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

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 25 September 2016.

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
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 September 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
England +25 28 £296 +28.80% 11
London +4 13 £321 +52.97% 1
East of England +18 6 £388 +93.75% 2
South East +16 4 £250 +4.16% 6
Hertfordshire - 4 £413 - 2
City of London +16 2 £409 -
Yorkshire +11 2 £238 -
Hampshire +9 2 £295 -4.83% 1
Oxfordshire -10 2 £250 +8.69% 4
Oxford -16 2 £250 +31.57% 1
Leeds - 2 £238 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £238 -
South West +15 1 - - 2
Hook - 1 £240 -
Ealing - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £350 -
West Midlands - 1 £285 -
North East - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 £215 -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Devon - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 £350 - 1
Ipswich - 1 £215 -
Edinburgh - 1 £350 -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 £285 -

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 2016, Systems Support Engineer 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 featuring Systems Support Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (48.98%) Windows
2 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.61%) VMware
4 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
5 11 (22.45%) Cisco
6 10 (20.41%) Linux
6 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
7 9 (18.37%) Citrix
8 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
9 7 (14.29%) Time Management
9 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
10 6 (12.24%) WAN
10 6 (12.24%) ITIL
10 6 (12.24%) SQL
10 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (12.24%) Apple
10 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
11 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
11 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
11 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (10.20%) SCOM
11 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (10.20%) Wireless
11 5 (10.20%) DNS
11 5 (10.20%) SLA

Systems Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (12.24%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.08%) CMS
4 2 (4.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.08%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.04%) Confluence
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.04%) IIS
5 1 (2.04%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.16%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.04%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) WAN
2 5 (10.20%) DNS
2 5 (10.20%) LAN
2 5 (10.20%) Wireless
3 4 (8.16%) DHCP
3 4 (8.16%) Firewall
4 3 (6.12%) Cisco Nexus
4 3 (6.12%) Internet
4 3 (6.12%) SAN
4 3 (6.12%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.08%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.04%) Extranet
6 1 (2.04%) FTP
6 1 (2.04%) Intranet
6 1 (2.04%) NAS
6 1 (2.04%) Network Security
6 1 (2.04%) VoIP
6 1 (2.04%) VPN
6 1 (2.04%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.12%) Jenkins
1 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 2 (4.08%) Hudson
2 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.08%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (6.12%) Finance
2 1 (2.04%) Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.04%) Law
2 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.04%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) CSS
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
1 2 (4.08%) XML
1 2 (4.08%) XSLT
2 1 (2.04%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.16%) Management Information System
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Blackberry
2 3 (6.12%) NHS
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.04%) Derivative
4 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.04%) e-Learning
4 1 (2.04%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
2 10 (20.41%) Windows Server
2 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (10.20%) Apple iOS
4 5 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.08%) CentOS
6 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.08%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.04%) Solaris
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone
7 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (14.29%) Time Management
2 6 (12.24%) ITIL
3 4 (8.16%) Change Management
3 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (8.16%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.12%) Network Management
4 3 (6.12%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.12%) Project Management
4 3 (6.12%) Validation
5 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.08%) Content Management
5 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.08%) Identity Management
5 2 (4.08%) Migration
5 2 (4.08%) Patch Management
5 2 (4.08%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (2.04%) Data Analysis
6 1 (2.04%) Load Balancing
6 1 (2.04%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) C#
2 2 (4.08%) C++
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
2 2 (4.08%) PHP
2 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.08%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (8.16%) Degree
4 4 (8.16%) MCSE
4 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) CCDE
5 3 (6.12%) CCIE
5 3 (6.12%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) MCP
5 3 (6.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
6 2 (4.08%) ACDT
6 2 (4.08%) ACHDS
6 2 (4.08%) ACTC
6 2 (4.08%) CCNA
6 2 (4.08%) MCDST
6 2 (4.08%) MCSA
6 2 (4.08%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.20%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.04%) GxP
3 1 (2.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 13 (26.53%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Server
4 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (2.04%) UAG
5 1 (2.04%) vSphere
5 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) SCOM
2 4 (8.16%) SCCM
3 3 (6.12%) Puppet
4 2 (4.08%) Grafana
4 2 (4.08%) Nagios
4 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
4 2 (4.08%) Terraform
5 1 (2.04%) Ansible
5 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.04%) IBM BigFix
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.04%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 17 (34.69%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.61%) VMware
3 11 (22.45%) Cisco
4 9 (18.37%) Citrix
5 6 (12.24%) Apple
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) NetApp
8 2 (4.08%) Lotus
8 2 (4.08%) Splunk
8 2 (4.08%) Symantec
9 1 (2.04%) Avaya
9 1 (2.04%) CA
9 1 (2.04%) CommVault
9 1 (2.04%) EMC
9 1 (2.04%) Fidessa
9 1 (2.04%) HP
9 1 (2.04%) IBM
9 1 (2.04%) iManage
9 1 (2.04%) Kronos